Purpose & OverallRelevance for theOrganization :
Theactive management of products or services throughout theirlifecycle (inception through to retirement) in order to addressmarket opportunities and customer / user needs and generate thegreatest possible value for the business.
The adoption andadaptation of product development models based on the context ofthe work and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-
driven)approaches or adaptive (iterative / agile)approaches.
KeyResponsibilities : ProductManagement
Managesaspects of the product lifecycle enabling the product to meet theneeds of customers / users and achieve financial or othertargets.
Acts as product owner for one or morelower-value products or services; prioritises product requirementsand owns a product backlog.
Analyses marketand / or user research, feedback, expert opinion and usage data tounderstand needs and opportunities.
Facilitatesuptake of products by planning development of product collateral,supporting and evaluating campaigns, and monitoring productperformance.
Rolls out product trials andproductlaunches.
Within given researchgoals, builds on and refines appropriate outline ideas forresearch, including evaluation, development, demonstration andimplementation.
Applies standard methods tocollect and analyse quantitative and qualitativedata.
Creates research reports to communicateresearch methodology and findings and conclusions. Contributessections of material of publicationquality.
Uses available resources to updateknowledge of any relevant field and curates a personal collectionof relevant material.
Participates in researchcommunities.
Defines,documents and carries out small projects or sub-projects (typicallyless than six months, with limited budget, limitedinterdependency with other projects, and no significant strategicimpact), alone or with a small team, actively participating in allphases.
Identifies, assesses and manages risksto the success of the project.
Appliesappropriate project management methods and tools whether predictive(plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative / agile)approaches.
Agrees project approach withstakeholders, and prepares realistic plans (including quality, riskand communications plans) and tracks activities against the projectschedule, managing stakeholder involvement asappropriate.
Monitors costs, timescales andresources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreedtolerances.
Ensures that own projects areformally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, andthat lessons learned arerecorded.
Portfolio,Program & projectSupport
Takesresponsibility for the provision of support services toprojects.
Uses and recommends project controlsolutions for planning, scheduling and trackingprojects.
Sets up and provides detailedguidance on project management software, procedures, processes,tools and techniques.
Supports programme orproject control boards, project assurance teams and quality reviewmeetings. Provides basic guidance on individual projectproposals.
May be involved in aspects ofsupporting a programme by providing a cross programme view on risk,change, quality, finance or configurationmanagement.
Investigatesoperational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seekingeffective business solutions through improvements in automated andnon-
automated components of new or changedprocesses.
Assists in the analysis ofstakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising frominvestigations into business requirements and problems, andidentifies options for consideration.
Workswith stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and availableoptions for consideration, and in defining acceptancetests.
Contributes to selection of the businessanalysis methods, tools and techniques for projects; selectingappropriately from predictive (plan-
driven) approaches or adaptive(iterative / agile)approaches.
Contributesto selection of the requirements approach for projects, selectingappropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive(iterative / agile) approaches.
Defines andmanages scoping, requirements definition and prioritisationactivities for initiatives of medium size andcomplexity.
Facilitates input fromstakeholders, provides constructive challenge and enableseffective prioritisation of requirements.
Reviewsrequirements for errors andomissions.
Establishes the requirementsbase-lines, obtains formal agreement to requirements, and ensurestraceability to source.
Investigates, manages,and applies authorised requests for changes to base-linedrequirements, in line with change managementpolicy.
Coordinatesand manages planning of the system and / or acceptancetests, including software security testing, within adevelopment or integration project orprogramme.
Takes responsibility for integrityof testing and acceptance activities and coordinates the executionof these activities.
Provides authoritativeadvice and guidance on any aspect of test planning andexecution.
Defines and communicates the teststrategy for the project.
Manages all testprocesses, including test plans, resources, costs, timescales, testdeliverables and traceability.
Manages clientrelationships with respect to testing matters. Identifies processimprovements, and contributes to corporate testing standards anddefinition of bestpractice.
Assesses, analyses,develops, documents and implements changes based on requests forchange.
Assesses andanalyses release components.
Provides input toscheduling. Carries out the builds and tests in coordination withtesters and component specialists maintaining and administering thetools and methods manual or automatic -
and ensuring,where possible, information exchange with configurationmanagement.
Ensures release processes andprocedures aremaintained.
PeopleManagement / ResourceManagement
Is involved in recruiting process andproposes support for hiring decision and pre-selection ofcandidates
Allocate the differentwork to the respective employees considering experience,complexity, workload and organizationalefficiency
Continuously monitor and evaluateteam workload and organizational efficiency with the support of ITsystems, data and analysis and team feedback and make appropriatechanges to meet businessneeds.
Provide teammembers / direct reports with clear direction and targets that arealigned with business needs and GITobjectives
KeyRelationships : GlobalIT
Respective business function (GOPS, Finance,HR, Brand Marketing, Wholesale / Retail)
RequisiteEducation and Experience / MinimumQualifications :
Provenunderstanding of system, software design and architecture, platformengineering, load / stress testing, scalability andperformance
Managed critical elements and crossfunctional and regionalprojects
Technical affinityin :
Container Orchestration & AWS
React, Node.JS &Typescript
Rest APIsecurity & bestpractices
Four-year college oruniversity degree with focus on Business Administration or IT orrelated areas