Product Manager

  • Job Reference: 71439543-2
  • Date Posted: 14 September 2018
  • Recruiter: Aquila Heywood
  • Location: Altrincham, Cheshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our Story

Our story is a great one and we love to share it! We are the largest software platform provider to the life and pensions industry in the UK and Ireland.

It is the most exciting time to come on board. We are expanding and looking for bright, enthusiastic shiny stars to help us continue our success through all chapters…… and that is where you come in!!

The Next Chapter

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Product Manager to join our team! We are looking for someone who understands our place in the world and for helping us recognise success in our target markets.

Responsibilities

- Own the product development upstream process including:
- Engage with customers, prospects, industry consultants and other influencers to ensure an understanding of key market change drivers, trends and the competitive landscape.
- Manage the discovery phase and produce Business Outcomes for product enhancements.
- Regularly engage with the Executive team and business to prioritise product backlogs through leading workshops and by other mean.
- Take a leadership role in developing the product strategy for each of our target markets, determining the required capabilities of our products
- Be the advocate of the customer jobs to be done and challenges faced, setting the problem and empowering others to produce solutions, ensuring user needs are met
- Ensure the Product Owners have full visibility of upcoming developments and participate in three amigos and kick off sessions as required, minimising hand offs
- Support the Product Owners with gaining customer feedback into ongoing development work as appropriate
- Determine whether the expected outcome of released functionality was delivered successfully (benefit recognition)
- Maintain detailed information for each competitor that includes products, scope of solution, pricing, customers, key people, structure, financials and business strategy.
- Attend and speak at industry conferences and events.
- Work closely with the Brand and Media teams to produce regular product collateral, thought leadership and market content for internal and external communications
- Provide support to Business Development and Customer Relationship Management in sales and bid processes.
- Ensure we communicate product releases and new features externally to our customers and internally to staff.
- Evaluate, recommend and maintain business relationships with third parties with whom we choose to partner.

To Play The Part

Our Product Manager is going to be a special kind of person. Someone who has:

- Strong analytical skills
- Workshop facilitation skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Knowledge and understanding of life and pensions market
- If you have pre-sales experience presenting to clients or customers also - that would be a big bonus!

Are you our next Star?

Our story is built on your success, and your success does not go unnoticed! Alongside our generous benefits package we recognise and reward high performance and encourage an open and honest working environment. We will support you through every new chapter of our story with us.

Ready to audition?! Please apply today!