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Lead Product Owner

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Forward Role

Manchester, Manchester United Kingdom
Design & Creative
Immediate Start
£80k - £80k Annual
Full-Time

A leading financial services organisation is in search of an experienced product leader to lead their multi-disciplinary development team. As an ideal candidate, you will have a keen eye for gaps in consumer product offerings and the innovative mindset to fill them. You're a highly skilled market analyst with a proven ability to strategize the full lifecycle of product production - from conception through release. You must be a confident leader who has experience guiding cross-functional teams in the successful creation of products that improve consumer experience and grow market share.

Objectives of this Role

  • Drive the product and business-planning process across cross-functional teams of the company
  • Analyse consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from an ROI and build vs. buy perspective
  • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities for differentiation
  • Analyse product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they're successful achieved
  • Develop, implement, and maintain production timelines across multiple departments
  • Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate to-market plans

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes including product research, customer research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and product launch
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype building and final product development by the relevant teams
  • Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI
  • Analyse market data to develop sales strategies, and define product objectives for effective marketing communications plans
  • Collaborate closely with design, development, test and marketing teams on the development, QA, and release of products and balance of resources to ensure success for the entire team
  • Collaborate with design and content team to develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates the product and its features across primary market segments

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong experience in a dynamic product management role
  • Proven experience overseeing all elements of the product development lifecycle
  • Highly effective cross-functional team management
  • Previous experience delivering finely-tuned product marketing strategies
  • Exceptional analytical skills combined with strong people's skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience in Financial Technology services
  • Previous software and web development experience

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