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Product Owner

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North Holland



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Financial Services


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Product Owner

From25-04-2018 LocationAmsterdam HoursFull-time EducationHBO/WO

Are you an experienced Product Owner, interested in the dynamic Payment industry and highly motivated to be the key person in value delivery, representing the Voice of the Customer?  Are you the right candidate to continuously engage stakeholders and to ensure new products/ services are delivering the desired business value? Then we have a great new role available within European Merchant Services (EMS), being a successful, growing First Data & ABN AMRO FinTech company!





What this job is all about!

The purpose of the product owner is to:

  • Secure value for most of our product development initiatives in Point of Sale, e-Commerce and Acquiring;

  • Develop and convey business vision and set delivery priorities accordingly;

  • Be the key stakeholder of project delivery, securing focus and efficiency;

  • Challenge both delivery and business to secure quality and value;

  • Take Go/No go decisions on delivery go live.


Getting the right things done!

  • Collect vision based on input from business and external market developments.

  • Continuously engage stakeholders (including Clients, EMS Board, First Data and ABN AMRO) to ensure the team is building the right product/ service and therefore delivering the expected business value.

  • Ensure the backlog is up to date prior to every sprint planning.

  • Prioritize and sequence the backlog according to business value, ensuring clear priorities, focus and efficiency.

  • Measure progress and quality, keep the scrum team on track and continuously remind team members of the sprint and release goals.

  • Assists in the elaboration of epics, themes and features.

  • Stear the team at the end of a sprint, inspect progress and accept/ reject work done.

  • Act as the voice of the Team to the outside world; frequently communicating status externally.


The awesome Team!

You will be part of the Project & Change team consisting of 12 knowledgeable professionals. EMS offers a ‘work hard, play hard environment’; a positive, social ambiance and short, direct communication lines.


We would like you to have!

  • Master degree;

  • At least 4 years relevant experience as Product Owner, Product Manager, Project Manager/ Scrum Master or Business Analyst;

  • Exceptional communication and consulting skills; able to communicate effectively at C-level;  Able to say no;

  • Experience in a multi-national, B-to-B , IT-related company is essential, work experience within Payments is highly preferred;

  • Conceptual and strategic thinker; able to develop a vision and execute accordingly;

  • Experienced in creating well substantiated business cases and well able to present them to all stakeholders involved;

  • Entrepreneurial and proactive, with drive and energy to achieve desired results;

  • Client focused and quality-driven;

  • Situational aware; able to assess threats & opportunities and articulate appropriate actions;

  • Critical and highly analytical;

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills; able to quickly develop and manage both internal and external relationships;

  • Time management, organizational and prioritization skills; able to execute multiple epics/ projects simultaneously;

  • Work experience with Agile;

  • Fluent in Dutch and English.


What we have:

  • Fast growing and financially healthy company;

  • Informal, professional environment;

  • International colleagues/ customers/ partners;

  • Educational and personal development opportunities;

  • Flexibility in working hours;

  • Excellent package of employment terms; including competitive salary, 13th month, incentive and pension plan;

  • Fun! A great work environment,  summer and Christmas party, ski trip, Friday drinks and more…


About EMS

EMS is a joint venture company between e-commerce & payment services leader First Data(51%) and  ABN AMRO Bank (49%). EMS has access to the best technology in the payment industry. Our reliable infrastructure makes sure merchant payments are handled in the best possible way.


Service, reliability and flexibility are our core values so that merchants can offer their customers a host of options in order to pay the way they want. We continuously improve and expand on our Omnichannel proposition so that the merchants we serve can offer their customers a payment choice and security whether that be in-store, online or via a mobile device.


Contact information

Would you like to have more information about this vacancy? Please contact Chantal van Rijn (Talent Acquisition Manager) at 020 6 603 021 or cvanrijn@EMSpay.eu.



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