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Product Manager-Apps
Manchester

Job reference: 003597

Closing date: 10/11/2020

Salary: up to £40,000 per annum

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17 hours per week

Reporting into a Lead Product Manager, the Product Manager will be pivotal in getting stuff done with our squads, whilst also balancing the wider business needs. This person will work within our mobile apps area (iOS and Android), delivering the high-quality native app experiences that mobile customers expect today. The ideal candidate will be able to quantify real customer problems and work with developers, designers and analysts to create experiences that solve these problems. The role also has externally facing elements which are outside of the squad development process (interfacing with other areas of the business to gather their requirements/understanding where the fashion market is today/what other e-commerce companies are doing). You must have previous experience of working in product - having mobile app experience will be a bonus.

 

Your role as Product Manager here at N Brown;

 

  • Own the end to end experience for a given area, involving multiple stakeholders
  • Engage with stakeholders to formulate the vision, strategy and roadmap for your product and execute it well by delivering high quality customer experiences that solve real customer problems
  • Understanding of product market fit and the iterative process to creating products (minimum viable product, minimum marketable product etc)
  • Understand key user personas, customers & stakeholders for their product
  • Go to person for a given product area – you know the product inside and out so can champion its features
  • Effectively document and explain new requirements to the squad 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 colleagues to plan sprints/releases that deliver maximum business value in least effort
  • Create and own OKRs which align to the product/business strategy
  • Monitor competitor activity and overseas market trends
  • Drive the acceptance and adoption of ideas and improvements with product and technology stakeholders
  • Present to other areas of the business (monthly showcase/quarterly business review) on my product with a focus on value delivered
  • Lead discovery work for a new customer problem, collaborating with developers and UX to prototype and validate hypotheses
  • Clear prioritisation to always work on the most important initiative at that moment in time
  • Provide support to lead product managers and Director of Product

 

What you will need to succeed;

 

  • Knowledge and experience of product management best practice & methodologies.
  • Proven success of having managed a complex product that led to the delivery of significant value to your stakeholders
  • Customer centric mentality, prioritising work that solves real customer problems
  • Clear communicator who can explain complex technology approaches to non-technical audiences
  • Effective at stakeholder management – the right people know the right level of information
  • Understand user research/design thinking concepts and applied those for your product work
  • Good knowledge in the use of tools & techniques for backlog prioritisation, managing dependencies and for gaining insights using available data points
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the technologies relevant to product management
  • Knowledge and experience of software development methodologies and processes

 

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