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Jacobs Associate Product Manager in Manchester, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

The water industry is facing enormous challenges due to leakage, pollution, and constrained resources. 53% of England’s major waterways are polluted, with the majority of the pollution due to practices by the water sector.

At Jacobs we’re digitising water, creating a sustainable future for the most important building block of life. We’re leveraging extensive domain expertise to deliver a transformational digital platform which will help solve for the problems of water scarcity and also water purity.

With that in mind, we are looking for a talented Product Managers to join our product team in building an IoT platform that will change the way water networks are managed and drastically reduce pollution events.

This is a key role driving the evolution of our product management function and development of a key growth product which is expected to have growth opportunities both in the UK and globally.

As Associate Product Manager you will create and drive a clear, commercially successful, and effective product vision and product roadmap for the product features. You’ll input into the evolution of our operating structure enabling Jacobs to be more product led across Digital and our Business Units. You’ll successfully integrate the different stakeholder views for the product platform so that resources are maximised, and the product focuses onto the most profitable areas, whilst ensuring that the platform and associated products hit their sales targets with all stakeholders fully aware of the product vision and plan.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Defining, prioritising, planning and driving the execution of the product vision for the product at feature level

  • “Owning” the product experience for a specific feature set(s), acting as the product evangelist to build awareness with internal and external stakeholders

  • Working closely with other market segment owners to drive broader adoption and commercialisation

  • Gathering, analysing and prioritising features based on feedback from the end users and customers, the operating units, sales, and the general market

  • Creating and managing product strategies, roadmaps, project plans and product specifications

  • Creating product requirements, specifications, collateral, UI/UX wireframe for various user cases with the help of others

  • Prioritising sprints and feature releases, coordinating closely with the technical team on both new features as well as architectural improvements

  • Driving product release launches and helping to drive the commercialisation of the products

  • Collaborating with the Product and Engineering squads to monitor and lead delivery progress against agreed milestones and to identify risks, flag issues and work-out viable solutions

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Demonstrable experience in product management and product development, within B2B, SaaS and digital solution development

  • Experience working with range of stakeholders in the product development process

  • Experience working in a range of environments: corporate, SME and start-ups

  • Excellent knowledge of SCRUM Agile/ lean start- up methodologies

  • Highly organised, with close attention to detail and excellent project management skills

  • Must have past experience within process design skills, such as the ability to define and execute a new process from scratch

  • Has built multiple successful customer journeys before, working closely with Designers and Front-end developers

  • Experience of working in an international environment

If you don’t meet every requirement of the job and/or your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the criteria, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be the right candidate for this role, or for other roles within Jacobs. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace - our success depends on having a diverse team of visionaries, thinkers and doers, who collaborate to harness all perspectives to make a positive impact.

About Jacobs

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent. In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business, and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.79163356.998477581.1662989570-943506700.1630923864)

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Please note that in order to be considered for this position you need to be resident in, or willing to relocate to, the country this position is advertised in, and a. have a current right to work visa in that country, or b. be prepared to go through a work visa process if the hiring manager/business unit is willing to accommodate this.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 4th December 2022