Digital Catapult

Product Manager

London - Kings Cross

This is a key role within the business; you will shape and develop a range of products and services throughout their product lifecycle at the Digital Catapult. You will develop requirements, take account of user insights and market demands, report on product performance and lead the development of new product propositions. Your initial focus will be on leading a national R&D project that will revolutionise end to end food traceability through a supply chain. You will apply your product management skills and experience to a range of Digital Catapult projects which include future networks (IoT and 5G), Immersive, DLT and Artificial Intelligence. Some of these technology programmes include both a digital platform and a physical presence. This is an opportunity to work within a fast moving and ambitious organisation working at the forefront of some of the latest digital technologies.

what you’ll do
  • Take overall responsibility for the success of your products
  • Manage product lifecycles including product definition and creation
  • requirement gathering, user testing, market testing, go to market strategy and business justification
  • Work closely with other teams within Digital Catapult to maximise awareness of the products and services in the market and to ensure that the Business Development team has everything that it needs to generate new commercial opportunities
  • Be a true evangelist for application of user insights in the whole product lifecycle
  • Play an active role in the definition and execution of our product strategies
  • Speak at external events, conferences and meet-ups to promote and evangelise about the technology as well as the products and services.
what we’re looking for
  • You must have strong product management skills and experience across the entire product lifecycle from defining product vision and roadmap to detailed requirements, and delivering and managing successful products in a business to business environment
  • Strong analytical approach to product definition and development, applying user and market insights to define product requirements and help prioritise product backlog
  • Experience with Agile and waterfall project delivery and use of Agile related software such as JIRA and/or CONFLUENCE
  • Experience with managing various levels of stakeholders, working in a matrix environment (UX, Marketing, Development and Business Development)
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) with ability to simplify, present and communicate effectively complex ideas to a wide range of stakeholders such as end users, the development team, senior management and external organisations
  • Have a good understanding of our current technology focus areas and the potential use of them.
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