Chief Product Officer (m|f|x)

Job description

idealo is Germany's largest price comparison service. We are also the largest price comparison brand in Europe and one of the fastest growing e-commerce services.

As the biggest department at idealo, Product & Technology (P&T) is responsible for using idealo‘s 330 million offers to develop a perfect shopping experience for smart price comparison. However, not the click, but the customer and the individual user journey are the focus of our product development. Modular IT components are aligned by this, modern management structures, multifunctional teams, clear targets via our OKR model and great people growing and learning every day, is what makes us more successful than ever.

Now, continuing our success story of 20 years, join us as our Chief Product Officer (m|f|x) (CPO)!

Where your Expertise is Needed

  • Product Strategy: You join the executive idealo leadership team and work alongside our CTO to translate the strategy into a product experience that’s superior to any other online experience.
  • Leader of Leaders: There are 350+ amazing idealos working across 6 domains at P&T with their respective Directors. According to our idealo values freedom, trust and responsibility, you enable your department to thrive and grow personally and professionally, creating an environment of appreciation and togetherness.
  • Stakeholder Management: There are many people working on our products and as CPO, there is quite some people across idealo to collaborate with, bringing all puzzle pieces together to build an amazing product.
  • Navigating Ambiguity: We trust our employees and their expert knowledge and decisions. However, as CPO you constantly identify and align competing priorities within the teams and departments to increase clarity and energy in our large organization. You focus on what matters the most and you deliver results in a dynamic and complex organization.

Job requirements

What we’re looking for

  • Growth and Scale Mindset: Help us level-up our P&T area by developing and hiring product talent and facilitating product processes that create remarkable impact for our customers at scale.
  • Leadership of trust: Lead and inspire a team of Directors who are responsible for the Tech and Product strategies in their respective domains by understanding their individual strengths and importance for the organization as a whole.
  • Analytical/Data Mindset: Data is not just important; it is a most crucial pillar of our business strategies. You therefore bring a strong data mindset; experience in working with data science teams is a big plus.
  • Strategic thinking: Experience in creating, executing and accountability for a multi-year product vision and strategy is crucial for this role. You will need patience to work with multiple competing stakeholders and priorities to eventually deliver value to customers.

Your benefits at idealo

  • A corporate culture that is based on the values of freedom and responsibility.
  • The best colleagues in the world, who make idealo a better company every day.
  • Family friendliness based on deep conviction, including flexible working hours, remote work options and 30+ vacation days per year.
  • So happy: We have been named Germany's best employer in the Internet/multimedia sector for the second year in a row! Source: Focus Business, 01/2021, issue dated 19.02.2021

About idealo

idealo is a Berlin success story: in 2000 we started out with the mission of helping consumers make the best purchasing decisions. Right in the heart of Berlin, almost 1,200 employees from 60 nations are supporting our make the best purchase decision. We are focusing on agile and autonomous work, sustainability and a healthy relationship between work and private life. These values are firmly anchored in our corporate culture and an integral part of our corporate philosophy.


As part of our team, you can look forward to freedom, an international and inspiring working environment. Your ideas are particularly important to us. Not only our product portfolio is diverse, but also the people who work on it. We want you just as you are! Origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation or a severely handicapped degree do not play a role.


Information for applicants with severe disabilities: As an applicant with a severe disability, you can get advice from our Severely Disabled Representation (SBV) during the application process.


idealo continues hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic
We do still hire great talent from around the world! Our interview process is currently fully remote, however we are glad to be back at the office in hybrid mode soon. idealos will then be spending their time partly at the office in Berlin and partly remote. Feel free to reach out for further infos!

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