Digital Product Manager

121 Recruitment
From £355.50 to £450 per day PAYE, Ltd or Umbrella Company Pay Rate
30 Nov 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this 6 month temporary contract based in Birmingham.
Please Note: This assignment sits outside of IR35.
Be responsible for the delivery, on-going success and continuous improvement of one or more digital products and/or platforms. Gather user requirements based on a communicable understanding of diverse audience groups. Define and get user buy in for product definition and delivery approach. Create effective, prioritised product descriptions and delivery plans to meet user needs in a cost effective way. Interpret user research in order to make the correct product decisions, noting that users do not always know what they want. Underpin the delivery and iteration of digital services through effective analysis of qualitative and quantitative user data. Disseminate an understanding of the digital marketplace, including best practice, costs, suppliers, methodologies and skills to both internal and external stakeholders. Communicate credibly with a wide range of digital delivery disciplines and talent both internally and externally.
Senior Product Manager Ministry of Justice Digital needs an interim Senior Product Manager for our Digital Strategy team to start asap and can offer: Other products at the MOJ Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Digital has a diverse portfolio of products to suit a wide range of product management skills. We are a mature, in-house software development team, increasingly building services with both public and professional user interfaces, built on top of our APIs and cloud platform. Examples of products include: software for the public like visit someone in prison software for internal users like our intranet platforms and APIs to help build our software like the Cloud Platform. The role As Senior Product Manager you will be experienced in leading a multidisciplinary team, supporting and continuously improving products of significant scale and complexity. You will take products through discovery, alpha, beta and live phases of development with the goal of making government services simpler, easier and faster to use. You will devise and iterate the product roadmap and backlog, be a champion for user needs, document product knowledge, and communicating plans and progress through various channels including the blog, stakeholder meetings and demos. You will also be an active part of the broader product management community, coaching and mentoring Associate Product Managers and Product Managers, supporting the quality assessment of your colleagues’ products (known as ‘service assessment’), and sharing learning and new techniques with the community. As a Senior Product Manager for for MOJ Digital you will work with other delivery agencies within the justice system, central government departments, and the wider public sector to transform public services. Senior Product Managers at MOJ Digital lead work on exciting products in support of services that improve lives. It is an opportunity to work with committed and talented user researchers, developers, designers, analysts, agile specialists and content teams who share a vision for making better government through smarter use of technology. Ministry of Justice Digital The MOJ Digital team develops services that improve lives and is looking for product managers who want to solve tough problems. Government digital services are a beacon of user centred design. We are looking for Senior Product Managers who put users first and understand the value of defining problems before developing solutions. This means we need people who understand user research, user experience and design. We apply a lean startup mentality at scale and need product managers who can operate in areas of extreme uncertainty by working with agility and making data driven decisions, within an empowered, co-located software team of specialists including developers, researchers, designers and stakeholders from across the justice system. We have a great culture and modern tools (like Macbooks and Google apps). We are actively improving the diversity of our workforce in order to get the best talent available. We want our workforce to represent the variety of people in the UK population and do not discriminate based on age, sex, pregnancy or family commitments, disability, race or religion. Life’s too short not to do something important so join a team with a mission to improve millions of lives. Skills and experience We’re looking for an individual with strong interpersonal skills who likes working in a delivery focused, agile environment with multidisciplinary teams. You also contribute to the wider Product Manager community and share you skills and experiences with others across the MOJ, and across government. It’s essential you have: Product ownership: you are an expert in product management, using a range of techniques to work with a multidisciplinary team and translate user needs into deliverables User focus: you understand users (who they are, what their needs are, how they behave and how they change over time.
The successful candidate will have a valid Disclosure of Scotland or be willing to apply for one on CV submission.
Please Note: The lower pay rate advertised in this job description is the highest daily PAYE pay rate that the client is willing to pay up to. The The higher pay rate advertised in this job description is the highest daily Ltd or Umbrella Company pay rate that the client is willing to be paid up to.
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