Head of Products for Sustainability



Madrid, Spain
Posted on Friday, June 21, 2024

We're Celonis, the global leader in Process Mining technology and one of the world's fastest-growing SaaS firms. We believe there is a massive opportunity to unlock productivity by placing data and intelligence at the core of business processes - and for that, we need you to join us.

The Team:
Sustainability at Celonis is one of our core values: because Earth Is Our Future! The diverse and international sustainability team is at the forefront, creating innovative solutions for our customers and our company. The Celonis AI-driven Sustainability Layer is a proven solution for reporting, target setting and emissions reduction. Our products range from supplier sustainability management, and the decarbonization of supply chain processes to using process mining to optimize sustainability management.

Led by the Global Head of Sustainability but working horizontally with various departments, the sustainability team offers the freedom to grow and shape solutions to the biggest challenges of our time - in a fun and dynamic environment.

As green entrepreneurs, we are characterized by four core competencies:

  1. Leading with green expertise and an understanding of sustainable practices, as well as role-specific skills cultivated through curiosity and continuous learning
  2. Solving complex problems by analyzing with thought and data, challenging the status quo, and adopting a system-thinking approach with a strong business acumen
  3. Making impact happen through operational excellence, pragmatism, team spirit, creativity, and sustainable performance
  4. Dreaming big and driving change through a strong sense of ownership, influencing the right stakeholders, and a drive for excellence

The Role:

As the Head of Products for sustainability, you will be responsible for defining the vision, as well as planning and executing the roadmap for the innovative Sustainability Layer, encompassing solutions that decarbonize supply chains and improve sustainability management (reporting, target setting, reduction, traceability). You lead a small team of product managers and work closely with customers, the sustainability GTM team, the sustainability experts as well as the product organization at Celonis.

Your tasks:

  • Understand the market direction, emerging customer needs, features, and functional requirements and take the existing product vision to a strong and differentiated level, ensuring product-market fit.
  • Define the immediate and mid-term strategy and roadmap for Celonis sustainability products with a strong focus on customer value.
  • Analyse the market and partner landscape to find potential new partners with compelling technical capabilities; manage the existing product partnerships.
  • Establish team operations and processes to ensure focused roadmap execution; understand product feedback, set priorities, plan sprints and capacity, develop team capabilities, remove blockers and provide technical support and oversight.
  • Oversee product launches from product finalization, to pricing, messaging, positioning, communication and enablement.
  • Develop a product analytics programme to measure adoption and success of sustainability applications and implementations, set targets and report on progress.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholders (PnE organization, Business Apps teams, AI teams, product marketing…), campaign for priorities, influence decisions and promote our positioning as a thoughtleader.
  • Oversee co-innovations for customer-driven product development; form strong customer relationships.
  • Support sustainability GTM efforts with expertise, customer community programmes and a value-driven product roadmap.
  • Be an active part of the sustainability leadership team, contribute to team development and strategic projects (sustainability report, hackathons, events…).

The qualifications you need:

  • 5+ years of experience in Product Management at a SaaS company, including team leadership experience. Proven track record of successfully managing and launching products. This includes product lifecycle management, requirements engineering, agile practices, product analytics and stakeholder management.
  • Experienced understanding of business sustainability challenges and available solutions plus strong vision for innovation needed, particularly related to supply chain decarbonization & traceability. Ability to analyze the market, conduct user research and position Celonis process-driven solutions.
  • Have a solid understanding of process mining and concepts about how process intelligence can be applied to help companies overcome sustainability challenges.
  • Experience in creating and executing product roadmaps that drive business growth and customer value.
  • Technical affinity to successfully partner with product and engineering teams and other internal stakeholders. Proficiency in Python and SQL, and experience with YAML are a plus.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and driven to succeed in a fast-paced environment. Strong sense of ownership, hands-on mentality and willingness to work in an innovative incubator setting with limited resources.
  • Strong and effective communication and influencing skills and stakeholder management, with business sponsors, technical resources, and customers; confident presentation skills; fluency in both spoken and written English (other languages are a bonus!).
  • Experienced people leader with purpose, empathy and ability to motivate and empower a team to drive innovation and customer value.
  • Passionate about helping customers solve business and sustainability challenges. You are intellectually curious, have a willingness to learn, and continuously seek self-improvement.
  • Critical thinking and analytical mindset with a preference to solve problems pragmatically and with high quality.
  • Ability to collaborate, partner, and work effectively and smoothly in a hyper-growth company in an international team, including collaborating with team members in a remote setting.

What Celonis can offer you:

  • The unique opportunity to work with industry-leading process mining technology
  • Investment in your personal growth and skill development (clear career paths, internal mobility opportunities, L&D platform, mentorships, and more)
  • Great compensation and benefits packages (equity (restricted stock units), life insurance, time off, generous leave for new parents from day one, and more)
  • Physical and mental well-being support (subsidized gym membership, access to counseling, virtual events on well-being topics, and more)
  • A global and growing team of Celonauts from diverse backgrounds to learn from and work with
  • An open-minded culture with innovative, autonomous teams
  • Business Resource Groups to help you feel connected, valued and seen (Black@Celonis, Women@Celonis, Parents@Celonis, Pride@Celonis, Resilience@Celonis, and more)
  • A clear set of company values that guide everything we do: Live for Customer Value, The Best Team Wins, We Own It, and Earth Is Our Future

About Us

Since 2011, Celonis has helped thousands of the world's largest and most valued companies deliver immediate cash impact, radically improve customer experience and reduce carbon emissions. Its Process Intelligence platform uses industry-leading process mining technology and AI to present companies with a living digital twin of their end-to-end processes. For the first time, everyone in an organisation has a common language about how the business works, visibility into where value is hidden and the ability to capture it. Celonis is headquartered in Munich (Germany) and New York (USA) and has more than 20 offices worldwide.

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Join us as we make processes work for people, companies and the planet.

Celonis is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Different makes us better.

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