Product Owner / Interface Manager (m/f)


We are looking for a Cologne based Product Owner / Interface Manager (m/f) to join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company's vision and strategy.

As HRS GROUP we are the world’s leading hotel solutions provider and enable business travelers not only to search & book their hotel accommodation around the globe, but enjoy smart services that simplify their travel experience and make it comfortable. It is our goal to make the lodging experience easy, efficient and smart. Our business unit Business Travel Solutions provide accommodations in 190 countries. Our booking portals combine more than 850,000 accommodations worldwide and form the basis for our innovative end-to-end solutions we are offering to global corporations. Our portals HRS, HRS Holidays, HOTEL DE and Tiscover reach more than 160 million website visits per year. HRS has been first mover in offering mobile bookings via native apps since 2009 which are installed on 23 million mobile devices. With this, we enable guests to use mobile check in and check out or payment of the hotel invoice via smartphone.

The HRS GROUP continues to expand and employs more than 1,500 people in 28 offices across the world – including Cologne, Shanghai, London, Mumbai and Sydney. To fuel our growth, we are looking for entrepreneurial minds, who “love to make it happen”, meaning they are passionate and result-driven, have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the ever changing travel industry. Do you want to be part of this exciting journey? 

The challenge you are up for

Product Strategy

  • Develop a product strategy in value proposition and potential mid-and long-term expansion
  • Specify the product development roadmap and evangelize around it within the team(s), stakeholders and customers
  • Define product KPI’s and continuously monitor product performance to support strategic decisions making
  • Derive hypotheses from data and validate them in qualitative and quantitative testings

Development operations

  • Scope and prioritize development efforts based on business and customer impact
  • Specify development requirements in form of user stories
  • Manage the product backlog and support progress
  • Support agile principles and practices by your participation in Scrum ceremonies

Economic management

  • Foresee timelines and support business owners in deriving business plan scenarios in an agile development method
  • Negotiate supplier terms together with team(s) and business stakeholders protecting a positive product ROI
  • Collaborate with people managers in reflection on the product strategy and roadmap to ensure sound staffing of skillsets to achieve their implementation

The commitment you bring

  • Experience in customer-centric, data-driven and lean product development, UX development and A/B testing
  • Technical background and long-term experience in technical software development
  • Routine in product development of web and native mobile apps in an eCommerce context
  • Technical understanding of web frontends, mobile apps and APIs
  • Pronounced analytical mindset and data-driven reasoning, including practical knowledge in utilization of Adobe Analytics (formerly Omniture) or Google Analytics
  • Strong team play putting personal targets to the back seat with motivation to identify teamers’ deficits and to coach for collaborative team success
  • Outstanding problem solving skills and willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done
  • Excellent communication skills

The reward you get

  • A high impact Product role with high degrees of responsibility and autonomy
  • Plenty of room for personal growth and professional development
  • A highly talented, passionate and international team that revolutionizes the travel industry
  • Strong team performance and a transparent results focus towards one shared direction
  • A modern working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work from home

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