Senior/Principal Product Manager (f/m/d) - Recommender Systems & Monetization

Permanent contract, full-time or part-time, Cologne / Darmstadt / Düsseldorf / remote

Who we are

We operate Kaufland.de: Several thousand sellers and millions of products make us one of the fastest growing online marketplaces. Our work is characterised by a dynamic corporate culture, with a start-up mentality and the power of a big corporate group. We combine knowledge and many years of experience in e-commerce with flat hierarchies and a highly motivated team. Whether you're an intern or a teamlead: We take every idea seriously, because we want to work together in shaping the future of e-commerce!

We love flexibility! We offer you the best environment to work in a flexible and focused way: You decide whether you want to work in our office in Cologne // Darmstadt // Düsseldorf while at the same time having the opportunity to work remotely (Germany). We want to offer you the most attractive workplace in e-commerce and a maximum of flexibility for your personal work-life balance.

Day-by-day, our development team of about 250 experts pursues the goal of creating the best-possible customer shopping experience for the Kaufland.de marketplace. We are here to inspire millions of customers, to help them find, purchase and get the things they love. To enrich the lives of our customers, we collaborate in cross-functional teams, in which product owners, product designers, frontend and backend engineers, data scientists and lean managers join forces. Details regarding the challenges of the respective product areas can be found here:  https://kaufland-ecommerce.com/en/team/tech/ .

Your tasks – this is what awaits you in detail

  • Our customers have millions of interactions with recommender-based, inspirational, and guiding components during their shopping experience on our platform, and you will drive and build a team to bring their experience to the next level
  • You will create a strategy that ties into our general business objectives and be joined in your new team by marketing experts, data scientists, engineers, analysts, and product designers
  • You will create business cases, develop novel and existing monetization strategies for your products, and back them up with data and customer insights
  • You continuously screen the market and novel approaches in academia to derive ideas for new experiences to delight our customers and generate additional income streams for our company

Your profile – this is what we expect from you

  • You have multiple years of experience and a proven track record in building data and/or ML-based products, ideally in a B2C environment
  • You don’t need to be a data scientist yourself, but you are expected to have a strong understanding of the mechanisms of recommendation and machine learning systems, their general capabilities, trade-offs, and challenges
  • You have an entrepreneurial mindset and understand to maximize impact on company goals even with constraint resources and with conflicting goals
  • Your approach to product management is heavily data-driven. You are an expert in setting, tracking, and measuring success against KPIs and have strong experience with A/B testing
  • You have excellent communication skills, are willing to embrace our company culture and values, and enjoy working in an international, English-speaking team


What we offer

  • Create your own work-life! We offer you the best possible flexibility in terms of working hours and location 
  • A highly-motivated and qualified team from different fields and numerous nations
  • The future is digital - Develop the e-commerce of the future with us and work on a product with millions of users with a broadly-based technology stack
  • Power meets dynamic - flat hierarchies and start-up mentality meet the power of a big corporate group and offers you an agile and secure working environment at the same time
  • Free choice of hardware – we provide you with the development environment of your choice
  • Personal & team growth: We love to have flexibility in terms of working location, but we also believe that personal interactions are important. That’s why we organize company events, and cover the costs to bring you there and to other (approved) get togethers with your peers. The same applies to conferences and other learning opportunities. We want everybody to grow personally and professionally, as a team and as a company.
  • Top conditions at the Urban Sports Club for fitness, team sports, yoga and more

Check out our Principles & our blog for even more insights into our company culture!

Refer an Engineer Program

You want to work for us, but not without your dearest colleague? Join us as a team and earn money by referring your buddy for one of our open Tech positions! Depending on the level we offer a bonus up to 1.300,- € per referral, which will be paid after successful recruitment (the first part with your first salary, the second part after your buddy passes the trial period).
Why are you the perfect fit for this position? Don't bother with cover letters - we're interested in facts and figures!
As we have very international teams, we would highly appreciate it to receive your CV or profile link in English.
Bewerben
Your contact person: Vivian Förder

Kaufland e-commerce
Kaufland e-commerce Services GmbH

Postal address:
Habsburgerring 2
50674 Köln