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Contract - Product Manager - outside IR35 - up to £450pd

Contract - Product Manager - outside IR35 - up to £450pd

  • Location

    City of London

  • Sector:

    Contract & Freelance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £400 - £450 per day

  • Contact:

    Hannah Brown

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  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Contract - Product Manager - 12 months - £400pd - £450pd - outside IR35

This is a great opportunity to work for a start up backed by huge stakeholders within the advertising world as well as investments from huge brands and media owners. This product is a first for the industry and they are looking for an experienced Product Manager to join on as a contractor and bring a wealth of product management experience. This role will be 4 days per week.

The Job

  • Working closely with end users end-users, engineering teams and programme stakeholders to define functionality, brief in requirements and manage delivery of products
  • Liaise with UK leadership and consultancy business to ensure everything on track
  • Break down overall requirements into fundamental sections to ensure each element is delivered to the required specification and on time
  • Support backlog and sprint planning reviews
  • Quickly and effectively manage and resolve issues as they arise, ensuring that relevant stakeholders are updated as appropriate
  • Support an extensive trials programme and deliver the operational readiness of the product
  • Feed into the evolution and delivery of the product roadmap
  • Ensure that the scope includes all required deliverables, whilst also connecting seamlessly into the global programme
  • Support the governance of the UK programme, and ensure full alignment with - and input into - the global programme
  • Ensure that scaling plans meet the required risk-mitigation and quality assurance thresholds
  • Accountable for monitoring the performance of evolving product functionality and understanding how the product performs against its intended objectives as it evolves
  • Define and prioritise non-functional requirements based on end-user and the business needs
  • Lead or support other projects or initiatives within the programme


A proven Product Manager with experience of guiding complex, technical projects in a multi-stakeholder environment (ideally within the media industry). Familiar with the challenges of leading product development in a data-driven, highly-technical programme to satisfy (non-technical) end-users.

  • Utilise a strong technical background to shape technical requirements and make key product decisions
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder skills
  • Ability to condense requirements from end-users of varying technical competence into a clear, structured brief for engineering teams
  • Experience of leading, developing and communicating product strategy, concepts and roadmaps to stakeholders at senior levels within organisations, including oral and written presentations
  • Ability to understand and apply end-user requirements to product strategy and planning
  • A strong technical background, with an aptitude and passion for exploring and understanding technical capabilities and requirements.
  • Familiarity with user interface, wireframe and dashboard design an advantage.
  • Proven ability to influence decision-making at senior levels within an organisation, and in a variety of contexts
  • Ability to simplify complex problems into component parts and evaluate systematically
  • Industry specific expertise preferred but not essential (must be able to get quickly up to speed with media ecosystem data, terminology, and structures)
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, empowered environment where decisions are made at speed
  • Familiarity with Rally, Jira and Miro an asset

Apply Now

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Hannah Brown - Manager

0203 763 9758 |

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