Product Lead at Ecclesiastical Insurance UK, Gloucester, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
  • May 14, 2024
6 Months or more Information Technology Marketing

Contract Description

Working hours: 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Duration: 6 month contract

Location: Gloucester

About The Role

We are seeking a Product Lead to join us as we embark on a critical technology programme to replace the existing platform for our General Insurance business. The new Ecosystem consists of multiple platforms with each platform having its own dedicated delivery team.

Fully empowered, the Product Lead, is responsible for managing the backlog of the Ecosystem, which is then allocated to the Product Owners to deliver the outcome for their platform. They will work in partnership with the business stakeholders and technical architects to drive the overall vision and roadmap for the Ecosystem. Defining monthly, quarterly and annual objectives and goals which are then distributed to the various platform Product Owners for delivery.

Working with a newly formed (January 2024) and enthusiastic team this Product Lead is joining us at an exciting time. With a passion for agility, courage to challenge the status quo, humility and a love of teamwork… the Product Lead will be instrumental in delivering a series of exciting new technologies to the organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Vision & Strategy: Define and own the product vision and strategy for the Ecosystem.
  • Programme Roadmap: Produce, manage, and communicate the roadmap to meet the programme’s objectives.
  • Scope Management: Oversee the programme’s scope, ensuring it aligns with business goals and adheres to governance processes.
  • Product Owner Support: Assist Product Owners in aligning their roadmaps with the Ecosystem vision and facilitate continuous improvement.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with business stakeholders to communicate the value and impact of changes.
  • Governance Engagement: Participate in key governance processes for effective scope management and delivery team synchronization.
  • Architecture Alignment: Partner with the architecture team to ensure solutions meet the common goal.
  • Jira Tracking: Maintain and track themes, features, epics, and user stories in Jira, aligning Ecosystem delivery with the individual delivery teams and managing dependencies.
  • Best Practices & Techniques: Utilise effective techniques from within and outside the Scrum Framework to maximize performance and prevent burnout.
  • Programme Representation: Act as an ambassador, promoting the programme’s value and facilitating decisions on the product backlog and release plans.

Knowledge, skills and experience

Essential:

  • Proven experience as a Product Lead, Product Manager or Senior Product Owner delivering a programme of change across multiple technologies and methodologies
  • Insurance Industry knowledge (can be via a different role)
  • Outstanding communication, presentation, and leadership skills working across business and technical experts along with senior business stakeholders
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to effectively manage conflicting needs of stakeholders

Preferred:

  • Certified Product Owner
  • ‘Supplier side’ product ownership
  • Proficiency with the Atlassian Suite of products, Jira, Confluence
  • Coaching experience

About Us

Benefact Group is a unique international financial services group made up of over 30 businesses. We are owned by a charity and currently the 3rd largest corporate donor in the country, having given away £200 million since 2016. We have an ambitious plan to become the number one corporate donor with strategic objectives in place to double the groups size over the next five years.

We believe it’s essential to attract, empower, grow and reward talented people offer career opportunities and personal development through a fantastic learning and career framework. Luckily for us, the nature of who we are – our giving ethos, our 135 year history and the diversity of what we do – has built a culture of kindness, of great ambition, of passionate people driven to do better and be better.

At Benefact Group, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. We understand that the perfect candidate for this role may not necessarily meet every requirement listed in this advert, and we encourage you to apply even if you feel that you don't fulfil every single qualification. Your unique perspective and potential are valuable to us, and we invite you to submit an application if this opportunity resonates with you.