Ideas need initiative.

Körber Digital shapes and drives the Körber Group’s digital advancement. The Business Area is a nucleus for digital innovation and new digital business models and as such a trusted go-to unit for all topics around the Group’s digitization.

Located in the German start-up hotspot Berlin, Körber Digital matches the speedy entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up with the long-term strategic focus of the Körber Group. Striving for progressive disruption, Körber Digital is at the forefront of the digital revolution of the industry.

The Körber Group is an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. It unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations and offers its customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Körber Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

For our location in Berlin we are looking for

Product Owner – Smart Factory (m/f/d)


  • In collaboration with the strategic design team, engage with stakeholders to clarify requirements from the product via email, online meetings, and on-site factory visits

  • Make sure the high-level plan is aligned with stakeholder needs and validate the assumptions over the usefulness of the features with factory representatives from various business areas

  • Maintain high-level plans and provide regular updates on progress to the relevant stakeholders.

  • Closely with the strategic design team in collecting ideas and setting priorities for prototyping and development.

  • Collaborate with team members to ensure a coherent user experience across the platform is maintained

  • Own the creation and prioritization of the product backlog for specific digital products

  • Oversee the initiation and execution of continuous improvements on the portal in coordination with the team

  • Lead the identification of dependencies between portal features and maintain an updated vision for the product development

  • Lead the communication of milestone planning aspects, milestone goals and feature scope to team members

  • Work with the strategic design team and stakeholders to grant access to the relevant stakeholders to collaboration spaces and the product

  • Prepare columns on product features for periodic communication with key stakeholder groups


  • Ability to develop and refine a compelling product vision with attention to detail.

  • Engineering bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in owning and delivering digital products

  • Excellent command of English, both written and verbal – German skills are considered a plus

  • Technical understanding of IT, internet technologies and web application.

  • Experience with best-practice agile product management tools.

  • A background that comprises both solid business understanding as well as an expert understanding of high-quality digital product delivery

  • Project management skills to coordinate and follow-up with stakeholders and the product team

  • Experience working as a part of a team, balancing needs across stakeholders and in a complex business environment.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders.

  • Strategic and analytical thinking, customer orientation, team-oriented and willingness to travel

  • Willingness, flexibility, creativity, and energy in taking initiative and assuming responsibility.

  • Ability to work independently under uncertainty and work pressure

  • Strong work ethic, sense of commitment, and a desire to succeed

  • Highly organized


    Ideally, you also have

  • Feature domain expertise knowledge in digitization, smart factory, and industry 4.0 topics

  • Software architecture know-how

  • Computer engineering or computer science or software engineering background