Are you passionate about creating, maintaining, and optimising a diverse product portfolio? Do you keep yourself awake at night thinking of „the next big thing“? Are you interested in working for a super-fun company whose sole focus is helping customers express themselves? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we’re looking for you because... We’ve got an open position in our Leipzig office that we think you’d be perfect for:

(Senior) Product Owner (f/m/d) – Marketplace in Leipzig SN Gießerstraße 27 04229 Germany

Department: Product Management
Employment type: full-time or part-time
Stand at the helm of the ship and captain the management and strategic vision of one of Germany’s largest, most profitable, and best-known points of sale – the Spreadshirt Marketplace. Be the driving force behind the self-expression of our customers. Help support our ever-growing designer community in showcasing and selling their work. You‘ll be at the forefront of a department that consists of product owners, project managers, a product design and user research team, and will have the chance to work on initiatives such as user journey, conversion optimization, search, ranking and recommendations. A solid and growing product will be in your hands – it’s up to you to continue that growth in the next era of the Marketplace.

We work with cross-functional teams to constantly evolve our product portfolio. We aim to create the best possible user experience, taking full advantage of innovations in technology. We advocate design-driven product development and data-driven decision making.

Spreadshirt puts the customer’s needs at the center of attention. Our customers drive our platform because it’s their graphics and designs that consumers use to create unique products. Our executive team is the biggest advocate of a customer-first approach, and your team will be empowered to own the product vision. Yes, really. Just make sure it’s customer-focused.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with the team to articulate the vision and set the roadmap.
  • Explore new opportunities, detect user needs and improve the product for your customers whilst still achieving Spreadshirt’s commercial goals.
  • Define the product requirements by working closely with key stakeholders.
  • Develop your product according to the agile process together with engineering, user research and design.
  • Manage the product backlog with prioritisation, trade-offs and constraints.
  • Be an expert in the competitive landscape and explore emerging markets indirectly competing with our proposition.
  • Back up your opinions with data and well-structured arguments – we don’t like big business cases, but you must know the ‘why’ behind your decisions.

Learn more about working as a Product Owner at Spreadshirt in this interview.

Who You Are

  • You have at least 2-3 years of product management experience using agile techniques; ideally for web-based applications or mobile.
  • You have had success in taking a product from concept to live status, iterating collaboratively with design and engineering peers, and shipping at scale.
  • You know how to communicate with stakeholders, as well as working closely with a team of engineers.
  • You have experience in A/B testing methodologies and working with analytics tools.
  • You have strong numerical, analytical and verbal skills; a quick thinker and a clear communicator.
  • You are an excellent communicator at all levels, a natural evangelist who is passionate about product as a discipline and our vital role at Spreadshirt.

We value diversity at Spreadshirt. Your talent is in our focus no matter your age, colour, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or disability status.

Would be great, but not necessary

  • Experience with web analytics tools
  • Understanding of large scale e-commerce platforms
  • Understanding of technical architecture

What we offer

  • High levels of responsibility and career development opportunities
  • An open and colourful company culture with flexible working hours
  • A creative and informal working atmosphere
  • Great work with friendly colleagues in highly motivated teams and flat hierarchies
  • Continuous training with workshops and conferences
  • Bright and friendly offices, a huge kitchen area for mutual lunch breaks, terraced roofs and a lot more
  • A feel-good factor thanks to free fruit baskets, water dispensers and coffee vendors as well as PlayStation, table tennis & table football, heaps of events and – of course – a whole lot of T-shirts
  • Support in the visa process and relocation

Get more insights in working at Spreadshirt on Glassdoor.

About Spreadshirt

Spreadshirt is the self-expression global e-commerce company. It empowers people to express themselves through creating, discovering, and selling clothing and accessories with messages they want the world to hear. Companies like Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube enable self-expression in the digital world but people don’t have the same opportunities in the real world where the need still exists. Spreadshirt’s three approaches – create your own, marketplace and shops – provide limitless opportunity for on-person self-expression. Founded in 2002, Spreadshirt is available in 12 languages, operates five global production sites and ships to over 160 countries. In 2017, it hit global revenue of $120 million, printed more than 4.8 million items, and had over 80,000 selling partners.


Stefanie Frenking

Head of Recruiting and Feel Good Management
+49 (0)341 59400-5241

We look forward to receiving your application in English and by e-mail: Please state reference number V00-935 and don't forget to let us know about salary expectations and your earliest starting date.

P.S.: We are not too keen on super straight CVs, extreme adaptive capacities and yea-sayer qualities. What we want are characters full of ideas and drive — no matter how old you are, where you come from and whatever your preferences. Show us what you've got!

This job offer was posted on 2018-11-14. and is valid through 2018-12-10