Product Development Manager

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Swindon, UK
02 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
BCS has a Product Development Manager vacancy in Swindon, Wiltshire in their BCS Learning & Development Ltd. This is a permanent role offering a competitive salary, excellent company benefits and outstanding work/life balance.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.

Role context and purpose:Management of and responsibility for planning, leading, organising and motivating a product development team to achieve the development and deployment of products aligned with BCS organisational objectives.
Ownership for the management of concurrent high visibility product development utilising agile methodology across multiple organisation divisions.Provide a consultative and collaborative approach to ensure the appropriate people, process and tools are in place whilst coaching teams to optimise efficiency and achieve goals within designated governance constraints.
Key Responsibilities:• To plan and manage product development, scheduling the required activity to enable on-time and within budget delivery whilst managing risk and issues in a collaborative manner;• Own and prepare progress reporting against plan applying a balance between agility and predictability to provide clarity against KPI's and an ability for relevant boards to make informed decisions;• To develop and lead a high-performing team that are both accountable and driven through the provision of appropriate guidance, empowerment, structure and the management of blockers;• Work with Product Managers to provide the support and governance required to meet the demand and manage expectations;• Blend project management principles and practices to fit mission-critical product development whilst defining and implementing a continuous improvement plan incorporating best practice both internally and externally;• Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and third-party requirements in the product development process;Date issued: May 2019 Job no: 1172, Band 3 2• Apply appropriate assessment methodology that has impact and drives results;• Manage interdependency between internal and external departments to ensure timely development and delivery;• Support, coach, mentor and manage your team to ensure fair, consistent approach of workloads and development to produce a highly effective team;• Flexibility is required of all job holders to adjust responsibilities as required from time to time by their Line Manager/Divisional Director;• All staff will live BCS' values and support our purpose;• Continually looking at ways to make improvements to systems, processes and procedures;• The content and reporting lines detailed in this job description may be reviewed and changed from time to time to reflect organisational requirements.
Person specificationEducation and qualifications
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience and a track record of success to lead the development of product and ensure objectives, goals and commitments are met
  • Demonstrable experience in using appropriate tools and product development methodology
  • Demonstrable experience and track record of assessment methodology and applying best practice
  • Significant experience of working with IT professionals at a team and individual level
  • Demonstrable experience of successfully transitioning product development to business as usual
  • Significant experience of the training / software development life cycle as well as project management skills
  • Significant experience of motivating and leading interdependent teams
Competencies and skills
  • Critical & creative thinking, problem solving
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating and team building
  • Strong analytical, planning and organisational skills wit an ability to manage competing demands
  • Ability to build effective and strong interpersonal relationships - relates easily and effectively to colleagues, customers, suppliers and partners
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiating skills at all levels and a confident presenter
  • Financial accountability and management: ability to manage budgets against an agreed cost model
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Creative approach to problem solving with the ability to focus on detail while maintaining the "bigger picture" view
  • General knowledge across a broad range of IT related areas
  • Knowledge of the training/software development process
Special conditions:
  • Offsite visits to clients, partners and suppliers, other BCS offices may be required.
  • Some out-of-hours working including weekends may be required.

We are dedicated to providing training and development to help all staff realise their potential, and also offer a generous benefit package, including 23 days annual leave, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, PMI and parking.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT are committed to promoting equality at every opportunity as an employer. This statement and our policies are designed to ensure our recruitment and employment practices and procedures actively promote equality of opportunity and value diversity.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK upon application.

In the event that we receive a high number of applications for this vacancy, we may be unable to provide an individual response to every candidate, therefore if you haven't heard back from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

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