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Risk & Compliance Analyst

The Access Group
Closing date
5 Aug 2021

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Risk & Compliance Analyst

What are we all about?
Access is one of most successful and fastest growing software groups in the UK. On-going commitment to excellence, customers and employees has also placed the company among the UK's top employers in The Sunday Times' 100 Best Companies to Work For' for a number of years.

Over the last 5 years, we have gone from 380 employees to now currently over 3500, through both organic growth and acquisition. Access have a 2022 vision to be one of the top 10 UK Software companies which will create huge opportunity for employees and see us gain even more market share. We now have over 2 million users and over 45,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive, which include SaaS, ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, CRM, warehousing, business intelligence, professional services automation, Health and Social Care, Not for Profit, hospitality and manufacturing.

The role
This role requires a capable Associate Product Manager to work as part of an established team focused on delivering business requirements within our integrated Risk Management solutions.

The Associate Product Manager role is predominantly inward-facing, typically fulfilling the Product Owner role within an Agile Development Team, focusing on how best to build and support what the Product Manager is requesting on behalf of customers and the market.

You will act as the representative of the Product Manager and with sufficient understanding of the market, the customer and the business to make sound, informed decisions. With responsibility for accepting that stories are done, meeting the agreed acceptance criteria, you will prepare and execute sufficient tests to satisfy yourself that the stories are of good quality and ready for release.

Day-to-day, you will:

Be the representative within the development for the Product Manager across a variety of products as required including Access Health and Safety and Access Protect solutions.
Gather the requirements from the Product Manager and other Stakeholders, and own the conversion of the requirements into stories and supporting documents
Be able to take a high level proof of concept and quickly translate it into epics and stories to allow the development team to build out the concept
Clearly identify and describe product backlog items in order to build a shared understanding of the problem and solution with the product development team
Make decisions in conjunction with the Product Manager regarding the priority of product backlog items in order to deliver maximum outcome with minimum output
Ensure transparency into the upcoming work of the product development team
Prepare and execute sufficient tests to satisfy yourself that the stories are of good quality and ready for release. Where additional tests or QA skills are required, you will liaise with the QA team to agree the test strategy and plan
Work collaboratively with other development teams and stakeholders to ensure that dependencies are managed and issues and risks are communicated
Contribute to product launch and Go to Market collateral
Develop and maintain a sound understanding of customers' business processes and requirements
As a well-rounded Associate Product Manager, your Skills and Experiences likely include:

Flexible and pragmatic, able to respond to shifting priorities, demands and timelines by using effective analytical and problem solving skills
Demonstrates good behaviours: positive, results focused, assertive, commercially aware and driven to continuous learning/improvement
Strong communication, influencing, negotiation and collaboration skills
Demonstrates sound judgement, able to make decisions independently whilst recognising when to escalate for more senior approval
Proactive, works at pace, goal orientated with a strong delivery/milestone focus
Identifies issues early and prioritises appropriately
Ability to take on the user perspective and to reflect this within the stories
Ability to interpret a high level specification into user stories
Thorough knowledge of agile development methods, processes and best practices
Willingness to adapt to fast changes in work priorities when required
In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:

A Competitive Salary
Giving Back/Charity days
Quarterly Socials
6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain
Become part of our amazing Access family!

At Access we're all about helping everyone Love Work and Love Life because we believe people can only be at their best when they can be themselves, love what they do and do what they love.

We love the fact that we're all different. Having more diverse perspectives at work improves how we run our business, helps us support our customers, and when you think about it, it's just more fun. So, no matter what makes you individual, as long as you're qualified, we can't wait for your application
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