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25 Mar 2024

Product Manager

🇨🇭 Zürich, Switzerland
Full Time
10+ years exp.


The Product Manager collaborates with the Business Stakeholders (Product Owner) to create the Product vision and roadmap. The Product Manager is responsible for the Product Backlog according to the priorities given by the Product Owner and is accountable for the end-to-end lifecycle and release planning of the Product and is responsible for ensuring that the stakeholder’s needs and expectations are met.

These are your key tasks:

  • Be accountable for the complete lifecycle of the Products in scope; Including delivery, operations, and release planning.
  • Establish and maintain a trust relationship with the Business Stakeholders.
  • Create and agree together with the Business Stakeholders a Product long-term vision, roadmap, and strategy.
  • Build and maintain Product awareness and coordinate the Product Roadmap across Products.
  • Create and maintain the Product backlog according to the priorities given by the Business Stakeholders.
  • Lead the Product Backlog delivery ensuring continuous acceptance from the business throughout the delivery.
  • Ensure the Product delivers a high-quality User Experience.
  • Understand the Product requirements and propose innovative solutions.
  • Facilitate the engagement and coordination of all IT capabilities, as well as the non-IT areas involved, during the Product Lifecycle, such as IT Architecture, IT Security, Legal, Procurement, Branding, among others.
  • Facilitate and drive the actions that lead to the definition of the Product budget, as well as ensuring its efficient management and utilization throughout the Product Lifecycle.
  • Identify risks relevant to the Product and propose risk treatment strategies.
  • Plan and run regular Product Board meetings.


We work hard at FIFA.
We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.

And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:

  • At least 10+ years of proven work experience in similar roles; ideally, within Delivery areas or related.
  • Proven work experience as a Product Manager / Product Owner for at least 5 years within the IT field.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent professional experience.
  • Proven record of successful deliveries of various complexities within Global and Multi-cultural organizations.
  • Solid technical background with understanding or hands-on experience in software development/implementation.
  • In-depth knowledge of various delivery methodologies: such as Agile, in particular Scrum.
  • Experience with working close to UX/UI designer and development teams.
  • Experience in requirements gathering for web applications and subsequent translation of requirements in user stories.
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and active listening communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills Conflict resolution skills are a must.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Proven ability to manage teams remotely.
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills High sense of accountability, trustworthiness, and ethics.
  • Customer and results oriented.


The biggest benefit of a career at FIFA is the privilege to work for the beautiful game and create something that matters.

Alongside that privilege, we also offer some extra perks and benefits:

  • Health and fitness: Regular football sessions for all abilities, plus on-site gym.
  • Home office: Up to two days of home office per week if work permits and home office allowance for all.
  • Language courses: Offered to all staff to aid personal and professional growth.
  • Continuous learning: We care about your development and encourage internal mobility, offering a variety of training and education to help achieve it.
  • Pension: Flexible pension benefits with generous employer contributions.
  • Relocation assistance: A dedicated team will be on hand to support your relocation.
  • Sustainability: We support all employees using public transport.
  • Vacation: Maintain a healthy work/life balance with a generous vacation allowance.
  • Volunteering: Make an impact beyond your regular role and bond with colleagues by volunteering with one of our partners.

About FIFA

We are FIFA, the global governing body for football.

Our vision is to make football truly global, diverse and inclusive, for the benefit of the entire world. The last FIFA World Cup in Qatar in 2022 attracted more than 5 billion viewers and the last FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand in 2023 was the greatest-ever FIFA Women's World Cup that inspired millions of girls and women around the globe. The opportunities for growth are exciting.

We are a modern organisation with over 850 passionate employees who are Living Football every day. Our headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and we have offices in Miami and Paris, plus eleven regional offices from New Zealand to India, Congo, Panama and Paraguay.

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