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Product Manager

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Recruiter: Met Office
Listed on: 16th November
Location: Exeter
Salary/Rate: £37,418 - £41,159
Type: Permanent
Start Date: 16/11/2021

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Our reward package

The Met Office is recruiting for a Product Manager based at our Exeter HQ with hybrid/ remote working.

Your total reward package is potentially worth up to £52966.00 per annum, which includes basic salary, potential corporate bonus, employer pension contributions.

As our Product Manager, your starting salary will be £37418.00 with opportunities to progress to £41159.00 over time. New joiners to the Met Office will start on the salary band minima.

Your package includes: - Outstanding Civil Service Pension - Flexible hours and homeworking - Annual Leave starting at 27.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) rising to 32.5 days (plus Bank Holidays) after 5 years and option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year of annual leave - Cycle to work scheme for the purchase of a bicycle and equipment for healthy, low carbon travel - Access to discounted shopping on a range of retail, leisure and lifestyle categories

Who we are

We provide critical weather services and world-leading climate science, to help people make better decisions to stay safe and thrive.

Our exceptional people deliver scientific, technological and operational expertise and provide critical services. Our people work together to deliver extraordinary impact, making us one of the most trusted forecasters in the world.

We put our people at the heart of our decisions as an employer and aim to provide outstanding working conditions and career development opportunities. We will invest heavily in training and personal development to help you to reach your highest potential. You can expect to enjoy a flexible working day, we'll do our best to agree a working pattern that suits you.

Our values - it's who we are: - We're a force for good - We're experts by nature - We live and breathe it - We're better together - We keep evolving

We are the Met Office, come and join us and help us to make a difference.

Job Purpose

As a Product Manager within the Technology Infrastructure and Operations department, the key duties are:

  • Act as a key member of the Agile delivery team to adapt, challenge, reflect and improve ways of working, to ensure effective outcomes.
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of users and their needs through effective observation, communication, and analysis.
  • Develop domain knowledge and product expertise - translating into user stories for the development team.
  • Maximising the value delivered in a development -taking into account the balance between delivering business benefits and responding to end user needs.
  • Manage dependency of a development on other directly, or indirectly, related systems or products.
  • Understand how your product portfolio is performing in relation to customer expectations and feedback, performance measurement and analytics, and with respect to Met Office future lifecycle needs.
  • Show high levels of collaboration, trust and innovation and contribute towards building a high performing team.

Please note that other opportunities may exist across the Met Office for Product Managers.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Solid understanding of Agile methodologies and an ability to quickly develop knowledge of how the development process works in the Met Office.
  2. Demonstrable experience of delivering successfully to deadlines, being prepared to make decisions and knowing when to take calculated risks or escalate issues.
  3. Practical experience of researching and analysing information, using this to create plans and deliver practically against them.
  4. Ability to work independently and as part of a high performing team to deliver objectives effectively.
  5. Ability to quickly develop an understanding of Met Office products and their importance to customers.
  6. Excellent communication skills (spoken, written, and listening) with an ability to work with multiple stakeholders, tailoring your message to different parts of the organisation such as Business, Operations, Technology and Science.

How to apply

Click below and attach your CV and a Cover Letter which evidences how you meet the each of the essential criteria. Closing date 30/11/2021 at 23:59 with interviews commencing from 06/12/2021 . You will hear from us once the closing date has passed. Our interviews are taking place remotely via Microsoft Teams.

How we can help:

If you are considering applying and need assistance to do so, please contact us via . You can request adjustments either within your application or by contacting us. Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity.

You can select in your application to be considered under the Disability Confident (Guaranteed Interview) Scheme. To be invited to interview/assessment under this scheme, your application must meet the essential criteria for the role.

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from those with all protected characteristics. We recruit on merit, fairness, and open competition in line with the Civil Service Code.

We can only accept applications from those eligible to live and work in the UK - please refer to GOV.UK for information.