JV Recruitment Ltd

Digital Product Manager

Location
Leeds
Salary
£35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Benefits + Bonus
Posted
08 Aug 2017
Closes
05 Sep 2017
Ref
JV/10728P
Contact
Jonathan Voss
Industry Sector
Digital / Online, Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Client Side
Our client is a leading online retailer and they have a new requirement for a Digital Product Manager. We are looking for an experienced Digital Product Management Specialist who will take on the management of key digital projects within a dynamic and fast-paced online team. You’ll have a strong background in working with web development teams. You’ll be working alongside web developers, talented UX designers, optimisation specialists and trading experts. You’ll act as a digital Product Owner and oversee the timely delivery of product development initiatives across a range of platforms including web and apps.  

This is an exciting role where you’ll be part of a team combatting new challenges with ambitious delivery targets. As a key contact within the team, you’ll act as an advocate for digital development within the business, managing key relationships within the business.

Responsibilities –
  • Manage numerous digital product management initiatives at a time, including: defining, planning, running and delivering on time and measuring performance.
  • Write and review requirements and specifications, and drive the product development schedule from design to release.
  • Manage and co-ordinate UAT across the team and with wider stakeholders
  • Contribute to the digital production team plan, strategy and prioritisation of projects and features.
  • Streamline digital development processes, introduce procedures and controls, and deliver efficiency and cost savings.
  • Act as the voice of the customer when planning digital activities and ensure that their wants and needs and considered and fulfilled.
  • Work closely with cross-functional departments, key stakeholders, partners and suppliers – ensuring clear lines of communication are established.
 Requirements –
  • Highly motivated and passionate about creating great online experiences.
  • Experience in product management and a strong knowledge of the development life cycle and current development technologies is preferred (including CSS and JavaScript frameworks)
  • Have knowledge of product management methodologies (Lean, Agile, Scrum), using analytical thinking to manage and develop reasoned responses to problems.
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise a range of projects at any one time; ensuring deadlines are hit within an agile environment.
  • A proven track record of leading development teams made up of a mixture of roles and experience levels to deliver large, complex and challenging online digital projects.
  • The ability to translate business needs into product development requirements
  • Your written and verbal communication skills must be second to none – structured, clear, and tailored for a wide range of audiences.
  • The ability to champion change, pace and simplicity in a fast-moving, commercially focused environment.