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Product Owner

Posted 16 Jul 2024
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3 to 5 years
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You may not have heard of us, but you’ll know our brands! AS Watson is the world's largest international health and beauty retailer with over 16,000 stores in 27 markets. Each year, over 5.3 billion customers and members shop with our well-known retail brands, both offline and online, including Kruidvat, Trekpleister, ICI Paris XL, Superdrug, The Perfume Shop, Marionnaud, Watson’s and many more.
AS Watson, the world's largest international health and beauty retailer, is looking for a talented individual to join our Store and Promotion Technology team. As an O+O Store Technology Product Owner, you'll play an essential role in delivering outstanding software and hardware solutions to support the AS Watson O+O strategy. Our team is at the forefront of introducing innovative systems, features, and functions that propel our business growth and enhance the customer experience across our O+O platforms.We recently defined our 3-year strategy for Store-Tech and are now moving into the execution phase. If you're passionate about technology and innovation and thrive in pushing the boundaries of what's possible, we want to hear from you.Join our global team and work closely with regional IT and various business units in Asia and Europe. Apply now and help revolutionize the shopping experience across all the business units of AS Watson.A typical day in this role includes:

  • Strategic Task Management: Translate high-level strategies from senior product managers into detailed development tasks, employing Agile methodologies to ensure alignment with business goals.
  • Backlog Leadership: Manage and prioritize the Operational Store Platform (OSP) product backlog to streamline development processes and focus on key priorities.
  • Scrum Collaboration: Participate in and organize Scrum ceremonies, collaborating with the development team to ensure timely and impactful OSP updates.
  • Market Insights: Continuously gather and analyze customer and market data across the AS Watson regions to ensure OSP aligns with user needs and market trends.
  • IT Synergy: Maintain close collaboration with regional IT teams to ensure seamless integration and functionality of operational systems.
  • Documentation Control: Ensure all product documentation is current and effectively supports the OSP, enhancing usability and compliance.

What will you get in return?

  • A career in a successful international company, constantly evolving with the market.
  • An informal, straightforward atmosphere where open communication, short decision paths, and a sense of humor are valued.
  • Your base will be in our Renswoude office, but some travel will be involved.
  • Competitive salary and benefits like travel allowance and a discount in your health insurance
  • 30 days holiday with an option to buy More
  • Excellent refer-a-friend scheme with up to € 2.000,- up for grabs!
  • A fantastic learning and development offering to explore
  • Discounts for you and your family from some our much-loved retailers in the Netherlands, including Kruidvat, Trekpleister and ICI Paris XL
  • Lots of opportunities to get involved in wellbeing initiatives to support your physical and mental health
  • …plus much More!

This is you

This role would be a good fit for you if:

  • You enjoy a fast-paced, dynamic environment, delivering top-tier software and hardware solutions for both offline and online (O+O) stores.
  • You are motivated by challenges and innovation in technology.
  • You appreciate collaborating with an international team and working closely with regional IT departments and diverse business units across Asia and Europe.
  • You possess strong skills in managing and organizing product backlogs, translating product strategy into actionable tasks, and conducting agile ceremonies.
  • You are proactive in learning about customer and market needs across different regions to ensure your product offerings are competitive and responsive.

What you'll need:

  • A Bachelor's degree in IT or a related field.
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Product Owner in a fast-paced and dynamic organization. Retail experience is a plus.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Speaking Chinese would be appreciated (not a must).
  • Experience in Agile project management is highly preferred.
  • A good understanding of different development methodologies to effectively challenge developers and define optimal solutions with the product team.

We invite you to apply for this job via the apply button (‘solliciteer online’). By clicking on this button, you will be forwarded to this vacancy on our AS Watson Careerpage, where you are able to learn more about AS Watson.

A.S. Watson Benelux is het wereldbedrijf achter Kruidvat, Trekpleister, ICI PARIS XL, PourVous en Prijsmepper en daarmee dé marktleider in Health & Beauty. A.S. Watson Benelux is onderdeel van de A.S. Watson Group, de grootste internationale retailer in Health & Beauty in Azië en Europa en maakt vervolgens deel uit van het internationale concern CK Hutchison. Wereldwijd heeft A.S. Watson…


A.S. Watson Benelux is het wereldbedrijf achter Kruidvat, Trekpleister, ICI PARIS XL, PourVous en Prijsmepper en daarmee dé marktleider in Health & Beauty. A.S. Watson Benelux is onderdeel van de A.S. Watson Group, de grootste internationale retailer in Health & Beauty in Azië en Europa en maakt vervolgens deel uit van het internationale concern CK Hutchison. Wereldwijd heeft A.S. Watson ruim 13.000 vestigingen, bekende winkelformules en 13 retailmerken en bedienen we jaarlijks ruim 3 biljoen klanten in de winkels en online. Als leidende Health & Beauty retailer in de Benelux is ons credo 'We bring more to life'. Daarmee brengen we Health & Beauty voor iedereen dichterbij, met altijd méér keuze, de beste producten, de laagste prijzen en het grootste winkelnetwerk. Wij willen een glimlach brengen op het gezicht van onze klanten.

Dat succes komt niet aanwaaien, maar hebben we te danken aan onze medewerkers. Mensen die dagelijks een stapje extra zetten om het onmogelijke mogelijk te maken. Die zich verantwoordelijke voelen voor ons resultaat. En die trots zijn als ze door onze winkels lopen. Ben jij benieuwd of jij deze passie, ondernemersgeest en betrokkenheid deelt? Lees dan nu verder en maak kennis met onze organisatie, medewerkers en vacatures!

Retail
Renswoude
23,000 employees