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Kenan Tabakovic

Senior Project/Product Manager/Owner

Brüssel, Belgien

  • 50.8465
  • 4.3516
  • Indicative rate €878 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Work location
Can do a full mission at the client office
Project length
≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Banking & Insurance
  • Consulting & Auditing
  • Chemical
  • Biotechnology
  • Digital Agency and IT company
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Kenan in a few words

A dedicated and results-driven Product/Project Owner/Manager, huge experience in an Agile Scrum environment as Product Owner and Scrum Master, possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills and the proven ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial internal and external relationships. Enjoys being part of, as well as managing, motivating and training a successful and productive team, and thrives and acts comfortably within high-pressure and challenging working environments.



September 2017 - Today | Brüssel, Belgien

Banking & Insurance

ING Bank

Product Owner/Scrum Master

Project Scope:
• Integration of Salesforce to the Documentum backend
• Integration of Know Your Customer (KYC) frontend to the backend across several ING countries
• PEGA workflow implementation for Wholesale Lending Operations
• Delivery of Global API to deliver content across the entire organization
• Responsible for compliancy with GDPR (Record Retention project)
• Responsible for Data Availability, Integrity & Confidentiality (trusted encrypted system) within Documentum
• Analysis and delivery of Banking/Insurance regulatory projects (KID PRIIPs, MiFID2, IDD,…)
• Responsible for IT Security & Compliance aspects of the Applications

Responsible for IT Project Delivery (Agile environment):
• Product Owner role in prioritizing the product backlog & Scrum Master role in organizing and facilitating Agile ceremonies
• IT/Functional architecture for end‐to‐end value delivery
• Follow-up of the budget and the planning
• Stakeholders management
• Identify and escalate risks and issues as and when they arise to top executives of the bank
• Lifecycle management of existing software & development of new functionalities
• Leadership role of 3 teams (Amsterdam, Brussels, India) with a total of 15 people
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Functional Architecture
September 2016 - September 2017 | Brüssel, Belgien

Banking & Insurance


Product Manager

Product Strategy:
• Portfolio management of Life Insurance Products (Second Pension Pillar, Branch 21, Branch 23, Branch 26, Branch 44), Funds & Savings Accounts
• Business assessment of existing products and in charge of launching new ones
• Continuous market trend analysis and competitive review
• Assuring compliance with new regulations such as MiFID2, PRIIPs, IDD… (bank’s working group lead for PRIIPs & IDD)

Responsible for the implementation of the marketing master plan:
• Delivery of KID PRIIPs
• Development of Digital Investment Advice models to meet the MiFID2/IDD requirements
• Translation of the marketing strategy into actionable product plans and implementation (e.g. country-wide campaigns)
• Articulation of the product’s value proposition through internal (Sales) and external (clients) communication
• Stakeholders management including Legal, Tax, Sales, Compliance, IT and the Insurance Manufacturer
October 2014 - Today | Brüssel, Belgien

Banking & Insurance

ING Bank

Group Project – Product Manager/Owner

Global Product Strategy:

• Defining a Product Vision & Strategy and turning into a workable roadmap
• Translating punctual market requirements into client value-adding changes for current and future products
• Representing the voice of the customer and translating new market requirements into IT changes for current and future products
• Stakeholders management & assuring compliance with internal (Risk Management, Bank Treasury,…) and external (Regulation, Tax,...) rules, processes and best practices
• Training the network about existing and new product capabilities

Responsible for IT Project Delivery (Agile Scrum – SAFe):

• Product Owner role in prioritizing epics/features in the product backlog in alignment with the overall strategy making sure the business value is always present and reporting to the Steering Committee & role of Scrum Master
• International Banking Software Integration project with SAP, Infosys and Dovetail, change budget of approximately 8 € Mio
• Lead role in defining business requirements and conveying them to the IT scrum teams across applications and several countries
• Driving a solution across development teams taking into account costs, budget and timelines
• Assuring the service delivery is maintained according to the Service Level Agreements
• In charge of the product risk portfolio and making sure risk issues are closed on time
• Leadership role of a team of 20 people
December 2011 - October 2014 | Brüssel, Belgien

Banking & Insurance

ING Bank

IT Project & Sourcing

Recommendation, planning and execution of an overall Sourcing Strategy that meets business objectives:

• Set up completely new supplier contracts & negotiate, renew, and discontinue the existing ones
• Follow-up post contract sourcing delivery
• Monitor vendor performance
• Achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers
• Manage intra-group contracts and charging agreements for exchanged services
• Assure adherence to audit and regulatory requirements

Responsible for Project Delivery (establishing MSP activities in order to support ING’s Bank/Insurance split from an IT point of view):

• Effective and formal disentanglement of IT services
• Define long term delivery expectations and formalize them in a Service Level Agreement
• Organize tactical service review boards between legal entities
• Review/improve existing incident and problem management processes


  • Master in Economics

    Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

  • Master in Strategic Management

    Leopold-Franzens University Innsbruck

  • Bachelor in Economics

    Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management



  • ITIL Foundation


  • Prince2 Foundation




  • Deutsch

    Native or bilingual

  • Englisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Französisch

    Native or bilingual

  • Niederländisch

    Full professional proficiency

  • Bosnisch

    Native or bilingual

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