Merchant Localization Product Manager

Klarna strives to become the world’s favourite way to shop and buy. Online shopping, payments, and banking are rapidly changing and at Klarna we are re-imagining how they all play together in our customers’ lives.  We are obsessed about making the life of millions of consumers more convenient, simple, and delightful.  We are looking for a Merchant Localization Product Manager who can help us re-imagine this future and make it a reality.  Even though Klarna is the highest valued Fin tech company in Europe, we believe that our journey has just begun.

At Klarna we are focused on one thing more than anything else - our customers. From innovative consumer products like the Klarna App, Card or flexible Payment Methods, to merchant offerings such as the Klarna Checkout or the merchant portal. We believe that customers are loyal to experience and being a customer-obsessed company, like Klarna, requires constant and dedicated focus on our customers. Product Managers are at the heart of this obsession, always making decisions in their customer’s favour, solving their challenges or delighting them with products they didn’t know they needed. 

We empower our product teams to operate autonomously just like startups and define their problem space, vision, and the value in solving it. We staff these teams with the skills necessary to solve their problem spaces. Product managers at Klarna lead these multidisciplinary product teams and they have full ownership over their problem space and freedom to decide how to solve it for our customers. They are fully accountable for the results of their teams and responsible for steering decisions based on deep knowledge of our customers, usage data of our products, company’s goals, industry trends, and the competitive landscape relevant to their products.

One of the main reasons that Klarna is able to bring innovative shopping, payment, and banking solutions to our customers is because collaboration is deeply embedded in our operating model at Klarna. We learned how important it is to have cross functional teams which are staffed with the competence needed to solve their respective problem space. Product managers make use of the various backgrounds, perspectives, and knowledge in order to create world-class products.

Responsibilities

  • Understand and analyse Klarna’s as well as competitor’s products from the lens of consumers and retailers. Synthesise findings into product requirements
  • Be the voice of consumers and retailers in the market by building an aggregated view of product issues to identify trends & patterns and work proactively to address quality issues
  • Help shape growth opportunities and define product vision and strategy for the local market
  • Understand market regulations and compliance to ensure our products are in line with them and spot opportunities, not threats when the market shifts
  • Work with central product, engineering and local commercial teams to prioritise market needs across Klarna's portfolio of products
  • Engage closely with development and commercial teams to balance scope and delivery timeline
  • Assist in the development of new products and enhance existing products to achieve product-market fit

You should have

  • 4+ years of experience within product management, technical consultancy, or associated field with a focus on software products and technologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Native Italian speaker

You might also have

  • A strong customer and quality focus
  • Previous experience in a business consulting or retail industry role
  • Previous experience with user experience design or software development
  • The ability to quickly understand the big picture and present local product requirements in a global and strategic setting
How to apply

Send over a CV in English.