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Product Manager - Data Transformation

Kraków, Poland

Ocado Technology is putting the world’s retailers online using advanced artificial intelligence, robotics, big data, the cloud, and IoT. We develop the innovative software and hardware systems that power, as well as the unique ‘Ocado Smart Platform’ which is being implemented by ambitious retailers across the world from Europe to America, Asia and beyond.

Product Manager in the area of Data Transformation will oversee the evolution of tooling responsible for creating and managing data assets in 3 organisationally supported languages: java, sql and python. To this day, transforming data in sql has been used by data producers to create the majority of all data objects created. Knowing that our data organisation is constantly growing and data producers needs are becoming more complex than ever (streamlining the data management processes, having an unified development process for Java teams, providing tooling in Data Engineers and Data Scientists natural language such as Python), we are looking for an experienced Product Manager capable of looking at this tooling set as complementary, balancing the usage ratio appropriately and steering its future as a whole. 

There are following key responsibilities worth highlighting:

  • Partnering with Engineering Team Lead and Engineering Team on being on top of current market practices for most efficient data orchestration, adaptable to the OT data reality;
  • Acting as a go-to-person for internal and external users, being able to translate business and technical needs into manageable data transformation solutions;
  • Being the voice of the Data Transformation vision/strategy/priorities

Product Knowledge

  • Champions the product vision & ensures the plan is in line with vision and goals and continues to be fit for purpose throughout roadmap delivery
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of the technology that the teams are working on & is able to act as a proxy for other stakeholders, where technical expertise is not required
  • Engages stakeholders effectively to gather user feedback and needs to continuously refine the product roadmap
  • Defines scope & prioritises stories to maximise business value using products 

Insight & Innovation

  • Actively seeks out opportunities for incremental value in achieving product goal commitments
  • Proactively identifies opportunities to continuously improve realisation processes with other PMs and policies that govern it
  • Monitors progress, looking for ways to improve the product & make adjustments based on strategic goals
  • Contributes to documentation that is shared with relevant stakeholders as new features are developed and released
  • Proactively shares product knowledge, insight and tools with others Ocado Technology
  • Maintains an appropriate level of skills and knowledge to continue delivering leading products

Problem Solving

  • Leverages multiple sources of information to analyse user, system, and customer behaviour to diagnose and form clear recommendations
  • Evangelises and embeds best practices in tracking, analysis, and data-driven problem solving
  • Drives through issues and ambiguity with a structured and facilitative approach
  • Supports less experienced colleagues across the broader organisation in obtaining and interpreting data to create insights and solve problems

Planning, Delivery & Validation

  • Shares accountability with the Engineering Team Lead to drive the team towards realising defined goals
  • Applies fit-for-purpose agile processes, escalating and removing obstacles in workflow wherever required
  • Maintains a list of work to be done and its order of priority for delivery purposes at an appropriate level of granularity
  • Manages expectations within Technology for the rate of delivery required to achieve our platform goals, quick to identify opportunities to increase delivery in a sustainable way
  • Collaborates with other product people to effectively schedule work between teams to minimise lead time of delivering value
  • Proactively identifies risks and challenges within their product area and takes appropriate actions to mitigate them

Stakeholder Management & Collaboration

  • Applies strong emotional intelligence when working with other teams and departments to manage interdependencies between platforms and products effectively
  • Builds strong relationships with stakeholders - establishing methods for getting user-driven feedback
  • Provides deep expertise and articulates complex concepts in a way that end-users can follow and understand
  • Forms close working relationships with peers and key stakeholders, creating an environment of open collaboration - with a key focus on collaborating effectively with senior stakeholders across the business
  • Facilitates and works closely with teams in estimation and review sessions, challenging appropriately to meet product goals and achieve a product vision
  • Works closely with UX teams to ensure product design is focused around usability and quality 

Must have qualities:

  • Ambitious, self-driven individual, capable and willing to perform user and market research to shape Ocado’s Data Transformation future
  • Preferably experienced in working with multiple engineering teams on one product portfolio
  • Previous experience in data-domain and/or on building data platforms will be a significant advantage in the recruitment process
  • Proven ability to plan, manage, track and deliver on commitments
  • Ability to work in a team effectively and / or work autonomously
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Defining product vision and roadmaps, building collaboratively with design and engineering peers, and shipping at scale
  • Capture and communication of requirements to support product realisation

What we offer you:

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately. Currently, we offer technically stretching work, a competitive salary and;

  • Permanent Contract
  • Multi-Sport Card
  • Medical Insurance
  • Life assurance
  • Lunch Vouchers
  • Training and Development opportunities

If you think you have what it takes to make a difference, please submit your application below.



About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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