Senior Product Manager
21st December 2021
£49700 - £56524
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The product manager is responsible for developing the strategy and roadmap for the GPA's property technology (PropTech) product line. Working with specialist technologists, delivery managers and technical architects the product manager will guide the development of a suite of shared property technology products that will make the places where Civil servants do their jobs great places to work.Client DetailsThe Government Property Agency is helping transform the way the Civil Service works and reshaping the relationship civil servants have with their place of work. The GPA is a relatively new organisation within Government, created in 2018 and is in many ways a start up. This means although it is a Government Department, many of the systems, processes, ways of working are still being set up.The tech team is relatively new with the majority of the senior team being recruited last year. The team is small (17 FTE currently) expected to grow to circa 30 this year and uses partners for a lot of delivery. The budget per annum is currency circa £14m expected to grow to circa £30m in the next few years.DescriptionAs the Senior product manager you will be responsible for:- Working with the Lead Product Manager to develop the strategy and product roadmap for GPA's proptech products
- Working with the wider GPA to develop effective business models for the delivery of proptech solutions
- Managing finance and programme structures to enable the development of GPA's proptech product line
- Liaising with colleagues across government to develop the broader suite of proptech and interoperability products.
- Working with technical architects and technology specialists to develop coherent products that address both business and technology solutions to user needs. Senior product managerSenior product managers manage multiple products or a single product that is especially complex, high-risk or sensitive. At this level, you:- will line-manage associate product managers and product managers- have expert product management skills.- may be involved in elements of programme management activity- will be involved in hiring associates, product managers and contractors- work closely with the lead product manager to provide leadership and direction to all products in a programme or a local product community- maintain the product-level roadmap.ProfileAgile working. You know how to coach and lead teams in Agile and Lean practices, determining the right approach for the team to take and evaluating this through the life of a product. You can think of new and innovative ways of working to achieve the right outcomes. You are able to act as a recognised expert and advocate for the approaches, continuously reflecting and challenging the team. DDaT perspective. You know about the wider digital economy and advances in technology. You understand agile working at an organisational level. You can create the environment for success. You know how to initiate and support working with other digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles, job families and professions. Experience of working within constraints. You know how to influence, challenge and coach. You can anticipate how constraints might change and know where to challenge or remove constraints. Financial ownership. You understand the marketplace, realising the benefit and persuading others that a product is the right one to use. You know how to integrate a product with other services. You can ensure that products get used. You can realise benefits by linking work in progress back to the business case. You can build business cases based on user needs.Life-cycle perspective. You can apply experience of multiple parts of the product life cycle. You can recognise when it is right to move forward and when it is right to stop. You can recognise the appropriate deliverables and the right people to meet these. You are able to work with other agile delivery operations throughout the product life cycle. You can plan and engage with the appropriate stakeholders at a particular stage in the project. Operational management. You keep abreast of industry best practice and can cascade ways of working. You know how to make operations efficient. You can act as the escalation point for major operational issues and champion operational management across the community. You can work closely with leaders of operational delivery teams in digital, data and technology (DDaT). Problem ownership. You know how to anticipate problems and how to defend against them at the right time. You understand how the problem fits into the larger picture. You can articulate the problem and help others to do it. You know how to build problem-solving capabilities in others. Product ownership. You can start to define and create approaches. You know how to coach others. You can implement new ways of working. You are aware of what other sectors are doing. You understand what is most important and applicable. Strategic ownership. You can develop a long-term vision and objectives. You are discerning and disciplined in focusing on what is important and most relevant. You know how to develop the capability of others. User focus. You know how to give direction on which tools or methods to use. You are experienced in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels. You can bring insight and expertise in how user needs have changed over time to ensure these are met by the business. You know how to apply strategic thinking in how to provide the best service for the end user.Job OfferSalary £49,700-56,524Civil Service PensionFlexible workingPositions available across the following locations: Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newport, Nottingham, Norwich, SwindonYou MUST be SC Cleared OR be able to qualify for SC Clearance How you'll be assessedIn the Civil Service, we use our Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. When reviewing your application we will be using the experience element of the framework to assess your career history and achievements. We're looking for examples of things you have previously achieved or your knowledge in a particular field which are relevant to the role.If you're shortlisted for an interview we'll use different elements of the success profiles framework. We'll be considering your strengths, experience, technical/specialist skill and behaviours for this role.This role will be looking for the following behaviours:- Seeing the Big Picture- Leadership- Communicating & Influencing- Changing & Improving CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS - 11:55pm on Sunday 9th January