Job details

Product Manager

Job reference: 004041

Closing date: 30/07/2021

Salary: £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits

Department: IT

Hours per week: 36.17

It’s fast and furious here at times, but this just means something new and exciting is always on the way. So, if you collaborate, think on your feet, embrace innovation and love rising to a challenge, then our Product Manager role maybe for you.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Have ownership of a Product / Product Component involving multiple internal / external stakeholders and drive the Product strategy & execution for it
  • Contribute to the vision, strategy and long-term roadmap for my product / Product Component and execute it well by constantly managing my stakeholder’s expectations, working through dependencies across multiple products / teams
  • Understand key user personas, customers & stakeholders for my product / Product Component and their pain points well
  • Understand and demonstrate all the features of my product / Product Component to different audiences within and outside of my 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 a complex piece of work/ epic into smaller, deliverable chunks of value that can be delivered faster
  • Steer sprint/ release planning sessions by working with my I.T counterparts to plan sprints/ releases that deliver maximum business value in least effort
  • Am accountable for the performance/ adoption of my product / Product Component and work towards increasing it
  • Lead discovery work around minimum viable product (MVP) for any new product/feature, collaborating with user experience (UX) and I.T teams to prototype and validate the MVP
  •  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 presented the vision, roadmap, key KPIs and execution plans (release/ sprint plans) for my product / Product Component

Our benefits:

  • A competitive salary of up to £40,000
  • Company pension with up to 6% N Brown contribution
  • Life Assurance and Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Incredible colleague discount across all our N Brown Group brands (Simply Be, Jacamo, JD Williams, Fashion World, Marisota, Ambrose Wilson to name a few).
  • Local restaurant discounts across Manchester’s Northern Quarter
  • 24 days annual leave (plus 8 bank holidays) with the option to buy an additional 10 over the year
  • Flexible working, as well as staggered start times, we know these are different times and have embraced them to ensure our staff are supported.
  • A Manchester City Centre office base with parking (subject to availability), socially distanced workstations and sanitizing stations around the business
  • Great tech to enable you to not only make doing your job easy but to also allow you to work from anywhere with a great WIFI connection
  • Onsite café at great subsidised rates

What we’re looking for:

  • 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
  • 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.

Who are we:

Here at N Brown we serve our customers through distinct brands; we are experienced, gained from over 160 years of trading; Inclusive as we believe in fashion without boundaries; sustainable as we strive to make as little impact on the planet and focused on the future as we are ALWAYS looking for ways to develop our business and serve our customers better.

Have a question about the role? You can contact the Talent Acquisition Team at Careers

The recruitment for this role is being managed by Hannah Durkin  in our Recruitment Team and the hiring manager for the role is #######; check out their LinkedIn Profiles. 

Employees in our business may have access to our customers’ personal data therefore for a number of our roles, offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory criminal record check; having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an individual from obtaining a position with JD Williams.