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Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager

Job Title: Senior Product Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West Sussex
Salary: £Competitive Package
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: DW5049
Contact Name: David Watts
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 20, 2019 16:20

Job Description

This is a rare opportunity for a Senior Product Manager to join a leading consumer brand and help create high end, premium technology products.

Reporting to the Product Director you’ll be 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.

Their R&D Engineers are based in the UK, with other stakeholders and partners in California & Asia so a couple of long haul trips should be expected, although I'm told the travel is not excessive.

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 Product Manager, Systems Engineer or Project Engineer who has developed several 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, and delivering a product for the consumer electronics market would definitely enhance your application!

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:

  • Expert understanding of product development and approval processes / project management toolsets
  • Excellent working understanding of waterfall / gateway hardware development methodologies
  • At least a basic working understanding of Agile software development methodologies
  • Familiarity with typical management toolsets, e.g. JIRA, Confluence
  • Significant experience of developing high end, premium consumer products
  • Solid understanding of product specification and performance standards for connected products
  • Significant knowledge, passion and interest in the high-performance audio/Hi Fi market
  • Some experience of using product strategy toolsets to define product and portfolio strategy

This position would suit Product Managers who have a passion for high end consumer 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
  • Free Food