Location Amsterdam
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Negotiable
Reference BBBH12209_1608037923

Job Summary:

At Digital Olam, we harness the power of our knowledge and drive change to meet the current and future needs of our Agri business. If words like Digital Innovation, Technology Prototypes, Product Innovation, Digital Solutions excite you, then you should be with us! This position will closely work with our Business team to drive technological features on a footprint product that is a key driver to success

We offer the opportunity to work in a truly global organisation that is close to the action. We support the multiple Olam business units (e.g. Cocoa; Coffee; Edible Nuts; Spices; Dairy; Rice; etc). We are striving to create the new norm for sustainability, where data is an enabler to drive continuous improvement within our supply chains. Working on topics such as deforestation, climate change, child labour and food security, and work closely with our flagship product AtSource at the cutting edge of what is, data driven sustainability.

This is a Product Owner position within the AtSourceteam, reporting into SVP / Vice President level. The position will play a critical role in supporting the delivery of digital footprinting tools. This is a global role which will require collaboration with CR&S function, MATS (Global processing) function, business units such as Spices, Coffee, Cocoa, Edible Nuts, Dairy, etc, as well as third party service providers, to build strong relationships to deliver consistent, accurate, and timely footprints.

Job Description:

  • Turns data insights into products with actionable outcomes to the ultimate customer

  • Works in an Agile environment and continuously reviews the business needs, refine priorities, outlines milestones and deliverables, and identifies opportunities and risks

  • Partners with stakeholders and customers across the organization to inform the product vision, strategy, features, and prioritization

  • Develops, owns, and executes product roadmap

  • Supervise and advise the scrum team to meet software expectations

  • Nurture ideas and solutions to existing customer problems

  • Communicate effectively with team members to achieve project goals

  • Extract and retrieve information and data sets to improve upon software

  • Work closely with the scrum team throughout the development process

  • Schedule and lead meetings to identify issues and fixes for projects

  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with both internal and external stakeholders across the organization. Fosters a positive climate to build effective teams that are committed to organizational goals and initiatives.

Profile Description:

  • Overall 6 plus years of industry experience and 1-2 years' experience in a product owner role; preferably at a scale-up environment

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering (Masters preferred), specialization in clean technology/agri-food systems.

  • Skilled in data-driven sustainability, metric development, life cycle assessment

  • Good understanding of IT development and agile methodologies

  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment with stakeholders located in various countries

  • Strong communication skills and fluently in English. Any other language is a big plus

  • Highly organized and able to meet deliverables and drive work to completion within specified timelines

  • Project management skills: able to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple projects, and take initiatives.

  • Strong system analysis and design skills and demonstrated ability in rolling out solution development tools within an organization are necessary

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict resolution skills, excellent work ethics with a strong penchant for working in a challenging environment

What we offer you:

  • A challenging job in a global, dynamic and sustainable Agro-Supply chain company

  • Competitive Salary & annual discretionary bonus scheme

  • Advantage of great opportunities for career progression

  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays

  • Private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme

If you want to be part of one of the largest and most ambitious organisations in sustainability, please get in touch with Ricardo Pengel via ricardo.pengel@acre.com