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Product Manager posted by Networx

Permanent
Stockton
Competitive, plus bonus and benefits

Job Description

The Product Manager will be responsible for managing the product lifecycle for various Payroll and HR products. You will become specialists within the Payroll and HR arena and will build key relationships with relevant third parties so that they become aware of the changing requirements as well as keeping abreast of legislation. You will be responsible for building up user groups to participate in beta and early adopter programs.



Acting as the mini CEO of your products, you will also be responsible for investigating additional opportunities within the SME market, identifying potential third party suppliers and negotiating contracts with the aim of increase the current product portfolio offered.



This role will involve occasional travel to other Group and customer sites.



Some of the main accountabilities will include:



Create a clear and compelling product vision
Conducting external analysis of the market, customer base and competition
Create business cases that Justify the return on investment in the products, while considering the impact on Net Promoter Score (NPS) and the core business strategy
Interpreting the analysis and defining the impact on existing products or identifying the need for new products
Communication of requirements for additional product to the senior management team
Identifying suitable third-party suppliers / partners and carrying out contract negotiations
Communicating product/ portfolio plans to the relevant departments: Marketing, Sales & Support
Release Management and approving the copy of relevant communications
Managing the communication of new releases, bugs and enhancements to external and internal parties
Liaising with the necessary departments within the business and working closely with the development teams to ensure agreed milestones/targets are met
Acting as “face” of the product group when liaising with stakeholders/customers
Running Beta programs
Ensure the accuracy of product specifications
Managing the ongoing relationship with third party suppliers / partners



Daily duties:



Work with key stakeholders to conduct market analysis for your products
Define the product roadmap for own products
Present the business cases and ROI of product investment to senior management
Work with key stakeholders to define new features
Produce market requirement documents outline the market and customer requirements of current and future products
Manage Product Owners/ Business Analysts to ensure road map is delivered
Manage the back log and ensure NPS is maintained or improved
Create effective and efficient launch plans
Train key teams regarding the product usage and features and benefits
Ensure that the product has delivered key features
Identify additional revenue opportunities



What are we looking for?



Exposure to the Product Development Lifecycle
Significant experience of working within the software industry
Previous experience of either Agile or Waterfall methodologies
Contract negotiation and supplier / partner management
Excellent presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Outlook as required
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Be able to multitask and take initiative
Ability to build effective working relationships
Self-starter, motivated and positive
Strong technical awareness
Long term vision – lateral thinker
Good team management skills
Excellent project management and planning skills
Customer awareness



What's in it for you?



The benefits

We believe in creating a culture of engagement and reward to develop employee potential and offer long-term career success. So what can we offer you?
Generous holiday allowance
Private medical healthcare
Life assurance
Pension
Competitive pay and bonus scheme
Complimentary benefits, including Bike to Work, Childcare Vouchers and discount schemes



Find out more about our flexible employment benefits.

Reference

IRIBX373982

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