BMG – Product Owner Business Services (DE)

We are looking for a Product owner (f / m / d) to join our Global Technology team based at our head office in Berlin. You are a rigorous and highly flexible, wholehearted team player, enthusiastic IT professional, and an excellent communicator with business stakeholders and technology specialists such as software developers, IT specialists. security and infrastructure. You want to be part of the fastest growing music company in the world, BMG.

Your mission : Own some of our digital products!
  • Own and manage the software products used by our legal and business services teams, including the provision of data to downstream services and systems.
  • Understand overall business strategy / needs and manage / prioritize roadmap and backlog balancing short / medium term benefits with long term business and technology goals to maximize stability and scalability of the business product while minimizing technical debt.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, other members of the technology team, and developers to create new products, prioritize work items, and achieve business and technology goals.
  • Be the voice of the customer within the technology group and help business users achieve better, measurable results. Act as a technology representative to sales functions and vice versa.
  • Provide vision, direction and methodology to development teams and stakeholders through software development projects.
  • Planning of software releases in collaboration with development teams and ongoing communication with company stakeholders.
  • Support our technology department with your knowledge of the software product that belongs to you.
  • Ensure a good balance between the development of the feature set and the ongoing resolution of technical debt.
  • Take an active role in resolving bottlenecks preventing the success of critical business tasks.
  • Validate product increments to ensure they meet acceptance criteria and adhere to agreed software quality metrics.
  • Commercially assess value / ROI, develop business cases and new ideas on how to achieve them in an IT environment, prioritize epics and stories to align with overall company, product strategy and technology.
  • Stay on top of market trends and developments in the competitive landscape within the music industry.
Your profile
  • Previous work experience as a product owner for over 5 years in a technology team supporting end-to-end product vision and direction, feature definition, backlog management for the team development team and the respective stakeholders.
  • In-depth understanding of key concepts and best practices in technology and product management
  • Proven track record as a Product Owner or Product Manager in driving business capacity expansion, innovation, revenue growth or cost savings
  • Experience working closely with engineers and technology operations teams.
  • Strong communication, presentation and leadership skills with empathy for the needs of business users.
  • Demonstrated ability and desire to engage and collaborate with diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • Experience in understanding basic customer needs and translating them clearly into the product development process.
  • Functional understanding of the music industry including customer acquisitions, publishing, recordings, monetization, royalties, release management, licensing, etc. and the associated application and technology landscape within the music industry. This is not an obligation but a plus.
  • A bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in technology or business
  • Certifications – not compulsory but certainly a plus:
    • Scrum Certified Product Owner
    • Certified Google Cloud digital leader
  • Languages: fluency in oral and written professional English, German is not compulsory but a plus
  • Experience and willingness to work with internal and outsourced / offshore teams
Now let’s see what’s there for you
  • The unique BMG culture, empowering and driven by strong values
  • A 21st century, collaborative and flexible work environment
  • A commitment to helping team members develop long-term careers at BMG with in-house training and the renowned Bertelsmann University
  • A fun and respectful community of people who are passionate about working for artists and songwriters
What you need to know about us

BMG – founded in 2008 – is the world’s fourth largest music company, the world’s first new music player in the streaming age, and both a label and a music publisher. Named one of the world’s most innovative companies in 2020 by Fast Company, BMG’s pitch is unique – a constant emphasis on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 20 offices in 12 major music markets now represent more than three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogs in popular music history. BMG is owned by the international media, services and education company Bertelsmann.

Come as you are

As the great Kurt Cobain * once said: “Come as you are”. BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all its forms. Equal opportunity is deeply rooted in our core value of fairness and we are committed to creating a truly inclusive work environment, where everyone can thrive. If you are good at what you do, come as you are.

All BMG applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status or civil partner, pregnancy or motherhood, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

* BMG is the proud representative of Kurt Cobain’s publishing catalog, including the 1992 single ‘Come As You Are’.

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