Product Manager Birmingham
Published: 10th June 2021
Job Type
£650 - 711 per day


Role: Product Manager

Location: London / Leeds / Remote working possible

IR35: Inside

Rate: £711/day (umbrella)

Duration: 6 Months

Minimum Requirement:

  • NHS Experience
  • Product Owner – at least 4 years experience
  • Experience of working with Cloud technology


  • GDS experience
  • Experience being a scrum master previously

The key objectives of the role are to:

  • Oversee the backlog and manage ongoing development of the SPL to ensure that new information about the progress or impact of COVID-19 is updated in the system
  • Oversee any maintenance developments, for example to optimise or stabilise the system

Knowledge Essential

Expert level knowledge of:

  • agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Lean, Kanban) including how to apply an agile mindset to all aspects of their work - and the role of the product manager in collaborating with teams working in different delivery environments.

Practitioner level knowledge of:

  • the product lifecycle and how products in different stages of it benefit from different design and development approaches.
  • user-centred service design practices and methodologies for public-facing, business-facing or internal services and applications.
  • a variety of techniques for idea generation, backlog prioritisation, gathering and analysing user or stakeholder feedback, and understanding service metrics and analytics. o emerging trends and advances in the wider digital technology landscape and modern engineering practice.
  • Understands the range of technology and development choices available and is able to lead informed conversations and decisions based on user needs, product integrity and value for money.

Practitioner level skills and experience in:

  • Leading teams to define and align their product and delivery plans, including product visions, iterative roadmaps, development backlogs, release plans and business cases.
  • Coaching and mentoring more junior product managers and their teams - flexing between the bigger picture and product-specific issues to align teams around shared strategic intent. o advocating for, implementing and championing changes that foster a culture of continuous improvement across the organisation.
  • understanding users - identifying who they are and what their needs are based on user research, feedback and other data sources.
  • Defining and clearly communicating outcomes to be met by a product, service or team – whether these are user needs, technical requirements or business-related outcomes.

Expert level skills and experience in:

  • Communicating ideas clearly and persuasively to diverse audience groups using multiple remote and face-to-face methods (e.g. show and tells, meetings, presentations, conferences, user and stakeholder interviews).

Practitioner level skills and experience in:

  • Fostering collaboration within and between diverse multidisciplinary service or product delivery teams (e.g. containing a mix of developers, designers, user researchers and other experts).
  • Forming productive working relationships with colleagues at all levels and within a complex management structure (e.g. with commissioners, delivery partners and other stakeholders).
  • Monitoring team and individual performance - providing advice, guidance and coaching to colleagues as required. o negotiating in order to overcome constraints (e.g. scope and relative prioritisation of work) - bringing together views and perspectives from diverse groups of stakeholders to deliver a successful product or service for users.
  • Understanding the goals and motivations of different stakeholder groups and the implications of these for different courses of action - balancing fostering good relationships with delivering necessary outcomes for users.

Practitioner level skills and experience in:

  • Understanding how different stages of the product lifecycle affect a delivery team’s focus, composition and decision-making (e.g. differences between a service in discovery, beta and a mature, live product).
  • Evaluating uncertainties or limitations in available information when making critical decisions about product direction, prioritising the most critical decisions and needs.
  • Assessing potential and evidenced user needs alongside strategic objectives (e.g. from business plans and stakeholder engagement) and technical requirements (e.g. performance, integrity, monitorability, maintainability, security) – ensuring these evaluated holistically against clearly defined outcomes for a product, service or team.
  • Determining relevant objectives, key results and performance indicators for a product or service to helps delivery partners, stakeholders and management to ensure the best strategic decisions are made.
  • Choosing and applying appropriate structured techniques for problem solving and utilising appropriate toolsets to understand and represent the needs of users.

To apply for this role please submit your latest CV or contact Aspect Resources on 0121 794 8181

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