Product Manager

Department for Education Digital - Manchester

Full-time (Permanent)
£49,269 - £56,863
Published on
13 March 2020
5 April 2020

Job description

We're looking for an experienced Product Manager to lead a multi-disciplinary team through all stages of the product life cycle.

You’ll be developing value propositions and product strategy, as well as product planning and roadmapping right through to delivery. You will ensure our products meet the needs of our users and deliver real value to the organisation, leading teams to follow agile, user-centred methods.

You will make sure we build things the right way, keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends, whilst delivering working software early and often.

As a product manager, you will:

•Understand the problem by working closely with stakeholders, users, tech, policy and operational experts to create and strengthen a product vision

•Advocate your product or service to senior stakeholders

•Own a problem area and lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver solutions iteratively and improve it through multiple delivery phases

•Develop an expert understanding of the users’ needs and champion these in the delivery of your product

•Define, explain and iterate a product vision that is compelling to your users, team and stakeholders

•Develop and prioritise a product or portfolio roadmap and backlog, writing good user stories and making decisions based on data, up-to-date evidence and changing priorities

•Set measurable goals for your product and report against these to demonstrate progress against stated benefits

•Ensure your product meets the Digital Service Standard

•Lead the team’s participation in wider governance (e.g. spend controls, service assessment, programme boards)

•Play an active role in the burgeoning DfE product manager community as well as the cross-government product manager community

•Create a diverse, inclusive, supportive culture that stimulates innovation and enables high-performing teams to build and sustain high quality products 

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