Senior Product Manager (m/f)

As a technology focused company, we understand the importance of an energizing atmosphere that promotes collaboration and innovation. This is why Europe Technology Division (EU TD) was created with the mission to create and grow the Rakuten Ecosystem across Europe, providing products and services to both EU and Global businesses of the Rakuten Group. Today, we have over 90 members in our Europe Technology Division split into 8 teams working from 5 different countries with the latest technologies!

Rakuten is looking for a highly accomplished and passionate Product Manager to develop our ecosystem product strategy. Our goal is to define and drive product initiatives to maximize growth of Rakuten through Ecosystem propositions by collaborating with Rakuten Group Companies globally. You’ll contribute to the future of Rakuten in Europe by defining its vision, strategy and roadmap. In this role, you will understand regional market opportunities and requirements for product improvements, and align with Rakuten’s global strategy. You will work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders, and collaborate with peer product managers on the team and in other regions to ensure alignment with our overall company vision.

We are searching for our office in sunny Barcelona for a Senior Product Manager  (located in the Rakuten office of


  • Lead the formulation of product vision and strategy, competitive & market analysis, and customer value proposition to prioritize and define key business and engineering development milestones
  • Collaborate with business planning, to ensure business strategy and product strategy are aligned
  • Understand & define the current and future drivers of the Rakuten Ecosystem in Europe and ensure these are part-and-parcel of our roadmap deliverables
  • Define product in terms of : objectives, feature/functionality, NFRs, KPIs, and successes to deliver value of the ecosystem to the business
  • Communicate clear product focus to everyone on the project and hence enable faster execution
  • Develop internal and external partnerships and networks to maximize the achievement of business goals
  • Develop product and technology roadmaps from concept through launch
  • Ensure the delivery of the product portfolio


  • 5-7+ years of experience in e-commerce and/or digital content, in product management, product planning with a steady progression of taking on roles with increasing responsibility and impact
  • Deep understanding of customers, and ability to employ a hypotheses-driven approach to tackle complex problems
  • Good understanding of Membership Programs, Loyalty management, Authentication frameworks, Payment strategies across platforms and devices
  • Understanding of relevant Global and EU trends
  • Able to thrive in ambiguous situations, driving clarity and focus, setting priorities, and converting ideas into action
  • Leadership skills to bring people together
  • Creative strategic thinker who can identify new product and business opportunities and develop actionable plans to take advantage of those opportunities
  • Strong analytical skills, with experience in customer, competitive, and financial analysis
  • Data-driven approach with the ability to leverage data to make decisions
  • Clear understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Outstanding track record of driving high-impact results in a matrixed environment, working collaboratively across boundaries and influencing leaders in other teams
  • Proven ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously with aggressive schedules
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


  • BA/BS level degree or equivalent required, MBA is a plus
  •  Preferred Qualifications:
    • Understanding of the latest technologies around EC, Smartphone, Web, IoT, AI is a plus
    • Additional experience in internet services, digital content, FS/payments, digital marketing is a plus
    • Comfortable communicating with non-native English speakers

  • Interesting and challenging fast paced environment
  • A chance to shape and build the business and inspiration to make a difference
  • Open and respectful multicultural environment
  • Professional, passionate, ambitious, but friendly team
  • Possibility for professional growth and international assignments


  • Innovative and flexible people full of energy
  • Friendly team player with a professional mindset
  • Those who can think for themselves and take action
  • Willing to work in a dynamic, multicultural and global environment where multilingual skills are a big asset
  • Ambitious to grow as an individual within the company
  • Passionate about working in a global company which wants to make a difference by empowering society.

If you are interested in this position, meet these requirements and wish to actively participate in developing our company and join our highly motivated team, please apply by sending an email to Miriam Schäfer at:

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