Associate Product Owner

  • Full-time

Job Description

Publicis Le Pont is a one-stop-shop that connects scalable operations with creative agility. We are the ultimate partner that can lead your digital transformation with speed, efficiency and consumer-first approach. Through the Publicis Power of One we are seamlessly connecting three European Centres of Excellence: Commerce & Production, Data & Technology and Content & Creativity. These pillars define modern KPIs, but the magic happens only when they are connected. We work globally, creating strategies and digital materials for many global brands and businesses.

In Hungary; our multinational team represents over 300 people from across 25+ different countries, providing integrated solutions and diverse expertise that shape how Fortune 500 companies and brands communicate from Europe to the US and China. 

We are a group of communication professionals deeply rooted in the values of diversity and inclusion, working for better futures at speed by turning the magical combinations of many into the Power Of One! 

And we are proud to be the first agency in Hungary to get the Great Place To Work® certification! 


The Associate Product Owner will play a crucial role in supporting the Product Owner and the team in executing the vision and strategy of the Business Line. They will be responsible for collecting product data, conducting customer research, coordinating with stakeholders, and crafting user stories + driving design for new product features. Working closely with one or more product managers, the Associate Product Owner will enable them to work more effectively and efficiently.

Reports to Product team lead: risks and help needed, flows/strategy/status of big bets.


Project-Related Objectives:

  • Lead the discovery and development of new features from conception to implementation, ensuring alignment with business objectives and stakeholders' expectations.
  • Skillfully manage and articulate the project backlog, ensuring that priorities are well defined, and user stories are clear and actionable.
  • Act as a quality gatekeeper before feature releases ensuring a high standard of quality and functionality while identifying potential issues before they reach the production environment.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Maintain strong and positive relationships with key stakeholders, measuring success through positive 360-degree reviews.

Teamwork and Leadership:

  • Identify and communicate opportunities for cross-team process improvements, documenting actionable recommendations.
  • Facilitate cross-team sessions effectively, particularly team retrospectives, documenting outcomes and recommendations.
  • Foster a positive and resilient team culture, ensuring high team morale even during challenging project phases.

Performance Metrics Objectives:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of key performance indicators (KPIs), and present accurate performance data to the team.
  • Stimulate team thinking by challenging current performance metrics, presenting and gaining acceptance for alternative KPIs that better reflect product health or growth.


Hard Skills:

  • Product Development Expertise: Proficiency in leading the discovery and development of new features from conception to implementation.
  • Project Management: Ability to manage project backlogs effectively, with skills in prioritizing, defining clear and actionable user stories, and maintaining high-quality standards.
  • Data Analysis and KPI Management: Strong skills in collecting product data, understanding key performance indicators, and presenting performance data accurately.
  • Stakeholder Coordination: Experience in coordinating with various stakeholders and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Quality Assurance: Competence in acting as a gatekeeper for feature releases to ensure high functionality and identify potential issues.
  • Process Documentation: Ability to document processes, outcomes, and recommendations clearly and effectively.
  • Time Management: Familiarity with Timesheet systems and adherence to deadlines for task completion and reporting.

Soft Skills:

  • Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective stakeholder management, team interactions, and reporting.
  • Teamwork and Leadership: Ability to foster a positive team culture, motivate team members, and identify cross-team improvement opportunities.
  • Problem-Solving: Aptitude for identifying and addressing workflow or client-related issues.
  • Adaptability and Resilience: Capacity to maintain high team morale during challenging project phases and adapt to changing environments.
  • Critical Thinking: Skill in challenging and redefining performance metrics and stimulating team thinking.
  • Self-Improvement: Commitment to continuous personal and professional development.
  • Information Flow Management: Competence in efficiently managing and reporting project-related information to superiors and colleagues.

Why should you join Publicis Groupe?  

  • Multicultural and diverse environment - We have more, than 300 colleagues (and counting), talents coming from every part of the world, why not join us and learn some Portuguese during lunch breaks?  
  • Home office opportunity - We attend to our modern and minimalistic (also award-winning!) open office three times a week, and we have the opportunity to enjoy the comfort of our own home twice a week.  
  • Flexible working hours - The working hours are also flexible. Here we have to mention that as we work for clients, you cannot do your job during the evening, but if you have a dentist’s appointment at 3 p.m., we won’t say you can’t go.  
  • Market-competitive salary - We will give you a salary that reflects your hard work. During the selection process we will try and find that sweet spot, which will make you happy when you open your offer letter.  
  • Work Your World program – Would you like to experience working from a different country for a couple of weeks? Start dreaming about your favorite location because with us, you can do it! Just pick a Publicis Groupe office on the Globe. Then start packing. 
  • Dog friendly office - If you have a furry, occasionally barking four-legged bestie, they are also more than welcome in the office.  
  • Company events - Once you have joined us, you’ll see that we not only learn each other's native language (remember the unofficial language lessons from above?), but also have regular get-togethers. Trying not to stay thirsty during every third Thursday (yes, we definitely call them Thirsty Thursdays!), having different themed parties throughout the year or boosting our creativity by listening to Creative mornings in the Café! 
  • Well-being – Last year we launched our well-being program, Balance by Publicis Groupe Hungary. We believe that balance is not something to be found, but something to create. That is why we are fully committed to bringing it into your life. Initiatives, such as coaching, round table conversations, workshops and education on well-being is available for everyone, and more elements of the program is on the way. 
  • Relocation - Would you like to join us from the other side of the globe? Looking forward to talking to you! If we agree on working together, we will help you get through the bureaucracy and get you the working visa you need.  

Interested? Come and join the Publicis Groupe adventure!

Additional Information

Publicis Groupe, believes that our people are our greatest asset. Our people are chosen for their personalities, their ethics and professional qualities without any exclusion, preferential treatment or discrimination. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and do not discriminate by reason of age, gender, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, nationality, religion or disability or any other difference. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and will provide appropriate assistance for candidates with disabilities or special needs throughout the recruitment process upon request. 

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