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Andrei C.

Product Owner

Outsourcing
15 years
Iasi, ROMANIA
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Why I'm Top 3%

  • Superior technical skills
  • English language proficiency
  • 15 years of industry experience
  • Proficient with agile scrum methods
  • Familiar with security and data privacy
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Leading Sportswear ManufacturerOctober 2021 - Present

Product Owner.
  • Communicating with stakeholders to understand business objectives and goals.
  • Understanding the client's requirements and needs.
  • Understanding and sharing the vision within the Scrum team.
  • Keeping the product in line with business goals.
  • Managing the Product Backlog.
  • Contributing to the planning, execution and review of each Sprint.
  • Contributing, along with the team, to the refinement and improvement of the development process.
  • Clarifying requirements.
  • Evaluating product progress, by determining whether the deliverable is acceptable.
  • Ensuring the alignment and transparency needed for a proper collaboration.
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PentalogJune 2021 - September 2021

Product Owner for the internal project SeatHere, focused on MVP delivery and upgrading the UX from the current seat booking tool.
Project
SeatHere is an application created for Pentalog employees in order to reserve a seat or a meeting room in any Pentalog agency in the world.
  • Creating the product vision and features roadmap with focus on accurate prioritisation to achieve a fast launch date for the MVP.
  • Requirements elicitation for new functionalities, participating in the refinement meeting with the team to have ready to work content for the sprints.
  • Organizing all the Scrum ceremonies, providing support for the team and clarifications in order to have a steady pace of output and outcome.
  • Collaborating closely with the UX/UI designer to achieve the best employee experience while using the product.
  • Coaching the team members in the agile framework, shared understanding on the product and best practices to optimize workflow.
  • Continuous improvement focusing on business outcome and customer centricity.
  • Focused on UX design and evaluation, testing ideas with sprints and user story mapping for MVPs.
  • Studied new techniques to enable Creative Solutions within the team to solve Business Problems by different brainstorming approaches.
  • Scaling Agile teams with Nexus – how to solve scaling problems and remove dependencies when working with multiple teams on large projects.

SKILLS
Agile Methodologies, Product Ownership, Scrum, Product Management, UX/UI
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888March 2019 - June 2021

Product Manager within a fast-growing R&D and marketing hub, developing products and creating global campaigns in the online entertainment domain. 
  • Product Manager involved in the development of PC and mobile applications and conveying the vision from the front line as Agile Product Owner.
  • Writing detailed requirements, planning, coordinating and reviewing the activities of the Scrum team to ensure that the specific objectives in respect of product scope and quality are achieved.
  • Expert in managing time wisely in a fast-paced environment to ensure timely releases of high quality deliverables.
  • Highly analytical and excellent communicator across all levels of stakeholders.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of the project management processes.

SKILLS
Agile Methodologies, API, Payment Services, eCommerce environment, Product Ownership, Scrum, Product Management
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Samsung Electronics RomaniaDecember 2017 - February 2019

Product Manager TV within the Romanian representative of the South Korean electronics and telecoms equipment maker Samsung Electronics.
  • Participated in the development of product differentiation and positioning strategy based on customers, competitors and market analysis and helped create short-term and mid-term roadmaps for each product.
  • Analyzed and interpreted reports, competitor status and market trends, derived insights from customers to develop a line-up strategy that can maximize the company's profit.
  • Planned promotional offers/campaigns and actively collaborated with the marketing team to achieve strategic goals, enforce product strategy and implement product launches in the market.
  • Monitored the market and performed competitive analysis of the changes based on which new opportunities were reported and acted upon.
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Telekom RomaniaAugust 2014 - November 2017

Senior Product Manager within a new and dynamic telecommunication brand, offering complete, innovative, simplified and customized mobile and fix communication services for a vast customers’ community.
  • Managed products and services from the Innovation and Partnering business area, from local to group strategic partners, core communication and value added services.
  • Assured on-time implementation and delivery for new products and services by having a clear image of deliverables, organization impact, milestones and coordinating stakeholders to support core business and increase revenues.
  • Defined and implemented the local strategy and roadmap aligned with the group’s strategy and telco industry trends aiming to enable differentiation and gain competitive advantage.
  • Represented the Voice of the Business while working closely and collaboratively with all project stakeholders and always striving to deliver best in-class results.
  • Bridged the gap between technology and business by understanding requirements and business drivers for operational activities, managing changes in implementation, migration of services as a result of technical platforms end-of-life or upgrades and managing customers expectation and needs.
  • Reached the company’s KPIs for VAS services by implementing new commercial terms and proactively supporting partner’s needs of business.
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COSMOTE Mobile Telecommunications S.A.July 2011 - July 2014

Prepaid Product Manager within a large technology company in Greece that offers a wide range of services: fixed and mobile telephony, broadband services, pay television and integrated ICT solutions. 
  • Ownership on full product life cycle and defining new products and services addressing various customer segments needs and supporting the company’s strategy.
  • Estimated beforehand the products financial viability and success in the market backed-up by technology trends and tracking of competitors initiatives.
  • Elaborated the business requirements for products and ensured a high quality and on time market release by actively engaging all stakeholders.
  • Proposed corrective actions for deviations from expectations when managing in-life product performance and monitoring results and budgets.
  • SPOC in the initial FMC team to funnel into the project knowledge from the mobile business and launch the first fixed-mobile integrated offer in the local market.
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iplaypoker.roJanuary 2011 - June 2011

Product Manager within an online start-up.
  • Online start-up founder.
  • Launched the affiliate website iplaypoker.ro with hands on all aspects from definition of design, writing code, content creation and management of customers and partners.
  • Increased engagement of visitors through new functionalities and content after analyzing players points of interests and through innovative advertising methods and social media targeted campaigns.
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Rentrop&StratonMarch 2010 - December 2010

Product Manger for a German-Romanian partnership specialized in publishing and business consultancy. 
  • Embraced the full chain of product life cycle coming from digital environment and developed new products by listening to customer feedback and anticipating disruption events.
  • Achieved sales targets for one of the leading R&S products, the virtual consulting room portalcontabilitate.ro by managing customers requests and external resources.
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DC CommunicationMay 2007 - February 2010

Digital Manager on Nokia online account within one of the pioneers of strategic communication and PR industry in Romania. 
  • Collaborated with global teams and local operations to ensure on schedule releases for products and services.
  • Migrated the nokia.ro website to a new platform for outsourcing deployment and aligning brand identity in online across the digital footprint.
  • Achieved projects scope and milestones by providing local support and knowledge for all developments, testing of functionalities, needs and execution.
  • Tracked visitor data, interpreted statistics and web analytics resulting in tweaks of customer journey to increase content reach and time spent on site.
  • Assured release dates for new content through thorough planning of implementations and QA/UAT.

My education and trainings

Master's Degree in European Economy and Politics - National School of Political and Administrative Studies SNSPA.2008 - 2010