Isobar is looking for a Senior Product Manager to join our Product & Ventures arm - a highly collaborative, cross-functional team who live for digital products and innovation.
The team designs and develops viable products for a range of clients, from start-ups to Enterprise, and have worked across a diverse range of sectors - from social connection start-ups to business tools helping businesses modernise.
We want a strong senior practitioner to help drive early exploration and product direction and ensure we are not only creating innovative, beautifully crafted products, but viable solutions.
We are a team of 20 working in a larger agency, where a self-motivated, entrepreneurial mindset will thrive as opportunities to experiment and try new things are welcomed.
This role would be ideal for those looking for their next challenge, in an environment with a lot of personal development opportunities as we continue to grow in 2020.
What you’ll bring
Deep knowledge and experience in design methodologies, innovation and business development.
Good client and stakeholder management, facilitation and communication skills - experience in communicating clear rationale, guiding decision-making and keeping an eye on the end goal of the product throughout
Enjoying working in small, flexible teams - at pace and delivering concrete outcomes
Experience working on a digital product in its early phase, exploring product fit and concepts with solid HCD practise and experience in lean start-up methodology
A broad skill-set and willingness to be flexible
The ability to translate ideas from the early ambiguity of brainstorming and mock-ups to the clarity of clear direction for design and delivery
4-6 years experience in successful startup / s, or a product / innovation division within a larger organisation or agency.
The more varied the background, the better
Deep practical experience in strategic design within the context of product design, for example design research, driving the validation / prioritisation of these early stage value propositions and concepts and early-stage business modelling
Demonstrate the driving of early stage product definition, e.g. through prototyping, roadmapping and storyboards
Demonstrate supporting of design and delivery through the translation into user stories for agile development, and articulation of product vision
Ideally a strong design background - there will be some crossover into UX, though this won’t be your centre of gravity
You thrive on being in the middle of a cross-functional team, coordinating the roadmap and getting results
Experience in lean startup methods, and ideally driving these practices
Behaviours you’ll bring to the team
Resilient , self-determined Finding ways to work through problems, and be solution-oriented and optimistic
Inquisitive A desire to learn and absorb as much as possible. Keen to adopt a beginner’s mindset and be led by insight
Collaborative Eager to work with others and use complementary skills to achieve outcomes together. Keen to share learnings and spread knowledge.
Builds relationships easily
Consultative Someone who questions, listens and learns, not someone who prescribes, is didactic or dogmatic
Action-oriented demonstrate a skew towards action and making’ with a desire for practical application of knowledge, rather than evangelising theory
Comfort in ambiguity the ability to be comfortable in uncertainty, work in rapidly evolving situations and forge a direction without clear instruction or prescription