Product Lead at Ustwo, London, 13 Weeks (7/10 Start), £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • London, UK
  • Sep 11, 2019
up to 6 Months

Contract Description

PRODUCT LEAD (CONTRACT)

LONDON  ·  CONTRACT

Here at ustwo, we’re renowned for crafting amazing digital experiences for our roster of international clients and partners; we build products/services with users at the very heart of our approach.

As the world changes around us, the challenges our clients are asking us to take on are becoming more fundamental, more strategic, and more vital than ever to the success of their organisations. We’re not simply building digital propositions, but challenging the core purpose and principles of the organisations we help.

We are looking for a Product Lead to work in an interesting project, where we are helping people who are thinking about setting up a business and supporting them in the initial stages. This is a digital service providing tools to guide users through various stages of setting up a business and providing additional content to support them in learning more about the process.

Ustwo have previously done a discovery phase and will use insights into user needs and business drivers to take the project to an alpha phase, where we build out key features to validate further assumptions and create a valuable service to business owners.

Tenure: Contract will start on the 7th of October, for 13 weeks.  

 

As a Product Lead you will:

  • Act as proxy for the client Product Owner, leading the product vision for the team.
  • Support the team to prioritise, build and validate solutions that solve the challenges of our clients. Whether that solution is simply a validated prototype or a product that goes to market.
  • Enable the team and our clients to understand the purpose and direction of the work at any time and support the communication of user needs, business goals or tech constraints ensuring everyone is clear and aligned.
  • Advocate for the user. Create a deep understanding of user needs within the team and client and able to set validation strategies to inform which support the business goals most, ultimately to mitigate risk.
  • Balance the business goals. Support our clients in the design and validation of value propositions that meet their goals for new and existing products/services.
  • Build business cases for your recommendations and communicate them effectively to clients and teams, with storytelling methods appropriate to the task at hand, be that a presentation, prototype, or table of data

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Current in your practice. As well as being an expert in product delivery and aware of delivery frameworks (such as the one by GDS), you keep up with the latest trends in design and technology.
  • Insightful. You analyse user problems and design solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements. You understand how to position products and services in line with brand and market.
  • Adaptable. You thrive in ambiguity and are comfortable switching contexts and able to apply your practice across a range of industries and different deliverables and goals.
  • Highly Collaborative. Able to work collaboratively and lead multidisciplinary teams of designers, developers and coaches in an Agile/Lean environment.
  • Think holistically about the big picture when building a product, whilst being detail oriented and delivery focused.
  • A clear communicator. Capable of conveying ideas and breaking down concepts clearly to a diverse range of stakeholders (verbally and written).
  • Open to sharing. Whether that be your thoughts, ideas and work in-progress
  • Want to grow. You seek out opportunities to learn, advocating good feedback with those who you work with.
  • Resilient. Can remain calm and focused under pressure and work in a dynamic and fast-moving environment.