Product Manager (Education)

Cambridgeshire, UK
12 Aug 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
IRIS is the market leader in business-critical software systems, including Accountancy, HR & Payroll and Education solutions.

This role is for a product manager to own and drive our PS financials budgeting product and service. Experienced in customer and outcome-led software innovation, you will own the full product lifecycle from discovery through to end of life across our market sectors (Education, Charities and Corporates).

To be successful in this role, you must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the market, customers, and competitive pressures affecting the product portfolio. You will understand how to derive and prioritise product value for customers and create clear strategies for realising this value across our customer base.

You will of course be competent in lean product development, with a focus on innovation and positive disruption. You'll know how to get the best from data analytics through analysis, be able to articulate the true value of the research and discovery, and be experienced in bringing out the best in design and UX.

This is a great opportunity for you to join a growing and investing product and customer centric business, with significant opportunity for you to share and grow your skillset.

Key Responsibilities

* Drive the full product lifecycle across the PS Financials budgeting product.

* The creation and delivery of a clear vision based on customer and user outcomes, working across multiple markets and stakeholder groups.

* Be the glue across the business, from commercial through to operations, to ensure the success of your product.

* Create growth, improve the customer experience, drive innovation, share roadmap and market knowledge, build and realise investment cases, accelerate continuous improvement and efficiency initiatives and generally push to ensure we are the best we can be in product leadership.


* Experienced product manager, with background in managing B2B products.

* Experience of accounting \ financial software would be advantageous.

* Excellent track record with taking products to market and optimising existing products.

* Demonstrable experience of engaging with and putting the customer first.

* Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

* Good commercial understanding.

* Understanding of modern lean agile software development processes.

* Disciplined management ability: caring about process, quality, setting and managing expectations.

* Good planning & organising skills.

Why you should apply...

At IRIS, we believe in creating a culture of engagement and reward to develop employee potential and offer long-term career success. To help with that, we offer the following:

* Competitive annual salary (£30,000-£40,000 depending on experience)

* 26 days holiday allowance

* Private medical healthcare

* Life assurance

* Pension

* Additional benefits, such as Bike to Work, Childcare Vouchers and discount schemes

* Working hours - Monday-Friday, 09:00-17:30

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