• Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
  • Technology: Microsoft Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date Posted: 16th Mar, 2020
  • Reference: PM294JFI

Product Manager - Edinburgh


Salary up to £60,000 DOE


A product manager defines, owns and solve problems. At this level, you:



  • will manage a product through discovery, alpha, beta and live states

  • will support lead and senior product managers

  • may line manage associate product managers and support their professional development

  • will be developing expert skills in and knowledge of product management techniques

  • may be involved in recruitment


This can be an 'entry-level' role for new product managers who have been working in other digital roles or civil servants with sufficient experience across other competencies.


Skills needed for this role



  • Agile working. You can identify and compare the best processes or delivery methods to use, including measuring and evaluating outcomes. You know how to help the team to decide the best approach. You can help teams to manage and visualise outcomes, prioritise work and work to agreed minimum viable product (MVP), print and scope. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • DDaT perspective. You can demonstrate a working understanding of design, technology and data principles. You understand the variety and complexity of users' digital needs and how the product will meet those needs. You know about assisted digital support and can explain why it's important. You can design services and make decisions to meet users needs. (Relevant skill level: working)

  • Experience of working within constraints. You can identify constraints and can communicate about these and work within them. You know how to challenge the validity of constraints. You can ensure standards are being met. (Relevant skill level: working)

  • 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. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • Life-cycle perspective. You recognise when to move from one stage of a product life cycle to another. You can ensure the team is working towards the appropriate service standards for the relevant phase. You can manage delivery products and services at different phases. (Relevant skill level: working)

  • Operational management. You know how to design operational processes for the running and maintenance of products or services throughout their product life cycle. You can redesign operational processes, amend existing processes, and plan and put into operation the stages of a new product or service development. You can act as the escalation point for operational issues and can fix complex operational issues. You know how to overcome operational constraints to deliver a successful product or service. You can work closely with operational delivery teams in digital, data and technology (DDaT). (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • Problem ownership. You know how to ensure that the right actions are taken to investigate, resolve and anticipate problems. You can coordinate the team to investigate problems and implement solutions and preventative measures. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • Product ownership. You know how to apply tools, terms and concepts in a variety of ways. You can be flexible, consider new ways of working and adapt to change. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • Strategic ownership. You know how to get buy-in from the organisation. You can work with scant information and explain it in abstract terms. You can develop a strategy. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)

  • User focus. You know how to collaborate with user researchers and can represent users internally. You understand the difference between user needs and the desires of the user. You can champion user research to focus on all users. You can prioritise and define approaches to understand the user story, guiding others in doing so. You can offer recommendations on the best tools and methods to be used. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)


To be considered for the role or to apply please call 0191 814 7785


***All things discussed will remain confidential***

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