Product Manager
London
Permanent - Full time
About the role

Reporting to The Senior Product Manager the Product Manager will be responsible for a defined feature set within YSC’s cutting-edge, people analytics and insight platform, YSCQ. This SaaS based system will utilise the latest psychometric and predictive data analytic techniques, as well as modern user centred design and data ownership principles, to deliver better organisational outcomes. Want to know what you as an individual could do to make your work life easier/happier/more successful? How to understand and work with your colleagues better? Want to know as a manager which levers to pull to help your direct reports and improve performance in your team? Are you a CHRO wanting to know if your people have the right mix of skills to deliver your business strategy? YSCQ will help you.
 
We are right at the beginning of our digital journey to revolutionise both our external offerings and internal processes. As such this is a great time to get involved, gain a wide range of experience while exerting a large amount of influence on the direction we take. You will be joining a small team of experienced product management professionals with a range of backgrounds. This is a very hands-on role in a small organisation so the successful applicant will enjoy getting involved in everything from writing acceptance criteria to supporting sales.
 
As part of the wider Scrum team, you will manage the entire product lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing requirements, defining the vision, and working closely with design and engineering, to deliver winning products. It also includes working with sales, marketing, and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company’s overall strategy and goals.

Expectations

The Product Manager is expected to:
 
  • Conduct market and client research.
  • Define the product strategy and roadmap.
  • Write user stories and acceptance criteria, maintaining a refined and prioritised product backlog.
  • Participate in all Scrum ceremonies and stages of the development process from requirement definition to UAT and release.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnerships and licensing opportunities.
  • Monitor the ongoing health and success of the product against KPIs.
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
  • Support pricing strategy to meet revenue and profitability goals.
  • Support the development of sales tools and collateral and perform demos to customers.
  • Support the development of business cases.
  • Brief and train the consulting teams at regular meetings.
  • Act as an expert on the product within the business and in support of sales and delivery.
 
Requirements
 
  • Demonstrable experience as a hands-on Product Manager.
  • Demonstrable experience of working effectively within a Scrum team in a product owner role, ideally in a SaaS B2B or B2C environment.
  • Familiarity with Jira or similar Scrum tool.
  • Ideally experience working in a full stack development context or at least a working understanding of the key elements involved.
  • Ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Determined and confident in working with a variety of people up to senior levels.
  • A customer focussed, practical and data driven approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to learn complex new information quickly, understanding how many complex issues and systems link together.
  • Can prioritise what matters most now vs. next vs. later, understanding and tracking trade-offs that are made along the way.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fun and resilient nature even under pressure, does not take self too seriously.
  • Caring and supportive towards colleagues and clients.
YSC Consulting is the world’s premier independent provider of leadership strategy services. Leadership strategy is the intentional design of the individual leadership styles, the team dynamics and interactions, and the workplace culture that are most likely to enable successful achievement of an organization’s desired future state. We help organizations understand if they have the leadership they need for success, and we work with them to get there.
 
OUR PEOPLE
YSC is an eclectic group of professionals grounded in the rigour of the behavioural sciences and practical realities of commercial and organisational demands. Our consultants help organisations connect the dots between business strategy and leadership. We create a consistent experience for individuals and organisations globally, but with careful attention to the needs of the local markets and cultures where they operate.
  • We are more than 225 employees in 20 offices across 15 countries around the world.
  • Our consultants have varied professional backgrounds and hold advanced degrees and industry credentials in psychology, organisational behaviour, management, adult learning and leadership, and related fields.
 
 
WHAT WE DO
In the 30 years YSC has been practicing in the leadership development space, we have partnered with more than 50% of the FTSE 100, and nearly 20% of the global Fortune 500 to help those leaders achieve their future business strategies. Our services include:
  • CEO succession planning and board development
  • Executive assessment and development for individual leaders
  • High-performing team development
  • Inclusive leadership and diversity services
  • Services for private equity firms and portfolio companies (pre-deal, due diligence, post-deal integration and firm-focus capability transfer)
 
 
OUR APPROACH
YSC’s approach to leadership strategy helps organisations understand their current leadership against what they need in order to achieve their desired future state. We largely focus on the top five to ten percent of leaders within the organisations that we partner with globally. We bring a collaborative spirit to our work—everything that we do is done with our clients, rather than done to them. This allows for trusting relationships that go deep and effect meaningful change in the way leaders conduct themselves and evolve their organisations. Through this approach, we uncover insights that will help answer these critical questions:
  • Do you have the leadership to achieve your future business strategy?
  • If not, how can you build the leadership, interactions and culture to drive change for the future?
  • And if you can’t, what leadership and cultural transformations will make your strategy possible?
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