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Product owner - feeling with UX/UI


When asked what we are currently working on and what we are building, we all invariably answer: many, many things! Many different things too. To give a few examples: our own editorial system, websites and applications for our top brands; our own CRM system, etc. We strongly believe in a collaboration between business and IT: thinking of and building the very best, together. We are currently looking for a Product Owner for our ‘Eagle’ squad. What's unique about this team is that the chief stakeholders are all IT colleagues. This team is building a dashboard to visualize and map our IT landscape (get it... eagle? :-)). The goal is for every colleague in IT to keep an overview on internal connections between teams, connections with applications, project statuses etc., from his or her position and at all times. As a Product owner you collect, manage and translate the expectations of every stakeholder. Your experience and interest related to UX and UI will help you in doing so. To sum things up: you're in charge of stakeholder management, you sustain contact with all of the departments involved, collect their demands and translate these demands into the required stories. Starting from your Agile mindset you act as a true facilitator and dare to make final decisions: you make roadmaps for all parties involved which clearly include challenges, opportunities and deadlines while taking into account all of the expectations and priorities.

  • How can you make a difference? Aiming for the quick delivery of business value and steering clear from the “Big Bang Syndrome” or the “Silver Bullet Syndrome” 
  • Squad? Different profiles, one TEAM. Different projects, one goal, one mission! 
  • Don't forget: what you do is not important, it’s essential to our daily flow!
Je profiel
  • You know the challenges in stakeholder management, know how to build good relations and are a strong and clear communicator. 
  • Experienced in story writing, story slicing, product mapping and story mapping 
  • Have an Agile mindset and are experienced in Scrum or other agile/lean methodologies 
  • You easily explain and efficiently solve complex problems 
  • Strong communicator; you understand the surplus value of open communication and love to take on an advisory role 
  • You are passionate about analyses and are a proactive and out-of-the-box thinker 
  • You naturally aim for continuous improvement and better quality and think short delivery deadlines and value delivery are self-evident 
  • Willing to periodically take a trip to the Netherlands or Denmark for your job. 
  • Working in an dutch environment, you see it as a challenge! You are a fluent communicator in English, dutch or both of them.
  • You will be working at a leading media company bustling with fun colleagues. Like you, they are passionate about digital and offline media and are continuously learning new things from each other and from the best in the trade. You are set out on a journey where every next week will be different from the last, and where you are stimulated on a daily basis to take things to the next level. 
  • You will help in shaping the news media of the future and are given the opportunity to keep reinventing yourself in an environment where continuous learning is the benchmark. All of this through trainings (internal and external), guild meetings, online courses, experiments,... You decide where the journey takes you, with maximum support from us. 
  • As a cherry on top, we offer you an interesting salary package and corresponding benefits (company car, group and health insurance, 32 days of paid leave, a renowned company restaurant, profit participation and appealing comfort services) OR a freelance agreement with a long-term commitment.
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