A Essex Local Authority is looking for a Product Manager to work with a Social Care & Education Managed Services technology product (Liquidlogic).
This is a new position in a newly reorganised and focused IT area. Paying a salary of £40k to £48k base + excellent package.
The IT product owner represents the 'voice of the customer' by maintaining and prioritising a product backlog to ensure that the team is working on stories that maximise business value and deliver necessary fixes and functionality to all customers.
This position understands and defines the customer experience and journey as well as manages the development of the technology.
This position is responsible for leading a product teams' execution and delivery of hardware / software releases within a well-defined software development life cycle process.
This position understands and coordinates feature backlog for all product changes and updates and their dependencies on each other.
Leads the translation of software features into technical requirements (Features) and
defines software release plan and scope with the Business Partner and Enterprise Architecture teams
Required skills / experience :
Degree educated or equivalent
Project Management qualification preferred
Experience as a Vendor Manager OR Product Manager OR Systems support Manager.
Liquidlogic knowledge / experience.
Customer centric, focused on solving business and user needs
Possess a fundamental understanding of end-end customer experience integration and dependencies
Ability to support the business in defining their vision, especially where it impacts technology
Knowledge of enterprise and application design patterns
Experience with IaaS, PaaS and Cloud Services such as AWS, Azure is preferred.
Understanding of architecture governance, design authority processes and overall solution design management processes
Strong collaboration skills
Experience of working in an Agile development environment
Ability to translate technical jargon into easy to understand and clear terms
Broad technical knowledge, and ability to quickly assimilate new skills
Experience in managing development projects
Experience with user interface and customer experience design
A continual learner that stays up-to-date on the latest technologies
Strong communication skills, both written and oral
Excellent planning and organisational skills
Has a 'get on and get the job done' attitude
Flexible with changing priorities and dealing with issues as they arise
Experience of managing contractors and third party providers
Excellent self motivation and interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop relationships across professional and organisational boundaries and encourage participation and knowledge sharing with other stakeholders
If you are interested please apply now by forwarding your up-to-date CV. Thank you.