Position Summary:

 

The Rainforest Alliance is looking for a performance-oriented, data-driven, and collaborative Product Owner responsible for the implementation and continuous optimization of organizational capability, specifically for software and data products / services. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Ensure digitally enabled business services of the Rainforest Alliance are relevant, user-friendly and deliver value to our customers, members and staff;

  • Work with the portfolio & and planning managers on defining and maintaining the product roadmap, product goal / vision, sharing the results in a timely manner;

  • Define and gain agreement on relevant product epics and stories, ensuring cross dependencies, issues and risks are identified and tracked;

  • Manage expectations of and maintain good relationships with all the stakeholders involved in creating and delivering the product (technology, external service providers), as well as organizational architectural experts;

  • Work with the release manager and stakeholders to establish an approved implementation schedule, setting  priorities across the different product streams;

  • Manage the product budget for relevant software / IT development activities to ensure on cost and schedule delivery;

  • Continuously refine, update, prioritize, gain agreement and communicate the product backlog;

  • Update and communicate dashboard progress with senior stakeholders;

  • Ensure product and data quality is maintained; and

  • Promote design thinking, lean and agile ways of working.

 

Qualifications: 

 

  • Bachelor's degree in software development, technology or an engineering subject as a minimum, post graduate degree is an advantage.

  • At least 5+ years’ experience as a Product Owner delivering software and data products in multinational environments.

  • Deep understanding of lean, agile methodologies (SCRUM / SAFe etc) design thinking, system integration principles.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external stakeholders.

  • Results-driven, accurate, structured and good analytical and communication skills; and

  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written.


Job Level: 3B

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Deadline: 28 June, 2024

Notes: Only candidates authorized to work in the European countries we are registered in will be considered


The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

                                          

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests   and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

 

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

 

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.

 

Why

To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.

 

How

Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

 

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

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