Product Manager

London - Kings Cross

This is a key role within our business. As a Product Manager, you will shape and develop a range of products and services throughout their product lifecycle at 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. You will initially focus on leading a consortium of world-class stakeholders in creating a roadmap for a digital product that will influence the future of aviation. You will also use your skills and experience to demonstrate the benefit of a product thinking approach to other Digital Catapult activities which include Future Networks (IoT and 5G), Blockchain, Immersive as well as Artificial Intelligence. This is an opportunity to work within a fast moving and ambitious organisation working at the forefront of some of the most advanced digital technologies. Closing date for applications: 25th November

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 internal and external stakeholders to maximise the value of the products that you are leading
  • A number of our projects are built by other members of the project consortium, as such a key skill will be the ability to get external stakeholders buy in and bring them along on the journey
  • Develop in sprints and iterations ensuring the features you contributed with are feasible and prioritised so that the product meets customer needs
  • Be a true evangelist for application of user insights in the whole product life-cycle
  • Play an active role in the definition and execution of our strategy through the products you deliver
  • Develop better practices and processes to collect and report on management information relating to the performance of your products
  • 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
  • Ideally, at least 3 years proven product management 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 project delivery and use of backlog and sprint management software such as JIRA and Confluence
  • Experience with managing various levels of stakeholders, working in a matrix environment (UX, Marketing, Engineering 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 current technology trends and their potential use in a real world environment
  • Excellent attention to detail, interpersonal skills and being a great team player are important to us as well as the ability to deal with projects that at times can be ambiguous
  • The ability to work effectively as part of multifunctional teams and to balance different business needs to achieve defined outcomes
  • Passion for innovation and advanced digital technologies
  • Outstanding organisational skills and a good understanding of innovation methodologies
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills with the ability to keep track and remain informed across multiple topics
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