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Product Operations Manager (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Product & IT
Job field:  Product & IT
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Dec 8, 2021

HRS reinvents how businesses Work, Stay and Pay. Counting more than 5.000 corporations and 40% of Fortune 500 companies in our customer base, HRS has emerged to the most trusted platform of digital software solutions in business travel hospitality worldwide.

The HRS platform is composed of three engines that each optimize one core building block along the corporate hospitality supply chain: Intelligent Procurement, Smart Booking and Invisible Payment. Through the integration of those engines into one large data-driven platform approach, our Lodging-as-a-Service value proposition enhances satisfaction of corporate employees and travelers, delivers the highest grade of process automation for corporate stakeholders and ensures strongest compliance end-to-end.

Product Operations Manager ensures that the product or service is working (functional and non-functional) as designed by the Product Manager (Business Product Owner) with the product strategy and vision. They are responsible for the product and services performance in the ‘in-life’ phase of the product lifecycle and the gatekeeper for the stability of the product and services. 


As such:

  • Application/Product/Services monitoring, alerting & performance reporting
  • Incident response and communication process
  • Defect resolution management (pro-active based on experimentation / monitoring)
  • Product production documentation incl. FAQs and run books
  • Digital Operational Model design and implementation
  • Automation of processes and procedures
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of one / multiple products and services
  • Interaction with Product Manager, Product Solution Manager and HRS Backoffice & Data Teams


A Product Operations Manager is responsible for:

  • Execute 2nd/3rd level product support across teams and products
  • Monitor product performance metrics and manage incident management routines between development teams and customers
  • Own the operation processes and SLAs associated with products
  • Provide appropriate knowledge base and support management to internal stakeholders, suppliers and customers
  • Develop and execute product marketing artifacts and communications with the development teams
  • Report on product performance based on diverse systems including, databases, logging and monitoring, web analysis and project management tools
  • ** Specify and create requirements to improve or extend product capabilities (PO)
  • ** Collaborate with Quality Assurance roles in the development teams for 2nd level product support (QA)
  • ** Prepare on upcoming feature releases  ensuring all factors of DoD and DoR have been met (Scrum teams)

** Shared responsibilities


Core skills

JIRA, Confluence, Python, RPA, Systems observability & monitoring, Product Management & Systems Engineering experience working with technical teams (Engineering, UX, Data, etc.). Project Management skills, Presentation and Training skills, Troubleshooting methods, SQL, BPMN or UML, API testing (SOAPUI/Postman), AI/ML framework (Tensorflow, Keras,Sci-kit Learn, AWS SageMaker)



Your perspective
You get access to a global network of a globally united and mutually responsible “Tribe of Intrapreneurs” that is passionately dedicated to renew the travel industry and while doing so reinvent the ways how businesses stay, work and pay. Our entrepreneurial driven environment of full ownership and execution focus offers you the playground to contribute to a greater mission, while growing personally and professionally throughout this unique journey. You will continuously learn from a radical culture of retrospectives and continuous improvement and actively contribute to making business life better, smarter and more sustainable.

The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 30 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 850 employees every day. To fuel our international growth we are always looking for passionate experts who have a strong team-spirit and will take on the challenge to pioneer the international B2B travel Industry.

Interested? Have a look at all of our company benefits.
Let´s make it happen – become part of the HRS Group Team.

Find out more about the HRS Group brands and its segments:
HRS Smarttrip              DS Destination Solution                   HRS Group                      HRS Global Hotel Solution

Req ID:  8724

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