Senior Product Manager
Tech Our Way
Primark Technology is about to embark on a transformation journey to support our business strategy which includes modernising our operating model as well as our technology architecture. As a Senior Product Manager, you will have a mandate for change and run of a large and complex product domain, driving product strategy, roadmap and execution for that by leading a team of talented Product Owners.
We have the below available opportunities for experienced Senior Product Manager. In your application, please indicate which opportunity you would like to be considered for.
- Senior Product Manager Movement
- Senior Product Manager Planning
- Senior Product Manager Finance
- Senior Product Manager People & Comms
Duties & Responsibilities:
Have accountability for a very large and complex product domain, and drive product strategy, roadmap and execution for that by leading a large team of talented Product Owners.
Utilising deep functional expertise for strategic portfolio planning, delivery of products (including ideate, design, build, test and deploy), and management of live products.
Translating business plans, product roadmaps and technology strategy into delivery roadmaps and developing and training the team to meet the needs of these priorities
Leading the transformation to a product-based, agile at scale delivery model, establishing and maintaining cross-functional delivery teams and utilising DevOps and Agile practices
Iteratively improving the customer experience, adapting to new insights and working with your cross functional team and stakeholders to define next steps.
Working with the team and peers to develop shared, ambitious OKRs and hold ourselves accountable to these
Matching demand with supply constraints (financial, people and skills, commercial) and identifying key dependencies, overlaps, conflicts and gaps
Tracking both effort and value delivery identifying opportunities for cost reduction, using this insight to inform prioritisation of opportunities for the product area and maximise value realisation for the customer
Responsible for managing costs associated with implications of risks/issues, involving stakeholders and managing budget variation as appropriate within the product area
Driving Quarterly Business Planning objectives and releases content via prioritised features and enablers
Proactively partnering with my peers and director-level business stakeholders to set the future direction of my product as part of the wider business strategy.
Contributing to capability and capacity planning for Product Management to provide clarity and stability.
Supporting end-to-end delivery by maintaining a 90-day product roadmap, as well as a prioritised and estimated Full Year backlog
Relentlessly seeking to understand the needs and pains of customers and senior business stakeholder and is accountable for change adoption.
Coordinate and report post-launch and ongoing evaluation to validate that products work for customers or colleagues as designed, gauge user sentiment and ensure that value is delivered
Collaborating with other product teams and partners to launch new product features
Help identify necessary and/or desirable third-party technology to evaluate and select vendors
Monitoring relevant industry trends and engage both internal and external teams as appropriate to build shared insight
Participate in 'on call' rota and fulfil requirements and demands as appropriate
Skills & Experiences:
10+ years experience in IT Portfolio Management, Product Management or IT Transformation Delivery at enterprise level, preferably in an agile at scale environment
Experience of owning and managing senior business stakeholder relationships
An appropriate degree, equivalent qualification or experience
Successful candidates will:
Be a passionate and visionary technologist able to inspire others to challenge and disrupt the current reality to co-create a compelling technology-orientated future business by
being able to scan potential technologies (established, emerging and emergent)
finding ways to translate that into business opportunities
and most importantly of all, able to take people along with you, empowering new ways of working and successfully executing on those opportunities
Possess knowledge and understanding of a retail business and the technology landscape, and how to maximise the value that products can and will add
Strategic thinker: ability to blend technical, operational and commercial strategic considerations into decision making
Story telling with data: strong skills in building the case for change, sharing the vision and helping others shape their change journey, drawing on data and analytical techniques
Strong communicator: strong senior stakeholder management skills; able to turn complex messages into effective and succinct communications
Delivering change at scale: experience of successfully enabling change at scale - across people, process and technology domains, and a range of associated delivery frameworks, including agile
Influencer: strong ability to lead, inspire, engage and coach a diverse team and create an inclusive culture across geographical boundaries
People leadership: A people leader who role models through their own behaviour and actions, embedding change by inspiring, coaching, holding themself and others to account and setting the right inclusive culture for team and partners
Able to define, capture and break down into hierarchies the value-based outcomes that portfolios of accountability are constructed against, and from which work is prioritised and managed, utilising online tooling
Have an understanding of Agile delivery and modern engineering team practices
Knowledge of technical product development principles and methodologies
Have the ability to translate business goals, technology strategy and market knowledge into a product roadmap that prioritises delivery of value and enables future business agility
Anticipate risks and opportunities, responding to escalations at pace and coaching others to find solutions based on your expertise
Have the ability to switch between strategic visioning and getting into the detail, being the authority in all aspects of your product
Have Awareness of existing and future technology stacks/interfaces for the product and how to develop these so they work seamlessly for customers and colleagues
Why work with us?
At Primark, we know how hard everyone works to achieve our business goals. Having a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme is our way of acknowledging this. We'll also provide you with a progressive career path, because clear advancement is what we’re all about at Primark
Our flexible working benefit, Your Day Your Way, means you get to choose when to start and finish your workday. Choose to work remotely if you like, in a way that suits you but also helps us get the most out of your talents.
There’s a lively culture here, and it’s easy to get to know each other in a truly warm atmosphere.