Job PurposeTo partner with Engineering teams within Technology, providing clarity of business requirements across relevant product stream areas and acting as a bridge between the technical and business worlds.
This role will directly partner with two Engineering Team Leads, acting as the go-to-person for Mobile Platform, sharing responsibility for product realisation to deliver great products and solutions for our clients and stakeholders.
This role will be the Product Manager for the Flexibility team in Platform. The proposed mission of these teams is to Provide a world class Android / iOS platform that enables vertical teams to deliver value faster.
These teams have broad remits to focus on the most important areas for their front-end channel, with the aim of providing a solid, consistent, secure, performant foundation for vertical teams.
This includes maintaining shared code (including the design system), implementing features that cut across all verticals, leading architectural efforts such as modularisation, and working with the rest of the chapter to establish additional goals and a close working relationship.
Role & ResponsibilitiesLeading & InfluencingPartners with Engineering Team Lead(s) to create a strong sense of purpose and mission for the development teamActs as the go-to person for particular product areas covered by the development teamEstablishes product alignment within Technology being the voice of the vision / strategy / priorities within the divisionRole models behaviours and applies Ocado Technology principles in day to day workEvangelises customer needs in a compelling way to department and engineering teamsMakes effective decisions with clear rationale, using appropriate tools for the scenario Product KnowledgeChampions the product vision & ensures the plan is in line with vision and goals and continues to be fit for purpose throughout roadmap deliveryUnderstands how their product fits in with the broader platformProvides product expertise based on a sound understanding of the platform and capability requirements, signposting to technical knowledge where neededEngages stakeholders effectively to gather user feedback to continuously refine the product roadmapDefines scope & prioritises stories to maximise business valueUnderstands and measures the key business drivers for their product domain and assess how new capabilities impact upon them Insight & Innovation Actively seeks out opportunities for incremental value in achieving product goal commitmentsWorks with other PMs to continuously improve realisation processes and policies that govern itMonitors progress, looking for ways to improve the product & make adjustments based on strategic goalsContributes to documentation that is shared with relevant stakeholders as new features are developed and releasedProactively shares product knowledge, insight and tools with others Ocado Technology and representing Ocado expertise externally when necessaryMaintains an appropriate level of skills and the necessary capacity to fulfil product realisation responsibilitiesProblem SolvingLeverages multiple sources of information to analyse user, system, and customer behaviour to diagnose and form clear recommendationsEvangelises and embeds best practices in tracking, analysis, and data-driven problem solvingDrives through issues and ambiguity with a structured approach and facilitative approachUses qualitative and quantitative methods to understand customer / business needs and opportunities, collaborating with UX and data science where appropriate.
Experiments quickly to validate hypotheses and find fit for purpose solutionsPlanning, Delivery & ValidationShares accountability with the Engineering Team Lead to drive the team towards realising defined goalsApplies fit-for-purpose agile processes, escalating and removing obstacles in workflow wherever requiredMaintains a list of work to be done and its order of priority for delivery purposes at an appropriate level of granularityManages expectations within Technology for the rate of delivery required to achieve our platform goalsCollaborates with other product people to effectively schedule work between teams to minimize lead time of delivering valueProactively identifies risks and challenges within their product area and takes appropriate actions to mitigate themStakeholders & CollaborationApplies strong emotional intelligence when working with other teams and departments to manage interdependencies between platforms and products effectivelyBuilds strong relationships with team and stakeholders - establishing methods for obtaining product feedbackArticulates complex concepts in a way that end-users can follow and understandForms close working relationships with peers and key stakeholders, creating an environment of open collaborationFacilitates and works closely with teams in estimation and review sessions, challenging appropriately to meet product goals and achieve product visionWorks closely with UX teams to ensure product design is focused around usability and qualityThis role description is a summary of the typical functions of the role, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of possible role responsibilities, tasks and duties.
Knowledge, Skills & ExperienceKey AttributesYou actively lead and role model Ocado Technology behaviours You contribute to being part of a high performing product teams, working alongside engineering You respond positively to new / changing business requirements and prioritise accordinglyYou are highly organised and able to plan, manage, track and deliver effectivelyYou are assertive but diplomatic and have a bias for action, collaboration and optimismYou proactively solve problems, facilitating decision making processes and comfortable putting together recommendations based on insights drawn from dataYou are comfortable sorting out ambiguity and bring structure and clarity of purpose to a conversationYou communicate directly and clearly, with a strong emphasis on careful listeningYou don't settle for good enough, you strive for great in every aspect of your workYou have a great track record of working with engineering and design teams so that people will always want to have you in their teamsYou share knowledge with others internally Key ExperienceRelevant industry experience or technology businessExperience with managing products built by engineering teamsKnowledge of working with multiple functional areas, including product management, engineering, UX / UIProven ability to plan, manage, track and deliver on commitmentsAbility to work in a team effectively and / or work autonomouslyAbility to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced environmentDefining product roadmaps, building collaboratively with design and engineering peers, and shipping at scaleCapture, documentation and communication of requirements to support product realisationWhat we can offer youA relaxed, international, talented, creative and friendly environment, where we will provide you with the best tools to develop amazing stuff.
We invest in our employees, ensuring we provide them with the best in-house and external training programs available.Flexible working hours with short FridaysReduced hours in AugustPrivate Health InsuranceLife InsuranceTicket RestaurantTicket TransportTicket KindergartenGym membership discountsFree fresh fruit, snacks, tea and coffeeMonthly social eventsTable football, board games and Nintendo SwitchTech Talks and internal trainingsDeveloper exchange programmes between centresEnglish, Spanish and Catalan language coursesWe are growing rapidly, making it a very exciting time to join, as we are currently at a brand new office in the 22 district - the thrilling tech area of Barcelona.
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