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Lead Product Manager

Support Office»Digital

Summary

Job Reference: 2 3 1 7 1 4 B R

Nottingham Support Office

Permanent

37.5 Hours

The Lead Product Manager is an established Product Professional, leading a team of Product Managers and Product Owners in the delivery of a group of Products throughout their lifecycle. Promoting best practice and engaging on behalf of the Product function across the organisation, they promote the vision, strategy and roadmap for Products under their management.

A bit about the team:
Boots has an exciting ambition to Transform our Digital and Omni-channel experience. The Digital Product Management team is at the heart of that ambition; focussed on delivering great experiences for our customers and growth for our business. We are a digital-first team with a broad remit, working on high profile projects within the organisation. We are fortunate to have great visibility and support from across Boots.

As a team, we are committed to ongoing personal development to become the best Product Management function we can be. This is a highly cross functional role, working with a wide variety of departments to create great digital and omnichannel experiences. You will have the autonomy to lead the future direction of our Products and the team, and to progress within a dynamic and inclusive organisation.

Working as a member of the Digital Product Management Team you will meaningfully contribute to the delivery of Boots’ Digital Transformation agenda. Putting the customer at the heart of all we do and with a focus on value delivery, you will be shaping and delivering the digital product vision, roadmap and subsequent development across our digital channels.

Please click the link below for a peek into our Nottingham Support Office: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axCjyJN3KJs&feature=youtu.be

Main Responsibilities

  • Lead the definition of Product Strategy, Vision and Roadmaps in consideration of overall business outcomes and objectives. Support definition of the go-to market strategy.
  • Analyse market and industry trends, using external and internal insights to inform direction and to identify innovations that meet customer needs and create value for the business.
  • Engage with partners at all levels, communicating product updates, successes and value, as well as securing understanding and support for main roadmap projects.
  • Lead regular mid- and long- term roadmap activities informed by product and market insights as well as customer, business and technology needs.
  • Define and monitor main measures and metrics to manage the performance of your products throughout their lifecycle. Uses data and insights to drive change through data-driven decisions
  • Proactive in developing business cases for roadmap activities and securing funding in line with established processes.
  • Builds strong relationships with main colleagues including User Experience, Optimisation, Programme Management, IT and others, in support of the successful delivery of your products.
  • Leads for the Product Management Team at relevant development ceremonies, such as PI Planning
  • Supports the team in the resolution of blocking issues, conflicts and challenges.
  • Leads a team of Product Managers and Product Owners, supporting their wellbeing, personal and professional development and day-to-day activities.

A bit about you:

  • You are an experienced Product Professional with demonstrable experience as a Product Owner and Manager across a variety of Products or Domains.
  • You are a digital advocate with a keen interest in current trends in digital development and omni-channel retail
  • Data-driven and customer focussed, you are a strong communicator who can sell a vision
  • Proactive, independent and self-starting, you are adept at building and maintaining relationships with a wide range of partners
  • You understand technical aspects of product development, working closely with IT colleagues
  • A team player and leader, who can stay both energised and focussed within projects
  • Familiar with implementing and optimising digital development approaches and agile delivery principles, including in a scaled agile (SAFe) environment
  • A passionate Product Professional, you will bring the discipline’s best practices to the team and share your knowledge and experience with your team mates.

Our benefits

  • Boots Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Generous employee discounts
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave pay and gift card for anyone expecting or adopting a child
  • Flexible benefits scheme including holiday buying, discounted gym membership, life assurance, activity passes and more.
  • Access to free, 24/7 counselling and support through TELUS Health, our Employee Assistance Programme.

We have a great range of benefits in addition to the above that offer flexibility to suit you - find out more at boots.jobs/rewards. Please note, any salary estimates given on third-party sites are not provided or endorsed by Boots and may not be accurate.

Why Boots

At Boots, we foster a working environment where consideration and inclusivity help everyone to be themselves and reach their full potential. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, passionate about embracing the diversity of our colleagues and providing a positive and inclusive working environment for all. As the heart of everything we do at Boots, it's with you, we change for the better.

What's next

Where a role is advertised as full-time, we are open to discussing part-time and job share options during the application process. If you require additional support as part of the application and interview process, we are happy to provide reasonable adjustments to help you to be at your best.

This role requires the successful candidate to complete a Pre-employment check after receiving an offer. Depending on your location you will be asked to submit either a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service), PVG (Protection of Vulnerable groups) or an Access NI Check.

Boots is a Ban the Box employer and will consider the suitability of applicants with criminal convictions on a case-by-case basis.

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