Product Manager at Department for Work & Pensions, Remote, 6 Months, £Contract Rate

  • Contract Spy
  • Remote
  • Jun 04, 2021
6 Months or more

Contract Description

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Working with DWP, you will help us to achieve our priorities to

  • Run an effective welfare system that enables people to achieve financial independence by providing assistance and guidance into employment,
  • Increase saving for, and security in, later life,
  • Create a fair and affordable welfare system which improves the life chances of children,
  • Deliver outstanding services to our customers and claimants,
  • Deliver efficiently: transform the way we deliver our services to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

As a Product Manager, your main responsibilities would be: 

  • owning the vision for the product, working with stakeholders to ensure strategic fit and engaging the development team to maintain alignment and buy in.
  • developing the product strategy and manage the product roadmap as well as prioritising the product backlog through a range of techniques to maximise value and return on investment.
  • identifying and communicate user needs to the development and delivery teams through the creation of backlog items (user stories) and representing users and other stakeholders at team meetings such as planning and review session.
  • defining product goals and metrics, monitoring performance against outcomes.
  • managing, influencing and negotiating stakeholder relationships and communicate progress and achievements, championing the product within the department.
  • ensuring the product is developed to an appropriate level of quality taking into consideration expected lifetime, investment and timeframes.
  • supporting the professional development of associate Product Managers in your area.

You’ll have relevant experience in:

  • Product and problem management
  • working with Agile and Lean practices
  • Data analysis and Synthesis
  • evaluating, planning deploying and operating a Pega environment (desirable)

You will also have these Qualifications/Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Pega development software and SQL desirable