Back Office Product Owner

Job details

Job reference nr.:IP-138524
Job category:Atlas Staff Position
Job location:Hoofddorp

Short summary

Atlas is currently reviewing its IT landscape and in search of a Backoffice Product owner to join and support this initiative and to join the Atlas Group. Do you consider yourself to be analytical and determined? Are you known as the person that really can self-motivate, a true communicator and manage expectations of demanding stakeholders? Do you also have experience in process optimisation? Then this job is made for you!

Being part of the IT team, this role would be supporting our divisions across the offshore energy, marine and renewable markets (specifically offshore wind) to analyse the capability of Workday and other IT solutions in the back-office domain, to deliver standardisation and optimisation. You will manage the maintenance, control, and enhancement to all systems within the back-office domain. You will work closely with the product teams (front and back), the technical teams and the key operational stakeholders. 

Who are we?
Atlas Professionals is a global leading recruitment company in the oil and gas, marine and renewables industry with 25 offices in 18 countries. We are the leading global recruitment company in our industries and believe few things are more essential to people than finding and keeping meaningful work. Atlas is the nexus, where our visionary clients find the professionals they need at the frontier of Energy, Marine and Renewables.
Our values are at the heart of everything we do and investing in people is important to us; we are 
transparent, open, and straightforward and we do what we promise.

Job description

What does the day to day look like?

You have your day planned out with activities that enables you to deliver on your responsibilities.

The daily standup with your team you use to discuss the several projects that you and your team members are working on. Next, off to a meeting about the implementation of a new finance change alignment process. You know your role is cut out a process to help prioritize the changes by using expected ROI. The other moment you have a catch up with other stakeholders, the gap between what they demand and what is possible is an interesting conversation. You can rely on your communication skills, creativity, and your determination to make sure expectations are managed without damaging your relationships with those stakeholders. Next for today is a meeting with the team to discuss the possibilities for standardization. You know that standardisation truly helps the organization move forward and providing an IT landscape that is efficient, compliant and stable. Whilst on with the team you also discuss the maintenance scheme. Meanwhile one of the operational team members needs some support around control regarding the access and permissions for all the systems within the back-office domain. You love to coach your team members and help them to develop in their roles. 

In the afternoon a Workday meeting is scheduled. You easily interact with all levels and with the in-depth knowledge of Workday along with patience and persistency you are seen as the expert. At the end of the day, you take time to reflect on the overall change and what next steps needs to be taken in the user journey to realise the transformation. You prep your next day to come and enjoy the evening that follows.

Job requirements

What do you bring along?
To make this a success both for yourself and for Atlas Professional, we believe that you bring along:

  • A Bachelor/master’s degree in business administration or Management Science, or the ability to perform at this level by experience.
  • Proven in-depth Workday knowledge
  • 5 years of experience in business analysis or business development on a medior / senior level with a certain degree of managerial experience
  • Understanding of procedural, administrative, and legal requirements within the recruitment industry
  • Experience in the use of process modelling techniques, process optimalisation and standardisation projects.
  • Fluent in the English language, both verbally and in writing.
And on a more competence level you as a person come with:
  • Managerial skills
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • The ability to communicate well with people from all levels, experiences, and departments within the organisation and externally
  • Second nature in problem solving
  • Getting things done mentality

More info

We’re looking for the right person with the right knowledge, experience, and values for the role. Should you have experience in a similar role but a different market we would like to hear from you

Either you are working at our Head office in Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, or within travelling distance of one of our other offices in Europe or the UK. Or even completely remote from your home, we are flexible as long as you are located in a CET country and willing to travel on a regular basis. 

What can you expect?

You’ll work in an international dynamic environment, where no two days are the same.

We give you plenty of space to develop yourself and your career. Feel free to be an entrepreneur, an apprentice, and a team player with us, and above all to be yourself. Everyone is welcome at Atlas Professionals

Excellent working conditions with a friendly working atmosphere with, of course, professional colleagues!

Personal development. In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer an annual company bonus scheme and company benefits depending on work location

Think you have what it takes?

We are fortunate to have a fantastic team, great professionals working for us and clients that we have worked with for years. We look to build teams that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, abilities and ultimately decide employment based on merit. If you're eager to join the Atlas family and to learn more about our unique industry and think you have what we're looking for, then we would love to hear from you.

Want some more information? Please feel free to contact Tim Gladwin –

Selection process:

The closing date for your application will be Wednesday, 14th of September. Suitable candidates will be reviewed then, which may lead to an interview in the last week of September.



At Atlas Professionals, we believe that diversity drives progress and aim to build an inclusive organization. We are taking steps to create an environment for everyone and foster a culture that helps us stay at the frontier of energy, marine and renewables. If you’re driven to perform, we are waiting to hear from you - irrespective of your religion, sexual orientation, colour, gender, ethnicity, or race - if you have the talent, you fit right in.

Contact Person

Inez PastijnHR Administrator