Product Owner Building Operator

  • Tech & Data
  • De Lier, Netherlands

Product Owner Building Operator

Job description

Climate for growth

It is Priva's mission to create an optimal environment where people can work, grow and develop. We offer global solutions for horticulture and building automation.

Our ambition is to be known as the leading technology and service provider for sustainable urban deltas. We are proud that our solutions result in lower consumption of natural resources and contribute to several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To fulfill our mission and ambition, we are looking for dedicated colleagues.

Your future ecosystem
Between Rotterdam and The Hague, you find the greenhouse capital of the world: “Het Westland”, where our campus is located in The Lier. A region that has a great contribution to The Netherlands as food exporter number 2 worldwide, right after the US.

In these 100 square kilometers, Priva was founded in the fifties. An innovative second-generation owned family business. Today we are a high-tech company that develops hardware, software and digital services in the field of climate control, energy-saving and optimal reuse of water. We do this for utility buildings such as offices, retail, hotels and hospitals, as well for horticulture, indoor and city farming.

How you add value
As a Product Owner for the Priva Building Operator, you are responsible for maximizing the value of our cloud service that allows end-users to get insight and control of their building. You will work closely with our customers, Product Owners and other relevant stakeholders to identify needs. You also use user data gathered from Priva Building Operator to help you determine the most valuable next features or improvements. Based on all input and requirements you gathered and determined, you decide what is most valuable to work on first. You translate the needs of your users into requirements in the form of user stories that can be implemented by the multidisciplinary team(s) that is assigned to you. You provide the product backlog and clear goals for at least one team and stay in close cooperation with the other Product Owners (e.g. Connext Operator) to find synergy opportunities.


With an agile mindset you actively stimulate the team(s) to inspect and adapt and show this yourself in your own behavior and activities.


You are responsible for translating the inputs from various stakeholders, both internal and external, into a well-defined roadmap with a clear vision. At the end of the day, you are responsible for how your product is received, experienced, and used by our customers. This means you will be responsible for evolving in the right direction to ensure maximum commercial success.

Job requirements

Who you are
We are looking for someone with excellent leadership skills who can lead a team to ensure that deadlines are met. Also, an Agile mindset, someone who easily levels with technical and non-technical stakeholders to pursue customer value. Furthermore, we will read your resume to find: 

  • A background in product management and have functioned as a Product Owner for one or more software development teams for at least 5 years;
  • Previously held a similar role where you were responsible for an end-customer facing cloud application;
  • Experience with managing senior stakeholders;
  • Excellent insight in estimating the business impact of all the user stories you prioritize and express their impact quantitatively;
  • At least 5 years of experience working with teams using an Agile methodology (e.g. SCRUM);
  • Preferred: you possess leadership skills for being able to organize and stimulate the development of the Product Owner professional discipline and individuals.


What you get
In numbers:

  • A gross salary based on your experience in the range of € 4.000,- and € 5.500,- based on 40 hours a week;
  • We find a healthy work-life balance important: working flexible hours combined with 30 vacation days a year and the option to buy more;
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • Travel allowance of € 0,19/km with a daily maximum of 150 kilometer.

For your own sustainability:

  • Join our collective health insurance;
  • Be secured with our pension plan;
  • Feel engaged and join our participation plan;
  • Keep on learning with your personal education possibilities and budget;
  • Be happy and fit by using our healthy cafeteria, our free on-premises fitness where you can participate in CrossFit, Pilates and Spinning classes or play table tennis and table football.


Does all of this make you smile? Feel free to apply below or contact us for further information. We are keen to tell you more about us, our vision and future.


A screening procedure can be part of our selection process.