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Product Owner Sourcing Growth (m/f/d)

City:  Cologne
Job area:  Product & IT
Job field:  Product & IT
Seniority Level:  Mid-Senior level
Date:  Dec 1, 2019

At HRS “We love to make it happen”: We are the global market leader when it comes to tech- and data driven business travel solutions. Our enterprise business offers end-to-end hotel management solutions to more than 7,000 corporate businesses globally to simplify their business travel. State of the art service solutions like strategic consulting & hotel procurement, travel payment and expense solutions or efficient tools to manage corporate meetings and group booking facilitate the travel processes and guarantee savings along the value chain. Today we work globally with the Fortune 500, such as Google, China Mobile, Amazon, Siemens, Hitachi, Alibaba, Volkswagen, WorldBank.

We are looking for a Cologne based Product Owner - Sourcing Growth (m/f) to join a dynamic and fast-paced environment and work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company's vision and strategy.


Your challenges

  • Be responsible for the HRS eProcurement platform “Intelligent Sourcing”  which is used to  optimize our clients’ hotel portfolios
  • Oversee the implementation of new features from ideation to operations, break down the product strategy into meaningful deliverables, use cases, story maps and delivery roadmaps
  • Collaborate with business management, Business Intelligence and UX in a cross-functional team to develop a product strategy with respect to a sound business opportunity and customer value proposition
  • Manage the product strategy and development roadmap in-line with commercial interests and be accountable for the product’s profit & loss account
  • Extensively leverage A/B testing and staged rollout techniques to ensure customer-centric product development and collaborate densely with UX and UI design functions in and around the team to develop interactive mockups and click dummies
  • Steer and optimize product marketing and release management and foster agile development methods and project management
  • Proactively support efficient communications, knowledge and best practice sharing across central and regional product teams


Your commitment

  • Several years of professional experience in Product and Data Management
  • Proven ability of delivering value-creating products
  • High degree of operational excellence including communication, structured and analytical thinking as well as a systematic and empirical way of working
  • Very good knowledge in a broad spectrum of agile and lean approaches
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written
  • Good understanding of finance business processes and of Business Process Library
  • Advanced Expertise in at least one (Digital) Business Transformation topic: BPM, Enterprise Architecture, Organizational Change Management, Value Management, Project Management, Innovation Management, Strategic Roadmaps, Cloud Transformation, TCO, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Willingness to travel or take international project responsibility


Your rewards

At HRS we feel globally united and mutually responsible, a belief that is rooted in our company history and values: Thinking and acting like an entrepreneur, with everyone across the whole company being given the opportunity to take full ownership to deliver on our shared vision every single day.

You will work in a modern working environment with flexible working hours and the option to work from home. Our training and further education offers give you plenty of room for your personal growth and individual development.

The small print – want to know more?
Our global company is located in more than 35 locations in all continents and we inspire more than 1.500 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

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