Product Manager - Store Pick

Sofia, Sofia City, Bulgaria

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Posted 1 week ago

We are Ocado Technology. We are building the software which powers our next generation robotic picking and storage solution. This solution is a core component of our Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) which are offered as part of the Ocado Smart Platform (OSP). OSP is being marketed to retailers globally as a world-class platform for grocery eCommerce.

Our software controls and maintains our swarms of 1000s of robots and controls our peripheral conveyor systems within our CFCs. In addition to our control software, our production applications include a suite of web apps and data pipelines for reporting and administration, all of which aid the operational teams in the smooth running of our warehouses. Outside of production, we make extensive use our of in-house simulation capability and software for testing and research.

We are now looking for Product Manager to work directly with development teams to help shape and direct the development of our software.

What You will do:

  • Develop a deep understanding of the business processes within our warehouses and understand where your products fit in;
  • Be a go to person for knowledge about the product;
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders within the business, our warehouse operational teams and also internally within Ocado Technology;
  • Work with stakeholders to define scope and prioritise stories to maximise business value;
  • Help to create a strong sense of purpose and mission for the development team;
  • Maintain the development team’s focus on delivering value, balancing multiple streams of requirements and schedules so that they can concentrate on what they do best: delivering great products;
  • Be involved in getting your products live in our production environments, working with the development team and stakeholders where appropriate to unlock the value created by the development team;
  • Develop a deep understanding of the various technical systems that the development team are actively working on to enable you to act as a proxy for the team;
  • Facilitate the agile processes and remove obstacles in workflow wherever required;
  • Work with the development team in estimation and review sessions;
  • Develop the product vision and strategy to drive our products forward;
  • Gather user and stakeholder feedback to continuously refine the product roadmap;
  • Ensure that the Product roadmap is aligned with the platform goals and is validated with stakeholders;
  • Constantly be monitoring progress, looking for ways to improve the product and make adjustments based on strategic goals;
  • Product backlog management, including defining user stories and prioritisation.


We'd like to hear from you if You have:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in an agile environment, ideally as a Product Owner or Product Manager, but possibly as an agile coach or a similar role;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Strong business skills;
  • An understanding and appreciation for software development and design;
  • Strong technical skills and an analytical mind set;
  • Track record delivering high quality software that meets business need in a timely fashion
  • Good understanding of embedded systems
  • Understanding of data driven approach


Nice to have:

  • Ability to estimate the value of software features, performing cost-benefit analysis and constructing business cases


Our benefit package and what we can offer you:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Developer Exchange program: a 2 - 3 week exchange giving you the opportunity to work at one of our overseas development centres
  • A choice of equipment (mac / linux / windows)
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • A selection of snacks, tea and coffee and fresh fruit
  • Monthly drinks events to find out what’s happening in the rest of the business, and to meet and relax with your colleagues
  • Team building activities
  • Relaxed dress code

Don’t hesitate and send us your CV now!

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