Associate Director of Product - Portfolio


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Associate Director of Product - Portfolio / Product WIP

About the role

This is a unique opportunity to scale product development in a cross-functional team capacity. We’re looking for an experienced manager who will help us make the product development process scalable, effective and people-oriented. 

You will partner with functions across the HelloFresh tech organisations (i.e. Product, Design, Engineering, Program Management and Data) to meaningfully increase the visibility and transparency of changes that improve customer experiences and that are crucial to the success of HelloFresh. 

You will build a tight feedback loop with your partner teams, understand how existing processes could improve to support organisational scaling, then prioritize changes and engage with teams on adopting them. Being a partner to these functions, you will liaise with HR on supporting the efficiency of multiple tech functions processes. 

You will be required to showcase exceptional leadership across cross-functional stakeholders, outstanding ability to solve problems in ambiguity, and excellent communications and project and process management skills. The role requires ability to influence decisions through qualitative and quantitative insights on strategic levels.

The team

The Portfolio Management team governs strategic alignment in the tech organisations of HelloFresh. We implement frameworks, processes and tools that help understanding how teams deliver value to customers and how their efforts contribute to the group objectives and key results, so that teams achieve maximum return of investments and leadership has accurate and relevant information to make investment decisions. We take a bird's eye view on the tech organisations, allowing us to connect the dots, surface critical dependencies and information as well as highlight gaps.

What you’ll do

  • Design and launch cross-functional frameworks, processes and artefacts that anticipate organisational needs and scaling and that promote transparency, optimal balance between alignment and autonomy, and highest returns of investment in all digital and data product development teams.
  • Partner with leaders to onboard teams on the frameworks, processes and artefacts and foster adherence to them by ensuring they are useful and usable for the different teams across the organisation and up to date with HelloFresh business.
  • Engage and collaborate with product development teams, leadership and stakeholders globally in identifying and closing gaps in knowledge, ways of working  and communication related to all phases of product development.
  • Apply a data-driven approach to understanding the tech domains, their strategies,  initiatives and people to ensure the right level of investments in capabilities and resources are in place to deliver impactful business results.
  • Own the portfolio calendar, organise and facilitate strategic planning sessions to foster collaboration across functions ensuring the right level of communications is in place to identify dependencies and synergies on the strategic level.
  • Design and develop reports to consolidate accurate and relevant insights, critically and concisely,  for increasing senior management visibility on the product development portfolio
  • Mentor and coach, on an ad hoc basis, team members as well as top talent and potential future leaders across the organisation to support their career development to enable their growth.

Who we’re looking for 

  • 7+ years of experience within the product development process in a tech company and a thorough understanding of digital or data products development life cycle.
  • You are a curious, highly structured critical thinker with a product mindset who can operate as an individual contributor identifying and solving problems at scale by connecting processes and people across teams. 
  • You have an agile mindset, a bias to action, and you excel at driving change and  decision-making even in ambiguity.
  • You strive on a  fast-moving, ever-growing scaleup environment and are an expert on designing and implementing global processes and projects that enable organisation scaling and agility, and excel on collaborating with all levels of an organisation to achieve exceptional results
  • You have experience working with senior leadership and outcome-driven management  frameworks,  and you are confident to influence business decisions through quantitative and qualitative insights that continually drive optimization
  • You are an outstanding written and oral communicator, can explain complex concepts and know how to encourage action in your audiences
  • You are able to partner with all functions in the company, build trust, take feedback, and be assertive in your decision making 

What we offer

  • Comprehensive relocation assistance to move to Berlin plus visa application support
  • Healthy discount on weekly HelloFresh boxes
  • Annual learning and development budget to attend conferences or purchase educational resources plus access to the HelloFresh Academy
  • A diverse and vibrant international environment of 70+ different nationalities
  • Additional perks include: Free crash course in German, compensation for advanced external German classes, discounts for our neighbouring gym & Urban Sports Club, summer & winter parties, discount on our HelloFresh GO vending machines
  • The chance to have a significant impact on one of the fastest-growing technology companies in Europe in an exciting growth phase

About HelloFresh

HelloFresh is on a mission to change the way people eat, forever!

Since our 2011 founding in Europe’s vibrant tech hub, Berlin, we’ve become the world's leading meal kit provider, delivering to over 4.2 million households worldwide in 14 countries across 3 continents. 

Our Engineering, Data, Product and Security teams are located in Berlin and New York and are critical to what we do. From procurement tools to conversion rate optimization, live pricing tools, payment services and add-on upselling features, we work on a wide variety of challenging problems. The result is a high output where we constantly build and release features and engines that make our business thrive, allowing us to deliver real financial impact.

Our more than 7,000 employees from over 70+ nationalities are the heart and soul of our diverse, fast-paced and dynamic environment where innovation and smart, fast action is encouraged. 

We will encourage you to make an immediate impact in your area of work as well as empower you to grow your career with us.

You can get a taste of what we've been working on by checking out our tech blog

Are you up for the challenge?

Please submit your complete application below including your salary expectations and earliest starting date.
After submitting an application our team will review this and get back to you within 5 business days. 
For insight into our interview process take a look at our recent post here

We are HelloFresh

At HelloFresh we embrace and welcome diversity and we currently employ over 7,000 individuals globally who contribute to this. We employ individuals based on their ability to perform a job rather than on the basis of their: race, national origin, color, caste, social origin or position, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political opinion, marital status or any other characteristic. We encourage everyone to apply and will give everyone equal consideration. We are an equal opportunity employer – everyone is welcome at our table.


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