Arbor Education is a socially-driven EdTech company on a mission to transform the way schools work, using smarter, hassle-free tools. Arbor’s Management Information System (MIS) is currently used by over 1,000 schools, helping staff save time whilst improving student outcomes. The company, whose Customer and Sales Office made its home in Leeds 4 years ago, recently decided to establish a new development and engineering function in the City, a decision which was an easy one considering the City's strategic location, its fast-paced environment and the large body of potential employees.
Essential skills and experience: Worked as a Product Owner, Business Analyst and/or Product Manager with a development team using Agile development approaches. Worked closely with a wider Product Management team to align squad deliverables with a wider Product Strategy. Experience taking an idea from concept through to delivery and continual improvement. Comfortable with holding accountability for Product delivery from the squad and reporting progress to stakeholders. Experienced in running Agile ceremonies (planning, reviews, standups), showcasing Products to internal stakeholders and improving the ways of working of teams. Excellent communication and influencing skills. You’ll be the voice of the customer, championing the highest value features for the product. Desirable: Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), or the ability to demonstrate similar knowledge.
Your experience might include building a successful product; this means you have a thorough understanding of positioning, pricing, optimisation, and enabling Product & Engineering teams to use efficient agile approaches. You will have a strong understanding of how technology teams work and you are able to engage well with engineers, although you may not necessarily have been an engineer yourself. You’ve been an integral part of the growth journey; this means that you’ve built out a product organisation and are confident in speaking to your leadership and management experience and strategic capabilities in how you’ve built and scaled teams. You’re well versed in implementing a robust product or technology strategy and you can demonstrate an understanding of the power of culture in helping employees make great decisions without onerous processes.
Requirements for this post: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a scientific field. • Demonstrate previous experience in a similar role. • Leadership skills. • Strategic thinking. • Excellent team working skills. • Excellent planning and organisational skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Experience working in cross-functional teams.
You will be a passionate, experienced, self-motivated Product Manager, with a track record of driving innovative SaaS solutions to market, preferably with strong experience within the Education Technology market. You’ll demonstrate solid experience and understanding of software product management, as well as possessing a high level, technical understanding of software development and delivery in an Agile world. You will also demonstrate: A minimum of 5-6 years’ experience of Product Management within a SaaS company. Ideally this will be in the Education Technology market and with SaaS Products.
Requirements - Minimum of four years of experience as a product owner or similar. : Proven results influencing stakeholders and displaying improvements. : Ability to translate complex problems and ideas into easily understood descriptions. : Comfortable presenting to clients and other stakeholders via teleconference and meetings independently. : Strong understanding of Agile Scum principles.
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