Product Manager (f/m/d)

Permanent contract, full-time, Cologne / flexible

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 150 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

As a Product Manager in our company you have the opportunity to shape our customer journey from different angles. To achieve our vision of making Kaufland.de the most popular marketplace in Germany we need support in different product areas: 

Explore & Discover:
As a Product Manager in Explore & Discover you focus on creating an inspiring shopping experience that enables our customers to discover and find the products they need and love, supports them in their buying decision and fosters meaningful, long-term customer relationships. 

Sell:
As Product Manager in the Seller Area you focus on creating an experience that inspires our Sellers throughout their journey. Together with your team, you are responsible to provide the best journey for Sellers; from onboarding, to setting up inventory and offers, managing orders, deliveries, returns and Seller support. Our focus is to enable Sellers to onboard easily and sell great products.

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • You lead and inspire your cross-functional team (consisting of engineers, product designers), set and communicate a holistic vision, drive the execution and remove road blockers
  • You spend valuable time speaking with our customers and build products that solve real customer problems
  • You permanently measure performance and create an understanding of the factors of the gathered data, use them for decision-making and communicate those decisions transparently
  • You engage closely with relevant stakeholders (peers, business partners, c-level executives, external parties), consider their viewpoints to align on business needs to find the sweet spot between business value and meeting customer needs
  • You constantly develop initiatives and tools to increase the efficiency of the processes related to your area of responsibility

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have experience in digital Product Management and enjoy taking on responsibility – from discovery to delivery
  • You are data savvy and outcome-focussed - you know how to ask the right questions and answer them based on data
  • You have worked with agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban and are well experienced in facilitating sprint meetings
  • You always think customer first, understand the pain points of the end-users and derive actionable insights from it
  • You are a motivated and empathetic communicator who is experienced in collaborating with software development teams and interacting with different stakeholders
  • You are willing to embrace our company culture and values and enjoy working in an international, english-speaking team


What we offer

  • Work as you feel comfortable! 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

Refer an Engineer Program

You want to work for us, but not without your dearest colleague? Join us as a team and earn money by referring your buddy for one of our open Tech positions! Depending on the level we offer a bonus up to 1.300,- € per referral, which will be paid after successful recruitment (the first part with your first salary, the second part after your buddy passes the trial period).

Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures! Please send us a CV in English language.
Apply here
Your contact person: Sandra Camara
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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