Product Manager

Ascential Group
Job function:
Digital Product
Job type:
Perm Full Time
London, UK
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We're looking for a Product Manager to join our team in London and become an integral part of our Digital Function.

Key responsibilities

  • Working with stakeholders to help define the vision and strategy for one of our digital products within the events business
  • Translate the product vision into a tangible, refined backlog of work and be obsessive about delivering great product and getting out and learning from our customers.
  • Define quarterly objectives and outcomes (OKRs) that are prioritised against the needs of users and the requirements from within the business
  • Lead the product team (usually a combination of engineers, designers and user research) on a day-to-day basis, supporting the team in the continual delivery of the products - while you might not be an engineering specialist an excellent understanding of digital product engineering and an ability to guide an engineering team is a must
  • Ensure the products are instrumented to collect accurate data and analytics and become the expert in the performance of the product
  • Communicate the discovery and delivery activities of the product team across the digital product group, liaising with other product managers as required and ensuring dependencies and risks are being tracked across related products
  • Maintain an awareness of competitor products and market innovations to ensure our products differentiate themselves from the rest
  • Support teams in sales and marketing in communicating the products to customers

Your experience

  • Product vision and execution:
    Will have experience in developing and scaling customer-led product. Will bring a strong end-to-end understanding of product, customer experience and technology. Will ideally have experience in products where connect, matching and facilitating discovery are a core part of the proposition but a broad range of backgrounds will be considered; natural curiosity is prized above specialisation.
  • Agile approach:
    Will be an evangelist for agile / lean product development techniques, rapid prototyping and ‘getting out of the building’. Will celebrate progress not perfection, and move quickly.
  • Change agent:
    Able to inspire people to re-align their ways of working and thinking behind a common vision.
  • Technology and data literate:
    Will be technology-literate – able to converse with engineers and input into discussions on managing complex systems and the benefits of choosing certain framework technologies across our web and mobile apps portfolio
  • Analytical, pragmatic & commercial:
    Will be a structured and analytical thinker, taking a logical, fact-based approach to strategic decision-making. Will be highly pragmatic, capable of ruthlessly prioritising and making trade-offs
  • Communication and stakeholder management:
    Will be a proactive and effective communicator across the Ascential and Ascential Events leadership teams, building strong relationships with all the relevant stakeholders, and gaining the insights necessary to create a compelling product vision, strategy and roadmap. Will be a strong voice for the product function.

What we offer

Our benefits package incorporates what we’re passionate about – unlocking your future, overall well-being and sustainability – whilst giving you control over your benefits.

  • 25 days of holiday per year – with the option to buy or sell between 1-5 days
  • Great learning and development opportunities
  • Pension, Private Medical and Dental Insurance plans
  • Life Assurance; Income Protection and Critical Illness covers
  • Option to opt into the Ascential Shares Scheme
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Season ticket loans

In addition, we offer flexible benefit packages that include Childcare Vouchers; Cycle to Work; Retail Vouchers; Gourmet Card; Gym Flex; Gadget Insurance, Health Assessments and Will Writing.

We also place great importance on health, lifestyle and wellbeing consistently, in which you will have the options to fuel up on free fruit, attend yoga sessions, join our running club, or perhaps taking up on a lunchtime massages.

About Ascential Events.

The two main brands this Product Manager is supporting are Cannes Lions (the world’s biggest festival for the creative and marketing communications, entertainment, design and tech industries) and Money 20/20 (a space where technology meets people, money meets people, people meet ideas and ideas become reality)

Cannes Lions and Money 20/20 are both Ascential brands. Ascential is a specialist, global, information company that helps the world’s most ambitious businesses win in the digital economy.

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