Head of Platform Product - FTC ( 12 months)

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    Product, Project & Executive

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  • Salary:

    £80000 - £90000 per annum + pension, healthcare

  • Contact:

    Kristina Filipovic

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  • Duration:

    12 months

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  • Consultant:

    Kristina Filipovic

Head of Product for Editorial Services and Platforms
(FTC - 12 months)


TO £90,000K PER ANNUM + co. benefits

Key purpose

Our client's new customer value strategy puts their customers and their experience at the heart of everything they do.
This role is responsible for all products and projects in their Editorial Services and Platforms stream, which is a key strategic pillar supporting internal and customer facing products and an important enabling team for all of Product and Engineering.
They provide the tools needed for editorial to do their job, the digital support to help those users get the best out of them and ultimately the underlying our client's news platform that serves content, plus its future state.

Structure and reporting relationship

Reports to the Director of News Products, manages product managers and other roles as required/ agreed. Works closely with product, engineering, and stakeholders from across the business as well as third party partners and suppliers.

Job Dimensions

  • Management of Editorial Services and Platform Products and oversight of projects within this product area (comprising the following teams Editorial Tools, Platforms, Re-Platform and Digital Operations)
  • Prioritisation of work into the various workstreams.
  • Communication with and reporting back to key stakeholders.
  • Coordination and management of dependencies and close collaboration with other product managers and project managers and PMO.
  • Line management and development of direct report/s.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Overall accountability for success of Editorial Services and Platform Products and projects including creating and maintaining vision, strategy, KPIs and roadmap/s for the group.
  • Planning and looking for opportunities for what is needed to support and grow the platform and services for the group and the company.
  • Making sure the underlying platform framework can support the business initiatives across the company for now and for the future.
  • Uphold client's policy around diversity and inclusion and work to ensure our values around non-discrimination are incorporated in everything we publish
  • Helping develop and drive tools and processes for the technology teams, promoting best practice.
  • Responsible for assessment, coordination, decision-making and prioritisation of work into the various platform workstreams.
  • Timely and appropriate communication with and reporting back to key stakeholders and internal customers.
  • Coordination and management of dependencies and close collaboration with other product managers and project managers and PMO.

  • Focussed on the customer and deepening customer loyalty
  • Product delivery team leadership
  • Setting the Product Strategy, vision, mission, and goal
  • Defining and tracking success metrics (OKRs or similar outcome focused measures)
  • Prioritisation
  • A strong influencer and relationship builder.
  • Confident at managing multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Ability to demonstrate tangible business value through investing in technology.
  • Able to converse and communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Plan, forecast and deliver to budget

Qualifications & Experience
  • 5+ years in product management 'doing' role
  • Preparing a Product Strategy / Vision
  • Experience of working on B2B products - someone with a strong technical understanding but a customer focu
  • Translating business to technical requirements and vice versa
  • Understanding fundamental technical principles
  • Demonstrable experience of greenfield products and taking an idea to a reality on a large scale.
  • Competitor analysis, trend watching / horizon scanning and market research
  • Making data informed decisions and clear understanding of how to measure success
  • Managing complex dependencies across teams
  • Line management of 1 or more Product Managers

Nice to have:
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner
  • SVPG's: How to Create Products Customers Love
  • Data insight courses/certifications
  • User Experience courses/certifications
  • Technology courses/certifications

Essential Behaviours
  • Collaboration - Demonstration of working collaboratively, internally, and externally
  • Determination - Demonstration of perseverance to achieve effective outcomes
  • Imagination - Demonstration of creativity and innovation
  • Customer Focus - Consider the Customer in everything they do

In return our client can offer

  • competitive salary and benefits including
  • 25 days holiday
  • Healthcare & Dental plan
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Free wellbeing apps and coaching support
  • Lots of high street discounts!

Our client believes diversity brings benefits for their customers, their business, and their people. Therefore, the are committed to being an inclusive employer and encourage applications from all suitable applicants irrespective of background, circumstances, age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, religion or belief and sexual orientation.

Please apply ASAP to Kristina, or for further information please contact me.