Product Owner Finance & Procurement (0,8 – 1,0 FTE)

Product Owner Finance & Procurement (0,8 – 1,0 FTE)

Published Deadline Location
30 May 13 Jul Eindhoven

Job description

Are you an IT professional who wants to be challenged every day? At the TU/e, scientists and students continuously create the unthinkable. The strength of the IT landscape is their key to success and, hence, so are you. These creative minds expect you to offer them a solution for tomorrow that doesn't exist today. Together we are building the high performance backbone that this epicenter of science and technology demands.

The service department Library and Information Services (LIS) service is responsible for the entire demand - supply chain in the fields of information management, IT and library services. The service department is transforming into a product-oriented structure, with empowered product teams responsible for professional service provision and further development of their product. In consultation with stakeholders, requirements are collected, prioritized and aligned. Part of the transformation is the introduction of Agile working methods. The service department consists of six Product Areas: Library and Open Science, Research, Education, Corporate, Data & Insights and Platforms.

Job description
The Product Area Corporate contributes to efficiency and effectiveness of business operations by offering intelligent solutions and integrated standard platforms. We focus on optimized end-to-end processes, scalable architecture and reusability.

Within the product area Corporate, the Finance and Procurement team is responsible for the functional management (business information management) of the TU/e financial business operations landscape. This includes the various core financial processes as well as procurement processes, projects, expenses and timewriting. The team works in close cooperation with the other LIS Product Teams and colleagues in the Finance and Control Department.

The product portfolio includes the recently implemented systems Unit4 ERPx, Proactis, Unit4 Planning & Analysis, the legacy system Oracle eBusiness Suite, Exact Globe and a large number of application integrations.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Product Owner to join our Finance and Procurement team. You will be responsible for developing and executing the product roadmap, defining and prioritizing features, and ensuring stakeholder satisfaction. You will work in close cooperation with the Product Area Lead Corporate, the Competence Manager, the various business stakeholders and other Product Owners within LIS.

Key responsibilities
  • Ensure strategic alignment of the product team by defining and continuously refining the product vision, goals and roadmap.
  • Understand stakeholder needs and translate them into product backlog items.
  • Prioritize and manage the product backlog to ensure alignment with stakeholder needs and strategic goals.
  • Act as an ambassador for the services and as the primary contact for queries related to the services.
  • Protect the long term (technical and/or domain) integrity of the product and ensuring that the quality is sufficient.
  • Represent the interests of the teams in quarterly planning and PO sync sessions.
  • Participate in stand-ups, review and retrospective events.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and developments, and share knowledge and best practices with the team.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


  • Bachelor degree or higher in Computer Science, Business Administration or related field.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a Product Owner, preferably of a product team responsible for financial management.
  • Experience in acting as a primary contact person towards the team, showing Agile leadership (act as a role model) and the ability to successfully interact with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels in the organization.
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner I certification or higher.
  • Knowledge of finance and/or procurement processes is a plus.
  • Knowledge of finance and/or procurement platforms such as Unit4, Proactis or similar is a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication in both Dutch and English.
  • Flexible, dynamic and experience in an Agile/DevOps environment.
  • Experience in a Higher Education organization is a plus.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. We also offer you:
  • A monthly salary of minimum € 4.332,- to maximum € 5.929,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (salary scale 11 collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, also a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (one extra month).
  • A favourable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favourable ABP pension plan.
  • Upon starting, we initially offer a one-year contract, with the prospect of indefinite employment thereafter.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!

Additional information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to have more information about the position, please contact Etienne Mathijsen (Product Area Lead Corporate): or 040 - 247 8229

For other questions about conditions of employment contact internal Recruiter Rob van der Linden via or via tel. 0639582273.

If you are interested in this vacancy you can apply by uploading your motivation and your curriculum vitae via the 'Apply for this job' button.

In case of equal suitability, internal candidates will have preference over external candidates.


  • IT; Finance
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • V81.7495


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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