IT Product Owner (m/f/d) Strategic Purchasing

Alfred Kärcher SE & Co. KG

This is how you WOW:

  • In this position, you will have two key roles. Firstly, as a Squad Manager, you'll serve as a liaison between various IT products within the squad. This involves overseeing capacity planning and facilitating coordination and communication among different product owners.
  • Secondly, in your role as a Product Owner, you will lead a multidisciplinary, agile team dedicated to enhancing our purchasing processes through digital solutions. This will entail collaborating closely with stakeholders to gather requirements and devising innovative solution concepts for your IT product, which will be deployed across all our sites.
  • Your responsibilities will extend to decision-making regarding software solution implementation, with a focus on aligning with IT governance and seamlessly integrating with existing IT systems.
  • Ensuring operational continuity through the implementation of support strategies is also a crucial aspect of your role, while remaining receptive to innovative solutions.
  • Throughout your work, you will leverage various agile methods and tools, actively fostering a digital mindset within the organization.

It would be WOW if you would bring this in:

  • An academic degree in business/technical field (e.g., Informatics, Business Informatics, Business Administration) or equivalent, combined with several years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong expertise in planning, designing, implementing, and managing (IT) projects.
  • Module knowledge in SAP ERP/ECC (SD, MM, or SAP SNC), SAP S/4 experience is advantageous.
  • Ideally experienced in procurement process mapping (e.g., SAP ARIBA) and supplier master data management processes, including integration into existing system and process landscapes.
  • Proficient in various agile and classical IT methods (waterfall, SCRUM, Kanban, Design Thinking, etc.).
  • Fluent in English, with a confident demeanor.
  • Open and goal-oriented communication, analytical and business acumen, innovative mindset, process affinity, and strong solution orientation complete your profile.

Our Kärcher WOW-package:

  • A motivating working environment with lots of flexibility (e.g. flexitime and home office options), freedom and personal responsibility in modern workspaces
  • Company pension scheme or a direct insurance policy that complements your statutory pension insurance from the first day of work.
  • Up to 32 days of vacation. On Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, you will receive an additional vacation day from us.
  • Varied sports offerings - from yoga and Zumba to outdoor training.
  • Numerous networking opportunities (e.g. during the Mystery Lunch).
  • Kärcher Has Talent: The right people, at the right time, in the right position, with the right perspective. Our talent management process supports you in your individual development.

So: Wanna WOW with us?

Simply upload your CV online and leave your contact details. We look forward to getting to know your personal WOW side! We welcome applications from people with disabilities, whose integration is particularly important to us.

Together towards a clean world.

Sarah Limo Flores | Senior Recruiter | +49 (0)7195 14 5440