Junior Product Manager - Class of 2023 (all genders)

Cologne (Germany)
Student / Recent Graduate
Publicis Sapient

The Job

Company Description Publicis Sapient is a digital transformation partner helping established organisations get to their future, digitally-enabled state, both in the way they work and the way they serve their customers. We help unlock value through a start-up mindset and modern methods, fusing strategy, consulting and customer experience with agile engineering and problem-solving creativity. United by our core values and our purpose of helping people thrive in the brave pursuit of next, our 20,000+ people in 53 offices around the world combine experience across technology, data sciences, consulting and customer obsession to accelerate our clients’ businesses through designing the products and services their customers truly value. Publicis Sapient is the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe. For more information, visit www.publicissapient.com Job Description As a Product Manager at Publicis Sapient, you’ll act as your clients’ trusted advisor in leading the overall vision, strategy, roadmap, and prioritisation for a specific digital product, or products, within an engagement. You will collaborate with clients undertaking major Digital Business Transformation (DBT) engagements to understand their business, end-customer needs, and then constantly deliver value with fast increment cycles. You will also be responsible for researching, analysing, and defining business and user needs, identifying options for improving business systems and processes, and bridging the needs of the business and IT through the analysis and communication of requirements. Within our Product domain you will learn also learn about our Program delivery, how we shape a project, what we need and the methodology to deliver successful outcomes for our clients. You will organise and lead ongoing team planning and retrospective sessions to identify key risks, issues and dependencies across workstreams within an engagement to optimize delivery and drive insights and mitigation strategies for program risk management. You’ll learn to Identify and realise business outcomes through the use of agile methods, processes and tools tailored for the team’s experience and client environment as necessary to ensure a high degree of delivery and solution quality. As part of our new graduate programme, you’ll go through on-boarding and will be ready to start working with clients by month 2. You’ll also receive on-going structured learning during your first three years that is tailored to you, and you will also be supported with your growth & progression. Your Impact: Understand the product vision and help bring it to life Help foster a collaborative environment Be a partner to our clients Research and identify industry best practices related to business needs Research, define, analyse, and capture business and user needs Define, analyse, and document business and functional requirements Document the requirements in a client-ready format and support fit gap analysis Collaborate with the creative and technology team members to ensure that business requirements adhere to technical and creative constraints Understand how to model and shape a project including Scope, Cost and team shapes Lead Agile teams to deliver impactful work Coach and drive teams towards positive outcomes Understand and manage budgets across our projects Qualifications Required Qualifications Bachelors degree in business administration, business management, engineering, economics, or related area Graduating Summer 2023 Excellent language skills in German and English Considerable aptitude to analyse business requirements and define solutions to address complex business needs Relevant leadership experience from community organisation involvement or previous employment Willingness to travel up to 80-100% (While travel is a requirement of the role, due to COVID-19, non-essential travel has been suspended until further notice) Desired Qualifications Solid interpersonal and communication skills Ability to adapt and flex in a highly creative and collaborative multidisciplinary environment Passion for all things interactive and digital Prior internship in consulting, data analysis, or related field Additional Information Benefits of Working Here We work with cutting-edge technology which has always been part of our DNA and we want our employees to define what technologies our clients use next We provide many learning opportunities to deepen your skillset and to support your professional growth We offer numerous discounts on travel, cultural and leisure activities. We put the well-being of our people first and organize various health initiatives We offer you a vibrant workplace culture with many different community events throughout the year Participation in our 3 year Early Career Development Programme that encompasses growing your skills with clear promotion path opportunities Application Tips Applications will be accepted until January 28th, 2023. Please note we recruit on a rolling basis. In order for your application to be considered complete, you must upload your CV. A cover letter is optional but recommended. Once you submit your application, you will hear back from us within 5 business days on next steps.
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