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Product Manager

Job Description

Product Manager needed for a large Central Government department to be responsible for the quality of their products, use your knowledge of user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities for your delivery teams. In this role, you will be expected to use your knowledge of user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities for your delivery teams. A product manager defines, owns and solve problems. At this level, you: will manage a product through discovery, alpha, beta and live states will support lead and senior product managers may line manage associate product managers and support their professional development will be developing expert skills in and knowledge of product management techniques Skills: Agile working. You can identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use, including measuring and evaluating outcomes. You know how to help the team to decide the best approach. You can help teams to manage and visualise outcomes, prioritise work and work to agreed minimum viable product (MVP), print and scope. DDaT perspective. You can demonstrate a working understanding of design, technology and data principles. You understand the variety and complexity of users’ digital needs and how the product will meet those needs. You know about assisted digital support and can explain why it’s important. You can design services and make decisions to meet users needs. Financial ownership. You understand the marketplace, realising the benefit and persuading others that a product is the right one to use. You know how to integrate a product with other services. You can ensure that products get used. You can realise benefits by linking work in progress back to the business case. Life-cycle perspective. You recognise when to move from one stage of a product life cycle to another. You can ensure the team is working towards the appropriate service standards for the relevant phase. Operational management. You know how to design operational processes for the running and maintenance of products or services throughout their product life cycle. You can redesign operational processes, amend existing processes, and plan and put into operation the stages of a new product or service development. You can act as the escalation point for operational issues and can fix complex operational issues. Product ownership. You know how to apply tools, terms and concepts in a variety of ways. You can be flexible, consider new ways of working and adapt to change. User focus. You know how to collaborate with user researchers and can represent users internally. You understand the difference between user needs and the desires of the user. You can champion user research to focus on all users.