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Product Manager

Job Description

Join a Central Governmnet department, working within an agile multidisciplinary team to create, support and continuously improve products that meet user needs. You will take products through discovery, alpha, beta and live phases of development with the goal of making services and products simpler, easier and faster to use. The role may require frequent travel to client sites, several days a week. 

As Product manager you will:

  • Be responsible for the quality of the products.

  • Use your knowledge of user needs and business goals to frame problems and set priorities for your delivery teams.

  • Define, explain and iterate a product vision that is compelling to your users, team and stakeholders.

  • Champion for user needs, managing a backlog, documenting product knowledge, and communicating plans and progress through various channels including blogs, stakeholder meetings and demos.

  • Engage with users and stakeholders through a range of channels to encourage awareness and use of your product.

  • Presenting and depicting the rationale of findings in simple, engaging and easy to understand business terms to a diverse group of stakeholders. 

  • Set measurable goals for your product and report against these to demonstrate progress against stated benefits. 

  • Play an active role in the product manager community, sharing your learning and celebrating progress made by other people and team

Skills required: 

  • Agile methodology and can apply an agile mindset to all aspects of your work. 

  • You can work in a fast-paced, evolving environment and use an iterative method and flexible approach to enable rapid delivery.

  • User-Centred Design Services which can be demonstrated through successful project delivery and the achievement of key success measures for projects.

  • You understand and can work within given constraints (including but not limited to technology and policy, and regulatory, financial and legal constraints).

  • You can secure funding for agile delivery through a business case and through delivering a good pitch in government.

  • You can prioritise spending based on return on investment and strategic intent.

  • You understand the different phases of product delivery and can contribute to, plan or run these. 

  • You can manage the operational process of designing and running a product or service throughout its entire product life cycle.

  • You can understand and identify problems, analysing and helping to identify the appropriate solution. You can classify and prioritise problems, document their causes and implement remedies.

  • You know how to use a range of product management principles and approaches. You can capture and translate user needs into deliverables. You know how to define the minimum viable product and make decisions about priorities. You can write user stories and acceptance criteria.

  • You can translate user stories and propose design approaches or services to meet these needs.   

  • Designing and delivering end-to-end digital products in government, Government Digital Service (GDS) agile delivery framework.

  • Help support the vision, roadmaps and delivery of other products in your programme

  • You will have experience of delivering working in a large-scale software delivery and support organisation.