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IT PRODUCT OWNER

Location: 

Kapelle-op-den-Bos, BE

Mission and Context

You are responsible for managing the IT Product (MES, Digital Selling, Maintenance...) in your designated area within the Applications department. You are the interface between the BPO organisation and IT.  As such you are a trusted and accountable partner of the BPO to understand business strategies and priorities, and translate these in appropriate technology efforts and a (product) delivery roadmap, enabling the BPO and Etex businesses.

Together with your colleagues , you will be part of an on-going IT transformation journey within Etex to become and remain a world class partner for its people, customers, partners and society.  You will have to interact with the many colleagues in the business and IT around the globe to help us shape our current and future IT landscape that is fully capable of helping us win today and in the future.

Roles and Responsibilities

This function of Product Manager includes the following tasks :

  • Ensure timely, qualitative, and cost-effective delivery of projects and change requests for the business according to the defined targets and project deliverables.
  • Gather and evaluate business demands in alignment with the demand side (business), to understand the requirements and impacts on the current state of the product.
  • Identification of optimization in a product lifecycle by understanding how the product will add value to the business and how it will be used.
  • Collaborate with the development/delivery teams that support and evolve the product. Align future solutions together with SME​, project manager, solution architect and service manager.
  • Ensure the needed documentation (Technical, functional and end user) is available and accessible for every target group.
  • End-to-End responsibility of the product (standardization) within Etex IT ( Project / changes and transition to operations.).
  • Keep product knowledge up to date (market evolution).
Required Experience
  • Product / Domain Knowledge  (MES, Digital Sellig, Maintenance...) in your designated area. You have an IT or business Master’s degree and affinity with technology, systems and solutions in particular, with a focus on SAP. 
  • You have deep knowledge of business processes, best practices and/or industry solutions.
  • You have strong & impactful communication skills (both oral and written), presentation skills and interpersonal skills in order to deal effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • You are strong in conceptual thinking with an ability to translate complex technical information into business focused solutions, incl. design thinking.
  • You have a customer focus and agile mindset, build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions that drive business value and/or efficiencies.
  • You are familiar with agile delivery methods.
Language Skills

Fluent knowledge of English is required. Knowledge of other European languages is an advantage.

Work Location
  • This position is based in Kapelle-op-den-Bos.
Geographical Context and Travel Requirements
  • You are prepared to travel as needed.
Etex Values and Competencies
Connect and Care
Passion for Excellence
Pioneer to Lead