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Associate Product Manager

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Associate Product Manager

Posted 2 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.

Are you ready for the challenge?

What are we all about?

At Access we love software and how technology never stays the same. We are one of the leading providers of business management software to small and mid-market organisations in the UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific. We help more than 55,000 customers across commercial, public and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient.

Our innovative Access Workspace cloud solutions transform the way business software is used by our customers, giving every employee the freedom to do more. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs more than 6,000 staff.

We're passionate about helping our customers stay one step ahead of the challenges facing their industry and business.

About you:

We are looking for an Associate Product Manager with passion and energy, a desire to collaborate and a strong commitment to excellence to help define and deliver exciting new products which revolutionize customers service quality and operational efficiency within our People division. We're a team that wants the best of both worlds; the pace and challenge of latest technologies, whilst having a real purpose and making a positive difference to people’s lives.

We are looking for someone who:

·Embraces an open, honest culture of continuous improvement

·Understands real needs of real people

·Is comfortable working with developers, UX Design, Business Teams and Senior stakeholders

·Is organised, methodical and calm under pressure

·Is a self-starter who comes to work with their sleeves already rolled up

·Knows when to think 80/20

·Makes wise decisions despite ambiguity

·Is able to identify root causes, and get beyond treating symptoms

·Is able to separate what must be done well now, and what can be done later

·Can develop requirements that deliver to our short-term needs while still aligning to the longer-term strategic vision

·Plans to test their assumptions wherever possible

·Is proactive with a diligent, professional manner and the ability to think outside the box

·Is a quick learner and does not shy away from new domains waiting to be discovered

·Has a good knowledge of HR business functions (has worked with HR business software)

You will have the following skills:

·Agile (Scrum, Kanban) expertise in a  digital/software product development environment

·Solid ability to define and refine User Stories, grouped into Epics

·Experience working with a range of stakeholders and technical teams across the business

·Experience creating documentation to communicate requirements clearly and concisely to development teams

·Experience with requirement management tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence)

·Strong problem solving and analytical skills, excellent attention to detail and outstanding written and verbal communication skills

·Experience running workshops, facilitation, and stakeholder management/communication

·A reasonable level of technical knowledge so you can understand context and challenges of software solutions (components, data flows, integration, etc)

You will need to:

·Work closely with the Product Manager to turn high level feature requests into user stories with reference to existing functionality, product strategy, by collaborating with stakeholders, developers, and partners

·Adapt, refine, and prioritize user stories through review with the Product Manager, development leads and project stakeholders

·Work with clients and other stakeholders to elicit detailed specifications around feature requests

·Immerse in Agile delivery activities such as sprints, stand-ups, showcases and retrospectives

·Review test plans to ensure required product functionality is correctly covered

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:  

·Private Healthcare

·Private Life Insurance

·Christmas Bonus

·Referral Bonus

·Meal Tickets

·7 Card gym membership paid by the company


Become part of our amazing Access family!