Associate Product Manager - Apps

Job Reference : 002297
Closing Date : 31/10/2018
Salary : 35,000
Department : Marketing
Hours Per week : 36.17

Whilst the world, in particular technology, has changed beyond all recognition since N Brown started trading over 150 years ago, what has kept us relevant and positioned us as #2 on Prolific North’s Top 100 e-Commerce companies, is our ability to reinvent and transform ourselves, adapting and predicting our customers preferences and evolving the vibrant and dynamic people first culture we have today. Our vision is simple – to become the globally loved experts in fashion that fits, helping customers look and feel amazing! – Something that is synonymous with our brands, JD Williams, Jacamo and Simply Be.

With retail continuing to be one of the most disrupted industries through the rise of mobile devices, IoT and changing shopping habits, where better to expand your career and test your innovation than as part of a company that has a proven heritage of transformation spanning across three different centuries!

If you would like to join this journey, we are looking for an Associate Product Manager to help us to shape the ultimate digital experience for our customers! You will have whole or part ownership within the native apps team which involves multiple internal/ external stakeholders, and you drive the execution for them. Your focus will be on solving real customer problems through intuitive, slick and seamless app technology solutions. You are going to work mostly with other members of the product team – product designers, product managers, lead product managers, engineers and analysts as well as with your product stakeholders. You are also going to perform the role of the product owner working within a scrum squad.

What will you be doing as Associate Product Manager;

  • Understand key user personas, customers & stakeholders for their product
  • Understand and demonstrate all the features of component to different audiences within and outside of immediate product team
  • Effectively document and explain new requirements to the I.T team using user stories, personas, and acceptance tests and help the team in breaking down pieces of work/ epic into smaller, deliverable chunks of value that can be delivered faster
  • Steer sprint/ release planning sessions by working with I.T counterparts to plan sprints/ releases that deliver maximum business value in least effort
  • Monitor competitor activity and overseas market trends
  • Drive the acceptance and adoption of ideas and improvements with product and I.T stakeholders
  • Present to other product areas on my product / product component and its functional / I.T capabilities
  • Effectively present the vision, key KPIs and execution plans (release/ sprint plans) for the product
  • Provide support to lead product managers and product managers

What you will need to succeed;

  • Understanding of user Research/ design thinking concepts
  • Knowledge or understanding of iOS/Android platforms
  • Knowledge or understanding of software development methodologies and processes
  • A methodical and analytical approach, good problem-solving skills and can provide logical answers to problems.
  • Used good prioritisation techniques to refine your feature backlog regularly.
  • Attitude and the aptitude to learn new product area/domain quickly.
  • Good written & verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation & persuasion skills
  • Open and positive attitude
  • Customer centric mentality, prioritising work that solves real customer problems

In Return;

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Competitive salary up to 35K DOE with excellent benefits package
  • Opportunity to work on different projects and to get experience in a various technologies and teams.
  • Fun, innovative working environment, full of talented people at the heart of Manchester City Centre.