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Head of Product

RemoteGermany, Baden-Württemberg, FreiburgProduct

Job description

A career at constellr is for those who are seeking the extraordinary. We are operating in the new space and agri-tech sectors, combining engineering, Earth Observation and agronomy to address one of the biggest challenges of our time: how to ensure global food security.

We are a fast-growing team of more than a dozen highly motivated engineers, scientists, and business professionals with a shared vision to rebase decision-making in tomorrow’s smart farming industry. constellr has offices in the European capital, Brussels, situated between the attractive Etterbeek and Watermael districts and in beautiful Freiburg, in south west Germany, bordering the Black Forest and in close proximity to France and Switzerland.

Your role

‍An exceptional product lead with hands-on experience of building and growing an agile team within a high-growth technology scale-up.

Your task as Head of Product is to increase the company's success by developing and optimizing our current and future data products & services portfolio. You will develop a market-focused vision and strategy for the product team, lead and grow a diverse team of product managers, product owners, and product developers, and hone a razor-sharp focus on customer output. You will work in close cooperation with other parts of the business including commercial and technology to make critical business trade-offs between product innovation, customer satisfaction, and technical capability.

You are a top-notch communicator, taking the time to align your team and other internal and external stakeholders. You have outstanding organizational skills and deep expertise in product management processes and methods. Building on your business acumen, and market and technical understanding, you build credibility, transparency, and a high-performance culture within the team and beyond. A strategic thinker, you know the right questions to ask at all levels and are comfortable driving innovation and delivering against ambitious commercial targets.

You will report directly to the C-level management, but have a high degree of autonomy and accountability.

You will be involved with

  • Defining and aligning the product vision, strategy and roadmap to overall company strategy; you will have responsibility for managing, planning and driving the development of new product lines, innovation and optimization.
  • Establishing new processes, best practice and feedback loops to ensure team and company alignment to product strategy and delivery.
  • In partnership with our business development team, gathering market intelligence and customer insights to guide product strategy and development.
  • Defining, monitoring and iterating all product relevant KPIs and controlling the measures to achieve targets set.
  • Managing the product team and budget with complete operational autonomy; you can decide where to prioritize effort, as long as you can justify alignment with overall company goals and leverage tangible commercial outcomes.
  • Developing and leading a motivated, delivery-focused product team and nurturing a culture of continuous learning, growth and inspiration.

Job requirements

Your skills & experience

  • Demonstrable and operational product development and management expertise in a high tech sector (remote sensing, earth observation, big data and / or agriculture sectors preferred but not essential).

  • A good sense of fit for purpose tools and methodologies; an openness rather than a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to setting up a well-functioning product team.

  • Second to none communication and people skills paired with a high level of assertiveness and natural leadership to motivate and manage virtual teams within international environments and across multiple locations.

  • Excellent English language skills (French / German a nice-to-have).

  • Highly strategic, analytical and coordinating mindset, combined with an entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Motivation & ability to represent constellr at trade fairs or conferences, supported by a deep understanding of our technology area and market and the ability to speak confidently about our product value proposition to potential customers and other stakeholders.

  • High discipline in view of the bold mission ahead.

  • Product management certification is an advantage.

What we offer you

  • You will be part of a fast-growing, multidisciplinary, and diverse team with a strong desire to leverage change

  • You will be given the autonomy to set and deliver against your own goals, develop new skills and capabilities and lead others to do the same

  • You can directly influence your contribution to achieving several of the UN's sustainable development goals, including Zero Hunger, Clean Water, No Poverty and Climate Action

  • You will contribute to bringing the world’s first commercial infrared constellation into orbit and enabling an entirely novel set of smart farming capabilities, as part of our mission to build a new biophysical atlas, driving an unprecedented understanding of our planet and its resources.

  • We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and for some roles a remote or hybrid model. We encourage you to spend at least some time in Brussels / Freiburg with the team.