Product Manager - Senior


Our client's IT Department responsible for Infrastructure part of the IT Service is currently looking for a Senior Product Manager who will act as a People Manager and ultimately be responsible for all IT engineering activities of the squads within his/her domain. His/her mission will be to assure that the squads within the domains achieve the general objectives as designed.

As Product Manager, you are responsible for the following domains:

  • Hybrid Applications & Middleware


Primary tasks and responsibilities

  • Organisation:
    • Take the lead over the construction and management of the domain in order to deliver the projects and a qualitative RUN in a productive way.
    • Establish an Agile culture within the domain that is focused on continuous improvement.
  • People Management:
    • Building the squads in his domain,
    • Structuring them thoroughly,
    • Providing them with the right competencies and skills,
    • Guaranteeing the personal development of the squad members in the short and long term and
    • Evaluating their performance.
  • Realize a Product Plan of the Domain: Support the Product Owner in drawing up and managing a coherent Product Plan
  • Realization of the project portfolio: Ensure the proper management and delivery of the projects in which the ITS domain squads have a responsibility, including the management of the transversal impact within other ITS domains, tribes or departments that have to contribute to the results.
  • Act as an IT Asset Owner: Ensure the sustainability of the Infrastructure components and their level of service (technical debt, good coding practices, service level, quality of delivery, knowledge management)

Secondary Tasks and responsibilities

  • Reporting & Administration


Technical profile requirements

  • +7 yrs' experience as Product Manager, Domain Manager or equivalent
  • Strong experience as People Manager, Team Lead, Squad Lead
  • Strong technical background within IT Infrastructure & Operations
  • Strong knowledge of KANBAN
  • Strong knowledge of Jira en Confluence
  • Good knowledge of Infrastructuur Componenten: Middelware (Database, OpenShift, …), Business Applications and Cloud applications

Non-Technical profile requirements

  • Expert knowledge of People management (functional)
  • Expert knowledge and experience in Entrepeneurship
  • Expert level of leadership skills: Persuasion, Professional expertise/market focus, Negotiation skills and stakeholder management
  • Customer minded
  • Problem analysis and assessment
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Very good coaching & training skills

Methodology/Certification requirements

  • Master Degree in Computer Science OR equivalent through experience.

Language requirements

  • Native French or Dutch (is a must) with a professional proficiency in the other language.



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