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Adidas America Product Owner DTC Backoffice (m/f/d) in Herzogenaurach, Germany

Product Owner DTC Backoffice (m/f/d)

Purpose & Overall Relevance for the Organization:

As a Product Owner at Global Sales you are responsible for the quality and strategic impact of a small or medium digital product. Together with your agile team you work on continuously improving and evolving the product to optimize the value for the customer.

Partnering with IT and markets to define a robust product backlog, managing capability expansion increments and leading the team towards new functionalities & best practice definitions are a few examples of the activities that will be expected from this role. Additionally, you will be cooperating with various internal stakeholders, including Markets and other DSS/ Digital areas to drive consumer engagement and satisfaction, as well as incremental revenues by delivering digital experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Be accountable for the product success considering the value for the consumer and the company (ROI).

  • Specify the product vision and roadmap as well as user stories considering the value for the consumer and the company as well as its role in the future ecosystem.

  • Be accountable for product delivery in line with the roadmap and committed delivery dates.

  • Identify and solve dependencies with other product owners to ensure efficient delivery.

  • Represent the business for the product, fostering strong relationships with key stakeholders to ensure that their views and requirements are captured in the product backlog

  • Prioritize the items in your product backlog. Specify the definition-of-done in cooperation with the product team.

  • Own the refinement of your product backlog to ensure that the product team is delivering the right enhancements to drive consumer and business value.

  • Provide acceptance for delivered backlog items by the team, in line with the definition-of-done.

  • Be accountable for monitoring, optimization and enhancement of the configuration, features and functionalities related to the product.

  • Use data sources and feedback loops to ensure the team focuses on the right enhancements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good communication skills and comfortable presenting to stakeholders at various organizational levels both in person and remotely

  • Solutions-oriented approach and entrepreneurial mindset

  • Basic leadership skills are a plus

  • Advanced DTC process knowledge (especially Replenishment, Forecasting, Advanced Analytics)

  • Advanced knowledge of Agile working methods e.g. Scrum/Kanban

  • Comfortable working with enterprise-level platforms and technologies

  • Basic understanding of IT

  • Fluent in English both verbally and written

Requisite Education and Experience / Minimum Qualifications:

  • Degree with focus on Business Administration, Communication or IT or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Experience in operational DTC and/ or merchandising processes

  • 4+ years of experience working in a Digital and/or Retail/eCommerce environment

  • 2+ years working as a Product Owner or product management related role, preferably in an Agile working setup

  • Experience working with stakeholders and experts at various organizational levels

  • Experience in creating strong internal business cases to support investment and internal resource requests

At adidas we have a winning culture. But to win, physical power is not enough. Just like athletes our employees need mental strength in their game. We foster the athlete‘s mindset through a set of behaviors that we want to enable and develop in our people and that are at the core of our unique company culture – the 3Cs: CONFIDENCE, COLLABORATION and CREATIVITY.

  • CONFIDENCE allows athletes to make quick decisions on the field, to reach higher. For us at adidas confidence means acknowledging that we don’t have all the answers. But we are willing to take risks, we try new things. And if we fail, then this is part of our learning – it helps us improve.

  • COLLABORATION . Every elite athlete relies on partners: coaches, teammates, and nutritionists. We, too, know that we are stronger together. Winning as one team takes open and candid dialogue, inclusiveness and trust in each other’s abilities and talents.

  • Being the best sports company in the world takes CREATIVITY . No great athlete succeeds by copying their predecessors’ training plans and strategies. We have to be open to new ideas, explore, gain an edge and stand out. Only then can we succeed.

adidas celebrates diversity, supports inclusiveness and encourages individual expression in our workplace. We do not tolerate the harassment or discrimination toward any of our applicants or employees. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Title: Product Owner DTC Backoffice (m/f/d)

Brand: adidas

Location: Herzogenaurach

TEAM: Digital

State: BY

Country/Region: DE

Contract Type: Full time

Number: 392696

Date: Nov 12, 2021