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Senior Product Manager

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Company: Anonymous
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-11-16
Job specializations:
  • Management
    Program Manager, Sales Manager
  • Business
    Business Management, Business Operations
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Location: Renfrew

Our client are innovation-led Payroll and HR specialists providing a range of services to 65,000 companies in over 90countries, with over 2500 customers in the UK.

Ongoing expansion of their Glasgow site (close to Braehead) requires talented individuals to fulfill the role of Senior Product Manager, responsible for actively managing the software and service product portfolio, including:

* Identifying emerging demands for product evolution and development then producing the supporting business cases, requirement documents and product roadmaps

* Maintaining and enhancing existing products while developing and taking new products to market

* Contributing to pre-sales activity, including producing product demonstrations and collaterals.

Key accountabilities:

* Gather information from the marketplace, customers, payroll processing partners, sales and existing business units relating to potential new products, enhancements to current products and new markets for current products

* Facilitate feedback on existing products by attending or running appropriate sessions

* Evaluate statutory and legislative changes for impacts on products and implement where necessary

* Produce sound business cases supporting investment. Business case components include: Pricing; Revenue model and scenario analysis; Budgets; Cost to buy, build or partner; Time-line to deliver; Customer and Product ROI scenarios; Launch approach etc.

* Develop and produce Product Definition and Requirement Documents. Apply best practice processes and work closely with the Product Development function

* Develop and produce Product Roadmaps, incorporating input from research, personal experience, product advisory boards, prospects, other product managers and the wider company. Work with Marketing, Consultancy and Development to ensure buy-in to both the vision and our ability to execute

* Actively manage the product development cycle, particularly contributing to solution design and testing. Sign off that the delivered feature meets the acceptance criteria

* Ensure Development and Operations have an effective support process for fault fixing and act as the escalation point where normal prioritisation fails (e.g. for hot fix requests)

* Work with Marketing to package products for launch or enhancement into existing operational teams, sales teams and externally to the market. Manage internal and external communications

* Manage the production and upkeep of product demonstration sites and collaterals. Evangelise products to ensure all internal teams are focused on securing customers for these products. Be a deep subject matter expert and provide an overall view of products to support pre-sales and other commercial activity as required

* Monitor on-going performance of products against business case, budget and market dynamics; where appropriate, work with Marketing and Operations to determine when products are ready for retirement then implement a sunsetting plan which prioritises customer retention and migration plans and product retirement plans.

You have a thirst for knowledge and this will be evident in your ability to absorb information and proactively keeping your expertise up-to-date through self-development; covering not just products and services, but technology, tools and best practices. In addition, you will be comfortable working in an agile and responsive environment where change is the norm and where you can act on your insights to improve our processes, products and services.

The following are considered requirements for the role:

* Significant experience of designing product functionality and writing business requirement documents

* Experience in business case creation, delivery and monitoring. Including commercial awareness with the ability to understand market positioning and pricing

* Working knowledge of waterfall and agile methods of software development, involving the latest development technologies and methods

* Technical background with a working knowledge of what is possible with the latest development frameworks and tools (especially Microsoft .NET) as well as off the shelf solutions

* Practical experience and knowledge around methods to provide management information and KPI reporting

* Strong Microsoft office skills, including: Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio and Project

* Presentation and influencing skills at senior management level.

Primarily office based, with up to 30% travel and some flexibility to work from home.

In return you can expect to work with an organisation that actively promotes personal development and career advancement. With an excellent salary and flexible benefits package, you will get to be part of a friendly and lively team in a stimulating office environment.

What else can you expect?

* Very accessible for M8, next to Braehead Shopping Centre with on-site parking

* Dress down environment with good social committee

* Matched contributory pension

* Life assurance and income protection

* Private health care

* Management bonus

* Company car
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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