Principal Product Manager

Location: Manchester

Apadmi is a fast growing European digital products company that specialises in mobile.

If you’ve ever ordered a Domino’s pizza from their mobile app, or used your Co-op membership app, or an Argos card then you’ve sampled our work. We create brilliant digital experiences that drive new value for some of the biggest brands in Europe. Our current client list includes Argos, Greene King, Sykes Cottages, Curry’s, TalkTalk, BBC, Co-op, Chelsea FC, Vodafone, Charles Stanley, Domino’s and more.

We are 260+ people, headquartered in Manchester with further offices in Edinburgh and Amsterdam. We  are a team of strategists, product owners, designers, engineers and marketers who have been awarded for our complex solutions to business challenges. An award we are most proud of is our place on The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list in 2023.

The Opportunity

As part of our growth into a digital product company, we are seeking a Principal Product Manager to join our Product Leadership Team.

This role involves creating our partners product strategies and ensuring we deliver the most value we can for them and their users, so they reach their goals.

What a typical week might look like

Creating product strategies for clients where we deliver high value to the market regularly

Driving product development and the product roadmap with the delivery squads

Stay informed about changes in industries, and support the team in developing and embed the changes

Support team members to ensure they have the necessary guidance and resources to deliver projects at a high standard and advance in their careers

Operate in a supporting, coaching and facilitative role, helping teams solve their own problems while occasionally taking a hands-on approach to critical issues

Training and growing the product team based on objectives for the year

Growing and building our in-house product training for Product Graduates and Product Owners

Who you will be supporting

Our People

Line-managing a quad of product people, supporting them to develop their careers and coaching them to enhance their skills and deliver results

Understanding the skill gaps within the squads and contributing to training, hiring and onboarding to fill the gaps

Supporting our L&D team in curating and delivering content to the product squads and business

Our Clients

Supporting the sales process, both early client engagement and ongoing product estimation

Proving consulting to our teams and clients to achieve their strategy, business objectives and product delivery

Understanding the needs of the client and their product, as well as your product colleagues’ goals and preferences to make sure the best team is delivering for the clients

Helping the delivery of a product through strong product leadership and hands-on support

Our Processes

Keeping up to date with the industry and technology developments, and understanding how this impacts our products and the development of the team

Shaping our product processes through product reviews, knowledge-sharing and introduction to new ways of achieving the team’s goals

You’ll be great for this if

You have experience in managing a team of product people

Ability to coach, motivate and performance manager your team to deliver impactful results

You value developing and nurturing talent in your team

You have deliver multi-products, from ideation to launch and beyond

You have a strong background in consumer mobile apps and/or retail & loyalty product management experience

You are skilled in stakeholder management, both internal and client-side, with the understanding the value in keeping wider stakeholders aligned

You are delivery-orientated. You understand that technology products are to server business needs, which involves the balance of cost, scope, time and quality

What we’re offering

As well as all the standard stuff you’ll get at Apadmi (think holidays, pension, the usual benefits), we have a collaborative community which offers a range of opportunities and rewards for our people.

We also trust our people to work in a way that supports their productivity, so we can offer a hybrid way of working which you are in control of. If it’s good for you, then it’s good for us, so let’s chat about what works during the interview process.

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