Lean Program Manager (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time or part-time, Cologne / Darmstadt / remote

Who we are


We are part of the team behind Kaufland.de: Several thousand merchants and millions of products make our multi-channel portal one of the largest marketplaces in Germany. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the opportunities offered by a large corporation in the background. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether as an intern or an executive: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focused way: You decide whether you want to work in our office in Cologne // Darmstadt while at the same time having the opportunity to work remotely. We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 190 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:  https://www.real-digital.de/team/tech/.

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You support the management of digital projects
  • You enjoy working with different disciplines such as Product, UX, Design and Engineering and are convinced that the best results come from close cooperation between the disciplines
  • You pragmatically shape the agile culture within our projects and visibly embody it
  • You provide continuous improvements and knowledge transfer within the teams by applying lean methodologies
  • You analyze existing digital products and identify future opportunities for our growing marketplace
  • You identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas to improve customer experience

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You gained first relevant experiences in lean and/or product management (ideally in a cross-functional product/software development environment)
  • You understand technically minded employees, designers, departments and managers - through your strong communication skills, you lead heterogeneous teams and diverse stakeholders to success
  • You possess customer-centric thinking and are experienced in product development from discovery to delivery
  • You bring a high affinity for digital trends and technologies with the knowledge of which topics drive companies around digital transformation
  • You convince us with your proactive and structured personality with a hands-on and analytical mindset
  • You enjoy working in an international, english-speaking team

What we offer

  • Work as you feel comfortable! You decide whether you want to work in the office or remotely. We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location. Create your own work-life
  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations
  • A sophisticated product with millions of users and a broadly-based technology stack
  • A dynamic environment with a start-up mentality, no superfluous red tape and hierarchy, as well as plenty of courage and trust to break new ground
  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice
  • Always up-to-date – you receive four days of special leave and a budget of €1,300 per year to attend relevant fairs and conferences
  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more


Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!

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Your contact person: Catharina Wolle

real.digital
real,- Digital Payment & Technology Services GmbH*
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln

*Our company will be renamed in the future for company law reasons.

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