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Junior Product Manager

Junior Product Manager

Job Title: Junior Product Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Horsham
Industry:
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Package
Start Date: asap
Reference: DW5372
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email: Davidw@gerrellandhard.co.uk
Job Published: May 25, 2021 09:30

Job Description

Junior Product Manager
Horsham, West Sussex
£Negotiable + Bonus + Good Benefits Package
 
This is a rare opportunity for a Junior Product Manager to join a leading consumer brand and help create high end, premium technology products.
 
You’ll be part of the Product team responsible for defining the product brief, cascading it to the relevant development teams and ensuring it hits the mark and to do this you’ll be working closely with a wide range of specialists, up to board level. 
 
R&D Engineers are based in the UK and California so international collaboration will be part of your remit. Other partners are based in Asia so at other times you’ll be heading east. Expect to be travelling quite a bit when restrictions are lifted.
 
This is a super busy position and products are usually launched within 12 months. The key traits of successful Product Managers are self-confidence, decision making, open communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to multitask. 
 
This opportunity would suit a Junior Product Manager who is interested in developing products in the premium technology space. We are looking for drive and ownership of product strategy as well as team leadership attributes. A technical background and understanding of products that combine electronics, software and mechanical engineering is the ideal.   
 
The company has a fairly flat structure and collaboration is at the core of their beliefs. If you like working on your own and to rigid processes then this probably isn’t for you.  This is a dynamic, fast moving and demanding environment - yet incredibly rewarding at the same time.
 
Engineering or science undergraduate degrees are preferred as are post-graduate business qualifications.
 
Key technical skills:
•Understanding of product development and approval processes / project management toolsets
oExcellent working understanding of waterfall / gateway hardware development methodologies
oAt least a basic working understanding of Agile software development methodologies
?Familiarity with typical management toolsets, e.g. JIRA, Confluence 
•Experience of developing high end, premium products
•Understanding of product specification and performance standards for connected products
•Knowledge of and interest in the high-performance audio market
•Some experience of using product strategy toolsets to define product and portfolio strategy
 
This position would suit Product Engineers who have a passion for audio & music technology and are interested in working with technically challenging applications.
 
Benefits include:
Competitive salary
25 Days + Bank Holidays
Pension (5% employee, 5% employer)
Life assurance
Healthcare
Discounted products