Head of Technology Product Portfolio
Cancer Research UK
Stratford, GB
2d ago

Head of Technology Product Portfolio

  • Stratford (2 Redman Place)
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    Head of Technology Product Portfolio

    Reports to : Director of Product Portfolios, Marketing, Fundraising and Engagement

    Salary : £70k-75k per annum dependant on experience

    Location : Redman Place (with high flexibility, meaning we'll only ask you to be in the office 1 / 2 days per week).

    Application method : Pleaseensure youcomplete the experience section of the anonymous application form in order for us to shortlist through applications.

    Application Deadline : We will be reviewing applications as and when they come in, so please apply as soon as you can.

    Candidate Pack : https : / / adobe.ly / 3BMwgwI

    The CRUK Technology team has been redesigned,with a product portfolio model at its core, supported and enabled by core capabilities(egbusiness analysis and agile methodology)and centres of excellence(egarchitecture and engineering).

    This Head of Product Portfolio (Marketing and Engagement) iscrucialin this new structure : you’ll be responsible for thesuccess of thepartnership between Technology and the Marketing and Engagement teamsandwill ensure the delivery of thefull lifecycle of technology products and services to those critical parts of the charity.

    Please note that we also have a Head of Product Portfolio (Fundraising and Trading) vacancy open which means that we have flexibility on which capability each role is responsible for between Agile and Product Management.

    What will I be doing?

    You’llinfluence Tech for Marketing, Fundraising and Engagement’strategy and plans,and translatethoseplansinto clear, value-creating product roadmaps,and then leadthose roadmaps through programmes and releases, and continuously improving day-to-day service.

    As well as holdingtheoverall ownership of that partnership, you will also :

    Lead teams which defineanddeliver the specified outcomes and roadmaps for your portfolio, ensuring products and services meet expectations and continue to evolve in linewithmarket and tech sector changes, so that CRUK achieves maximum value from its investment in these products

    Lead also with a mindset of cost-effective resilient and robust operations, ensuring that your teams balance investments and backlogs appropriately between features, addressing technical debt and service improvement.

    Lead the Agile capability within the CRUK technology directorate. The Agile Capability will report directly into this Head role and hence will provide leadership for our Agile capability ensuring the charity brings Agile and lean thinking to the work we do in Technology.

    NB please see above mention of the flexibility on capability ownership)

    Lead and develop completely inclusive and high functioning teams within your portfolio,acrossdirect (circa8 people)and matrixed(circa 50 people)reporting lines.

    Create and nurture a positive culture which recognises success, develops and drives highperformance and rewards results to retain talent within the team and wider function.

    What are we looking for?

    Due to the nature of this role and the accountabilities it entails,experience across all aspects of the technology product lifecycle, from thought leadership to effective operations, is essential.

    Experience in either agile or product management as a capability is also important.

    We think it’s essential for you to have experience of the following to be successful in the role :

    Robust experience and understanding of core technology capability areas (eg.product management, user experience and design, engineering, service management) and the relationships and dependencies between them.

    Strong recognised experience of value-based and user-centric strategy, delivery and innovation in relevant Marketing, Fundraising and Engagement domains(MFE),CRM, Content Management Systems(CMS)andDigital Marketing Solutions

    Excellent people leadership, and collaboration with and influencing of peers and seniors across the organisation, especially within MFE and Technologyand external partners.

    Compelling communication at a technical and non-technical level, adapted to the audience

    Strong track record of applying experience, insight and instinct to drive strategy, decision-making and delivery in multiple modes and operating models, understanding the relevance and strengths of each in each different situation

    We’rereally looking for someone with the ability to engage, influence, upskill and build consensus with senior peers. You’ll also have strong collaboration and leadership skills across various dimensions of a matrix structuregiven the teams and individuals you’ll be responsible for.

    What will I gain?

    Without you we wouldn’t be able to achieve our aim of seeing 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034. So, we want to reward you in as many ways as possible.

    Our benefits package includes discounts on anything from travel to technology, generous holiday allowance of 30 days, gym membership, and much more.

    We want to ensure that you have the best work / life balance possible, so we actively encourage a flexible working culture for all our roles wherever possible.

    For most of our office-based roles you’ll only be required to work from a specific location for 1 or 2 days a week on average.

    You’ll also be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. And ultimately, you’ll know that you’ll be changing lives through your work.

    If you’re as ambitious as we are, join our collective force and enjoy an excellent career, as we save lives and add years.

    If this sounds like you, then please do apply today!

    At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential.

    We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner.

    Unfortunately we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.

    Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitment cancer.org.uk.


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