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Head of Product Management

3rd December 2021

Job Type
IT Technical Training
£55k-£65k plus fantastic benefits

Head of Product Management

£55k- £65k

Permanent Full Time

Remote Working: Homebased

The contribution you make to the success of the business will be recognised. You will benefit from BUPA Medical/Dental Care, our workplace Pension Scheme and Life Assurance, our Ride2Work scheme, Season Ticket Loan, up to 25 days’ paid holiday (plus an extra day to support your chosen charity), time off over Christmas, an annual bonus (depending on business performance), a sabbatical rewarded for long service and access to our accelerated training.

Our client is a training company with a unique approach. Since 2001, they have enabled over 80,000 students to develop valuable digital skills through accelerated training programmes, and for the last eight years have been recognised amongst the Top 20 IT Training Companies in the World.

Our clients courses enable professional development and certification on behalf of some of the biggest names in the industry – Microsoft, Cisco and (ISC)2 among them – and are designed to keep pace with the continually changing landscape of the digital marketplace. From the delivery of their first training course in 2001 to the successful business they are today, they have continued to grow and develop the products and programmes they offer.  

The key to our award winning clients success is the people they hire. They place great value on attracting and retaining great talent (there are many members of staff who have been with our client for more than five years and some 15) and great importance on differentiating themselves from the competition. While their approach to what they do is always professional, the strong belief in their Company Code creates a working environment that is friendly and informal and most of all encouraging.

As the Head of Product, you will be accountable for the whole product lifecycle, managing a team of Product Managers resulting in a high-quality delivery to customers that is faultless, topical and commercially viable.

You will work with internal stakeholders such as instructors, sales, marketing and technology to ensure a smooth development of the delivery process.

You’ll apply your technical and logical mindset to understand the concepts and jargon, in order to successfully launch training curriculum to students in classrooms. Working with external suppliers and vendors, you will be responsible for maintaining working relationships in order to address customer and general market requirements.

What we are looking for:

Articulate key milestones and project plans to key stakeholders and acts as the interface between the programme team and wider business
Develop a roadmap for the product including;

Quality Reviews
Financial Performance
Maintenance KPI

Explore new opportunities by reviewing markets, vendors, partners, certification bodies etc.
Drive research into new markets where the methodology can be applied;

Analyse and score growth opportunities.
Refine criteria as required to reflect changes in markets, business strategy.

Review feedback from students, Instructors, Sales & Marketing and Customer Services teams.
Seek approval for potential product launch through the Product Justification process in consultation with the Product Steering Committee.

Desired skills:

Experience in pre-sales in an IT technical role would be advantageous
Management of large product portfolios
The ability to produce high-quality documentation to include business cases and product justification proposals for submission for board approval;
High level of documentation skills & attention to detail, to document & submit proposals for approval;
The ideal candidate for this role will have a clear ability to think commercially and align their technical understanding with the commercial demands of the business;
Management of Product Teams
Understanding of product marketing models.

Personal Skills

Good financial and commercial acumen
Grasp of technical product jargon/concepts
Worked in a learning and development environment and have relevant industry experience
Evidence of project management from scoping stage to delivery
Proven capability to research solutions

Project Management – PSM, SCRUM, Agile, Prince 2 certs/qualifications required

To apply for the role please email your cv to [email protected] or call 0161 320 3793 / 07866625747

Tina Lacey Recruitment is a specialist recruitment agency dedicated to the skills, training and welfare to work sectors nationally.  We are committed to giving full free pre-interview advice and guidance right throughout the interview process.

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