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Product Owner, eCommerce At Rakuten Kobo Inc.

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Job Description

Product Owner, eCommerce

About Rakuten Kobo Inc:
Owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten and headquartered in Toronto, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s most innovative eReading services offering more than 5 million eBooks and audiobooks to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides people with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders to suit any Reader’s style including Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura H2O, and Kobo Aura ONE; along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading and audiobook listening app for Apple® and Android®. Kobo’s award-wining eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit

The Role:

Rakuten Kobo Inc. is looking for a Product Owner, eCommerce to join our eCommerce Product team! The team is responsible for delivering a best in class shopping and content discovery experience for our customers.

Reporting to the Senior Director, eCommerce Product ,they will be responsible for working as a member of the product team acting as the point person with our delivery teams to take product iterations from idea to reality.

The Person:
The successful candidate in this role will be writing user stories, defining product iterations and be responsible for managing our product backlog. If you’re driven, analytical, an exceptional communicator, creative, ultra-organized, performance-focused, and able to deliver high-quality work within a fast-paced environment at our Toronto, Ontario-based head office, we want to hear from you!
The Skillset:

  • Experience with grooming and maintaining a product backlog
  • Experience collaborating with a diverse range of subject matter experts to create clear business requirements, documentation and other artifacts for use in design and development
  • Experience enabling the success of design and development teams by writing concise stories that clearly represent the requirements and scope of a product iteration
  • Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to convey insights from complex analysis to non-technical business users at varying levels of quantitative familiarity
Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with identifying product iterations based on data from customers, feedback from testing and strategic initiatives
  • Experience working in e-commerce, online retail or digital content sales
  • Experience working in an Agile software development or product environment
  • Outstanding organizational skills, self-motivated, creative problem solver with a high attention to detail
  • Dedication to continual self improvement and learning

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Rakuten Kobo Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations for candidates with disabilities participating in the selection process are available on request. Any information received related to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Rakuten Kobo would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this role however only qualified candidates will be shortlisted.