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Alejandro Simkievich


Last update: 29.08.2023

Data Driven Products

Company: Alejandro Simkievich (Einzelunternehmer)
Graduation: MBA
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: German (Full Professional) | English (Native or Bilingual) | Portuguese (Full Professional) | Spanish (Native or Bilingual)


Head of Product
Product Strategy
Product Manager
Product Owner
Market analysis
Software development
Machine Learning
Big Data

Project history

01/2021 - Present
Interim Product Lead
Zalando SE (Internet and Information Technology, 5000-10.000 employees)

Product Lead responsible for launch of second-generation deferred payments products (Buy Now Pay Later) in Germany with total revenues of EUR 6 billion p.a.

- Product Strategy, Design, Implementation, and go-to-market.

- KPI Tree Definition and Implementation

- Portfolio Strategy across several products and markets

08/2020 - 12/2020
Interim Senior Product Manager
Zalando SE (5000-10.000 employees)

Interim Senior product manager for risk assessment of invoice and credit card payments.

 - Developed mitigation strategy for new payment guideline. Estimated positive impact of EUR 100 million Gross Merchandise Value per annum.

 - Promoted and evangelized novel risk model to be released in Q1 2021. Expected increase in Gross Merchandise Value in the EUR 10-30 million range per annum.

02/2020 - 07/2020
Interim Senior Product Owner
Allianz Technologies (Insurance, >10.000 employees)

Interim Senior Product Owner for Big Data platform as a service in private cloud. Definition of product vision, creation of product roadmap, and introduction of software product management best practices.

01/2020 - 04/2020
Product Management Consultant
Bain & Company (Internet and Information Technology, 1000-5000 employees)

Providing content for online learning initiative for Product Managers, with focus on data products and product strategy. Some of the topics addressed are iterative product development, set up of the product team, machine learning for Product Managers, and most frequent problems faced by Product Managers of data-intensive products.

01/2019 - 12/2019
Interim Senior Product Owner (Lieferando) (Internet and Information Technology, 1000-5000 employees)

Interim Senior Product Owner working in Agile B2C eCommerce environment

- Led development of Artificial Intelligence product to meet food industry regulation, reducing contingent liability by EUR 15 million.

- Responsibility for second-generation search engine prototype to improve customer discovery, reduce time to check-out and improve conversion.

- Setup and led cross-functional, high-performance Product Team of 12 from scratch including scrum master, data scientists and data engineers.

01/2016 - 12/2018
Head of Product and Founder (Internet and Information Technology, 10-50 employees)

Identidata was an early-stage start-up offering a B2B2C SaaS identification platform:

- Research of early customer needs, assessment of market opportunity, and definition of go-to-market-strategy 

- Led sales process to recruit first five paid enterprise customers

- Released first paid version of platform after successful completion of POCs. achieving 10.000% ROI for early customers.

- End-to-end product responsibility including strategy, design, development, and go-to-market.

- Introduced first mobile App with over 4-star rating in google play and 99.5% of crash-free usage.

- Led product, engineering and UX team of six

03/2014 - 12/2015
Building and delivering Data Science Products
Mehrere (siehe Aufaben) (Automotive and vehicle construction, 5000-10.000 employees)

• Automotive sector, Brazil: Design and Development of analytics software product to create offers for vehicle maintenance contracts 90% faster while improving competitiveness by 5%.

• Digital marketing sector, USA: Built SEO software engine using an algorithm to predict Google ranking with 80% accuracy for top search terms for law firms.

• E-commerce, USA: Developed algorithm to evaluate results of E-commerce site search engine

Local Availability

Only available in these countries: Germany
Berlin or remote.


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