PRODUCT MANAGER (IT Software)

Location
England,Lancashire,Nelson
Salary
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted
16 October 2018
Closes
13 November 2018
Ref
75701
Contact
Nicky Price
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
My client, a successful IT Software company based in Nelson is recruiting a Product Manager to join their expanding Product team. If you have a strong product management background with experience of the full product life cycle, then please get in touch!
This is a great opportunity to work for a forward thinking Software business.

Key Responsibilities:
Capture software requirements from internal and external stakeholders
Maintain engagement with customers in relation to upcoming products and features
Actively engage with all stakeholders to develop effective product visions and high-level roadmaps
Work closely with the Sales and Marketing teams in understanding the competitive landscape and key customer priorities
Liaise with the Customer Success team to understand and capture customer pain points
Validate customer and business requirements in collaboration with the UX/UI team
Prioritise feature requests and projects to maintain an agreed backlog of work for the Development team.
Co-ordinate workshops in collaboration with the Product Owners and UX/UI team so that all relevant stakeholders can discuss and agree scope for products and features
Work closely with Product Owners, the Development and Test teams to ensure scope and outcome for all work items is understood for upcoming sprints
Act as overall sign off for development work items.
Assist the UX/UI team in user research and the user testing of wireframes/prototypes
Develop and own the release plan for products and features, communicating with all departments to ensure a smooth delivery to customers
Develop product collateral for communication internally and externally
Work collaboratively with all relevant departments to agree a pricing strategy for all products
Work closely with marketing to design and implement product launches, marketing campaigns and activities
Work closely with sales to facilitate success of new products and releases
Monitor product performance to provide analysis and reports of product and feature usage
Arrange meetings, calls and online webinars with customers to discuss ideas and to capture feedback
Conduct competitor and market research
Capture business requirements for products and features
Manage the product priority lists, product visions and roadmaps
Communicate upcoming products and features to customers and the business
Support the UX/UI team in user research, user testing and design workshops
Create and maintain communication channels with all teams across the business
Document the scope of project and feature requirements
Support the Product Owner so project and feature requirements can be translated into user stories
Attend sprint ceremonies when required
Review and sign off work items from development
Plan the launch of new products and features, full product life cycle
Track and analyse product performance to generate usage data

Skills Required:
Must have recent experience working as a successful Product Owner/Product Manager in a b2b sector would be desirable
Experience of product management and produce development is key for this role
Previous experience of techniques and tools for managing software development and releases (e.g. JIRA, agile, roadmaps)
Knowledge of the IT software sector would be desirable
Must have experience of the full product life cycle
Experience of collaboration with UI/UX teams
Experience working with Development and Test teams
Strong people skills with ability to influence stakeholders at all levels
Excellent written and spoken communication skills
Company Benefits:
Salary up to £35k basic (Depending on experience)
24 days holiday + Bank Holidays (3 day shutdown at Christmas) Increases with service
Birthday day off
Flexible working hours (between 8am & 6pm) ie, 8-4pm, 10-6pm
Company pension
Simplyhealth Cash Plan - after 3 months
Cycle to work scheme
Free onsite parking
Free onsite gym
Free fruit weekly
Employee of the Month vote (with cash prize!)
Twice annual company-paid events (at least)

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