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Senior Product Owner


United Kingdom

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For almost 90 years, GfK has been a reliable and trusted insight partner for the world’s biggest companies and leading brands who make a difference in every consumer’s life - and we will continue to build on this. We connect data, science and innovative digital research solutions to provide answers for key business questions around consumers, markets, ROI, brands and media. With our headquarters in Germany and a presence in around 60 countries worldwide, you benefit from our global company with a diverse community of 8,000+ employees.

Harnessing the power of our workforce, the greatest asset we have is our people. As part of GfK, you can take your future into your own hands. We value talent, skills and responsibility and will support your development within our international teams. We are proud of our heritage and our future, as we continue our evolution from Market Research provider to SaaS data solutions and consulting partner. We value extraordinary people and this is why we are looking for YOU to help create our future. For our employees as well as for our clients we pursue one goal: Growth from Knowledge!

Job Description

Senior  Product Owner - Data

At GfK, we are on a mission to drive sustainable growth for our people, our clients, and the world around us. We combine prescriptive insights and consulting expertise to analyze, explain and predict what is happening in today’s fast-changing world.

Our employees, the shapers of tomorrow, are empowered with an exciting environment to bring new bold ideas to life by connecting unique datasets, science, and digital research. We encourage innovation and offer global career and fast development opportunities. This is why the world’s largest companies and leading brands know GfK as their trusted partner.

We are looking for a skilled and experienced professional, the Senior Product Owner ensures a delivery team can achieve its business goal through management of the team’s product backlog. The role, along with the delivery leads, shares accountability for product delivery. You will understand how to develop software products and how to give context to a delivery team. You will understand how to balance delivering the most valuable new features for our customers, generating and testing new ideas, ensuring the product is secure and code and product debt free while giving the team the space to self-improve.

You will…

  • Provide the deli­­­­­­­very team with their PI & sprint goals; organize PI pre-/reviews and alignments to ensure we are matching commercial priority (product management) or function’s needs (internal systems)
  • Have a strong understanding of the businesses and the platforms’ commercial strategy and be able to translate this to your team and show your teams’ role in delivery of that strategy
  • Organize cross-functional teams working to discover problems and solutions together. This team will include both delivery leads (engineering, design, DS, and AC), product manager and additional members, as needed, to solve the problem.
  • Build strong relationships with other parts of the delivery community – design engineering, data science and operations. You’ll defend their ability to get their views heard in cross-functional teams.
  • Support day-to-day delivery within the team including escalations and reporting
  • Ensure there is a well-groomed, well-understood, prioritised backlog of work
  • Work with the wider cross functional team to generate new ideas and runs quick fail-fast tests, sharing results with cross-functional team
  • Work with the delivery leads to generate estimates for new initiatives
  • Discuss with functional managers if you have the correct number of the right sort of resources (allocation owned by functional managers)
  • Make space for engineering managers and scrum masters to generate and implement ideas to improve delivery
  • Demonstrate ability to think both strategically and tactically
  • Work with senor technology counterparts to choose the best delivery strategy e.g., buy vs build
  • Participate in Agile ceremonies, including daily standups, sprint planning, and retrospectives


    · Dependent on location

    Don't meet every single requirement? Some people are less likely to apply unless they meet all the requirements listed in a job specification. GfK is looking for self-starters to join our innovative team keen to take on a new challenge. So, if you're excited about this role but your skills and experience don't align perfectly with every requirement we've listed, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

    We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal opportunity in employment which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential. We are looking forward to meeting you!

We are an ethical and honest company that is wholly committed to its clients and employees. We are proud to be an inclusive workplace for all and are committed to equal employment opportunity, focusing on all of our employees reaching their full potential. 

We respect and value every employee regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, personality, experience, culture, faith, socio-economic status, or physical or mental disabilities.

We endorse the core principles and rights set forth in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the Social Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, promoting the universal values of human dignity, freedom, equality, and solidarity.

Learn more about how we are driving diversity and inclusion in everything we do on:

At GfK we work collaboratively with our colleagues but offer a flexible working approach, including dividing our time between office & remote working as well as the opportunity to flex our working hours around team core hours.

We offer an exciting work environment that brings people together. We encourage an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and make use of the latest digital technologies. We are looking for self-starters, who accept challenges and create solutions.

Can there be a better place to take center stage in the digital revolution? We are excited to get to know you!

GfK UK has committed to a net zero carbon emissions policy by 2026.

Posted: 38 days ago

City: London

Work Area: Technology

Job Time: Full Time

Requisition ID: R00019160