Product Owner Commerce 2.0
We are looking for an experienced Product Owner with an eCommerce and digital background to join our VF group central eCommerce team in Ticino, Switzerland
You may ask Just who is VF? . Well, we are the global company behind some of the world’s leading lifestyle brands. Household names such as Vans, Timberland, The North Face, Napapijri, Eastpak and Kipling.
As one of the largest apparel providers in the world, we are passionate about finding great people to join our extended family.
The Product Owner will lead one or multiple Scrum team / s dedicated to develop the Global digital product roadmap for the next generation ecommerce of our brands : Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Icebreaker, Altra, Eagle Creek, Napapijri, Eastpak, Kipling, Smartwool, Jansport, and workwear brands.
Let’s talk about the role!
The Product Owner will contribute to the definition and development of the global digital road-map. This position will play a key role in supporting the Product Managers in creating and driving the prioritisation and execution of the roadmap to ensure Consumer Experience and value creation are the driving factors from End to End, to bring all brands and regions to a state of the art digital commerce organisation.
The Product Owner will own specific areas of the digital business landscape and be the go to person for all central and brand functions to ensure requirements, business processes and scrum teams are all actively working together to deliver incremental enhancements in an agile environment to support business growth.
Being based in EMEA the role will act as the point of contact for the region while focusing on a global scope which includes : End to End features design and development from back-
end to front-end, operations excellence, merchandising practices, propagation of proven quality improvements from design to testing and production delivery.
We expect the Product Owner to deliver unbeatable results whilst also fulfilling the following aspects of the role :
Own specific business areas of the overarching digital product ensuring road-map definition, global and regional alignment with Product Managers, Product Owners, Project Managers, Technologists and brands representativesEnsure alignment with all stakeholders while driving the product road-
map with a consumer centric view to ensure technologies, delivery schedule and capabilities decisions are always done to maximize customer experience and business value propositionBe a leading member of one or multiple scrum teams within an Agile development frameworkAct as primary contact between technical (software-
engineering, architects, testers) and other teams, including brand teams, operations, analytics, customer experience, legal, finance.
Put understanding of business and customers need in validating products / features.Keep aware of competitor activity and relevant industry trends, both regionally and globallyContribute to the development of the product strategy and product road-
map, aligned to company key strategic pillars, working with the relevant Product ManagerDefine set of metrics to measure value of the product once made available and work with Analytics department to ensure continuous tracking and improvements.
Monitor, with support of business analysts, key product performance indicators (KPIs), as well as release-specific success metricsAnalyse and identify current gaps in experiences, features, systems and processes to propose and define the creation of new specifications with the subject matter experts, development team members, and other partners to ensure on-
time completion with all necessary sign offs.Analyse the 3rd party / product integration aspects of business requirements and be able to effectively work with vendors to implement such requirements.
How you’ll make a difference
With your 7+ years of experience in developing or managing solutions for eCommerce in a large global organisation working directly with agile methodologies, you will also bring the following skills to the role :
Certificates or training in specific Products and / or in Agile Methodology are a plus.Business acumen, preferably developed as part of an eCommerce business teamExcellent communication skills, to be a leader and influencer, able to interact with all levels of organisationFront end customer experience design skills are a plus.
What’s in it for you?
Most companies like to say they offer a competitive salary, an amazing benefit and pension scheme as well as staff discounts (btw we offer 50%!).
We also do this, only quite different. Because it’s not just our products which set us apart from others. It’s our people and we believe they deserve to be nurtured and looked after.
That’s why, on top of the usual benefits, we offer much more :
Career ownership, enabling you to build your knowledge and experience across different brands and even different countries A supportive feedback-
based culture where respect and integrity guide us in what we do Tailored training. From a thorough induction to ongoing online and face-
to-face training, we are committed to helping you grow, both professionally and personally. An inclusive environment where people of diverse backgrounds, lifestyles and nationalities love working together On site gym offering health and well-
being initiativesSubsidised canteen as well as break out areas offering complimentary hot drinks
If you liked what you have read and want to join our team then we would love to hear from you!