Product Development ManagerPermanent£40,000 - £50,000Milton Keynes The Product Development Manager will own the direction, development and delivery of new products and services across all areas of the business. Leading the ongoing reporting and client IT operational delivery to clients. The role is chiefly responsible for the development of the products and services sold; keeping the needs of the users in mind, analysing the market to develop an awareness of the affordability of their products and the strength of the competition and to spot the next generation technologies and solutions. Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Be able to create passion and excitement in internal and external design, engineering and service delivery teams about solutions and the future roadmap.Chair the monthly produce development review meetings, using it as a vehicle to refine the product road-map and pipeline which the manager develops, owns and delivers.Consistently ensures relevant product development information is appropriately cascaded across the entire business, to equip teams and managers with the knowledge, documentation and materials to deliver the solutions as part of business as usual (BAU)Identify, manage and grown new and existing relationships with partners/suppliers. Encouraging a collaborative approach that is health for both organisations and one that meets the needs of the business and clients.Implementation of the latest product best practices and technologies to support consistently deliverable offerings, including integrating third party applications, services and solutions.Maintaining and retaining a high performing, client focused team living and breathing the company values and behaviours.Own product development trials and product launches with suitable launch material - arrange and ensure suitable supervision for all product trials and launches, brief out requirements to the operations team and to the production staff, via the relevant paperwork, training sessions, quality control, test certification etc. documents.Provide technical leadership for development, design and systems integration, from initiation to deployment, with a strong focus on performance, reliability and scalability.User Acceptance Testing - Completes system testing (black and white box) of new reporting system development and enhancements, ensuring systems are fit for purpose and aligned to project requirements. We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience: A proven track record of managing full product development life cycle, using both internal and external resource.Ability to lead a team providing a 24/7/365 service, in a reliable and robust way focused on continual improvement and service management.An aptitude for programming, system analysis and design preferable in the Microsoft technology stack. Able to document specifications and sign off user acceptance testing.An energetic and focused approach with a proven ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced, constantly evolving, dynamic business environment.An excellent understanding and awareness of Industry standards, trends and best practice.Comprehensive experience in architecting complex large-scale IT solutionsExcellent track record of delivering and maintaining insightful, data rich web reporting solutions.Experience of strong agile development experience in a dynamic, e-commerce industry.Track record of team management, and ongoing developmentWill have demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and wear many hats in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial. If you feel you have what it takes, please apply today because we'd love to hear from you! WE WOULD PREFER YOUR CV IN WORD FORMAT Ascendant Recruitment is one of Milton Keynes and Northampton's leading recruitment companies, with PA/Administration, Customer Service, Human Resources, Finance and Temporary divisions. Ascendant Recruitment operates as an Employment Agency for permanent recruitment and an Employment Business for temporary recruitment. For more information on our current vacancies please visit and like/follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. If this isn't your perfect role, register with us and let us find it for you.
Posted 108 days ago