Product Manager

Krakow, Lesser Poland, Poland

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Posted 4 months ago

 

Roles & Responsibilities 

Key Responsibilities:

Leading & Influencing

  • Partners with Engineering Team Lead(s) to create a strong sense of purpose and mission for the development team
  • Acts as the go-to person for particular product areas covered by the development team
  • Establishes product alignment within Technology being the voice of the vision/strategy/priorities within the division
  • Role models behaviours and applies Ocado Technology principles in day to day work
  • Evangelises customer needs in a compelling way to department and engineering teams
  • Makes effective decisions with clear rationale, using appropriate tools for the scenario 

Product Knowledge

  • Champions the product vision & ensures the plan is in line with vision and goals and continues to be fit for purpose throughout roadmap delivery
  • Understands how their product fits in with the broader platform
  • Provides product expertise based on a sound understanding of the platform and capability requirements, signposting to technical knowledge where needed
  • Engages stakeholders effectively to gather user feedback to continuously refine the product roadmap
  • Defines scope & prioritises stories to maximise business value
  • Understands and measures the key business drivers for their product domain and assess how new capabilities impact upon them

Insight & Innovation

  • Actively seeks out opportunities for incremental value in achieving product goal commitments
  • Works with other PMs to continuously improve realisation processes and policies that govern it
  • Monitors progress, looking for ways to improve the product & make adjustments based on strategic goals
  • Contributes to documentation that is shared with relevant stakeholders as new features are developed and released
  • Proactively shares product knowledge, insight and tools with others Ocado Technology and representing Ocado expertise externally when necessary
  • Maintains an appropriate level of skills and the necessary capacity to fulfil product realisation responsibilities

Problem Solving

  • Leverages multiple sources of information to analyse user, system, and customer behaviour to diagnose and form clear recommendations
  • Evangelises and embeds best practices in tracking, analysis, and data-driven problem solving
  • Drives through issues and ambiguity with a structured approach and facilitative approach
  • Uses qualitative and quantitative methods to understand customer/business needs and opportunities, collaborating with UX and data science where appropriate.
  • Experiments quickly to validate hypotheses and find fit for purpose solutions

Planning, Delivery & Validation

  • Shares accountability with the Engineering Team Lead to drive the team towards realising defined goals
  • Applies fit-for-purpose agile processes, escalating and removing obstacles in workflow wherever required
  • Maintains a list of work to be done and its order of priority for delivery purposes at an appropriate level of granularity
  • Manages expectations within Technology for the rate of delivery required to achieve our platform goals
  • Collaborates with other product people to effectively schedule work between teams to minimize lead time of delivering value
  • Proactively identifies risks and challenges within their product area and takes appropriate actions to mitigate them

Stakeholders & Collaboration

  • Applies strong emotional intelligence when working with other teams and departments to manage interdependencies between platforms and products effectively
  • Builds strong relationships with team and stakeholders - establishing methods for obtaining product feedback
  • Articulates complex concepts in a way that end-users can follow and understand
  • Forms close working relationships with peers and key stakeholders, creating an environment of open collaboration
  • Facilitates and works closely with teams in estimation and review sessions, challenging appropriately to meet product goals and achieve product vision
  • Works closely with UX teams to ensure product design is focused around usability and quality

This role description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties. 

You may be asked to perform tasks as required by management deemed as a reasonable request. This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties and is subject to review. The responsibilities, tasks and duties of the job holder might differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, might form part of the job. 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Key Experience:

  • Relevant industry experience or technology business
  • Experience with managing products built by engineering teams
  • Knowledge of working with multiple functional areas, including product management, engineering, UX/UI
  • Proven ability to plan, mange, track and deliver on commitments
  • Ability to work in a team effectively and / or work autonomously
  • Ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Defining product roadmaps, building collaboratively with design and engineering peers, and shipping at scale
  • Capture, documentation and communication of requirements to support product realisation
Job tags: Engineering Product design Product management