Product Development & IT Manager

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15244
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£45,000 - £48,000

Job description

Our client is looking for a Product Development/IT Manager to direct, develop and deliver of new products and services across all areas of the business.

As the Product Development Manager, you will be responsible for the development of the products and services. Keeping the needs of the users in mind, analysing the market to develop an awareness of the affordability of products and the strength of the competition and to spot the next generation technologies and solutions.

As the IT Manager you will ensure the continual data collection and data reporting services provided to clients. Ensuring that IT systems and staff are fit for purpose to achieve service SLA’s and they are developing to meet the needs of both the clients and of new reporting offerings developed within the Product Development function.

Essential Responsibilities and deliverables

  • Be able to create passion and excitement in internal and external design, engineering and service delivery teams about solutions and the future roadmap.
  • Chair the monthly produce development review meetings, using it as a vehicle to refine the product road-map and pipeline which the manager develops, owns and delivers.
  • Consistently ensures relevant product development information is appropriately cascaded across the entire business, to equip teams and managers with the knowledge, documentation and materials to deliver the solutions as part of business as usual (BAU)
  • Identify, manage and grown new and existing relationships with partners/suppliers. Encouraging a collaborative approach that is health for both organisations and one that meets the needs of the business and clients.
  • Implementation of the latest product best practices and technologies to support consistently deliverable offerings, including integrating third party applications, services and solutions.
  • Maintaining and retaining a high performing, client focused team living and breathing the company values and behaviours.
  • Own product development trials and product launches with suitable launch material – arrange and ensure suitable supervision for all product trials and launches, brief out requirements to the operations team and to the production staff, via the relevant paperwork, training sessions, quality control, test certification etc.
  • Provide technical leadership for development, design and systems integration, from initiation to deployment, with a strong focus on performance, reliability and scalability.
  • User Acceptance Testing – Completes system testing (black and white box) of new reporting system development and enhancements, ensuring systems are fit for purpose and aligned to project requirements.

Qualifications

  • Relevant undergraduate degree (e.g. Product Development, Computer Science, Business Management etc.), a Masters would also be advantageous, but not essential.
  • Previous experience in the industry of at least 5 years, or for a leading consultancy. Previous Experience in a similar role essential.

Knowledge & Skills

  • A proven track record of managing full product development life cycle, using both internal and external resource.
  • Ability to lead a team providing a 24/7/365 service, in a reliable and robust way focused on continual improvement and service management.
  • An aptitude for programming, system analysis and design preferable in the Microsoft technology stack. Able to document specifications and sign off user acceptance testing.
  • An energetic and focused approach with a proven ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, dynamic business environment.
  • An excellent understanding and awareness of Industry standards, trends and best practice.
  • Comprehensive experience in architecting complex large-scale IT solutions.
  • Excellent track record of delivering and maintaining insightful, data rich web reporting solutions.
  • Experience of strong agile development experience in a dynamic, e-commerce industry.
  • Track record of team management, and ongoing development
  • Will have demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and wear many hats in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial.

Innovation

  • Brings in bright, original and creative ideas from outside the organisation
  • Has infectious enthusiasm for making things better
  • Constructively challenges the status quo and has positive ideas for improvement                                                                                                                 

Thank you for your interest in this position. It is with regret that we are unable to respond personally to each individual application due to the high volume of CVs we receive on a daily basis. However, your CV and application for this role will be reviewed by one of our qualified consultants within the next 48 hours. If you do not hear from us within this time period, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Smart Moves Recruitment is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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