Head of Product

Location
England,Dorset,Bournemouth
Salary
£60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Work Remote 3 Days Per Week
Posted
06 Jan 2021
Closes
03 Feb 2021
Ref
3913778
Contact
Andrew Parker
Experience Level
Manager
Sectors
IT, Transport
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
'Head of Product' role at market leading tech first company in Bournemouth area

£60,000 - £70,000 DOE

Your new company
You will be working for a rapidly growing tech first business, that specialises in the development of innovative digital products, which are rolled out across sustainable focused smart cities and regions. Their highly rated digital solutions are utilised by hundreds of thousands of users every day and armed with a very powerful mission statement, they're quickly becoming known as the leading provider in their vertical.

As a forward thinking diligent company, they pride themselves on advocating the personal development of their team members and endeavour to be a place of work where people choose to carve out their careers and enjoy coming to work each and every day.

In addition to this, they strive to support diversity, accessibility, and equality in everything they do and offer a culture where work-life balance is more than just a statement. They not only arrange regular sponsored lunches, away days, and celebrations, but they also fund your personal growth through providing CPD budgeting.

Your new role
The Head of Product role will oversee the design team and the future product team once the role grows. You will be responsible for developing the company's product strategy to continue building an innovative and market-leading software company and you will work in collaboration with the senior management and engineering team.

You will be accountable for ensuring the solutions are valuable, viable and usable to their customer base, and are also feasible for their engineers, so they can implement it at a reasonable cost and have the skills to do so. But fear not - in order to deliver effective solutions, you will be supported by the CEO, who will offer training and support in the early stages, and will be on hand to help manage the more tricky stuff as and when it comes up.

The key responsibilities are:

* Prioritising feature development to meet the business' strategic targets
* Defining the product roadmap and long term goals
* Ensuring stakeholders are engaged in product development
* Ensuring what gets built is both valuable and viable
* Managing the process of product feature creation from inception, to product marketing
* Stakeholder requirements capture
* Analytics
* Customer feedback
* App store ratings and reviews
* Liaising with Customer Service to direct training materials
* Coordinating with Marketing on high quality product update communications to customers
* The go-to person for non-technical queries about the product
* Liaising with sales to direct sales collateral and explore product fit in new markets and for new customers
* Champion the product's value internally in the business
* Monitoring competitor activity and external risks to the product

What you'll need to succeed


* Experience in leading the product development of a digital product
* Knowledge of how to define the product roadmap.
* Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.
* Demonstrated understanding of the techniques and methods of modern product discovery and product delivery, including Agile methodologies.

It would also be a bonus if you had…


* Demonstrated ability to learn multiple functional areas of business - engineering, design, finance, sales, or marketing.
* Demonstrated ability to figure out solutions to hard problems with many constraints, using sound judgment to assess risks, and to lay out your argument in a well-structured, data-informed, written narrative.
* Proven ability to engage with engineers, designers, and company leaders in a constructive and collaborative relationship.

What you'll get in return

* Salary: £60,000 - £70,000 (DOE)
* Option to work remotely up to 3 - 4 days a week
* 23 days holiday which increases with long service + Bank Holidays
* Annual pay rises
* An increasing pension scheme in line with long service
* EMI company share options - increase with long service and enables tax-efficient dividend payments
* Optional private medical health care through Bupa
* Budget to purchase a fitness tracker of your choice
* Cycle to work scheme
* Funds to purchase optical wear and medical vaccinations

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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