Lead Product Manager

London, United Kingdom

Job Description

You love a challenge and the satisfaction that comes from resolving it in a way that everyone wins. You see around corners, positioning the team and our clients to proactively handle obstacles, leveraging past experience and critical thinking. When unforeseen challenges arise, you are comfortable helping teams navigate back toward stability. You can step into any product team and seamlessly contribute value.

You are energized by sharing your mastery of tools, techniques, stakeholder management with your colleagues. You can teach others how to translate ambiguous vision into detailed, executable backlog, growing strategic accounts through successful delivery and new opportunity exploration.

As a member of Devbridge, you will have the opportunity to work on some of the most complex challenges in software development today. You will be part of a growing team including Product Designers and Engineers, creating world-class digital products for some of the largest companies in the world.

The Lead Product Manager role is the Associate Director’s right hand. Acting as the most senior practice role within the team, you are responsible for setting technical direction, mentoring Product Managers, and contributing to sales efforts. The lead Product Manager will directly create value on the most complex engagements as a billable contributor, splitting their time equally between client delivery and practice/team development.

Responsibilities

  • Reporting into the Managing Director, work collaboratively to drive bottom-line results and execution of vision to achieve established revenue targets, forecast and manage sales, revenue and margins with existing clients

  • Build, lead and oversee a team of Product Managers and Product Designers responsible for software delivery

  • Understand and help develop a digital product strategy for each client

  • Resolve client issues as a key member of the escalation process

  • Support the facilitation of client onboarding and team setup

  • Ensure project contract terms are carried out correctly maintaining a proactive approaching to mitigating risks

  • Create a positive experience for clients and the team

  • Provide daily direction, coaching and motivation for delivery team

Requirements

  • Set and continuously realign stakeholder expectations to ensure the right products are built within optimal budget/schedule

  • Oversee, and as needed, directly perform the day-to-day aspects of key client engagements, including:

  • Maintenance of a product roadmap and backlog

  • Proactive communication of project health metrics

  • Ensuring that best practices for agile ceremonies, product demos, and presentations to clients are followed by all team members.

  • Provide input to the Associate Director on performance, concerns and growth potential of the Product Management team.

  • Provide advisory support for engagements in trouble at any stage of digital product delivery for our clients

  • Collaborate with Practice Directors to define, evolve, and uphold Devbridge methodology and standards

  • Upskill the practice through mentoring and training of team members, recruiting, thought leadership, and teaching top-tier delivery practices

  • Drive new business and promote mutually successful client engagements, renewals, and expansion of services by:

  • Forming deep, trusted advisory relationships with clients allowing for identification of new workstreams and solutions within current engagements

Requirements

  • BS or BA degree

  • Proven track record of consistent, high quality product delivery

  • Strong experience and understanding of software development technologies

  • Mastery of translating a potentially ambiguous stakeholder vision all the way through into a detailed, technically sound product solution

  • Experience coaching and mentoring team members

  • Ability to tailor communication and set expectations effectively to multiple audiences

  • Strong Agile product management background with mastery of tools, technology, and techniques to implement products quickly (Kanban, Scrum)

  • Ability to pick up technical and business concepts quickly and advise clients on options

  • Commitment to lifelong learning and continuous improvement

  • Excellent organizational, time management, prioritization, and project management skills

  • Demonstrated problem-solving experience for complex business challenges

  • Willingness to travel up to 30%

Bonus Points

  • MBA degree

  • People management experience

  • Proven track record of growing new business

  • Experience delivering end-to-end custom software solutions in a technology consulting environment

Benefits

Devbridge is committed to providing equal employment opportunities available to all. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our success as a company, and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

  • A development focused international company with variety of challenging and compelling projects.

  • Opportunity to grow in informal style of communication and management environment that is constantly looking for great leaders and team players.

  • Competitive salary and performance-based bonuses

  • Private medical cover including dental and travel insurance.

  • 25 days annual leave plus UK Bank Holidays

  • Matched contribution company pension.

  • Monthly wellness cash-benefit allowance

  • Interest-free Season ticket loan or cycle to work scheme.

  • Team building events, Friday lunches and stocked kitchen.

  • Employee referral program.

  • A chance to work with the top talent professionals and award winning teams.

  • Participation in professional improvement seminars.

About Us:

Devbridge is a full stack research, design and bespoke software development consultancy for global institutions in the financial services, forensics, healthcare, hospitality, industrial supply, and transportation sectors. We have been in business for over twelve years, growing at 40% a year and operating across five global offices with more than 550 full time employees.

The London office is based near Liverpool Street Station in a WeWork office building, we are looking to grow our presence in the region and therefore this is the ideal time to join us and be part of our growth story. It’s fun, fast and lean and we look to keep it that way!

Devbridge is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected characteristics. For individuals with disabilities if you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.