Head of Product Planning

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Head of Product, planning domain

We are looking for an experienced Head of Product Planning to join us and lead us into the future!

Full-time / Part-time · Nederland (remote)

About the company

KidsKonnect is a Netherlands-based, market leading childcare software provider that offers an integrated software solution for daycare centers, out-of-school care, childminder organizations and primary education centers.

KidsKonnect is taking care of and supporting nurseries and schools with its smart, user-friendly, and flexible product. The platform offers child planning, workforce planning, child development and parent communication solutions. Today KidsKonnect serves more than one million children in the 0-12-year age group in the Netherlands and Belgium, two million parents and thousands of early years practitioners and teachers. The company is one of the fastest growing software development companies in the Netherlands.

Today, there is a unique opportunity for a head of product who is eager to impact a highly relevant industry. We’re looking for a product leader who will drive the product roadmap for all B2B solutions of KidsKonnect including the inception and delivery of multiple disruptive products. You’ll be leading a tribe of product owners passionate about building the next generation of nursery and primary education software, with a specific focus on planning and workforce management solutions.

About you

Taks and responsibilities

  • You will own the product roadmap for the planning tribe, including domains of child planning, workforce planning, invoicing and planning automation
  • You will lead, build, and coach a team of product owners with strong domain expertise
  • You will drive the tribe vision and collaborate with peers from design, engineering, sales, consultancy, and support
  • You will have a strong net positive contribution to the company’s P&L by driving innovations fueling product-led growth
  • You will launch at least 2 disruptive products yearly
  • You will drive customer satisfaction by creating products that childcare and education employees at central offices love
  • You help launch KidsKonnect in new markets in the next years and establish product-market fit for your domains
  • You will have an outlook on major developments and trends for 1-2 years ahead and build an adaptive roadmap based on this

About you

  • You have a background in B2B SaaS product management at scale-ups and/or larger tech companies preferably in one or more of the areas of ERP, workforce planning, BI, data and analytics
  • You are excited about creating intuitive user experiences for B2B users
  • You have 8+ years’ experience in product roles with at least 5+ years’ experience in leading teams
  • You have an entrepreneurial and experimentation mentality and ability to develop innovative, exciting solutions to existing business problems
  • You have an agile mindset and deep understanding of product discovery and product delivery, knowing when to use what methodology and at what amount
  • You’re an expert in product discovery frameworks and methodologies and have run major discovery initiatives in previous roles, enabling you to leverage all relevant playbooks where needed
  • You have a hands-on, can do, get it done leadership style, not shying away from doing groundwork yourself when needed
  • You have the ability to leverage both qualitative and quantitative data to generate insights that inform your roadmap
  • You're experienced in 5+ major, portfolio product releases at previous companies
  • You speak and write fluency in English and Dutch  

What do we offer?

  • A nice job within an enthusiastic and involved team
  • A lot of attention for your growth, with an annual training budget
  • 26 vacation days
  • Good travel arrangement
  • Mobile phone scheme
  • Company laptop
  • Lots of fun organized by the party committee
  • A good work-life balance
  • You mainly work from home, our head office is in Almere and our satellite offices are located at various locations in the Netherlands
  • A pleasant informal working atmosphere
  • Development of a platform with high social impact
  • Lots of responsibility and independence
  • Exciting job!

Our central and team meetings are in Almere. This means that we usually meet each other in Almere. We also have satellite offices in Kampen, Haarlem, IJsselmuiden, Hoorn, Leiden, Brunssum and Waalwijk.


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