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Product Manager

Archant Ltd

Norwich, Norfolk

Published
23-03-2018
Job ad details
Published
23-03-2018
Expires
20-04-2018
Job ID
329782876
Job type
Full-time
Permanent
Salary level
£30,000 - £35,000  per year
Job sector
Media,Creative, Design , Sales, Management & Business, Customer Services

Product Manager, Norwich


As part of our mission to give our customers and readers the digital experiences they expect and deserve, were hiring a Product Manager that will sit in our commercial product team reporting directly to our Head of Commercial Product. The commercial product team will grow Archants product offering with exciting new digital products, innovate and refine existing products and ensure all products achieve their performance targets for our customers and readers.


This role is responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing improvement of digital products. The role will take concepts and piloted products through to full rollout with the support of small cross-functional teams. This role is also tasked with integrating new products into customer-facing platforms and Archants sales proposition.


As Product Manager you will have a clear understanding of the customer segments and communities we serve and the drivers behind why a given solution or product is needed. This will support the value proposition of products in development.


You will ensure your products can achieve their performance level across an agreed set of performance metrics; this will be undertaken in close partnership with the performance team.


To enable you to deliver new products and improvements to the business you will work with a small team of internal team members representing different departments. You will work extremely closely with this team; meeting frequently, sitting together and architecting solutions as the product moves through development. Communication, understanding, overcoming obstacles, problem solving, driving and motivating each member will be critical to success in this environment


If you have experience with managing digital products, delivering new products to market and creating innovative digital experiences, this could be a great role for you. Likewise if you have great product management experience in a different industry, perhaps technical but not digital, please consider applying.


JOB DIMENSIONS

Managing product development process for new & existing digital products
Working with multiple internal functions to facilitate development & delivery
Working to and reporting against critical time and budget forecasts
Ensuring key deliverables are kept on track
Working in liaison with L&D to create a programme to educate, train and excite our commercial teams
Develop relationships with tech providers and platforms to deliver the product development portfolio
Research and assess competitive and emerging markets
Take in feedback from product pilots and lead small cross-functional teams
Hands-on consistent approach to product manage across your portfolio
Constantly seeking opportunities for innovation and improvement across the full product range

THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE:

Minimum 2 years+ proven product management experience
Experience of being a digital/technical product specialist is ideal but not essential
A strategic thinker with a track record in leading and inspiring a team to deliver to its full potential
Experience in proactively identifying opportunities and problem solving
Excellent commercial acumen and decision-making skills
Well-developed interpersonal and influencing skills to drive the implementation through coordination with other internal business units
Excellent communication skills
Confidence to make clear and well-thought recommendations to influence decisions
Ability to keep knowledge current within an ever-changing digital sphere
Attributes that are patient, supportive and proactive in gaining and sharing knowledge

SALARY, BONUS & BENEFITS

Salary range £30,000-£35,000
Full 25 days paid holiday + statutory bank holidays
Free weekly & monthly publications
Cycle to Work scheme
Archant Gold matched charity fundraising
Give as You Earn tax-free charity giving scheme

ABOUT US

We are Archant. The UKs leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our historyof our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But were forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together

And because were ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning New European national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

You can discover what its like to work and for a full portfolio of products please go to our website.


A few facts about us:

We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 40 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
Theres always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our Staff Forums and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!

Archants state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Rolls Royce, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEsto major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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Job ad details
Published
23-03-2018
Expires
20-04-2018
Job ID
329782876
Jobtype
Full-time
Permanent
Salary level
£30,000 - £35,000  per year
Job sector
Media,Creative, Design , Sales, Management & Business, Customer Services
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