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Date posted:  Nov 22, 2021

Berlin, BE, DE

Job Function:  Logistics & Product Management
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  8452

Product Owner Data Platform / Zoning Intelligence (f/m/d)

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.

About the Unit

As part of the global transformation of food production towards more transparency and sustainability, Yara has set carbon optimization and climate action as key strategic priorities. Optimizing how cropland is managed will make a substantial contribution to environmental sustainability and lowering global agriculture greenhouse gas emissions. From carbon sequestration to avoidance or reduction in farm level emissions, Yara is launching a new business venture centred around farm sustainability and the decarbonization of the food chain.


The Agoro Carbon Alliance will address agriculture’s global greenhouse gas emissions and turn the farm level carbon reduction potential into a sustainable growth business, help to optimise farm operations, and provide new income streams to farmers worldwide. Our passion lies in collaborating with industry partners building a global carbon alliance to help farmers reduce their environmental footprint at scale. As one of the early movers in this market, we are using our knowledge on carbon practices, our global presence, our digital and data capabilities and our strong relationships with the food value chain to pioneer an industry shaping business.


As Product Owner for the Data Platform reporting to the Director of Product & Experience you will be contributing from the ground up to the establishment of the Agoro Carbon Platform. In this role that combines strategic leadership and hands-on operations you will be responsible for leading a cross-functional team to build the data platform for our carbon farming solution. The data platform is a key enabler for our digital eco-system and will encompass remote sensing and machine learning capabilities to verify farming practices and develop relevant geo-referenced data logics.


  • Lead the product vision & strategic mission for the data platform team
  • In close collaboration with the customer experience teams identify requirements and opportunities to build fully automated verification and other relevant data-driven business logics
  • Lead the development of the strategic roadmap of the business-critical data capabilities within the Agoro Carbon Platform and own the end-to-end process from ideation to technical implementation
  • Work hands-on in a team with Data Scientists, Agronomists and Engineers to implement and build a geo-referenced data platform with best-in-class data logics and machine learning capabilities
  • Closely engage and interact with the Customer Experience teams informing requirements for the technical implementation of the data processing & analysis capabilities for credit generation baselining, monitoring, verification and in-field implementation guidance
  • Be responsible for managing the product backlog, ensure its delivery and monitor performance
  • Collaborate with other Product Managers and Product Owners to define, improve and champion best practices, methodologies and processes within the product teams
  • Manage cross-functional teams and communicate status, timeline, risks, delays, and the overall progress to key stakeholders


  • 4+ years of experience as a Product Owner or related discipline
  • Background in Data Science, Data Engineering or related discipline and hands-on experience with geo-referenced information systems
  • Passion for sustainable farming and agriculture
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a strong drive and passion to solve farmer problems
  • A demonstrated desire to enable businesses with best-in-class data logics
  • An ability to think strategically and creatively in order to pioneer innovative data-driven AgTech solutions
  • Strong result orientation, personal drive and pro-activeness
  • A diligent attention to detail and strong technical intuition
  • Ready to make an impact, take ownership and execute with conviction
  • Demonstrated ability to excel in ambiguous and uncertain environments
  • Strong communication capabilities and ability to influence stakeholders, build networks across the organization and across cultures
  • Team player with great interpersonal skills, who enjoys working in diverse, fast-paced start-up environment
  • Working experience with agile development methodologies

Additional Information

As a global organization we actively strive to reflect the diversity in society. We therefore encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to creating a work environment that fits gender equality and allows combining career progress with the needs of a family or other personal circumstances.

Contact details

For further information or to discuss the opportunity in detail please contact Amin Raza on amin.raza@yara.com

Knowledge grows through differences
Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) in our business strategy and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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