Head of Product


Greater London Contract / 9 Months £600.00 - £800.00 per day

Head of product- Contact- London

Our client is one of the leaders in the IoT space building innovative products and services launching in to emerging markets. They operate as a lean agile start-up with all the modern ways of working and best practices, enabling their customers to have more control and an enhanced customer experience

Our client is looking for candidates who are naturally empathetic, creative and have a deep care for making those everyday interactions around the home, brilliant through Hive.

Why you should Join the Team

Our client is enthused by creating magical products that fundamentally change the way we live and the Head of Product role is crucial in cultivating the teams and strategy that create those products. They have awesome teams with product owners embedded within them. As a Head of Product you will own the strategy to lead product owners in optimising feature delivery to the customers in balance with the enterprise’s technical, economic and strategic objectives.

What does your new role involve?

You’re accountable for your product portfolio, working very closely with stakeholders of those teams to define product vision, strategy, roadmap and execution for them by building and leading a team of Product Managers. Products at our client are holistic consumer centric experiences and you are accountable for creating end to end experiences that people can’t live without

You’ll communicate the story and value of your products in non-technical terms – so that the whole business understands the value and why they are doing it.

You’ll build, nurture and lead a talented team, planning ahead for capability and capacity. Importantly, you’ll collaborate with engineering leaders to ensure the Product team capabilities are aligned with the technical strategy, keeping future roadmap into account and build team capabilities to match.

They are solving problems that have never been solved before and consumer needs that have never been met; in this role you’ll have the freedom to create magic by utilising the new technology and processes that the team are developing for the first time

With excellent stakeholder management skills, you’ll manage relationships with internal colleagues and third parties

This is a highly complex role so you’ll be comfortable, working in a fast-paced, agile environment to create nascent products. Our client has a matrix organisation and this role requires the ability to seamlessly integrate these functions into a delightful consumer product

What you’ll bring to the team

You’ll bring an entrepreneurial flair with significant experience leading teams to deliver awesome customer centric products. You’ll have a relentless passion for creating customer centric products

You’ll work collaboratively with your team to create a product strategy and vision with accountability for driving its execution through the creation of product roadmaps.

You’ll be an Agile Head of product

A natural innovator you’ll work to improve process where it’s lacking and challenge unnecessary bureaucracy

Ensure products within your portfolio attain their KPI’s and implement course correcting activities when they are not

You’ll have the strong relationship building, communication, stakeholder management and influencing skills to work collaboratively to create best in class product lifecycle and development frameworks and methodology

Experience of forming and nurturing successful external partnerships – success requires more than just your teams!

A Champion for your team you’ll constantly work to promote awareness of your area and the group’s business value. This includes speaking externally as and when required about the awesome things your teams are doing

High levels of commerciality, ensuring your team is focused on achieving their commercial goals

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Job Reference: JO-1811-142716

Salary: £600.00 - £800.00 per day

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Job Duration: 9 Months

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