Freelance Product Manager

You will inspire teams to turn a product vision into a reality.
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Who we are

We are an experience design company that works to improve the lives of millions of people all over the world. With studios in the UK, Singapore, India and South Africa, we operate globally. 

We help businesses to develop and ship products and services rooted in user needs. We also partner with our parent company Zensar, a leading digital and technology solutions provider. Together, we execute digital transformation programmes for major brands.

We're welcoming new talent into the Foolproof fold, and want to ensure it’s just as diverse as the world around us. That's why we want to hear from everyone regardless of background, identity or ability. Different perspectives make us who we are and our work a success.

Onto the role

As a Product Manager within Foolproof you will be responsible for identifying customer needs and the larger business objectives that a product or feature will fulfil, articulates what success looks like, and inspires a team to turn the product vision into a reality.

Responsibilities

As a Product Manager you will
  • Own and iterate the full product lifecycle across design, analysis, build and delivery, ensuring product provides business value.
  • Lead in defining a vision for the digital product or service.
  • Define what success looks like and how it will be measured.
  • Understand and help define the business model for new or evolving products.
  • Work with clients and the team to lead the creation of the product roadmaps.
  • Shape ideas ready for discovery.
  • Define definitions of 'ready' and 'done' for all stages of the process.
  • Prioritise and manage Product backlogs.
  • Be the voice of the customer by bringing data and user research into the process.
  • Understand the customer problem space and bring that into the process of identifying outcomes and opportunities and designing solutions.
  • Monitor the client's market and develop competitive analyses.
  • Engage Present strategy, progress and learnings to senior stakeholders throughout the business.
  • Run regular planning and intake sessions with stakeholders at all levels in multiple locations.
  • Outline the plan for achieving success.
  • Become a trusted advisor to clients.
  • Define the best response to client briefs.
  • Help build our practices and capabilities.
  • Manage and develop our people.
  • Help to grow our reputation.

Your experience

  • Experience in a client-facing role working with top brands is desirable.
  • Experience working on end-to-end projects, from discovery and strategy to delivery to market.
  • Prior experience of line management is a bonus.
  • Previous working experience as a Product Manager/Owner for 8+ years.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles.
  • Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.
  • Highly analytical and data-driven, with a deep understanding of and demonstrated success working with Engineering.
  • Able to operate effectively, from high-level strategy and CEO/CIO/CSO interaction to day-to-day execution.
  • Excellent strategic/product vision, and execution/prioritisation mindset.
  • Excellent knowledge of SDLC including Discovery, Design, Develop and Deploy
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle.
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job.
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross-functional teams in a matrix organisation.

A few other qualities we value 

  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  • Articulate and engaging, able to lead conversations with senior clients.
  • A passionate, creative thinker with an insistence on following human-centred design principles.
  • Commercially aware, with an understanding of what it takes to affect change in a large organisation.
  • A team player with excellent time management skills.
  • An ability to prioritise, even under pressure from differing parties.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile process and principles.
  • Good people who like to have fun (whatever that looks like for you).
  • Thought leaders unafraid of challenging the status quo.
  • Team players who champion collaborative ways of working.


Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

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