You will get the opportunity to shape the future of a very ambitious, purpose driven startup by directly working with our co-founders.
At Neol, we are not merely building software products. Our solutions bring together software products, services, communities and networks. To us, product management means researching, imagining, designing, testing, shipping and continuously improving solutions. Solutions for users, customers, partners and the wider network of collaborators.
As the product manager of an early stage startup, this role requires wearing multiple hats and directing multiple streams.
More specifically, we are looking for a Senior Product Manager who;
- will take initiative, make decisions, manage uncertainty on a daily basis on multiple fronts
- will contribute to company strategy and then ensure the strategic choices are reflected in Neol’s solutions
- have expert product management skills
- may be involved in elements of programme management activity
- will be involved in hiring associates, 3rd party solutions and contractors
- will roll up their sleeves and get things done i.e. coordinate teams for launching a new feature, design user flows, write product requirements, interpret analytics
- Lean way of working. You know how to help the team to decide the best approach. You can help teams to manage and visualize outcomes, prioritize work and work to agreed minimum viable product (MVP) and scope. (Relevant skill level: expert)
- Preferred skill: Familiarity with Basecamp’s Shape Up methodology. Neol partially adopts the Shape Up way of working across different units and functions.
- Design, Data and Technology perspective. You can demonstrate an advanced understanding of design, technology and data principles. You know how to identify and implement solutions for software products and related services. You can apply knowledge to work with other job families. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
- Experience of working within constraints. You can work with and challenge senior stakeholders. You know how to prioritize and mitigate constraints and can turn them into an advantage. You can adapt the approach depending on the constraints. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
- Life-cycle perspective. You know how to successfully lead teams through the full product life cycle. You can identify which tools and techniques should be used at each stage. You can develop sustainable support models.
- Operational management. You keep abreast of industry best practice and can cascade ways of working. You know how to make operations efficient. You can act as the escalation point for major operational issues and champion operational management across the community. (Relevant skill level: expert)
- Problem ownership. You know how to anticipate problems and how to defend against them at the right time. You understand how the problem fits into the larger picture. You can articulate the problem and help others to do it. You know how to build problem-solving capabilities in others. (Relevant skill level: expert)
- Product ownership. You can start to define and create approaches. You know how to coach others. You can implement new ways of working. You are aware of what other sectors are doing. You understand what is most important and applicable. (Relevant skill level: expert)
- Planning and execution ownership. You know how to get buy-in from the organization. You can work with scant information and explain it in abstract terms. You can develop a plan. (Relevant skill level: practitioner)
- User focus. You know how to give direction on which tools or methods to use. You are experienced in meeting the needs of users across a variety of channels. You can bring insight and expertise in how user needs have changed over time to ensure these are met by the business. You know how to apply strategic thinking in how to provide the best service for the end user. (Relevant skill level: expert)