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26 Nov 2018

Full-timeProduct Owner

Talpa Network – Posted by Talpa Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job Description

Talpa Network consists of Talpa Events, Talpa TV (SBS6, Net5, Veronica en SBS9), Talpa Radio (538, Sky Radio, Veronica and Radio 10),

Talpa Social (Social1nfluencers), Talpa Digital (KIJK, JUKE and VoetbalTV) and the e-commerce division (VakantieVeilingen, Actievandedag en Ticketscout). Also, Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANP) is part of the organisation.

Currently we are recruiting a Product Owner.


Job description

As our new Product Owner you will be working in a dynamic, informal and multidisciplinary team where you will be responsible for managing the product backlog for products in our Talpa Digital Productions unit. Creation of new products from scratch, as well as continuously improve existing products, are part of the daily responsibilities.

Together with your Development teams you will run one or more product development streams concurrently, typically these involve pure play digital products that include
online platforms, apps & websites. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Truly own the product, this means: use it, analyze it, think about it, talk about it, improve it, test it, love it and dream about it;
  • Proactively gather product development and management needs, proactively reach out to all stakeholders;
  • Specify product vision and manage roadmap, define future features and functionality related to product, be able to create a clear planning for developing this;
  • Coordinate the release cycle (development, private beta, public beta, live);
  • Clearly expressing Product Backlog items;
  • Ordering the items in the Product Backlog to best achieve goals and missions;
  • Ensuring that the Product Backlog is visible, transparent, and clear to all, and shows what the Scrum Team will work on next;
  • Work together with the Solution Architect so the team has the technical info needed and focuses on the right enhancements and
  • Lead the development team (abroad) in close consultation with the on-site scrum master
  • Ensuring the Development Team understands items in the Product Backlog to the level needed;
  • Optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs;
  • Monitor product analytics (Retention, Conversion funnel, referral etc.) and calibrate the product configuration;
  • Formulate hypotheses, set up experiments, AB tests, execute and analyze;
  • Ensuring timeliness delivery of digital products within scope and quality targets;
  • Develop and maintain the product roadmaps.


  • BS or MS in Business Economics or Digital Media.
  • 7+ years of working experience in concepting, developing, and supporting digital products for large and start-up organizations.
  • 3+ years’ experience in the role of Product Owner (in the software industry)
  • Agile/Scrum experience
  • Strong background in Media is required (TV, radio, social, digital, e-commerce).
  • Extensive track-record of delivering successful and high-profile consumer digital solutions.
  • PSPO Certification is a plus
  • Problem solving, forward thinking individual with an entrepreneurial mindset that thrives in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Hands-on mentality and a pro-active attitude
  • Being able to work autonomously with a high level of responsibility
  • Fluency in Dutch is required

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