Contract - Product Manager - £500pd - Outside IR35

Contract - Product Manager - £500pd - Outside IR35

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    Contract & Freelance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £500 - £501 per day

  • Contact:

    Maeve Kerr

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  • Published:

    15 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Product Manager

£500pd - Outside IR35

12 month contract

My client is a fast-growing UK scale-up business sponsored and funded by the nation's biggest advertisers and media agencies, alongside global digital platforms and publishers. Their aim is to drive innovation in the UK media marketplace by creating an independent, audited, cross-media measurement service for the first time.

They are looking for a Product Manager who will be responsible for the successful realisation of the customer-facing components. The role will encompass key stakeholder relationship management and involve gathering end-user technical requirements and representing these to a central team of engineers/architects.

You will be reporting to the Programme Director

The Role

  1. Relentless engagement with end-users, engineering teams and programme stakeholders to define functionality, brief in requirements and manage delivery of products
  2. Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to determine requirements and feed into prioritisation decisions
  3. Utilise a strong technical background to shape technical requirements and make key product decisions
  4. Break down overall requirements into constituent components to ensure each element is delivered to the required specification and on time
  5. Support backlog and sprint planning reviews
  6. Set quality gates and ensure the product meet the needs of the UK advertiser and agency communities
  7. Ensure that the scope includes all required deliverables, whilst also connecting seamlessly into the global programme
  8. Be a key customer for key local and global vendors, with engagement plans for all key partners
  9. Support the governance of the UK programme, and ensure full alignment with - and input into - the global programme
  10. Ensure that scaling plans meet the required risk-mitigation and quality assurance thresholds


A proven Product Manager with experience of guiding complex, technical projects in a multi-stakeholder environment, 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.

  1. Strong interpersonal and stakeholder skills
  2. Ability to distil requirements from end-users of varying technical competence into a clear, structured brief for engineering teams
  3. Experience of leading, devising and communicating compelling product strategy, concepts and roadmaps to stakeholders at senior levels within organisations, including oral and written presentations
  4. Ability to understand and apply end-user requirements to product strategy and planning
  5. A strong technical background, with an aptitude and passion for exploring and understanding technical capabilities and requirements.
  6. Familiarity with user interface, wireframe and dashboard design an advantage.
  7. Proven ability to influence decision-making at senior levels within an organisation, and in a variety of contexts
  8. Ability to simplify complex problems into component parts and evaluate systematically
  9. Industry specific expertise preferred but not essential (must be able to get quickly up to speed with media ecosystem data, terminology and structures)
  10. Familiarity with Rally, Jira and Miro an asset



You can apply for this role of Product Manager now by sending me your CV. Do not forget to register as a candidate too.

Maeve Kerr


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