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Product Owner, IT and Digital Products

Corporate Center in Hydro is mainly located at Vækerø and has around 260 employees within the areas of Finance, People & Safety, Legal and Compliance, Communication & Public Affairs and Corporate Development.


Hydro Group IT & Digital (GRID) is looking for a Product Owner to take ownership of digital products for the organization on behalf of Hydro’s business areas. Responsibilities include setting direction and maintaining product roadmaps in close cooperation with the business areas and the product manager in the vendor’s organisation. Additional responsibilities include business planning, product governance and compliance, setting vendor requirements and benchmarking of products in the portfolio. 


GRID ownership areas include Enterprise IT infrastructure and cyber security, common applications, SAP platform and digital platforms. We are looking for a resource with product ownership competence and experience within one or several of these areas. The position reports to Head of Target Model Execution in GRID.


To be successful as a Product Owner you should be able to manage expectations from multiple stakeholders in GRID, business areas (BAs), Global Business Services (GBS – the shared service centre in Hydro) and external vendors.


Areas of responsibility

  • Play a leadership role in accelerating digital products into a product model  
  • Be a driving force in the strategy development for an innovative and business-oriented culture
  • Work shoulder-to-shoulder with BAs and GBS in relation to demand management and target setting 
  • Establish and follow-up roadmap and lifecycle management
  • Yearly product cycle for portfolio
  • Product risk assessment
  • Ensure product compliance with governance requirements
  • Requirement setting to product managers



  • Leadership skills in terms of securing delivery on tight timelines and ensuring speed
  • Strategic and result oriented with analytical mindset
  • Good business understanding and commercial mindset
  • Ability to understand stakeholder priorities, negotiate constructively and reach agreements for key product aspects
  • Broad general knowledge about IT and/or OT
  • Insight and knowledge about product model and agile development methodology
  • Specific product and architecture knowledge for ownership portfolio, such as IT Infrastructure and Security, Common applications, SAP platform, Infrastructure and security for Industrial Control Systems, Cloud platforms etc.
  • Swift, efficient and focused on what really matters
  • Passion and vision for the product and ability to adapt to changing priorities based on customer feedback
  • Ability to incentivize the right behaviours and develop the right skills by shifting the focus from productivity metrics to metrics that measure the customer value delivered
  • Project management competence
  • Organizational and communication skills. Ability to convey and share ideas, but also to listen actively and provide feedback to others, which leads to accurate understanding. Ability to communicate with technical and nontechnical stakeholders equally
  • Degree in engineering, IT, business administration, economics, finance or a related field required


Additional information
Please enclose a cover letter and copies of relevant academic transcripts, diplomas, certificates etc. Only applications received through our online system will be considered, not via e-mail. 


As part of our recruitment process, we use Semac for background check. 


Apply before: March 7, 2021


If you have any questions, please contact: 


Hiring manager
Hans Petter Oeya
Phone: (Norway +47) 90119171


Astrid Skogen
Phone:(Norway +47) 98006451

Posted on:  Feb 17, 2021

Oslo, NO, 0283

Department:  Target Model Execution
Business Area:  Corporate Management(NHCM)
Legal Entity:  Norsk Hydro ASA
Job Type:  Permanent

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