Chief Product Officer
Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. The company was founded in 1893 and employs a staff of approximately 3,400 in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg and Serbia. It has been traded at the Swiss stock exchange since 2000.
Launched in 1999 and now counting more than 3 million registered users, ricardo.ch is de facto the Swiss online marketplace. Every year, 5 million items change hands through our platform. To grow that number even further, we’re looking to expand our team with a smart, talented and dedicated
Are you passionate about great products that enrich and improve people’s lives? Do you thrive on challenges? Have you overcome the odds more than once in your personal and professional life? Do you have the battle scars to prove it? If you can answer those questions with a resounding yes, then read on – the person we’re describing might be you.
As CPO, you will shape all aspects of both the current and future ricardo.ch products. You will start by crafting our product roadmap, which translates abstract strategy into actual features. Working closely with our engineers, you and your team of a dozen product managers and designers will lead product development in an agile, pragmatic environment with frequent deployments. You will also interface with many other stakeholders, from customer care to marketing to category management. You will listen, consider different points of view and make the tough calls no one else wants to make – because in the end much of our success will rest on your shoulders. Together with your colleagues in the Management team, you will contribute to creating a culture of empowerment and ambition across the whole company.
You have extensive leadership experience and understand that your success relies on your ability to inspire others. You set the tone for how your team works: you nurture a culture of experimentation and learning, and you value agility and reliability in equal measure. You want team members who enjoy both what they do and why they do it, and you provide a constructive work environment that allows product managers and designers to flourish. You deeply appreciate the requirements of our users and our business and lead your team to value the fulfilment of these needs above all else.
We value enthusiasm, reliability, intelligence, attention to detail and a „get-sh*t-done“ attitude. And we expect you to have an insatiable drive to make things better. You have a technical Masters degree and excellent command of English, with German or French being a clear plus. And you’re prepared to learn snippets of Polish, Turkish, and even South Tyrolean (yes, that’s a thing) during and after work hours thanks to the 26 different nationalities represented in our team. We believe in healthy living and offer free flow of fresh fruit and other healthy snacks, and replenish our Felfel fridge every day with tasty and nutritious meals. Our modern office is located in Zug, a short train ride away from Zurich or Lucerne
Sounds too good to be true? Beware, this is no walk in the park. We do have our fair share of challenges: from rebuilding our tech platform to ensuring that ricardo.ch’s value proposition remains relevant for users who have plenty of alternatives nowadays. But if you a have a genuine interest in making great products for millions of people and the stamina to see them through, this is your chance! Hit the button below and apply: we look forward to reading from you.
We look forward to your application