Product Manager - Data

Posted 22 June 2022
Salaryup to £50,000
LocationManchester
DisciplineDigital Technology
Reference003742

Job description

Here at N Brown, we are looking to recruit a Product Manager to join our Digital Product team working in the Data division. N Brown are starting an exciting journey to create a new data platform and we need an experienced Product Manager to work with specialist business owners, technical SME’s and external specialist third parties to develop and create a new platform which has the data consumers and customers’ needs at the heart of the project ensuring we have a platform which is fit for the future.

 

Working as part of an agile team as well as industry leading data enterprises in the market, you will be pivotal in getting stuff done with our architects, engineers and data users to drive forward and deliver against our strategic goals. You will be responsible for leading the product management framework, driving, and owning discovery of a multi-year project through to delivery.

 

The ideal candidate will be able to quantify and clearly define real data problems which must be addressed throughout the product management lifecycle. The role also has critical externally facing elements which are outside of the squad development process so you must hold excellent communication, presentation, and persuasion skills, be extremely passionate about data and clued up on industry best practice and product ways of working.

We are looking for a confident and determined candidate who can help N Brown deliver success through the data roadmap. You must have previous experience of working in product in a Data environment.

 

The role of a Data Product Manager:

*        Own the end-to-end experience of the new data platform for all parties involved (Architects, engineers, analysts, data users, data owners, third parties etc)

*        Clearly create, define and regularly communicate progress against the data platform roadmap ensuring this aligns to business strategy, vision and goals.

*        Continuously engage with the business to regularly review, update and gain alignment of the product roadmap

*        Follow iterative process to deliver against the roadmap creating minimum viable products and minimum marketable products to our data consumers

*        Elicit and clearly document customer problems through the use of workshops, research and discovery

*        Own and drive forward discovery extracting problems and use cases ensuring all use cases are prioritised and aligned to a strategic goal

*        Follow the Product Management framework producing the necessary artefacts required during each phase of the Product Management Lifecycle

*        Define Objective and Key Results (OKRs) during discovery ensuring product goals are tangible, quantifiable, and backed up with data

*        Create and refine user stories founded from discovery, breaking these down into tangible outcomes in preparation for sprints

*        Work with technical teams to evolve user stories into solutions, development tasks and technical requirements to deliver the user story outcome

*        Ensure Acceptance Criteria is captured, clearly defined and met for each user story

*        Run regular ceremonies such as sprint planning, refinement and 3 Amigos to support user story development and delivery

*        Complete value realisation post-delivery of product features measuring success against the targeted outcomes and goals set during discovery

*        Prioritise features and requirements, ranking them against strategic goals and initiatives. Make difficult trade-off decisions based on the value new features will deliver to your customers and to the business, always communicating back to the business on priority and strategy

*        Clear prioritisation to always work on the most important initiative at that moment in time

*        Regularly present to the business through show & tells, weekly roadmap sessions and quarterly business review on your product with a focus on value delivered

 

What you will need to succeed as a Product Manager here at N Brown:

*        Knowledge and experience of product management best practice & methodologies

*        Proven success of having managed a complex product that led to the delivery of significant value to your stakeholders

*        Customer & Problem focused

*        Excellent presentation and communication skills

*        Ability to manage challenging stakeholders

*        Say NO for the right reasons backed up with evidence and facts from data, research and analysis

*        Ability to articulate complex technical approaches to non-technical audiences

*        Knowledge of JIRA & Confluence

*        Understanding of data platform concepts, tools and technologies such as AWS/Azure & Data Lakes/Warehouse/Mesh etc