Product Owner

Product Owner

Orbisk Utrecht

What is required?

  • 4-5 years of experience working as a product owner in a start up or scale up environment
  • A completed bachelor or masters degree is a plus
  • Experience within the hospitality or food tech industry is a plus
  • Skilled at project management
  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Fluency in Dutch is highly desirable

What will you get?

  • €5.000 - €6.000 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 32 to 40-hour working week
  • To take a break to recharge, we encourage you to take 30 days of annual leave per year.
  • With your manager you will have growth conversations to discuss your development
  • To support your learning and growth further we offer an annual personal education budget of €500
  • And next to this we organise additional team learning activities
  • We know that health is important, which is why we offer a health and exercise budget
  • To ensure you are taken care of later on, we have a pension contribution of 7%
  • We love to have lunch together at the office, so this is on us. Our office dog, Koffie will also be around to keep you company!
  • An annual home office budget of €250 is offered, so you can create a nice work from home space
  • We make sure we regularly organise company activities to connect and have fun with your colleagues
  • When you refer a new colleague we’d like to thank you with a referral bonus
  • Last but not least, a dynamic environment and passionate, close knit team all working together towards an ambitious goal!

What will you do?

  • 35% Meetings with Customer Success team, Tech team and Sales team and aligning team needs
  • 20% Building product roadmaps
  • 20% Making plans for the Tech team
  • 10% Testing the solutions
  • 15% Meetings with customers and analyzing customer experience

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.

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Hannah Nesmith-Beck

Talent Acquisition Specialist


As a Product Owner at Orbisk, you are responsible for ensuring we continuously have the deepest understanding of our client needs when it comes to our product and service. You'll be responsible for translating these needs and wishes into tangible projects for our Tech teams, making them into a roadmap with new feature suggestions. Your key responsibility is sticking close the customer-facing teams and being exposed to customers yourself, to identify their needs and ensure that they're translated into actionable development plans.

As the Product Owner, you play a crucial role in deciding what the development team should build. Collaborating with Project Managers and team members, you will plan new developments and ensure they are completed on time and within budget. You will need to bridge the gap between technical and customer-facing teams. Therefore an understanding of complex technical issues is needed to translate them into language that the customer-facing teams can understand.

If you enjoy communicating thoroughly with all parties involved to generate a sublime customer experience, and find it challenging to clearly document and thoroughly communicate development needs to all involved parties, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Product Owner

On an enjoyable day, there are few meetings, allowing for plenty of time to focus on developing new plans.

On a less enjoyable day, many ad-hoc questions come your way and you spend a lot of time in meetings, which prevents you from getting to work tasks that were actually planned.

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    • Lunch
    • Visiting customer together with a Customer Success Manager
    • Developing a product roadmap
    • Meeting with client
    • Reviewing and adjusting product roadmap
    • Developing a product roadmap
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Meeting with Project Manager
    • Analysing customer needs
    • Lunch
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Testing solution with Tech team
    • Meeting with Sales team
    • Meeting with client
    • Meeting with Tech team
    • Adjusting product roadmap
    • Lunch
    • Friday afternoon drinks
    • Reviewing and adjusting product roadmap
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Visiting customer with Customer Success Manager

Firsthand experience

Based on information from the Customer Success team, you have identified a new customer need that may need to be translated into the products. How do you proceed?

Once a new customer need has been identified, you will speak to the customer together with a Customer Success manager for further insight, and proceed to discuss the need with the Tech team to explore possibilities. With that information, you estimate the score based on its potential impact on customer happiness and the time required for implementation. It is important to have a clear technical implementation plan or vision for the feature. Additionally, the Tech team can also assist with proper product planning. Once the feature has been evaluated and planned, it can be added to the product roadmap, and the team should follow up on the deadline for implementation.


At Orbisk, there are various opportunities for growth as an employee. Several courses are offered, allowing you to develop yourself optimally. Since Orbisk is a start-up, you also learn a lot easily from colleagues with various specialisations. In the coming years, the organisation will also focus on international growth, which means more and more new positions will become available.

Product Owner

Working at Orbisk

Orbisk is a start-up with a clear mission: to make the global food system more sustainable. The start-up provides complete insights into the food flows of hospitality organizations. Orbisk does this by offering a smart camera and scale that uses image recognition to register which food is thrown away, when, and in what quantity. The customer can view this data in the dashboard, which provides insight into food wastage and can be used to reduce it.

  • Main office in Utrecht
  • 40% / 60%
  • Average age is 30 years
  • 40 employees
  • Working from home options


Sharon Reijmers - Head of Sales and Marketing

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I really wanted to work for a company 'doing good for the world'. In a role where I can use my commercial talents to increase the positive impact.

What was your previous job?
Sales Leader Chains at Unilever Food Solutions

What do you do in your spare time?
I am a real foodie: I love good food and drinks

Olaf van der Veen - Cofounder & CEO

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Because I wanted (and want) to use the abilities I have to solve for real and big world problems! As one of the founders, I never had to apply. Still, I apply a little bit every time I recruit new team members, because it has to be a mutual match, so we have just as much of a duty to tell our story well to you!

What was your previous job?
Data Consultant at AholdDelhaize.

What do you do in your spare time?
Listening to (live) music, going out with our home and office dog 'Koffie' and adrenaline sports (wakeboard, snowboard, kitesurf).

Pieter Marsman - AI engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
It is important to me to have a positive impact on society and the global environment. In my daily life and during working hours. Orbisk allows me to use my knowledge and apply my skills to the biggest challenge of our time.

What was your previous job?
ML Engineer - Dutch National Police 6

What do you do in your spare time?

Lola Slager - Business Development Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Before this, I worked in the retail and out-of-home segment for soft drinks. Here I discovered that I liked the out-of-home channel the most, but I missed not being able to deliver a positive impact for a better future. Then Orbisk came my way where I found sales, out-of-home and sustainability, the perfect combination for me.

What was your previous job?
Brand Manager

What do you do in your spare time?
Meeting up with family and friends and going out with my boyfriend

Alessandro Lombardo - Hardware and Operations Technician

Why did you decide to work for this company?
As a socially and environmentally conscious person Orbisk aligns well with my personal values.<br /> Before working here I didn't think that my job could impact sustainability and help contribute to a great cause, knowing that I am making a difference, not only locally but globally, doesn't just put a smile on my face but makes me proud to say "I'm working at Orbisk.

What was your previous job?
Technical Writer

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time I like to do sports, program, cook and listen to music

Hannah Nesmith-Beck - Talent Acquisition Specialist

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I wanted to work at a company where I knew I could contribute to making a tangible positive impact on our planet. At Orbisk, no matter what role you have, you truly feel as though you are working together for this common goal. The mission combined with the amazing culture and great people makes it a real standout company!

What was your previous job?
Researcher at an Executive Search firm in the nonprofit sector

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to read, practice yoga, spend time in nature with my dog, and enjoy an evening out with great food and drinks!

Dominique Vogelzang - Customer Success Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At Orbisk I can make an impact in many ways. Not only by saving delicious food but we have a tangible positive environmental impact. Being a start-up, the responsibility I get allows me to really add value to the company on a strategic level. And of course the informal working environment allows me to happily go to work every day!

What was your previous job?
A junior employee specialized in health and nutrition at the FNLI (The Federation of the Dutch Food Industry)

What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy travelling, running, cooking and especially being in nature.

Robbie Valkenburg - Software Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
At Orbisk you can work in a fun, motivated and creative environment together with other people to fight against food waste by making innovative solutions.

What was your previous job?
I joined Orbisk after I finished my studies. During my bachelor's I worked in a sushi restaurant for delivery and I also did some volunteering work for a youth center.

What do you do in your spare time?
I like to go out and see places, read books, listen to podcasts, do sports, have drinks with friends, enjoy a party and play a game once a while. Currently I am trying to teach myself some piano and taking lessons for driving motorbikes.

Application process

Screening call
Interview with CTO
Conversation with founders and team members
Job offer

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