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Senior Product Manager, Data Systems Just Eat

Data & AI

We take data from a variety of sources, clean and transform it, then share it within the business so our staff have the information they need to make smarter decisions. Data & AI is a vast area; but with an abundance of data from millions of customers, consuming millions of meals; our real passion lies in storytelling. Right down to the specific details of a restaurant partner or customer’s journey with us. This kind of information can really help us both to flourish moving forwards.

The opportunity

Reporting to our Head of Product, Data Systems, this is a new role in our Data Product organisation with responsibility for helping to build a best-in-class data infrastructure.

The successful candidate will need to have track record of successfully delivering large scale data systems and have solid organisational, management and communication skills. You should be able to think, innovate, constructively challenge the status quo and see the bigger picture, developing and implementing robust strategic plans.

Key Responsibilities

Identify requirements

The Product Manager works directly with key business stakeholders, at all levels of the business, to identify and analyse opportunities to improve our products in ways that will deliver significant business value. The Product Manager defines & initiates overview requirements for new projects and clearly states the potential impacts on the operational areas of the business. The Product Manager writes clear user stories at both low level function point & over-arching theme level, combining with acceptance criteria.

Responsible for backlog

The Product Manager creates and is responsible for the detailed product backlog for the next three months in line with the strategic goals and objectives of the Head of Technology, team and business stakeholders.

The Product Manager maintains the longer-term product backlog (0 -3 months and beyond), collating suggestions and initiating research as appropriate. The Product Manager helps define longer term initiatives in line with the Head of Engineering and team objectives.

The Product Manager maintains a clear discovery backlog of possible innovations. Working with engineers, the Product Manager develops and prototypes new ideas to test with users in order to refine the requirements and user experience. The Product Manager defines clear metrics and A/B tests to run and shares learnings with colleagues.

Deliver product increments

The Product Manager works effectively in an agile environment to deliver product increments. They own rollout planning. The Product Manager drives effective, data driven product performance management in their team. The Product Manager is an expert at creating clear dashboards, and reporting on major metrics, understanding which metrics are really important.

The Product Manager works with the team to ensure that the scope of the idea is well understood, and that the product increments are built in accordance with the original requirements.

Commercial awareness

The Product Manager has a deep understanding of the JUST EAT business model & drivers, as well as similar models/competitors, and can predict the impact product changes may have. The Product Manager actively shares industry trends & learnings with colleagues to help everyone grow.

Communicate

The Product Manager communicates with key senior stakeholders at a detailed level before, during and after the product development process to manage expectations and ensure that requirements are clearly understood and meet business needs. The Product Manager transparently communicates on their progress and discusses ideas with their team and Head of Technology

Team work

The Product Manager takes a collaborative approach and fosters strong working relationships with their team and the Product Coherence & Ownership Group (COG).

Professional Development

The Product Manager actively looks for opportunities to develop their skills and knowledge using internal and external sources. The Product Manager keeps up to date with latest industry & tech blogs, follows local / global product blogs and is a member of local product groups attending them regularly.

Required skills and experience
  • Experience in building complex data products from the ground up

  • Proven success in delivering online products and services in a high growth environment.

  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations, and drive actions.

  • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, ability to work in a deadline-driven work environment, attention to detail, and ability to multitask

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a demonstrated experience engaging and influencing senior executives.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and discuss technical concepts, manage tradeoffs and evaluate opportunistic new ideas with internal and external partners.

  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with engineering, design, and project management counterparts to deliver online products/services.

  • Excellent understanding of wider industry trends in their area of expertise - technical and/or product

  • Commercial product management experience in large technology focused companies desirable