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Product Owner - McKinsey Digital

Job in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

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Dutch (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

Work experience

4 to 6 years

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  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business or equivalent degree  
  • 4-6 years of experience leading agile projects as a product owner and/or product manager
  • Experience leading product and/or cross functional teams
  • Experience as both a team member and coach in the agile product owner roles  
  • Experience with building consumer quality products, enabling business capability and objectives through technology  
  • Strong product instinct to build great product vision, product roadmap and competitive analysis
  • Knowledge and understanding of technical engineering best practices (e.g., test driven development, continuous integration, etc.)  
  • Excellent knowledge on tracking and analytics setup 
  • Proficient with drawing storyboards, creating wireframes, creating / ‘grooming’ product backlogs, writing user stories and developing acceptance criteria 
  • Relentless prioritization and alignment with business and IT stakeholders to ensure highest value capture  
  • Excellent project manager that can plan 2-3 steps ahead of the team and surface hidden risks 2-3 levels deep within the team  
  • Ability to work at an abstract level and continuously ‘pivot’ to arrive at the highest impact answer for the client  
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage client expectations effective and not get overwhelmed by client pressures on team  
  • Excellent analytical skills, and data driven approach to constantly analyse user feedback and analytics report
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to influence senior client business and IT executives on transforming towards agile  
  • Ability to move between strategic discussions with senior client leaders to tackle on the ground agile coaching with teams
  • Experience working with design team to deliver top user experience (UX) and user interface (UI)
  • Skills to communicate complex ideas effectively in English and Dutch


You'll be based in Amsterdam or Brussels and will be part of our Benelux Hub as part of the Digital McKinsey team of Digital Labs. 

Digital McKinsey brings together the best of McKinsey’s digital capabilities to help our clients use digital technology to transform their businesses. As part of this group, you’ll join a global team working on everything from IT modernization and strategy to agile, cloud, cybersecurity, and digital transformation.

You’ll typically work on projects across all industries and functions and will be fully integrated with the rest of our global firm. You’ll also work with colleagues from across McKinsey & Company to help our clients deliver breakthrough products, experiences, and businesses, both on technology and non-technology topics.

Our office culture is casual, fun and social, with an emphasis on education and innovation. We have the freedom to try new ideas, experiment and are expected to be constantly learning and growing. There is also a strong emphasis on mentoring others in the group, enabling them to grow and learn.


You will lead the execution of digital product development and transformation projects for leading industry players in the Netherlands.  

You will be a core member of the McKinsey consulting team with responsibilities that range from shaping product vision, strategic designs to managing and transforming agile product and leadership teams. In this role, you will engage on some of the most challenging business problems facing our clients. These projects can range from rapid process re-inventions at leading financial institutions, ‘big data’ analytics at large scale retail organizations, to consumer facing app development for traditional industries. In each situation, as a Product Owner, you will typically be at the centre of the problem solving, advising our most senior clients on how to successful execute on their strategic vision with digital means. 

You will be well versed in all aspects of the product, process and technology. You will be at the intersection of business strategy, client and implementation vendors and you'll be responsible for translating abstract visions into reality, while managing client expectations as well as vendor efficiency.

You will also be proficient in all aspects of the agile deliverables required for a technology team to build beautiful products. This includes hands on development of storyboards, wireframes, product prioritization, backlog, user stories, product KPI, monitoring/tracking and commercialization. 

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