Head of Product Strategy (d/f/m) Full-time

Published at 2024-04-25 - Viewed: 287 times - Wikimedia Deutschland - in Berlin, Germany

At Wikimedia Deutschland e.V. we help create, collect and distribute free knowledge.

In 2004, volunteer Wikipedia activists founded the non-profit association Wikimedia Deutschland in Berlin, which now consists of over 100,000 members and 160 full-time staff.

Free knowledge leads to a fairer world. Wikipedia is the most important online knowledge collection of our time. The German Wikipedia alone records almost 1 billion page views per month for a total of 2.6 million articles. We – Wikimedia Deutschland e. V. – support the volunteers of Wikipedia and its sister projects, develop free software, such as Wikidata, and advocate for free access to knowledge, the opening of education and research, and more common good orientation in data policy.

For our Team Product Development, based in Berlin, we are looking for a permanent Head of Product Strategy (m/f/d), full-time or part-time (min. 30h), as soon as possible.

About the position & the team:
You will be the Head of Product Strategy for the Linked Open Data portfolio of products. Within the Wikimedia movement, WMDE is responsible for the support of Linked Open Data. This includes strengthening Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects through Wikidata, but also enabling mission aligned people and projects to share, link and collaborate on their data, e.g. through Wikibase Cloud and Suite.

Together with the Head of Product Operations, you will lead a team of product managers and provide guidance, coaching, and mentorship to help them develop their skills and achieve their product goals.

What you’ll be doing:

  • You will shape the future of Linked Open Data by defining its vision, strategy, and goals in collaboration with a dynamic team of Product Managers as well as the Software Departments leadership team
  • You empower Product Managers to own the strategy for their portfolios, for example Wikidata and Wikibase Cloud, fostering a culture of ownership and creativity
  • You collaborate closely with the Head of Product Operations to cultivate a data-informed and user-centric product development process
  • Together with the Head of Product Operations, you manage a diverse team of Product Managers, fostering their growth and development as leaders in the field
  • You engage with partners (eg. theWikimedia Foundation) and ensure strategic alignment and sustainability for impactful projects

What we offer:

  • A participative collaboration guided by our values: participation, diversity, free and open access, equity, sustainability and respectful collaboration
  • Benefits: 30 vacation days and additional time off on Dec. 24th and New Year’s Eve, access to our company pension scheme allowance, continued salary in the event of sick children
  • € 500 gross one-off payment for home office equipment
  • € 300 gross per year (€ 25 per month) allowance for running costs in the home office
  • All overtime is recorded and converted into compensatory time off
  • An office located in the center of Berlin and hybrid work options
  • WorkingAbroad@WMDE up to 4 weeks per year
  • In-house training and continued professional development as well as free external life coaching (professional advice and coaching on job-related and private issues)

What makes you right for this role:

  • You bring experience in defining strategies and leading product portfolios and possess a strong knowledge of software development and product management for technical products
  • You have an understanding of Linked Open Data, enabling you to navigate complex data landscapes
  • You have experience mentoring and coaching product managers, providing valuable support for their professional development and success
  • You are a passionate advocate for Continuous Discovery and Experimentation Frameworks
  • You are a highly collaborative person who believes in empowering their team
  • You have proficient written and verbal communication skills in English, as well as good knowledge of German

Interested?
Then apply now! Send us your detailed application documents (Resume & Motivational Letter (yes, we read them)) via our job portal. We kindly ask you to refrain from application photos and information on date of birth, marital status and parents.

Our HR team will be happy to answer your questions. Please contact us via jobs@wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Germany is committed to equal opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of, for example, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or belief, political or other convictions, gender, age, disability, or sexual identity or orientation.

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