Product Owner, Automation Solutions

  • Agricool
  • Paris, La Courneuve
  • Apr 22, 2020

Job Description

Farm Automation productsOur farm automation products stand in a multidisciplinary environment, including software development, IoT & electrotechnic design and industrial machinery. The stakeholders of these products are also are varied, ranging from agronomy & engineering expertise to operational teams (Farm support, IT and software operations, etc.). A successful Automation Solutions Product Owner will hold accountability for the whole lifecycle of those products: from design to implementation. Beyond plans and codes, they will coordinate all interfaces and resources to build and implement outstanding prototypes and products.
Team & facilityIn the "Farm product" division of the Tech department, you will work closely with engineers (electronics/IoT) electro-technicians and software developers. As the interface between business requirements and technical implementation ; you will interact tightly with the management team and technical directors, as well as stakeholders from various teams within Agricool.You will be managing a passionate and creative team of multidisciplinary engineers who are all result-driven and love prototyping. We have a well-equipped fablab and testbench, a 650m2 workshop with 5 handymen, 1 full-size production unit and 5 cultivation experimental areas for the design/prototype/testing of automation solutions.
Your roleAs the owner of the whole Farm Automation product ecosystem, you have 3 missions:
Define and implement product roadmaps- Define product targets aligned with global business interest and operational exploitation needs- Interface between cross-functional stakeholders and development teams- Develop exploitation / production insights and user experience design to guide product design orientation- Unify product development teams around a shared product vision- Prioritise product backlog to best achieve goals and missions- Oversee development stage and evaluate product progress
Manage product development teams- Unify all teams around the global Agricool missions and our core values- Evaluate individual performance and define talent development plans- Organise hiring and integration- Define, allocate and oversee product development budget
Contribute to the global product vision- Help build a product portfolio vision that bonds technical direction and architecture with business and strategic requirements (eg. business cases)- Contribute to "futures narratives" to help different teams project themselves in long term perspectives- Author product strategy documents and presentations, and represent your team’s work to senior management and cross-functional partners
Preferred experienceMinimum qualifications- 3 to 5 years of product development, IT development and/or technical operations experience in an industry with hardware-related facets (telecoms, hosting, IoT, etc.)- Experience building tactical product roadmaps from corporate strategy and business needs, and leading their delivery effort within schedule and budget- Experience with project management methodologies and tooling- Capacity to lead product direction by working across engineering and operations teams- Engineering and software development culture- Ability to manage teams of diverse background- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Preferred qualifications- Experience identifying and communicating business needs, as well as understanding and supporting technical solutions in a fast paced environment- Ability to handle both executive-level discussions and functional/technical deep dives.- Written and oral communication skills.- Capacity to navigate a startup project in a young industry with lots of moving uncertaintiesWorking at Agricool
What does the back-stage of Agricool look like ?
- Great office space : two buildings of 1500 square meters (a.k.a the "Factory") where very diverse profiles meet everyday to contribute building the future of food : agronomy, engineering, software development, marketing, operations ...- Team lunches and strawberries tastings- Monthly drinks with the whole team ("Agribeers")- A patch of garden under the sun where anyone can relax or experiment

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Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets

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