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Associate Product Manager

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Associate Product Manager

Posted 9 months ago

Associate Product Manager

Join the Access Family and see how we make software ideas become a reality!

Our core value of ‘Love work, Love life’ has been central to our success and so we’re looking for people to join us who share our passion for making things better every day, to help us become a UK top 10 Software company.

Are you ready for the challenge?

What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. It's this obsession that drives us to work closely across sectors to understand the business needs of our customers - from professional services to manufacturing to not for profits and more. 

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business. That's why over 1 million users and over 10,000 organisations rely on Access software to help their organisation thrive. 

The Access People division, which includes products like PeopleHR, Payroll, Access Learning, and Salary extras, has revolutionized the People ecosystem. We're on an exciting journey of continuous improvement, and we invite you to be part of it.

About You: 

We are seeking a Product Manager who is driven by a passion for innovation and collaboration. Your commitment to excellence, coupled with your enthusiasm for creating impactful solutions, aligns perfectly with our vision. You thrive in a dynamic environment and are excited to contribute to meaningful projects that enhance people's work lives.

You are:

  • Committed to fostering an open and honest culture of continuous improvement.
  • Skilled at understanding the genuine needs of individuals.
  • Adept at collaborating with developers, UX Designers, Business teams, and Senior stakeholders.
  • Organized, methodical, and composed under pressure.
  • An independent self-starter who takes initiative.
  • Capable of making well-informed decisions in ambiguous situations.
  • Proficient in identifying root causes and offering sustainable solutions.
  • Skilled in creating requirements that align both short-term needs and long-term strategic goals.
  • Proactive and possess a positive, professional demeanor with a knack for innovative thinking.
  • Eager to learn, adaptable to new domains, and embrace growth opportunities.
  • Familiar with HR business functions (a plus).

Your Skills:

  • Experience in developing and maintaining comprehensive roadmaps using diverse quantitative and qualitative inputs.
  • Proficient in Agile methodologies (Scrum, Kanban) within a digital/software product development context.
  • Strong ability to define and refine User Stories and Epics.
  • Comfortable collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders and technical teams.
  • Effective at creating clear and concise requirement documentation.
  • Familiar with requirement management and portfolio management tools (e.g., Jira, confluence, Azure DevOps, Target Process).
  • Exceptional problem-solving and analytical skills, along with excellent communication abilities.
  • Experienced in workshop facilitation, stakeholder management, and communication.
  • Possess a reasonable technical understanding for context and software challenges (components, data flows, integration, etc.).

Your Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with the Product Manager to shape a product roadmap aligned with the overarching strategy.
  • Lead the delivery of the roadmap through collaboration with Engineering, customer success, support, and sales teams.
  • Prioritize and refine work in partnership with stakeholders and development leads.
  • Oversee the end-to-end delivery of new features, engaging with clients and cross-functional teams.
  • Elicit detailed specifications for feature requests through effective communication with clients and stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in Agile delivery activities including sprints, stand-ups, showcases, and retrospectives.
  • Work collaboratively with functional partners to support successful feature launches.

What does Access offer you?

We are a growing software company and we deliver on what we say we do! We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference.

In addition to our standard benefits of 25 days holiday, a match contributory pension and healthcare you will get:  

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Giving Back/Charity days
  • Quarterly Socials
  • 6 weeks Sabbaticals (after 6 years of service)
  • The Access Group Big Break: our all-expenses paid holiday to Spain
Become part of our amazing family and apply!