Product Manager / Owner

  • Job Reference: HQ00009603
  • Date Posted: 9 April 2018
  • Recruiter: E-Resourcing
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £50,000 to £55,000
  • Sector: Digital
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Perm
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Product Manager / Owner

Our client, a global Media organisation are looking for a hands-on Product Manager / Product Owner. The Product Manager / Owner will take ownership of the management and prioritisation of Product backlogs for two leading Products, working with multiple global stakeholders and business owners. You should be delivery focused and organised with a good eye for detail and be comfortable writing stories with detailed artefacts and creating requirements using paper-prototypes and lo-fi mock-ups.

Product Manager / Owner key responsibilities

  • The Product Manager / Owner will liaise with business owners and stakeholders to capture and validate requirements based on the Product Vision and Roadmap
  • The Product Manager / Owner will be vital in managing and prioritising the Product backlog and providing a pipeline of work ahead of time for the development team
  • The Product Manager / Owner will support other Product Owners in the prioritisation of bug and improvement requests, communicating product developments, and ensuring the business are fully informed of ongoing progress
  • Create low level user stories, with high engagement from the technology team, ensuring accuracy and clarity
  • Produce lo-fi mock-ups, designs and proof of concepts to help communicate requirements and ideas
  • Facilitate workshops and deliver presentations to capture requirements and generate feedback
  • Work on a day-to-day basis with the development team and be a go to person for Sprint and feature progress
  • Review outputs with developers and the test team ensuring the final delivered solution meets the desired business objectives

Product Manager / Owner skills and Experience

Essential

  • Experience as a Product Manager / Owner in a dynamic, commercial environment
  • Experience working in an agile development environment within the technology space
  • Consistent track record of gathering business requirements and translating them into user stories/functional specifications
  • Demonstrable experience of maintaining a backlog of requirements in a central repository
  • Experience with web development products
  • Ability to facilitate workshops
  • Strong IT research software analysis skills
  • Comfortable working in a Project Management capacity

Desirable

  • Experience with Balsamiq, Axure or other lo-fi design tools
  • Experience with Jira and Confluence
  • Exposure to Analytic platforms, marketing automation, CMS and CRM systems
  • Front-end web development knowledge and a basic understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Understanding of Search Engine Marketing (SEM), such as SEO and PPC
  • Basic understanding of API development (REST or SOAP)