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Product Manager

Location: Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Department: Customer Experience

About Secondmind

Secondmind exists to help automotive innovators design better cars faster, and achieve greater sustainability through machine learning. We are driven by a desire to achieve sustainability in our operation and through the products we develop for our customers.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager with SaaS and cloud experience to join our Customer Experience team. In the role you will be pivotal in the future of the organisation, by leading product related strategic discussions with the senior leadership team.

This role reports to the Director of Customer Experience and you will be working alongside an ace team of Solutions Engineers, Program Managers and User Experience pros.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Evolving and driving the product vision, strategy, goals and long-term roadmap.
  • Engaging with customers and business stakeholders to develop an understanding of common transformation challenges faced by our customers.
  • Evangelising the product internally with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Support technical pre-sales with product know-how at times of customer engagements.
  • Understanding the competitive landscape and leveraging insights to drive differentiation into Secondmind products.
  • Working with marketing to guide product positioning, messaging and narrative.
  • Providing a coherent status report for senior leadership, in internal governance meetings.
  • Leading the definition and refinement of user stories, to build valuable features and capabilities.
  • Supporting all aspects of Scrum framework including backlog refinement, sprint planning, sprint reviews, retros and release planning.

What skills, experience, and qualifications do you need to succeed in this role?

Essential

  • Minimum 5+ years' experience in a Product Management role, ideally in automotive, software or machine learning.
  • Proven track record of defining and bringing new software or SaaS solutions to market - from concept to customer.
  • Strong influencing skills; with proven ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Customer first mindset, easy to collaborate with, transparent and dependable.
  • Proven track record of translating customer feedback and other inputs into compelling user stories that lead to differentiate product features and capabilities.
  • Working knowledge of using the Scrum framework for software development.
  • Comfortable with change, and adept at managing multiple deadlines and delivering under pressure.

Desirable

  • Hands-on experience or deep understanding of Machine learning.
  • Degree in Business, Technology or related fields.
  • Familiarity with Jira or other task management software.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK or internationally on an as-needed basis.

Our culture / What we can offer you

We offer a working environment that is inclusive, stimulates innovation and continuous learning, and that thrives on growth and change.

Our culture is underpinned by our values; they are what we stand for, part of our DNA. They help us to attract and retain the right talent and customers, help us make the right decisions and clarify how we should all behave and treat one another, they are:

  • Delight every customer (Customers)
  • No bar too high (Excellence)
  • Give more than take (Sustainability)
  • Make the impossible, possible (Innovation)
  • Celebrate differences, act as one (Inclusion)

In addition to a creative work environment that fosters innovation, we also offer a number of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Contributory Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
  • Hybrid working approach within the UK
  • Stock Options scheme (where applicable)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Salary sacrifice electric bike-to-work scheme
  • Cambridge Botanic Garden membership
  • Social events, away days, game nights and sports groups

We are an equal opportunities employer, and aim to ensure all candidates are treated equally and fairly through the application process and beyond. We actively encourage applicants from under-represented backgrounds, and encourage our people to bring their authentic, original, and best selves to work. If you require assistance or an accommodation through the interview process due to a disability, to apply for one of our roles, please contact our HR team at: hr@secondmind.ai.

Job Location

The office is based in Central Cambridge, UK.

We offer a hybrid working environment, with a flexible work schedule to support a work life balance within the UK.

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