Product Manager (Global Digital Academy)


BAE Systems

Listed on

14th May




£60,000 - £60,000



Job Title: Product Manager (Global Digital Academy)

Location: Preston, Frimley, Scotstoun, Portsmouth, Barrow - (Hybrid Model) - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Circa £60,000 - Depending on experience and skills

What you'll be doing:

  • Managing the full lifecycle of digital skills products within the Global Digital Academy portfolio, from conception to delivery and ongoing optimisation; effectively overseeing the delivery of all digital skills learning delivery, inspiring a culture of continuous improvement and delivery of service excellence
  • Acting as the product owner for Global Digital Academy (GDA) digital skills products to ensure they are developed and delivered effectively and efficiently
  • Understanding the business strategy and priorities and translating these into the product backlog to guide the scrum teams in delivering them
  • Working collaboratively with the Deputy Principal (GDA) to deliver and embed best practice advancements to ensure the realisation of the delivery vision and culture through an agile and proactive delivery approach to meet annual demand of digital skills outputs into the sectors
  • Leading project scrum teams to ensure timely and successful delivery of our digital skills products, providing training for members of the team, monitoring the quantity and quality of the work in progress, and coaching employees on performance
  • Monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to assess the effectiveness of digital skills products and identify areas for improvement - crucially to track the return on investment (ROI) and quality of output

Your skills and experiences:

  • Product management/ Project management experience
  • Ability to operate in an Agile/ Kanban development environment
  • Ideally some experience with toolsets such as JIRA
  • Some background or interest in Learning & Development environments may be beneficial but not essential


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Digital Skills Academy team:

As Product Manager, you'll join the Digital Skills Academy set up in late 2023 with the crucial aim of providing bespoke training to our employees to ensure digital enablement across the organisation. Your role will involve leading project scrum teams to develop and deliver product offerings (not the delivery of the training). These products and courses will focus on key skills like AI, cloud networking, UX & Design, and toolset specific courses.

This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future of the Digital Skills Academy. You will play a big role in developing new offerings for our staff which will have a tangible impact on delivery to customers (now and in the future) as well as supporting our colleagues' ongoing development.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 28th May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


Contact Name: Sharon Hall

Reference: TJ/6190/00113955_1715685031

Job ID: 3323371

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