Product Owner

(m/f/d) CARFAX Europe GmbH provides trusted information that helps millions of people to shop, buy, own and sell used cars with more confidence. Our flagship service is our Vehicle History Report, a curriculum vitae for used vehicles to solve the asymmetric information problem in the used car market. Our customers get access to an extensive multinational database consisting of +27 billion historical records related to over 1 billion cars in +20 countries across Europe and North America. Today, we are a team of 100+ people in six European countries – while retaining a start-up feeling including flat hierarchies and flexible decision-making processes. We are looking for an experienced Product Owner, who will be responsible for CARFAX‘ Delivery Platform, ensuring a seamless customer experience from quotation to service delivery. Internally, you will build the bridge between CARFAX core product development and the CARFAX distribution channels, including the management of our API & Business Channels.

Your role:

  • Act as the customers’ advocate articulating the users’ and/or buyers’ needs

  • Be a market expert. This includes a deep understanding of the competition, how customers think of and buy our product and an understanding of our users’ needs and feedback

  • Define and execute product vision, strategy, and roadmap, including go-lives, releases and respective communication

  • Translate product goals and incoming requirements into well-understandable backlog-items (epics/features/user stories) and define their acceptance criteria

  • Manage and order product backlog and ensure the list is transparent and visible

  • Prioritize backlog items and decide which features are to be built next by the Scrum teams

  • Ensure the Scrum team understands their tasks and works on the right features in the prioritized order

  • Accept the completed increments and make sure the work fulfills the criteria

  • Be the recognized product expert and the primary contact for solving product-related problems

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders and ensure improvement of business values

  • Define and implement quality requirements, KPIs and controls

  • Develop business cases for new products, improvements to existing products, and business ventures

Your profile:

  • 5+ years of experience as a Product Owner or Product Manager in the IT, familiarity with Web platforms being an advantage

  • Deep understanding and experience with agile methodologies including tool knowledge (Jira/Confluence), experience in Scaled Scrum would be a plus

  • Experienced in the management of stakeholders and their expectations

  • Proven track record in roadmap, backlog and sprint planning and delivering potentially sellable product increments each sprint

  • Experience with the definition of minimum marketable features and minimum viable products

  • General knowledge about project and product management

  • The ability to break down complex matters into easy-to-understand pieces

  • Technical knowledge to gain an overall understanding of the technologies used in the product and to become a subject matter expert

  • Entrepreneurial mindset with collaborative, problem-solving working style

  • Creative, strategic, and analytical thinking

  • High organizational skills and the ability to prioritize, combined with detail orientation

  • Knowledge about market research and competitive analysis

  • Ability to coordinate and work with multiple cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal and to take decisions

  • Great interpersonal and leadership skills to develop relationships with team members, stakeholders and customers

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills in English (C1+)

What we offer

  • Work with a purpose and the chance to help shaping the future of our digital channels

  • A very pleasant working atmosphere in an international team (21 nationalities), where we take the term "work hard, play harder" to the next level. No jerks allowed!

  • Flexible working hours in a beautiful office with rooftop terrace in Munich

  • Flexible home office options

  • Fully company-funded pension plan, super competitive benefits, and great team events

Our benefits for you:

Pensions & other insurances
Flexible working hours
Remote working options
Team Events
Health & Fitness Support
Work from abroad for up to 4 weeks per year
Volunteer Support

Are you ready to disrupt the way Europeans buy and sell used cars? If so, take a detour from the daily grind and apply today via email, including your CV, salary requirement and earliest possible starting date! A cover letter is not required, but we are always happy about a few sentences telling us why our vacancy and company is interesting for you.

Your contact:

Susanne Lauterbach
Junior HR Manager

A Fair Used Car Market For Everyone.