Product Owner


We vragen

  • 5 - 10 jaar
  • Natuurlijk leiderschap
  • Een klantgerichte visie

We bieden

  • € 6.012 - € 8.588 pm
  • Een uitgebreid arbeidsvoorwaardenpakket
  • Regie op eigen ontwikkeling

Waarom ABN AMRO?

  • Bouwen aan de bank van de toekomst
  • Een diverse en inclusieve cultuur
  • Veel interne doorgroeimogelijkheden

Product Owner

At a glance

The Product Owner has a clear mandate to define priorities within the block’s scope, closely aligning with the capability strategy and validating those in the Quarterly Business Review (QBR) memo, written in collaboration with the key business stakeholders and signed off by the ABN AMRO Clearing Bank (AACB) Global Management Team. You are responsible for releasing products, services and capabilities, depending on the scope of the block, that meet the customer needs and achieve the block’s goals. They define and prioritise requirements (stories) in the block Backlog and accepts requirements (stories) as completed. The Product Owner is also the hierarchical manager of the Business Developers within the block and responsible for their direct reports as staff who have the right skills to achieve key performance indicators (KPIs).

There are vacancies for the Business Lead I role, in the following blocks

Digital Portals & Client Reporting cluster (total of 3 FTE)*
Client Instructing 
Client Portal
Client Reporting 


Clearing, settlement & custody cluster (total of 2 FTE)
Settlement & Custody
Reconciliation and control


Finance cluster (total of 3 FTE)*
Financial Reporting 
SBL & Treasury
Regulatory Reporting I&II


* The Lead PO (Business Lead III) will be posted as a separate vacancy and she/he will lead one of the blocks. The decision which block will be led by the Lead PO will be made in consultation with the CPO and the future (L)POs over the course of the application process.


Your job

As a Business Lead, you translate AACB’s strategy into specific goals. You have a vision that takes innovations in your domain into consideration. When achieving your goals, you strike the right balance between strategy, objectives, business processes, and the client. You motivate others and give direction to employees and coaches to help them achieve results. You enable teams to get the best out of themselves and bring out the best in each other by working closely together and engaging coaches. You are also able to weigh up interests properly, as you are able to form a clear picture of the greater whole.  Your team has a positive culture and values that are supported and promoted by everyone.

Knowledge and skills
•    People management 
•    General knowledge of business and IT relating to own area of responsibility 
•    Strategy and policy-making
•    Conceptual thinking

•    Vision and strategy developed (including IT, Risk, Compliance, and financial aspects) 
•    Optimal performance of end-to-end processes and applications
•    Business activities are compliant 
•    Optimal product portfolio and correct information/input for the MT agenda to facilitate decision-making
•    Motivated staff who have the right skills to achieve objectives 
•    Network of relevant stakeholders to facilitate the work

Behaviour – How you do this
Thanks to your integrity and your inspirational leadership style, you keep motivating people to achieve their goals. You are able to exert influence in several ways to achieve the desired change or improvement. Doing this ensures you take the opinions of others into consideration by listening carefully and getting feedback. This enables you to achieve results without losing sight of the client’s interests and those of the bank. You have a broad interest in your own area of responsibility and in the bank as a whole. As a result, you have a clear picture of the interrelations with other areas of responsibility and you encourage collaboration. 

Competences needed:
Cluster-wide:  Ownership - Client focus -  Motivating others - Promoting teamwork
Profile-specific: Coaching - Adaptability to change - Vision

Your working environment
You will work in one of the blocks of the AACB Product Grid. The team consists of 8-10 people focusing on developing, running and maintaining the platform and software for AACB. The team works in an agile scrum way with 2-week sprints. You set priorities for the sprints in consultation with stakeholders and the Development Team. The Development Team is self-managing and currently investing in its DevOps capabilities. We aim to deliver the team goals together and celebrate the team’s successes. AACB is the cornerstone of global financial markets. We offer clients the ability to trade on 90+ financial markets, giving us a top 3 position globally. In this position, we secure and govern a safe, transparent and sustainable market. Our clients include professional traders, investment managers and corporates with whom we have longstanding personal relationships. We understand them and strive to deliver the same high-quality service across the globe. All with the aim to reduce risk and make financial markets more efficient and reliable. Given the high demands of our clients and highly volatile market, the work in AACB gives you a chance to learn a lot in a short period. Working at AACB means thriving in an international, professional yet informal, fast-paced, IT-driven environment.

Your Profile

•    University working and thinking level
•    8 years of relevant work experience, experience in a process management/substantive management function and at least 3 years of experience in IT services
•    Experience in project management, process improvement and change processes, stakeholder and expectation management within complex organizations and have the required skills 
•    Knowledge of financial services and current trends in the field of investing/securities transactions, products, processes, Agile, DevOps and Lean methodologies, relevant infrastructure, back-end systems, platforms, applications, IT outsourcing, Service Management processes and procedures, software development and Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
•    Experience in finding the right balance between acting in the interests of the customer, compliancy with laws and regulations and lifecycle management of the systems, so that they are up-to-date and safe. You see this as a challenge, for which you like to come up with creative solutions
•    Used to working in an international environment - English is necessary
•    Cultural sensitivity is important, as you will work with different nationalities 
•    Strong stakeholder management skills within and outside the Grid 
•    Preferably experience with Clearing business
In addition to the generic competencies, you have knowledge and expertise about the block’s business area and are familiar with the technologies and applications in the mandate of that block. See below more detailed descriptions per block: 

Purpose: Developing and maintaining a global source of client data (including correct fees and client query handling and storing BaaS clients). Developing client on-boarding, periodical reviews, screening processes.
Mandate: Providing the golden source for all client information - Offering workflows for client on-boarding, periodical reviews and screening; Storing Banking as a Service (BaaS) clients
Key capabilities: SalesForce - CI/CD - Client Data - KYC processes 
Related applications:  SalesForce - Client Fee tool - Pentaho - RDC


Client Portal
Purpose: Developing and maintaining interfaces to receive instructions from- and send feedback and data to clients to enable self-service
Mandate: Provisioning of a global online experience to clients - Out phasing of AACB maintained Client and Employee portals - Provisioning other teams with Portal as a Platform, leveraging on Client Portal technology and capabilities 
Key capabilities: User Experience Design (UX) – Front-end Development – AWS - CI/CD - API’s
Related applications: AACB Client Portal


Client Reporting
Purpose: Developing and maintaining automated solutions for pushing report and data from AACB to clients with focus on reconciliations
Mandate: Creating standardised and market-standard reports for clients - Distributing reports to clients - Running the daily operations on reporting - Ensuring source systems provide the right level of quality - Ensuring global alignment of reporting platforms
Key capabilities: Report creation - Report distribution - FIX
Related applications: GRIP Portal - GRIP Client reporting - Pentaho - BaNCS DWH – Sivex

Settlement & Custody
Purpose: maintaining, developing and further standardization of AACBs settlement services. Automating AACBs global custody services offering (Safekeeping, Corporate actions, Tax, Proxy voting)
Mandate: Manage all systems and processes relating to Securities settlements & custody - Automation of operation processes - Work towards a global operating standard - Ensure processes are compliant with relevant regulations - IT Risk control in blocks scope - Global deployment of BaNCS.
Key capabilities: Payments – SWIFT - Custody & settlements expertise – CSDR - BaNCS and related systems management  
Related applications: BaNCS - BaNCS SPM / NAM - T2S - MICS Settlements


Reconciliation and control
Purpose: Developing and maintaining reconciliation services to keep our company safe, healthy and fully in sync with all our (Network) partners. Automating and Monitoring the daily reconciliation
Mandate: Globalising the reconciliation service (incl. roll out to AP and US) - Supporting onboarding of new clients / products with reconciliations - Automating monitoring tasks - Creating visibility and transparency at all times
Key capabilities: Reconciliation - Automation
Related applications: CTC (Gresham) - Mendix: CPR, FAIR, FTT, etc - Payplus - Exact - GTRS


Financial Reporting
Purpose: Integrating finance and risk processes, information and systems necessary to comply to increasing demand on internal control and external reporting
Mandate: Integrating finance and risk processes - Finance and Risk reporting to relevant parties and authorities - Responsible for Finance process automation
Key capabilities: Finance and Risk reporting: AnaCredit, FRAAI, DGS - First line for F&R reporting
Related applications: FRP - Exact - Scan Sys - Sumatra – Apptio


SBL & Treasury
Purpose: Covering client needs for financing (cash and securities) in the most efficient way considering  liquidity, capital cost and usage for AACB and its clients within the risk appetite of ABN AMRO Clearing and regulations
Mandate: Margin financing - Client funding - Securities Financing
Key capabilities: Collateral Management Services (CMS) - Securities Finance, automated securities borrowing programme - Application Incident management - CI/CD - DevOps capability python & portal as a platform - Data lake SBL and Treasury API on Kafka streaming platform 
Related applications: SFCM (4Sight) - TwoFour (TreCM) - TS-DOS Inventory Manager GIM - Mendix IMT - Mendix PMT - Mendix SSPT - Shark IV - Equilend (NGT), Pirum - TriParty BNY - Eurex F7 – S&P IHS Markit SFTR reporting – S&P IHS Markit SF Transaction Explorer - Total Messaging – Pirum – Webmethods - Clearing Query Tooling.

Regulatory Reporting I&II 
Purpose: Developing and sending reports to AACBs regulators to ensure 100% complete, accurate and timely regulatory transaction reporting
Mandate: Work with Legal & Compliance to interpret legislation, implementing regulatory transaction reports and running the daily operations on regulatory transaction reporting - Ensuring source systems provide the right level of quality  - Ensuring a robust reporting control framework - Monitoring of reporting quality including liaising with data field owners to ensure data quality
Key capabilities: Translate the Compliance & Legal interpretation of legislation related to regulatory reporting into operational and technical solutions - Development and daily operations of regulatory transaction reports - Operational contact with reporting authorizations like AFM and FCA - Monitoring of reporting quality - Knowledge holders on MIFID, EMIR, SFTR, CSDR - Knowledge holders on SRO reporting
Related applications: GRIP MiFID II - GRIP EMIR – Pentaho / US Regulatory Transaction Reporting Applications / APAC Regulatory Transaction Reporting Applications.



What we offer
The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas they have. We believe that teams composed of a combination of cultures, knowledge and experience will generate insights, perspectives and innovative solutions for our customers. Therefore, diversity is of vital importance to our organisation. To ensure that everyone within AACB can develop his or her qualities, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel involved and appreciated.

We are offering
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and encourage training and development for our employees. 
•    A truly international environment and a business line which is globally a top three player
•    Hybrid working environment (home and office)
•    The opportunity to be the best you can be, work flexible hours and lots of room to grow both personally and professionally
•    The opportunity to pro-actively work on your wellbeing and fitness
•    A supplementary benefit budget of 11%, which you can spend on additional fringe benefits
•    A personal development budget of EUR 1.000 per year
•    An annual public transportation pass or travel budget, depending on the function
•    A solid pension plan


Are you interested? Apply via the button below and upload your resume and cover letter. Please include the block(s) for which you wish to apply.
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Equal opportunities for all

The success of our organisation depends on the quality of our people and the ideas that they have. Truly surprising insights and innovative solutions for our clients result from an interplay of cultures, knowledge and experience. Diversity is therefore extremely important to our organisation. To ensure that everyone at ABN AMRO can develop their talents, we encourage an inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel engaged and appreciated.

Disclaimer external recruitment agencies

External recruitment agencies need to have a signed agreement with ABN AMRO BANK N.V., executed by a Talent Acquisition Specialist, when submitting a resume to a vacancy. In addition, a recruitment agency can only submit a resume when invited by a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join the search for a right candidate. All unsolicited resumes sent to us will be considered property of ABN AMRO BANK N.V. In this case, ABN AMRO will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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