Product Manager

London, South East England
06 Jul 2017
05 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Capita's Digital and Software Solutions division makes up the second largest software company in the UK. DSS provides software products to a wide variety of customers in the UK and beyond.A new and exciting project in the Financial Services market is in development and we are looking to appoint an experienced Product Manager with FS market experience and knowledge of Social Media systems.

Role Duties

The purpose of this role is to manage the lifetime commercial success of a new product, acting as the product champion and visionary within the company.

This involves:

* Managing the product throughout the Product Lifecycle (PLC) from conception to withdrawal to ensure maximum return on investment is achieved

* Being the "sector expert? within the business and understanding customer's current and future requirements and the strengths and weaknesses of competitors' products

* Playing a key, influential role in defining the product's strategy and in the business planning process

* Being the principle "knowledge" owner for the sector in question and show clear thought leadership within the market

* Interacting, with credibility, with customers and Capita staff to understand their needs and concerns and challenge the business with how to meet these requirements

* Providing leadership in sales opportunities including demonstrations

* Working with development teams to help them understand requirements, make priority calls and accept deliveries

Essential Experience/Skills

* At least 5 years' experience in Financial Services software/market

* Strong commercial acumen

* Results oriented with the ability to set targets, and then deliver to deadlines

* Customer handling skills are critical while at the same time maintaining an ability to achieve commercial objectives

* Excellent self-organisation, self-motivation and time management skills

* Excellent analytical skills and a logical approach to problem solving

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Excellent presentation skills

* Computer literate with an appreciation of computer systems and technology, particularly Social Media.

Desired Experience/Skills

* 3-5 years' experience of working as a software Product Manager in a software company, managing products at all stages in the Product Lifecycle including new product development

Personal Attributes

* Positive 'can do' attitude.

* Strong mentor and team leader on projects

* Pro-active, energetic team player

* Solid customer facing and conflict resolution skills

* Solid personal organisation

* Good technical ability

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