Product Owner Accounting

Professional Job Netherlands, Delft Development Netherlands

The job

As a product owner, you are the linking pin between the product line and the development organization. Your in-depth understanding of business processes and customer requirements  within the accounting domain, allow you to successfully realize our product strategy. Your success is driven by your effective communication with customers, internal stakeholders, and your ability to challenge technical teams to find the best solution possible. By doing this, you create the best solution in the market, while working closely with commercial product managers, research & innovation and product development and will achieve revenue and profit goals.

You inspire and challenge technical teams to find the best solutions possible. You do that while being part of the Product Line team, responsible for our Accounting, Banking, HR & Payroll solutions and will report to the Product Line Director. The team consists of commercial product managers, solution marketers and product owners. You translate customer needs into product requirements via the product backlog. A strong understanding of the market, technologies and solutions are crucial to be able to define and prioritize product feature requirements.

According to Remko Weijers, your colleague Product Owner in Delft, your role is crucial:
“You play a key role in building a successful product. You must ensure we continuously deliver customer value. Your goal is to make as much users smile by solving their business problems. And have fun doing it of course!”

Your responsibilities as a Product Owner;
  • Translate business needs into product requirements via the product backlog.
  • Manage the product backlog for the SCRUM team(s) working on your product.
  • Maintain the product backlog, clearly expressing user stories and prioritizing them to best achieve goals.
  • Ensure that the product backlog is visible, transparent and clear to all involved.
  • Make sure that the development teams understand requirements and functional context to the level needed to build them.
  • Accept finished user stories, making sure the right level of quality is assured - focusing primarily on fitness for use.
  • Act as a bridge between commercial product management and development departments and act as a knowledge base for stakeholders.
  • Act as central contact for the proposition from a product point of view and work on long-term product strategy together with the commercial product manager.
  • Coordinate dependencies with other PO's for projects involving multiple teams.
  • Participate in team sprint demo's, gathering user feedback for review.

Who you are

  • At least five years' experience in product management / product ownership or product development in the business software industry and therefor  extensive knowledge on accounting and understand the specific needs of our SME customers..
  • A passion for building products people love and can inspire your development team to deliver the best solution possible. You have the ability to apply, translate and validate the necessary knowledge to new and changing business solutions.
  • Experience with how to build the right functionality for your users by challenging and validating your own assumptions using product discovery techniques and measure the success of your product initiatives based on predefined key results and goals.
  • A hands-on mentality.
  • Dedication and devotion; you treat a roadmap as a promise not an activity list.
  • Excellent communication skills and can communicate effectively in verbal and written English and Dutch.

What we offer

  • A competitive package, incl. phone and laptop
  • An innovative and international work environment
  • All the room your ambition needs and to further develop your skills we facilitate training via our learning and development center to help you to fulfill your career potential
  • Events such as the Global Exact Hackathon and Exact Tech Talks since we are a true tech company
  • Healthy food from our restaurant every day.
  • Friday afternoon drinks at our bar “Bits & Bytes”.
  • Our own fitness center with personal trainer.

Who we are

Exact combines the energy of a startup with the benefits of a multinational. We think actions speak louder than words and continuously strive for innovation; technical as well as personal. Each day again, we challenge ourselves and each other to be better than the day before. There’s never a dull moment at Exact.
Exact has an open and welcoming culture in which anybody can have impact. We value ideas by their merit, not by their source. New opinions, people and principles keep our minds flexible, while we stay committed to our mission of empowering SME’s to be the driving force of the global economy.
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