Senior Product Manager

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Sales & Marketing
South West England
£40,000 to £42,000 per annum
Lifetime Training
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Innovate Awarding is an End-point Assessment Organisation approved to deliver end-point assessment for 17 standards in six sectors.

We are now recruiting a Senior Product Manager, reporting to the Head of Product and Assessment Services to take ultimate responsibility for the performance and quality of key services and deliverables for the Product Management team, delivering end-point assessments, support materials and related qualifications for the approved standards.

Responsibilities include:

* Take ultimate responsibility for the performance and quality of key services and deliverables for the Product Management team
* Monitor and ensure delivery of key targets for the team to achieve its set and future objectives
* Set SLAs for customer support and business development for the product management team, ensuring the product management team deliver on these
* Manage the process for partnerships and joint working across all of Innovate and lifetime group to ensure relationships are brokered and maintained across the team
* To maintain a deep understanding of customer needs and market dynamics for end-point assessment across sectors through close liaison with customers (employers, professional bodies, employer providers, training providers, colleges and schools etc.)
* To maintain and promote a deep understanding of delivery, learning and assessment for a through close liaison with stakeholders
* To contribute to the growth strategy of our product and assessment services portfolio and the continual improvement of how we do things as a department and as a wider business.
* To manage the pipeline of business proposition development ensuring quality and accuracy for board level agreement
* Manage the development pipeline for the new product developments following board approval.
* Responsible for the overall product lifecycle for the product management team
* Working alongside the marketing and business development teams responsible for communication plan for the product management team.

You will need to have knowledge and experience in the following areas:

* Product Management - issues, approaches, tools & strategies; pitfalls & case studies
* Assessment and Qualifications development - issues, approaches, tools & strategies; pitfalls & case studies
* Project Management – issues, approaches, tools & strategies; pitfalls & case studies
* Corporate Technologies – understanding & appreciation of typical Corporate & Strategic Technologies that play an enabling role
* Industry Business Applications
* Sector trends, and understanding of regulation, legislation and guidance surrounding end-point assessment
* Management of a team
* Consistently surpassed expected achievement, preferably in recognized and prestigious organizations
* Held Management roles; also experienced as a Team Member; controlled significant amounts of resource, budgets, processes and services
* Private sector experience preferably combined with public sector experience, in relatively large regulated complex organisations that have experienced significant change
* Development and application of assessment and qualification strategies, structure, systems, policies and practices within a regulatory environment
* Vocational, Work based Learning and QCF qualifications and assessment
* Product Management in an Awarding Organisation or similar
* Experience of project development and delivery within recognised project management disciplines
* Commercial acumen

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