Head of International Product & Technology (m|f|x)

Job description

Hello I'm Christian the Domain Lead for our International Department at idealo. To push our five international portals to the next level, we need you as the next Head of International Product & Technology.


We're a close department of 20, that function as a start-up within idealo, working on our international portals and our data-driven product development. How we outwork this day to day, is through A/B testing, working on projects that involve AWS, micro-services, big data and much more, alongside other departments. Having freedom, being trusted, and taking responsibility is big part of our team DNA. Excited to continue our growth, we are looking for you to join our International team as the new Head of International Product & Technology. We look forward to working together, to shape our product and get more people across Europe enthusiastic about idealo! The position is available as a full-time or part-time position.

About your new role

  • As a Head of International Product & Technology, you take care of the interests and projects of our International department.
  • Therefore, you align with the relevant product & technology stakeholders from the certain product areas and ensure that our product roadmap merges with the orientation of the entire organization.
  • With your lead-by-example approach, you will lead, motivate and develop your team members both from the International Product & Technology and the White Label division.
  • You will report to the Domain Lead and closely align with the International Business Owners.
  • You independently initiate process optimizations and ensure the continuous development of the International department.

    Job requirements

    Skills & Requirements

    • You have a profound understanding of good practices in software engineering, like pair programming, testing, and clean code.
    • You have experience in the user-centred product development – ideally in the e-commerce sector.
    • You´re constantly aware of your product´s KPIs. You know the market and competition inside out, and will never leave your team´s best interest out of sight.
    • With your instinct for coaching and advising, you understand how to motivate and guide your team to work autonomously within an agile working environment.
    • You have a solid knowledge of common methods and frameworks, such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Design Thinking, OKRs, change management.
    • You strike with good communication skills, both in English and German.

      Your benefits at idealo

      • Training opportunities for your individual management or specialist career.
      • The provision of all necessary equipment that you need to deliver top performances.
      • Employees are self-reliant and free to schedule their own work day.
      • Onboarding program including Welcome Day, Trainings and individual incorporation.
      • The chance to work together on our goals, while also working to create something new.
      • Our new home in the heart of Berlin, light-flooded, modern rooms and a green roof terrace with a brilliant view.

        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 1,000 employees from 40 nations are working on the future of online shopping. We focussing on agile and self-reliant 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. Please contact sbv@idealo.de.

        idealo continues hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic

        We do still hire great talent from around the world! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are checking almost every day with the authorities if and how we can relocate talent from EU and non-EU countries to work with idealo. Please bear in mind that we will take individual decisions in close consultation with the applicant and the authorities.