We are looking for a Product Owner (m / f / x) in our IT / Systems department for the Music Publishing business in Berlin.
You are a thorough and a highly flexible, unreserved team player and a communicator, keen to be part of the world’s fastest growing music company, BMG.
What you should know about us
BMG is a new kind of digital age music company formed ten years ago with a relentless focus on delivering fairness, transparency and service to artists and songwriters
Uniquely for its size BMG represents both songs and recording rights on the same state-of-the-art platform worldwide
It is already the world’s fourth biggest player in music publishing and one of the biggest players in recordings in Europe
Our ambitions are not satisfied yet!
Own the product!
Provide vision, direction and methodology to development teams and stakeholders across projects
Release planning in conjunction with development teams & ongoing communication with business stakeholders.
Understand and represent your customers, both internally and externally.
Assess value / return on investment, develop business cases, prioritize epics and stories to align with overall business and product strategy
Ensure a good balance between feature set development and continuing resolving of technical debt
Play an active role in resolving blockers preventing successful completion
Empathy for business user requirements & passion for software product development
3 years managing, inspiring and developing product management teams
Proven experience as a product owner or product manager driving business capability expansion, revenue growth or cost savings
Preferably former experience in the music industry and the IT systems / applications within it
Track record of understanding core customer needs and translating these clearly into product development process
Proven ability and intrinsic desire to engage and collaborate with all stakeholders, make people feel heard and understood, but be able to say no and make and stand up for tough calls needed to better serve the wider business and clients
Experience working closely with engineers, agile and / or scrum teams and ability to switch to waterfall where this is the more suitable approach
Experience and willingness to work with both internal and outsourced / offshore teams
A Bachelors degree or higher, preferably in technology or business with excellent professional verbal & written English skills, German is a plus
Now let’s see what’s in it for you
A fair and transparent business model and company structure
Varied and autonomous tasks and flexible working hours in a comfortable and pleasant working atmosphere
Occasional in-house concerts to listen to all the awesome stuff we are producing every day
A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music including industry veterans who always have a great and unique story to share