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Product Owner - Certification - Sustainability/Impact in Barcelona


25,000 - €55,000
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Job Description

CommonShare operates a three-prong strategy to a.) Increase transparency in opaque markets, b.) Further sustainability within firms, and c.) Create better distributed ownership among stakeholders.

In this role, you will be leading the product development team in executing the first prong in that strategy, specifically in building our Certification platform. The company is building its Certification architecture to enable market organization within the “sustainability industry”. To this end, the company is working to build the world’s largest, trusted, searchable database of sustainable suppliers across agricultural products and commodities, textiles and apparel, seafood, cosmetics, green building products, electronics, flowers, and pet food.

To do this, CommonShare’s data science team is indexing and creating a taxonomy around hundreds of thousands of producers alongside relevant certifiers, and certification bodies. These producers represent over $2 trillion in gross merchandizing volume sold per year. By organizing data around the sustainability industry, the Company is:

- Providing both consistency and traceability of certifications within the supply chain
- Reducing search costs for buyers and other parties interested in certification

Our team is now looking for a product owner to serve as a bridge between our data science, design, and engineering teams.


- Be the bridge between design, data science and engineering
- Engage other leaders within teams to define development priorities for the product, gather requirements, and define scopes
- Work with UX lead to research and identify stakeholder needs and effectively manage stakeholder expectations
- Plan and prioritize user stories for sprints
- Work with QA to track and triage defects and releases to production
- Engages and interact with clients and partners/vendors during feedback sessions, support sessions, demos and requirements gathering.
- Manage a backlog of new features and enhancements for the product
- Analyze, understand and share to build a strong knowledge base of the product


- Commitment towards and intentionality around incorporating impact into your career choices
- Currently residing in/willing to relocate with existing visas secured to Barcelona or Amsterdam
- Professional working efficiency in English and fluency in at least one other language
- Deep understanding and proven experience of hands on implementation of Agile methodologies
- Minimum of 3-5 year of experience as a Product Owner delivering Software Products, ideally in a high-growth venture environmental
- Experience in B2B SaaS businesses, preferably in B2B eCommerce or transactional marketplaces
- Excellent skills w JIRA or equivalent diagramming software
- 1-2 years utilizing Github
- Motivated self-starter that has the ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as in a team environment.
- You have a seasoned entrepreneurial mindset, with field experience in creating strong business cases for short, medium and long-term product development
- You are comfortable with project management i.e negotiations, time management, and cross-functional teamwork
- You have a meticulous eye for detail, but also can grasp holistic view of things to be able to prioritize efficiently
- You have exceptional interpersonal skills with proven ability to collaborate, influence and drive consensus among team members and various management level
- You can translate complex concepts to easily understandable statements, charts, or presentations

What we can offer:

- Work with a truly diverse team of 34 (11 nationalities, majority women) where every member of the 34 strong team speaks at least two languages fluently. Current offices in New York City and Tangier with an expanding presence in Barcelona.
- Endless growth and career opportunities
- Founders are impact investors and entrepreneurs with multiple exits under their belts
- You are getting in on the ground floor of building the Alibaba for sustainability

Please submit your CV, cover letter, LinkedIn/Github current location, and work eligibility on and to

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