Encode is looking for a senior product owner to join our product and experience design team and lead key development initiatives for our retail vertical

Position Overview

Are you passionate about marketing and technology? Do you have retail domain expertise? Want to take on real world challenges and apply the latest technology to solve them? You’re the person we’re looking for!

Encode is looking for a Senior Product Owner to join our Product and Experience Design Team and lead key development initiatives for our Retail vertical as we continue to expand our leading SaaS automation platform to plan, manage and distribute marketing content across all media in the fast growing Marketing Technology (MarTech) space.

As a Senior Product Owner, you would be working within the Product Management and Experience Design Team to research, collect and prioritise market and user requirements. You would then work within a lean Engineering Team to produce working software services to meet these requirements, helping the team to course-correct along the way. You’ll be expected to engage directly with our retail customers via site visits and online collaboration. Our Product Owners are expected to create not just an application but ecosystems of intelligent multi-surface applications, data services, and cloud-enabled platforms. You will need to continuously reimagine the tools that our customers use for work.

The Product Development has team members in Odense, Copenhagen, Kiev, London and California. We follow lean methodologies in building our product and pay attention to user experience and delivering outcomes that our customers and the market will love.

The successful candidate could either be located in our Odense or Copenhagen offices, or work from home. There will be travel involved across Europe for customer site visits. 

You will

As a Senior Product Owner, be responsible for maximising the value of the product resulting from the work of the Engineering Team:

  • Be the voice of the customer, and restless in the pursuit of great customer experiences
  • Champion and articulate the vision when managing stakeholder expectations and requirements
  • Ask probing questions and challenge assumptions, and be empowered to say 'no'
  • Be driven by data, and promote a 'test and learn' culture in order to validate assumptions about our customers
  • Deeply understand the goals of Encode and its Customers, and the drivers of success in order to help shape the roadmap
  • Manage the day-to-day activities of assigned UX/UI Design Team members to design interfaces (and thus experiences) that inspire, engage, inform, and excite our customers
  • Identify and fill product gaps, lead the brainstorming of new ideas that grow market share
  • Develop detailed requirements and features in user stories that are cost effective
  • Lead all efforts right from concept, discovery to release and launch. Work collaboratively with sales, product marketing, engineering teams and customer success teams.
  • Be performance driven and relentlessly focused on delivering KPIs
  • Be a lean evangelist and help the rest of the business adapt to lean ways of working
  • Be available to the Engineering Team to be the single point of escalation for backlog issues or questions

You’ll have

  • 4+ years of Product Owner experience, including new product development in the Retail and/or Marketing Technology Sectors
  • Thoroughly structured approach to the day-to-day workflow
  • Previous experience in working with subscription-based B2B web applications
  • Excellent, razor-sharp communication skills and ability to convey a complex set of information in an easy and digestible fashion
  • Analytical skills to measure and prove the value of delivered outcomes in line with Encode and Customer goals and KPIs
  • Excellent verbal and written English skills
  • Extensive experience with lean-agile product development methodologies and tools e.g. (JIRA, Productboard)
  • Scrum and/or Lean qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Qualification in Business Analysis preferred
  • Excellent understanding of the capabilities and technology of cloud native applications
  • Understanding of Lean UX
  • SAFe experience
  • Experience with AI/Machine learning

Life at Encode

We’re constantly striving to ensure that we offer the most encouraging, supportive and efficient environment possible. We want everyone in our team to be empowered and be a part of the Encode journey.

  • Great team and friendly working environment
  • Pension and private health care
  • Company subsidised lunch
  • Great potential for personal development

Company sponsored social activities
Job Details

Employment: Full-time

Job Function: Product Management

Industry: Computer Software, Design, Information Technology & Services, Retail
How to apply?

Please send your application and CV to hr@encode.dk.

If you are interested and would like to hear more, please reach out to Stuart Lynch, Product Director, e-mail sl@encode.dk.

We are continuously looking for talented people to join our teams, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.