Associate Product Manager

Employer
Kalibrate
Location
Civic Centre, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
26 Sep 2020

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Sector
Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Permanent
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Role purpose

This role is part of Kalibrate's global product management team and the role which enables the effective and efficient ongoing operations of all product management activities. The Associate Product Manager will report to the Chief Commercial Officer and supports the 4 heads of product management in their critical efforts to enable sustainable growth for Kalibrate across all our products and solutions areas, which are organized in 4 specific product management teams as follows:

  1. Kalibrate Price Management and Price Optimization - process management software solution, complimented by analytics/reporting and implementation services
  2. Kalibrate Network Planning - data, analytics, software and services offered to a range of retailers across multiple segments
  3. Kalibrate Data Insight - data products offered to a wide range of customers and market segments in retail primarily, but also across multiple other industries and market segments
  4. Kalibrate proprietary data and data collection services - proprietary data and information leveraged as USP components in the price, planning and data insight solutions, as well as offering tailored data generation services and technology tools to retailers


The Associate Product Manager will co-ordinate all ongoing governance activities for how Product Management develops vision, strategy and action plans for all the products/solutions, including the very extensive collaboration with sales/commercial functions, product development and data science.

Who we're looking for

The ideal profile for this role will have the following characteristics:

  • Graduate from a relevant degree from a leading UK university at graduate/MBA level
  • Ideally 3 years' experience in consulting or in product management at a global SaaS company
  • Experience in and interest in the global fuel retail and broader retail industry
  • Very strong communication skills - written, verbal and overall - very strong in executive presentation skills, working with communication tools such as MS Powerpoint, Word and other toolsets
  • Very strong collaborative skills, able to collaborate across functions and at all levels of the organization
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills, able to distil complex challenges and create effective solutions
  • Ideally familiar with Design Thinking product development and Agile development


Kalibrate values

Lead the way
  • You'll drive efficient ongoing operations of all product management activities and co-ordinate all ongoing governance activities for how Product Management develops vision, strategy and action plans for all the products/solutions.

Empower others
  • You'll support the 4 heads of product management in their efforts to enable growth for Kalibrate across all our products and solutions areas.

Challenge convention
  • You'll engage in steering the product direction, ensuring the best possible outcome. You'll measure and gather feedback from your stakeholders to continuously improve what you do.

Be genuine
  • You'll care about delivering quality product and being responsible for how and when it gets delivered.


Key skills and attributes

  • Relevant educational background:

-Minimum bachelor's degree, ideally MBA level or qualified to master's degree standard

-Certified and experienced in software engineering project management standards and methodologies
  • 2-3 years working experience in with SaaS technology or consulting company
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Financial modeling skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strong team playing and collaboration skills
  • Professional attitude and presence
  • Fast learner and big ambition for the future
  • Hard worker, willing to go the extra mile
  • Trustworthy - delivers on all commitments and on time


Benefits
  • Holidays that rise with service (1 day per year up to 28 days) with the option to carry over 5 days per year
  • 4 x salary to nominated beneficiaries for death in service
  • Income Protection of 75% of salary (less any state benefit) for 13 consecutive weeks of illness
  • Regular no-pressure social activities including Christmas parties, team social events and competitions
  • 5% Pension contribution after successful 3 months probationary period
  • BUPA Private Healthcare & Medicash Plan after successful 3 months probationary period (this includes a virtual GP service and access to specialist medical professionals)
  • External discounts available through BUPA for companies such as Tesco, M&S, Apple, etc.
  • Unmm LifeWorks Helpline for mental health, bereavement, financial affairs, family matters, etc.
  • Discretionary flexible working hours after successful 3 months probationary period
  • Discretionary 1-day WFH after successful 3 months' probation period
  • Budget for conference and external development events
  • Charity leave days, VTO, etc. for registered charities after being employed for a minimum of 12 months
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Full access to Plurasight training
  • Brownbag and tech-time information training session
  • We acknowledge special events, i.e. baby arrivals, weddings & other special events
  • City centre location within walking distance of transport links
  • New open plan modern offices with a social area including a football table
  • Free fruit, cereal, speciality teas, coffee, soft drinks and a hot drinks machine
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