Technical Product Manager

Remote work likely, so location irrelevant
US$100,000 subject to negotiations based on the candidate's skillset and experience
03 Aug 2021
03 Sep 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

An exciting opportunity exists to work in the fast-paced, ever-evolving world of Fashion Tech, helping to ensure and improve the quality of the ground-breaking technologies propelling our Company’s rapid growth.

ORDRE has broken new ground as a leader in the disruptive change currently being experienced by the fashion industry globally.  The Company developed and launched the world’s first multi-label wholesale showrooms ORDRE.COM in 2015. To help buyers overcome the hesitancy of remote buying without touching or feeling garments, the Company developed high-resolution 360º photography and video technology ORB360. As a result, ORDRE clients are the most prestigious fashion brands in the world.  

Due to its recent success and further funding, ORDRE has added to its product portfolio, Authentique, a blockchain and NFT driven solution for tracing luxury item providence and proving authenticity. As such we are looking for an experienced product manager with a background in blockchain, crypto & NFTs to drive this product forward.



Product Development and Delivery

  • Responsible for ideation, planning, and execution
  • Collaborate with 3rd party blockchain specialists, designers and colleagues to develop new ideas for features and products
  • Conduct feature-specific detailed analysis to be used to create the user stories needed to deliver the user requirements of the project along with defining acceptance criteria
  • Prioritise features and products based on customer, commercial and strategic value
  • Communicate product performance to stakeholders
  • Review of up-and-coming requests and working with brands/3rd parties/stakeholders
  • Review new crypto techniques that can add value to the product
  • Research and deliver new innovative blockchain technologies to the product architecture.


Product Strategy and Roadmap

  • Deep research of user needs, the market and technology
  • Model the value of product improvements to the customer and ORDRE
  • Develop and get executive buy-in for the product strategy
  • Sequence new features and product improvements in a roadmap
  • Forecast new product penetration utilising market insight


Generate, maintain and prioritise the Product Backlog

  • Identify real customer problems to be solved through ideation with brands/retailers and colleagues
  • Turn requests/issues into a Product Backlog
  • Gather detailed requirements relating to new features and products
  • Turn requirements into the artifacts developers need to get new features and products to market e.g. user stories, process maps, and detailed workflows
  • Refine the Product Backlog by ensuring each user story has acceptance criteria
  • Prioritise and maintain the Product Backlog


Drive the delivery of the product strategy and product backlog

  • Deliver the specification of projects needed to ship new features and products
  • Participate in all Agile ceremonies: stand-ups, refinement, planning, reviews and retrospectives
  • Facilitate discussions across the Agile delivery team to ensure problems are solved and blockers unblocked
  • Communicate performance
  • Project management


Essential requirements:

  • Deep knowledge and understanding of crypto & blockchain technologies and experience in executing projects utilizing these technologies
  • Experience executing mobile native application projects
  • Experience with NFT minting & transfering
  • Experience in owning a product fully and proactive in making it a success 
  • Technical Background or computer science/software engineering degree
  • Proven experience in a Product Owner/Product Manager role
  • Experience using Agile frameworks like Scrum or Kanban
  • Ability to define a product backlog using standard categories like epics and user stories
  • Very strong project delivery skills: always shipping new features and products
  • Analytical and commercially sharp
  • Top-notch stakeholder management skills, including the ability to influence colleagues in small, cross-functional scrum teams
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent team working skills, ability to manage own workload and tenacious attention to detail
  • Experience in running offshore technology teams
  • Have an interest in fashion & technology
  • Experience in working on projects of a technically complex nature
  • Strong ability to build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders
  • The ability to develop an understanding of industry trends
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work independently
  • Extremely organised with strong time-management skills, working efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment whilst working on multiple projects
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Pragmatic problem-solving abilities


Desirable requirements:

  • Previous history of developing mobile native applications
  • Basic understanding of mobile programming languages. Kotlin/Swift
  • An understanding of the Agile/Scrum framework
  • Previous experience in the luxury fashion industry 
  • Previous experience in image recognition and machine learning



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