Digital Product Manager

Profile 29
From £500 to £600 per day for ~24 months
12 Oct 2016
11 Nov 2016
Job; Digital Product Manager - Sheffield This government agency is looking for the services of a Product Manager for a 6-24 month contract starting in November ’16. Role details; Responsibility for delivery, ongoing success and continuous improvement of digital products, Leadership of multidisciplinary agile teams delivering excellent new products/iterations to existing products to meet user needs. Supporting business/service improvement through digital capability development. Conducting customer/product discovery to define an ecosystem, understand/redesign user journeys, develop user personas and creating product visions based on findings. Role includes active involvement within their wider organisation, performing as key interface between their team and stakeholders in their business, and focusing on engaging with stakeholders who are unfamiliar with agile. Essentials; Strong understanding of the ways of working detailed in the ‘Government Digital Service’ service manual Experience as a product manager in principles and application of agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban and Lean Start-up. Strong visual and verbal communication skills, tailored to needs of audiences. An ability to passionately pursue a vision and articulate it to a wide audience, from team members to Director General level and to facilitate collaborative and engaging sessions with staff from all levels of seniority. Manage people dynamics effectively when working across departmental and other boundaries. An ability to evaluate and solve problems creatively and laterally when needed, using appropriate evidence and data over instinct wherever possible to inform product decisions. Experience working with user researchers to discover and understand needs of users, and to gain a wider perspective of the landscape surrounding activities and policies. An ability to identify warning signs quickly and to provide decisive responses to emerging significant delivery challenges. Demonstrable experience in developing and communicating a coherent product roadmap and strategy. Have curiosity and ability to learn new skills quickly; able and willing to challenge status quo, and to encourage teams and stakeholders to challenge to you Ability to define, test and validate problems Nice to have's; Having worked to drive through change and/or deliver transactional services in big, complex organisations like the public sector, banking, travel, IT or similar. An understanding of complex transactional services and re-engineering or redesigning legacy systems and services. A good appreciation for, and ideally practical experience of, service design, user research, UX, design, data and development principles, and how each contribute to creation of successful products. Experience with a range of product and team maturities Other Stuff; £’s; fully D.O.E up to approx. £550/day (direct contract between your Ltd company & the client), Contract length; 6 months minimum, up to 24 months , Location; Sheffield, Interested? Please send CV (preferably as a Word doc as opposed to PDF), Not for you but you know someone suitable? – Profile 29 can pay a referral fee, Profile 29 recruitment keywords; digital product manager online web agile scrum Kanban Sheffield government Yorkshire user journey journeys user experience UX This job was originally posted as

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