Head of Product

  • Job Reference: 00006947-1
  • Date Posted: 16 May 2020
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Salary: £1.00 to £2.00
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

I am helping an established start-up in Edinburgh look for a Head of Product to grow and scale the product delivery team.

The company:

A growing tech start-up, they have continued to thrive even in the current troublesome market and appear to be going from strength to strength. Having recently secured a great amount of investment, they are looking for ambitious people to join at a stage where they really feel they are about to take off. They're a tight-knit bunch, and want to keep that feel throughout their growth.

They are based in city centre Edinburgh, and have a philosophy of 'helping out the little guy'. They generally like having people in the office (when things return to normality), as they believe that is where their culture has come from. With just over 20 employees, they still have the close-knit feel, however their plans to hire (even through Coronavirus) details their ambitious plans.

The role:

You will be tasked with building a fast-paced, innovative product team and will need to deliver on this modern product. You will need to both create the product strategy and deliver on it, whilst working closely with the senior leadership team to help shape the business. They are looking for someone who is eager to continuously improve and develop on the core product whilst also having a background in taking significant products from start to finish.

They are looking ideally for someone who has worked their way up from the product side of the business - maybe a Product Owner, into Product Manager and now is at the Head of Product position. They would like someone who has experience in a SaaS business and where the company they have worked at has always had technology at the forefront of how they operate.

You will need to have an interest in helping to deliver a world-class application in software and a background in Product Management of software apps. This is a varied role and it is for someone who is looking for a challenge.

Key Skills and Experience:

** Extensive experience in a Head of/Product Manager role - ideally having worked with a consumer-facing technology app (start-up would be an added bonus)

** Taking the lead in defining team objectives, prioritising what to work on and delivering on exceptional software solutions

** Having come from a strategic product role and working within a leadership team (leading a team)

** Ability to lead and develop the product strategy, in-turn helping steer the direction of the business

** Background in undertaking customer research, understanding it and uncovering valuable insight

** Developing and implementing product strategies in line with the organisations' strategy and vision

This is a role to really grow and develop alongside this start-up, whilst working on a product that can really help thousands of businesses. If interested, please apply or call Hamish for a chat