Senior Product Manager (all genders)

Digital Products & Innovation – Universal Music Entertainment GmbH
Oh Wonder 2017 - CMS Source
Oh Wonder 2017 - CMS Source
28.10.2021
Universal Music is the market leader in the music business. The world’s most famous and most successful record labels belong to us. We’ve been writing music history for over 100 years representing legendary musicians across all genres. Our accomplishments are driven by our love for music, extraordinary artists and our ambitious team.
Digital Products and Innovation (DPI) is a network of small, autonomous product teams, who act as microenterprises. In order to be agile and innovative, we need degrees of freedom and agility! Empowerment and community are part of our culture. As the technical backbone we generate added value for Universal Music by solving our user’s problems. The DPI Team forms the digital foundation for our business and actively contributes to the competitive advantage of Universal Music.
The eCommerce Engineering Team is one of the teams of DPI. In close cooperation with the business divisions eCommerce D2C & Merchandise we create a virtual merch-world for our customers. We are responsible for the technical conception and execution of web-products, and the eCommerce space. Our tasks lie within the development and maintenance of the web shop and backend systems, the programming of interfaces (APIs) as well as the creation of websites, website tracking, SEO and data privacy mechanisms.
Here’s your chance to join! We’re looking for a Senior Product Manager (all genders) to become part of our Digital Products & Innovation team at our Headquarters in Berlin. It will be a permanent full-time position.
 
Your tasks:
  • You work as a Senior Product Manager for the eCommerce products; you are responsible for product discovery as well as product delivery
  • You will enhance our user-centric approach in order for us to fully understand our users’ needs and deliver a world-class experience for them; you identify potential business cases and propose your solutions in cooperation with the product team
  • You are the link between the product team, the stakeholders and the users
  • You are responsible for the product vision and strategy; you create a product roadmap and present it to the Beats & Bytes board regularly
  • You prioritize tasks and communicate those priorities to the product team; thereby you take the eCommerce strategy and the needs of the users into account – as product manager you focus on the “What?” and the team on the “How?”
  • You translate challenges and opportunities into user stories and apply those to coordinate the product team’s work
  • Together with the product design team you organize and facilitate workshops, e.g., story mapping, design sprints etc., and are able to assist the team in the ideation process
  • You always have an eye on user-support and make sure it has the utmost quality
  • You are an active member of the product management community of practice
  • You share your know-how, e.g., in the form of trainings, presentations or workshops, which you prepare yourself
 
Your professional profile:
  • You have a degree in economic science, management, product management or another relevant field
  • You have long-time experience as a product manager or principal product manager in the eCommerce sector
  • You’ve already contributed to the conception of digital D2C products
  • You possess an analytical mindset always striving to back up your ideas and cases with numbers
  • You are able to communicate efficiently in a tech as well as business related context and are experienced in acting as the link between product teams and business within the eCommerce sector
  • You stand out positively if you have experience in project management
  • You feel confident and natural reading, writing and speaking English; German skills are a plus
  • You bring along UI/UX experience and have an eye for aesthetics and design; therefore, it is easy for you to display information graphically
  • You are familiar with design sprints, design thinking and agile methods and have gained profound experience in applying these methods
 
Your personality matters:
  • You have a high digital affinity and are passionate about new technologies as well as digital transformation
  • You thrive working in interdisciplinary teams and you’d choose teamwork over heroism anytime; you maintain an open communication with your colleagues and have excellent people skills
  • Constructive nonconformity is part of your strengths; you enjoy challenging the status quo
  • You can quickly empathize with other people’s perspectives and know exactly when to stand your ground and how to present it convincingly
  • You consider yourself an innovator and initiator who enables its environment to think outside the box; you love contributing creative ideas
  • You can present topics in a very comprehensible and goal-oriented manner
  • You’ve been described as reliable and well-organized which allows you to stay focused, structured and calm – even in stressful situations
  • You’ve been praised for your excellent abilities as change maker, listener and communicator
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment and easily adapt to changing circumstances
  • Your thinking is guided by strategy, analysis and innovation which enables you to connect the dots quickly and logically
 
Who we are:
  • Music embodies emotion, creativity, adventure, tradition and innovation all at the same time – as a team we strive to advance the Universal Music project
  • Diversity, respect and tolerance – both human and musical – are essential for us. Therefore, diversity and inclusion are consistently supported and championed by the People & Culture team as well as our Better Together initiative
  • We live an open communication and thrive as a team – for this purpose we meet at eye level regardless of hierarchy
  • In our business it is important to make good decisions quickly: We count on proactive employees who think ahead and find simple solutions
  • Together we take responsibility, even beyond our daily business, which is why we are actively committed to more sustainability and environmental protection through our Sustainability Workgroups
 
Our benefits – because you’re important to us:
  • Be mobile at any time! Benefit from discounts at the BVG, our job-bike leasing offer as well as home-office days
  • We offer professional development through various workshops and courses
  • Take care of your mental health with our Employee Assistance Program for all challenges in life (professional and private); we offer confidential counseling and coaching through a third-party provider
  • Stay healthy through various sports activities and healthy food in our subsidized canteen
 
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We look forward to receiving your application via our online application form! Please upload your documents (letter of motivation / cover letter, CV, references) as files and state your earliest starting date as well as salary expectations.
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