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Product Manager

Product Manager

  • Location United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury
  • Travel required No
  • Job category IT&S Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 125955BR
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary

Product Manager


Are you interested in making a difference in the world? Climate change is one of the most critical issues of our time and we need bold leaders who want be part of the solution. bp is on a mission to become the largest green energy provider in the world by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
We are looking for a Product Manager who will be part of the Digital Engineering Center of Excellence (CoE) reporting directly to the VP of Digital Engineering. In this role you’ll lead technical training, documentation, and education programs across bp. This includes a software engineering bootcamp on day 1 to on-going engineering and operational excellence “best practices” trainings. You’ll use data from the software engineering community to identify gaps of knowledge and then create the right mixture of content to address those gaps.

Activities

  • Collaborates with technical leaders to define strategy and approach for training programs.
  • Takes care of the overall milestone planning, execution, delivery, and release of training content and documentation.
  • Develop surveys and metrics to identify gaps in knowledge and then drive programs to improve those metrics over time.
  • Own a day 1 bootcamp for software engineers and run it on an on-going basis.
  • Brings together different disciplines from UX, Product, Software, etc. to identify common training needs and gaps.
  • Coach and mentor other product managers and leaders working in the training and education space.
Competencies:
  • User-first mindset
  • Understand and appreciate the importance of discovery and user experience design process
  • Have sound understanding of modern software engineering (DevOps; CICD, automation, QA, tooling, etc)
  • Be delivery orientated
  • Demonstrate agile ways of working (agile ceremonies, backlog prioritisation)
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Bring new collaboration techniques to the table
  • Demonstrate a flexible mind set
  • Be respectful and embrace inclusion
  • Be a team player
Expected Knowledge
  • Past experience leading and owning training and documentation programs.
  • Solid understanding and experience of current software development processes, including cloud-based delivery.
  • A good overall knowledge of project delivery and agile practices.
  • Information Technology degree or educational background preferred.

Skills:
  • Communication - Able to relate to and communicate with both business and technology people
  • Stakeholder management – Able to understand and respond to the drivers and concerns of a wide range of both business and technical stakeholders
  • Conflict resolution - Must be able to facilitate discussion and the development of alternatives or different approaches
  • Political awareness - Be able to work/collaborate/communicate effectively with upper management, stakeholders, and other external dependencies.
  • Problem solving skills - organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to work round obstacles to get things done
  • Partner/Supplier management – Understanding of key processes and how to get the best from our Partners.
Behaviour
  • Enthusiastic – High-energy
  • Focus on Continuous improvement - Must continually be looking to improve their own skills and encourage the team to do the same
  • Attitude of empowerment - Must be able to lead a team towards self-organization
  • Flexibility: Demonstrate sensitivity to the organizational environment. Tolerate ambiguity, shift priorities, change style and respond with new approaches as needed to deal with the demands of changed conditions
  • Initiative: Actively and enthusiastically attempt to influence events. Seek opportunities to originate action. Act beyond explicit requests and approach work in an optimistic manner. Be a self-starter
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