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Product Owner. Product Manager, Head of Product, CPO, Chief Product Officer

Graduation: not provided
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Negotiable / Remote Projects preferred
Languages: German (Native or Bilingual) | English (Full Professional)

Keywords

Product Management Product Owner Web Apps Product Owner Coaching Product development Stakeholder management UX Design App Development Projectmanagement project coordinator Project management

Attachments

MikeJenke_Projects_052020.pdf

Skills

Innovative thinker with a creative mindset and passionate about creating excellent digital web and mobile products. Clear focus on the importance of a great user experience and solving serious user problems. Proven track record of 15+ years working in the field of agile web/app products and development teams. Hands-on manager with strong interpersonal and social skills. Analytical (data-driven) and problem-solving mindset. Excellent attention to detail and the ability to make a digital difference. A/B testing ambassador for continous optimisation and fast adaption in rapidly changing enviroments.
  • 10 years of experience in agile projects (Scrum Master / Product Owner roles)
  • Continuous personell development to develop individuals with high potential and talent within the teams
  • Strong technical skills
  • Data-driven decision maker
  • High focus on usability and a great user experience 
  • Mobile-first thinker
  • Creative mind to dedicated to ensuring continuous improvement of digital products
  • 100% design oriented
  • Always open to new ideas and technologies
  • Constantly observing of the development of new trends
  • Strong belief in multivariate testing
  • Thinks outside the box
  • Passionate growth hacker

Project history

11/2019 - 04/2020
Restructure Product department / Product Owner white label native apps (strategic projects)
  • Go-to person for all digital roadmaps (Web, desktop, apps, newsletter/messengers, podcasts, user research, CMS and modules).
  • Coaching and responsibility for 13 internal product managers/owners.
  • Strategic focus on collaborations between different departments within the company and in optimising the efficiency of the digital products, whilst keeping an eye on the high quality standard of the digital products, including across different companies.
  • Identifying new markets and new potentials for new digital product development.
  • Continously improvement of agile workflows within multiple scrum-teams.
  • Product Owner role for a white label/modular news app for 14 publishers, as a strategic initiative introduced by the CEO directly. Defining the main scope, creating a working governance structure, nominating the dedicated scrum tream members, collecting all technical requirements and transferring the CEO's vision into a product vision.

01/2019 - 10/2019
Launching of a new social media / video-based brand
  • Transferring the idea of a new way of storytelling (mainly by videos) on publisher side and on social media to a real product from scratch in just a few months.
  • Defining, prioritising and setting milestones for the entire relaunch project.
  • Hiring/acting as the lead for an external development agency to build a new platform for presenting stories in a similar format like Instagram/Snapchat stories, including the technical infrastructure based on cloud technology, plus a CMS where editors can upload their pictures, texts and videos.
  • Responsibility for the entire UX/UI of the relaunch/acting as the lead for the external design agency.
  • Launching a working product on a just-in-time basis.

07/2018 - 10/2019
Web/app/IT infrastructure relaunch
  • Full responsibility and leadership together with the editor-in-chief for all agency pitching phases, incl. selecting prefered agencies, briefings, defining the scope/goal of the pitch and makeing the final selection of the right agency.
  • Defining, prioritising and setting milestones for the entire relaunch project.
  • Setup a new development team including the working infrastructure, in a seperate room for the entire project team.
  • Responsibility for the entire UX/UI of the relaunch / acting as the lead for the external design agency.
  • Setting up new meeting structures for transparent communication with all important stakeholders, including the CEO of Tamedia together with an external project lead.

11/2016 - 10/2019
Development of the Product Management Unit (including UX, Analytics)
  • Starting in a single role as Product Owner at the 20 Minuten Group with product responsibility for the digital development of 20 Minuten plus all subbrands in Switzerland, Luxembourg and Austria. Go-to person for all IT/development questions and tasks.
  • Responsible for various external agencies and partners in areas such as app development, backend and frontend development, UX/UI design, SEO and analytics
  • Purchasing responsibilty for various partnerships and tools at Tamedia (like A/B Testing, AI News Tools, ... i.e.)
  • Developing the entire Product Development department from scratch with a focus on all digital products from the 20 Minuten Group

01/2019 - 07/2019
High traffic cloud based video Portal for a swiss / american movie production
  • Developing a user frontend for uploading and managing videos from all over Switzerland in 3 languages.
  • Defining the entire project scope including a backend for a team of video cutters in Los Angeles and Berlin, thus allowing them to work instantly with high definition videos to create a movie from all the video files.
  • Creating various dashboards for the news and the sales team.
  • Defining, prioritising and setting milestones for the entire relaunch project together with all stakeholders.
  • Hiring/acting as the lead for an external development agency to build a new platform based on Google Cloud technologies.
  • Launching a working product on a just-in-time basis.

Time and spatial flexibility

100% Flexible

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Ab 1.Mai 2020 verfügbar

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