Tillman Rödle

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Berlin, Germany

About me

As an experienced Product Management Leader with a passion for new product development and building agile and successful teams, I have a demonstrated history of managing the product journey from idea to market success. I have worked in large corporations, corporate start-ups, and start-ups, gaining diverse experiences. I always focus on the WHY to define the HOW and create the WHAT. ———————————— Imprint (Impressum): https://www.theproductwork.com/imprint/ Data Protection (Datenschutzerklärung): https://www.theproductwork.com/data-protection/


Business Model Innovation
Agile Software Development
Innovation Management
Agile Project Management
Business Solutions
Design Thinking
Project Management
New Business Development
New Product Development
Big Data Analytics
Portfolio Management
Mobility Solutions
Innovation Process Management
Digital Innovation Lab Set-up
Commercial Vehicle
Business Development
Forschung und Entwicklung
User Experience


Professional experience for Tillman Rödle

  • Current 1 year and 5 months, since Mar 2023



    With my expertise in Product Management and Product Innovation, I provide a range of services to my customers, including ... • Interim Product Management & Product Leadership • Product Coaching and Mentoring • Product Management Training • Consulting in Innovation Processes • Workshop Facilitation and Moderation

  • Current 5 years and 9 months, since Nov 2018

    Fellow & Product Excellence Lead (FREELANCE)

    Creative Business Hacker

    DRIVE NEW GROWTH BY CONNECTING STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS • Coach, mentor, and train product teams and executives on a variety of topics related to growth, innovation, and operations • Provide consulting and guidance in the areas of product and innovation management, agile software development, business model creation, design thinking, and digital transformation • Enable and train cross-functional teams and product executives on agile methodologies

  • 10 months, Jun 2022 - Mar 2023

    Product Line Manager

  • 2 years and 4 months, Jan 2020 - Apr 2022

    Lead Product Manager


    • leading the customer facing product portfolio to make managing logistics services as easy as booking a flight • driving next level user experience ensuring customer centricity, agile product development and design thinking methodologies • leading 5 product & engineering teams (32 FTEs) in charge of enhancing the existing value proposition and driving forward new value adding services (SAAS)

  • 1 year, Feb 2019 - Jan 2020

    Senior Product Manager

  • 2 years and 11 months, Mar 2016 - Jan 2019

    Product Owner

    RIO The Logistics Flow

    • product owner of several scrum teams (internal & external software engineers) for the user-centered development of new digital products and business models (digital key, truck sharing, track & trace, transport management systems) • leading the transformation to an agile software organization • guiding and leading product discovery (design thinking, customer journey, story mapping, event storming, release planning, OKR, etc.) • coaching and training of junior product owner

  • 1 year and 5 months, Oct 2014 - Feb 2016

    Product Owner & Scrum Master @ MAN X-Lab

    MAN Truck & Bus SE

    • implementation of digital transformation by set-up of a digital innovation lab (X-Lab) • budget planning (multi million budget) & procurement of engineering ressources & services • ideation & implementation of digital value added services for commercial vehicles • agile coaching of software development teams

  • 1 year and 2 months, Aug 2014 - Sep 2015

    Innovation Manager

    MAN Truck & Bus SE

    • conception & roll-out of a company wide innovation management • management of stage gate process for innovation projects for the product portfolio of truck & bus, assistance systems, and business solutions

  • 6 months, Jan 2014 - Jun 2014

    Innovation Management - MASTER THESIS WORK

    MAN Truck & Bus AG

    Thesis-Topic: “Innovations Unchained – Open Innovation within a closed System” • Analysis and process development within the Innovation Systems to identify, select, and transfer innovation within the Volkswagen Group • Assistance and Support in the Innovation Management Department

  • 3 months, Jun 2013 - Aug 2013

    Innovation Management - INTERNSHIP

    MAN Truck & Bus AG

    • Set-up of MAN's first Innovation Management • Leading innovation projects • supporting on innovation strategy and processes (stage gate)

  • 3 months, Jan 2013 - Mar 2013

    Student Research Project

    Volvo Car Corporation

    Analysis of opportunities and implementations of learning and adaptive technologies in the car industry. • industry analysis • trend analysis • interview with engineering • set-up of customer survey • development of new concepts • presentation of results for the Volvo Car Corporation

  • 9 months, Sep 2011 - May 2012

    Werkstudent - Quality Assurance


    Werkstudent im Bereich "Quality Assurance" zetVisions AG (in Heidelberg) Erstellung und Durchführung von Softwaretests der SAP-basierten Beteiligungsmanagement Software „CIM“ (Corporate Investment Manager)

  • 9 months, Sep 2010 - May 2011


    German Language Department - Heidelberg University, (Tiffin, Ohio, USA)

    Deutsch Tutor für amerikanischen Studenten.

  • 8 months, Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft


    Organisation, Durchführung und Auswertung einer Zufriedenheitsstudie im Studiengang Bachelor of Science Economics (Politische Ökonomik)am Alfred-Weber-Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • 2 months, Feb 2010 - Mar 2010

    Praktikum - Kommunikation und Marketing

    Sparkasse Rhein Neckar Nord
  • 3 months, Dec 2009 - Feb 2010

    Wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft


    Organisisation und Durchführung der Evaluation der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Veranstaltungen am Alfred-Weber-Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften der Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

  • 11 months, Apr 2009 - Feb 2010


    Forschunsgruppe Wahlen e.V.

Educational background for Tillman Rödle

  • 4 months, Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

    Auslandsstudium - Master Level

    ESSEC - Business School (Paris, Frankreich)

    Managing Plans and Projects, Innovation Process Management, Corporate Strategy, Competitive Strategy, Business Economics, French-Training-Session (Intermediate Level 6/8), Civilisation Francais

  • 1 year and 10 months, Sep 2012 - Jun 2014

    Innovation and Industrial Management

    University of Gothenburg - School of Business, Economics and Law

    Innovation Management, Strategic Management in knowledge-based Organizations, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Risk Management and Finance, New Concepts in Operations Management and Services, Managing Across Cultures, Entrepreneurship and New Business Development

  • 1 year and 1 month, Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

    Auslandsstudium - Bachelor Level

    Heidelberg University - Adams School of Business (Tiffin OH, USA)

    Management, Economics, Psychology

  • 3 years and 11 months, Oct 2008 - Aug 2012

    Economics (Politische Ökonomik)

    Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg - University of Heidelberg

    Economics, Business Administration,Management, Political Science


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Italian


  • Swedish



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