Junior Product Owner

Job description

Talmundo is a fast-growing international HR tech scale-up that modernizes and simplifies onboarding activities with employee experience as the main driver. Our B2B SaaS platform helps employers all over the world, such as Orange, Bacardi, ABN AMRO, and Lufthansa, revolutionize their employee onboarding experience. Our software blends HR best practices with a company's culture to deliver a great onboarding experience that will positively impact their business by getting new hires up and running and integrated faster. It helps businesses benefit from an engaged, committed and happy workforce.

We're excited that so many companies are trusting Talmundo to upgrade their employee onboarding. In order to ensure that our onboarding platform continues to surpass their expectations, we are hiring a Junior Product Owner to concept and execute our vision for our product.

As a Junior Product Owner, you define, guide and optimize our product requirements. We expect you to improve and concept product features and functionality across our product platform. You come up with creative solutions to product and user experience challenges and liaise with key stakeholders to drive and define development requirements and priorities. 

In this role, you will report to the Head of Product & Engineering. You will be working with the rest of the Product & Engineering team in an agile development environment to continuously improve our product.

The benefits of joining our team

  • Location: We have a dispersed working force. You may work remotely or at HQ which is centrally located near the train station at Schiphol airport;
  • Flexibility: We value balance and time with your family. Work remotely or from home. We give you the freedom, responsibility and trust you need to thrive;
  • Opportunity: You'll work for one of the most exciting scale-ups in the Benelux region and work with some of the biggest brands and companies like Kühne Nagel, Deloitte, and Engie;
  • Team: Join a young, dynamic and fun international team. We hope to soon be able to organize in person off-sites and team meetings again, but for now: virtual meetings it is;
  • Impact: Be part of a mission driven company with an impactful product that delivers true value to our clients;
  • Offer: We offer a competitive package with good development opportunities.

About the role

Acting as the ‘linchpin’ between Product & Development and the business, you set product priorities, oversee the actual development of the product and manage user feedback. You make the right compromises to deliver value to both stakeholders and end users in the face of technical, resource, and time constraints. You assist with identifying and prioritizing product and usability improvements, from UX to conversion rate analysis, to enhance performance and test all developments prior to deployment. Your ultimate goal is to drive innovation and actionable insights, and to translate them into innovative product features and functionality across our product platform, ensuring it is tailored to our customers’ needs.

Prior to your start with us, you’ll be assigned an internal buddy who is there to support you and ensure a soft landing. During your first weeks, you will get to know your colleagues and will learn all about Talmundo and our onboarding solution. You will be trained by your manager, team and colleagues.

After the first weeks of your onboarding period, you’ll:

  • Act as primary communicator and link between teams and internal stakeholders, aligning on requirements cross-departmentally;
  • Incorporate feature requests and improvements into our product roadmap;
  • Create product requirements and Lead the prototyping and design of our product across Product, Marketing and Customer Success, testing, analyzing and evaluating its effectiveness.
  • Develop user stories that meet customers’ needs and define acceptance criteria; 
  • Manage and prioritize team backlog based on overall strategy and business objectives;
  • Collaborate with the Development team to understand (technical constraints, scope and implications of planned work), prioritize and execute on the right business requirements and usability improvements;
  • Ensure documentation and knowledge sharing within the team;
  • Work with QA to guard the quality during roll out of new features;
  • Deliver and analyze qualitative end user research (questionnaires, user testings, surveys), translating your learning into product improvements;
  • Refine our agile methodology based on results and customer feedback.

Who are you

  • Deeply tech-savvy, you have passion for both tech and marketing and are truly excited about building great products and experiences;
  • 2+ years managing all stages of the product life cycle in a SaaS environment with knowledge of Scrum and other Agile methodologies or related roles (f.i. Product Manager, Requirements Engineer);
  • Basic knowledge of fundamental design principles behind a scalable application, as well as general programming and architectural patterns;
  • Experienced in working with cross-functional remote teams with little supervision and within deadlines;
  • A strong networker who can communicate on both a technical and commercial level and explain product priorities and impact to different stakeholders;
  • Proven ability to influence and lead stakeholders, and not afraid to say no;
  • An analytical and creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills, who is pragmatic and easily adapts to changing priorities;
  • An eye for detail and a strong focus on quality combined with with a passion for products and user experience;
  • Adept at prioritizing needs and juggling the triangle of scope, budget, and time, weighing priorities according to the needs and objectives of stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills;
  • Knowledge of functional testing would be an added bonus.

Why choose us

We support and celebrate differences and as a company, we thrive on them. We are an international team of talented people from different cultural backgrounds. Out of about 25 colleagues, we represent 13 nationalities. We’re from Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Curaçao, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Poland, Spain, and The Netherlands. All of us bring talent, energy and passion, and a perspective that is both appreciated and needed. Feel free to be you and to be different; life would be boring if we were all the same!

At the heart of our business and guiding us in our day-to-day behavior and the way we do business, are our core values: Trust, Transparency, Collaboration, Quality, Innovation & Continuous Learning. We don’t do hierarchy, egos or boundaries. We want you to align with our values and still bring in what makes you unique and special. Talmundo is constantly evolving. It's how we grow and improve. With new blood comes new thinking – and so we continue the ongoing journey that is Talmundo.

You will also be working in a dynamic environment as part of a bigger Group. In 2019, HR Manager, Reachmee, Webcruiter and Talmundo merged to form Talentech, which is today the Nordic region's leading SaaS company for Talent Acquisition. With offices / partners throughout the Nordic region and the Netherlands, we serve more than 2,200 satisfied customers - from small recruitment companies to large companies in both the public and private sectors. The company's solutions are used daily for recruitment, onboarding and HR operations in more than 100 countries around the world. The company has a strong owner through Verdane, which is a Norwegian private equity company.

We offer you lots of responsibility from the get-go and room for you to grow with us. If you thrive from working as part of a diverse and remote team, are excited by digging right in and learning from your colleagues, and have real impact while building a great product and company, this is the place for you!