Product Owner of Business Intelligence

  • VARO Energy
  • Cham, ZG, Switzerland
  • 13/02/2020
Full time Data Science Big Data Business Intelligence Statistics

Job Description

VARO Energy is an integrated fuel supply company, which refines, stores, blends and distributes oil products for the North West European market. The company owns a refinery in Cressier, Switzerland, a minority share in the Bayernoil refinery, Southern Germany, storage and blending facilities as well as distribution and marketing businesses in Benelux, France, Germany and Switzerland. VARO Energy’s shareholders include private investment company Reggeborgh; Carlyle International Energy Partners, an advisory fund which is part of the global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group; and international energy and commodities company Vitol.

The role and its


VARO Energy is looking for a Product Owner of Business Intelligence (BI) to join VARO’s Business Intelligence Team and drive the delivery of VARO’s BI project roadmap together with the other product owners and the BI Service Line leader. In this role you will be focused on certain areas of the Business and be the main point of contact for new BI solutions. You report to the BI Service Line Leader and will have the opportunity to travel between Switzerland, Germany, Portugal and Netherlands in order to drive the project delivery for the respective business users.


  • Collaborate with the business users and development team to understand

requirements and translate them into technical specifications for the
development team

  • Define and prioritize the development backlog for the initiatives where you

are involved

  • Work towards continuous improvement of BI solutions, existent or new,

by making suggestions which maximize business value and adoption

  • Organize testing sessions with the business users, gather the feedback from

the testing sessions and pass it on to the development team

  • Ensure the development team is properly utilized in order to maximize value

towards the business

  • Work with the BI Service Line leader in controlling actuals, budgets and delivery

timelines for the initiatives where you are involved

  • Write project charters for senior manager approval and scope definition,

together with the BI Service Line leader

  • Be an Agile champion


  • Previous experience as a Product Owner or similar role.
  • Previous experience with Business Intelligence tools from a user

point of view, ideally Power BI, Analysis Services and Report Services

  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills
  • Experience in working with remote development teams and business


  • Some project management experience, namely on cost, plan and

scope management

  • Excellent English language skills (verbal & writing), German or

Portuguese is highly appreciated

  • Experience in working with Azure Analytics tools is appreciated

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Energetic, driven and eager to implement change and positive disruption
  • Proactive and customer focused “make it happen” mentality
  • Well organized, disciplined
  • International travel required on case by case basis
  • Takes ‘ownership’ of outcome and comfortable in a pressured environment

We offer

  • A professional and well networked, international work environment
  • An attractive workplace with development opportunities
  • Long-term cooperation and up-to-date employment conditions

Do you fit in this profile?

Then please send us your complete application with your resume,
all work certificates, all letter of references, diplomas and picture .

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