Chief Product Owner - Transportation (w,m,x)

Permanent Employment, Full-time · München

Your Tasks

  • You are working as a product owner facilitating collaboration between the different technical teams for both development as well as customer projects

  • You align our vision and mission with the founders and Sono Motors

  • You act as an interface between different teams of business development, photovoltaics development,  mechanical and electrical integration

  • You coordinate and drive the revenue streams and development projects in the team

  • In that matter, you are working very close together with the different sub-departments and taking care of strategic as well as operational tasks

  • You are responsible for defining, maintaining, prioritising and pushing the product backlog towards execution

  • You take care of removing roadblocks, identifying critical paths 

  • You take the responsibility for budget and timings of all the projects in the team

  • Doing that, you always keep in mind the sustainable and environmental friendly execution of the project

Our Requirements

  • You hold a degree (BSc/BEng or MSc/MEng) in a relevant engineering discipline e.g. automotive, photovoltaics, electrical or mechanical engineering

  • You have very profound experience in a technical leader role within the automotive exterior and/or PV industry

  • You have very profound experience and understanding of the transportation market and vehicles

  • You have profound technical knowledge and understanding of truck, trailers, buses bodies and operation

  • You have a good  understanding of photovoltaics and the integration of solar on vehicles

  • You have experience in product development from research, prototyping to mass production, ideally in automotive component

  • You ideally have experience in the EV industry especially in the heavy duty segment

  • You have excellent project management, organisational and communication skills

  • You like to take over responsibility, working proactively and keeping the focus in turbulent times

  • You love to enter new areas and work yourself easily into new topics

  • You work in a structured and conscientious way, ideally you have experience with Scrum and Agile Project Management

  • You are fluent in English and German

  • You are enthusiastic about sustainability and passionate about the products we are developing

What to expect

  • A visionary, courageous team, motivated to make solar integration into vehicles a big thing
  • A very dynamic company where missing structures or processes are met with creative ideas and a lot of creative energy.
  • A learning culture characterized by transparency and values where it is allowed to make mistakes, ask any question and look for ways to improve for the customer, the team and yourself.
  • Flexible work hours and workplace choices that allow for staying healthy during the Corona pandemic.
  • A no-print policy, sustainably produced coffee, a vegan catering service, and more. 


For you to consider before applying our job offer: In a small company organized the way we are, the traditional employer-employee relationship is replaced with a partnership. You cannot expect the same service, support, and infrastructure as you would in a large organization. Things you miss might need to be initiated and created by you. You are regarded as someone who is really important in terms of how our company is doing, not just as someone who comes in and does their job. You will have more responsibility for the whole picture, and you will also be able to have a greater impact than in a larger organization. You will feel a bit more insecure than you might in a larger organization. How the company is doing financially has a more direct correlation to your employment. The owners will work together with you, but they will not manage the company - you and your colleagues will. You will be required to contribute and take initiative. You will have to adapt to the fact that not everything will be in place, taken care of or running perfectly. To work in this way open and straightforward communication is essential. This is a strong part of our culture.