Product/Application Development Manager - West Sussex

  • Job Reference: HQ00008952
  • Date Posted: 3 July 2017
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: West Sussex
  • Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 20% bonus and benefits
  • Sector: IT (general)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Product/Application Development Manager

The Role:

The role is transformational in nature working with senior managers and directors to transform ideas and strategies into real product innovation. The candidate will work closely with the product owners to develop best in class products supported by in-house bespoke systems.

This high-profile position collaborates with the directors and senior managers on the scope and product direction for the company and creates the specific detail required to bring them to life. This role then works closely with the delivery manager to development quality solutions and is ultimately responsible for realising the benefits back into the business.

Key Role Competencies:

  • Gains respect and can lead others and collaborate with offsite and offshore teams
  • Empathy for technology
  • Knowledge of web application development
  • Knowledge of user experience/user interface
  • Understands and embraces technology in the solutions
  • Problem solver
  • Identify and creatively solve business challenges and root causes
  • Flexible
  • Turns their hand or can change focus based on business needs
  • Confident
  • Facilitate the required outcomes of workshops attended by directors and senior managers with competing priorities
  • Communication
  • Has excellent communication skills both verbal and written and can liaise with both technical and non-technical staff bridging the divide between business and technology
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Manages relationships and stakeholders at all levels of the organisation

Key Delivery Responsibilities :

  • Function/Product Roadmap Management
  • Collaborate with product owners, directors and department heads and manage the roadmap of agreed priority features
  • Creating functional specifications
  • Take the outcomes of workshops and business engagements and turn them into specification of the right level of detail to develop from with minimal support
  • Produce High Level Software/Application Designs
  • Engage with technical resources and include high level details in specifications to support the design (data, interfaces, web services)
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Ensure the features developed meets the functional and quality requirements to realise the benefits
  • Benefits Realisation Management
  • Capture and report the benefits realised from the implementation of approved product features
  • Supplier Management
  • Manage the supplier relationship and escalate appropriately

If the role sounds of interest and you feel you have the experience required please email me your CV and I will call you to discuss the role in more detail.