Product Manager x 2

121 Recruitment
London (Greater)
11 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful candidate will have the relevant skills and experience specified below for this short term temporary contract (3 months, with a possible extension) based in London. Please Note: This assignment sits inside of IR35.
Job Description:Responsible for the planning and resource across the department and ensuring that agreed deliveries and completion dates are achieved. Plan and communicate material resource needs during design and production stages. Be actively involved across partner and user communities to promote the department/s principles and foster a collaborative approach to solution delivery and engagement. Gather user requirements based on a communicable understanding of diverse audience groups. Obtain user buy in for product definition and delivery approach. Prioritise 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. Demonstrable knowledge of planning functions, methodology, data manipulation and software is essential.
The role:As product manager you’ll be responsible for the delivery and continuous improvement of one or more CQC digital products by providing direction to a multidisciplinary delivery team.

You will create a vision for your products based on your understanding of user needs, working with the business Service Owner and key stakeholders.

You will help your team build the right things in the right order by developing and prioritising product roadmaps and backlogs. Crucially, you will balance competing stakeholder demands against what is most valuable and beneficial for CQC to deliver.

You will be responsible for engaging with stakeholders and users to ensure they are clear on the benefits of the product and that their feedback is being used to inform ongoing improvements.

Product managers work on exciting products in support of services that are relevant to every household and business in the UK.

It is an opportunity to work with committed and talented developers, designers, analysts and content teams who share a passion for making government better.

Main responsibilities As a product manager you will:?Lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver the product and iteratively improve it through several delivery cycles

?Develop an expert understanding of the users’ needs and champion these in the delivery of your product

?Define, explain and iterate a product vision that is compelling to your users, team and stakeholders

?Develop and prioritise a product backlog, writing good user stories and making decisions based on data

?Engage with users and stakeholders through a range of channels to encourage take-up and use of your product

?Set measurable goals for your product and report against these to demonstrate progress against stated benefits

?Ensure your product meets the Digital Service Standard and applies principles that help to maximise value and ensure a good user experience

?Play an active role in the government product manager community sharing your learning and celebrating progress made by other people and teams

Skills & Experience?Experience of product management with a passion for shipping and evolving great digital products by leading multi-disciplinary teams

?Experience of creating, maintaining and prioritising product backlogs to direct the work of a delivery team

?Experience of engaging with users and turning user insight into product improvements

?Familiarity with setting, monitoring and reporting measurable product performance targets

?Familiarity with a range of agile delivery techniques and tools

?Have strong verbal, written and visual communication skills that you are able to tailor to the needs of the audience

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 PAYE daily pay rate that the client is willing to pay up to. The higher pay rate advertised in this job description is the highest umbrella company daily pay rate that the client is willing to pay up to.

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