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Product Manager

London, UKProduct ManagementPermanent (Full-Time)Product

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We’re Simply Business
We insure small businesses and enable big dreams – not just for our customers, but for our people and communities too. With over 750,000 active insurance policies, we protect builders, bakers, landlords, and more than 1,000 other trades. 

We’re a B Corp too, which recognises our strong track record of having a positive impact on people, society and the environment.  

But what’s it like to work here? Here are three reasons why Simply Business could be your next employer

We Embrace Individuality We value what’s important to each and every SBer. Whether that be providing access to cutting edge wellbeing support, or being part of one of our many diversity networks and communities.  We also take personal development seriously - we’re all about enabling big dreams.

We Trust Who We Hire We empower SBers with choice and flexibility to make the right decisions based on the needs of their roles and we’ve been working this way long before Covid19. 
There’s no one-size-fits all solution when it comes to how often we get together in person, so all of our people and teams find the rhythm that suits them best when it comes to working from home or hub.
We’re innovative We've created a place for people to be curious, experience new things, and bring unique ideas to the table. If you want to learn how we do all this - head over to our Careers page where you’ll see us walk the talk 

If Simply Business sounds like the kind of place you’ll thrive, we’d love to hear from you.

As a Simply Business Product Manager, you’ll help to drive the vision, strategy, design, and execution of a key area at Simply Business. This is an opportunity for the right person to work with stakeholders in the USA and UK, to deliver world class solutions globally that solve key customer and business problems.

Your responsibilities

  • Managing and launching multi-faceted initiatives that have dependencies with other programs
  • Pitching at all stages of the product life cycle
  • Working with the Engineering Lead and engineering team to maintain and expand payments capabilities
  • Liaising with financial and operational stakeholders to develop and execute the proposition and growth plan, delivering on the existing strategy
  • Ensuring delivery meets stakeholder expectations and requirements, communicating and explaining changes, and prioritizing requests according to value
  • Managing validated delivery objectives through the agile development lifecycle, ensuring a constant stream of value and regular feedback opportunities
  • Keeping the end customer in mind as you work with other teams throughout the business to provide products and services
  • Understanding how these requirements fit into or transform core Simply Business capabilities and working with the Head of Product to put your focus initiatives into a wider strategy
  • Working with the Engineering Lead to write user stories and acceptance criteria, breaking down delivery into small, trackable chunks and delivering value as early as possible
  • Ensuring internal and external stakeholders are kept up to date with appropriate regular updates and clear communications when changes are scheduled
  • Reviewing and signing-off changes before deployment and ensuring that all production changes meet our partnership agreements and any predetermined timings

Your Skills

  • Commercial acumen:

  • Identify and solve the needs of internal customers through innovative use of technology — prioritize scalable solutions over quick-fix solutions
  • You are confident at pitching ideas, speaking to influence, and formulating objectives
  • Understand in detail the internal workflow of your domain, and the data generated from the systems
  • Understand commercial imperatives of how Simply Business packages and sells policies
  • Know how to balance technical improvements with new business value, ensuring a keen focus of value-driven prioritization

  • Product and tech skills:

  • You are a systems thinker, who has deep appreciation for the technical opportunities and constraints of our platform, combined with the imagination and drive for how to improve it to enable us to meet commercial goals
  • Able to contribute to the broader vision and strategy of the product team

  • Leadership skills:

  • You inspire others to go beyond what they thought possible
  • Effectively manage as a servant leader for your engineers and product people
  • You define a set of OKRs to measure the success of your product
  • Stakeholder management
  • Articulate progress and manage expectations of business stakeholders
  • You are regarded as the authority in your specialist domain

Your Experience

  • Experience in running product teams with a track record of delivering complex initiatives to tight deadlines
  • Proven experience in positively influencing suppliers and stakeholders
  • Experience working with Agile projects at scale
  • Experience in lean methodologies and collaboration techniques
  • Creation and execution of a predictable rhythm of rituals for your domain area
Our culture is inclusive and diverse

Our mission is to make Simply Business synonymous with fairness, belonging and inclusivity. We won’t be happy until we’ve created a truly inclusive culture – where every employee, whatever their background, role, or location, feels comfortable being their authentic self at work.

We all have a part to play – to learn more, to do more and to go further – in building this new reality that’ll be befitting of the diversity of the customers we serve. At Simply Business, we’re all in.

What are the benefits?

At Simply Business, our benefits let you balance life and work properly:

flexible parental leave – you can choose to take shared parental leave, plus we offer full pay for the first six months of your maternity leave and four-week fully paid paternity leave, subject to meeting the qualifying criteria
remote working – more of us are currently working remotely than usual, but longer-term you can balance working remotely with working in the office, giving you the opportunity to connect with colleagues
mental health and wellbeing resources – we take your wellbeing seriously, giving you access to counselling (through our Employee Assistance Programme) as well as technology to support your mental health (through the Unmind app)
paid sabbatical – two weeks off when you’ve been here for five years and four weeks off when you’ve been here for 10 years
a dedicated learning platform – including a management and leadership programme – the platform lets you balance both work and life goals

And we compensate you fairly:

• a competitive salary that reflects your experience, our pay policy and the market we’re in from your first day
• the potential to earn an annual bonus based on business performance (those on commission-led roles will be rewarded monthly)
• we match what you put into your pension up to five per cent
• a health cash plan reimburses your everyday medical expenses (with the opportunity to increase the level of your plan in your flexible benefits)
• a generous holiday entitlement of 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
life assurance of four times of your basic salary
Smart Health services including unlimited access to a 24/7 virtual GP
• a flexible benefits scheme with an allocated allowance each year to choose from benefits including private medical insurance, dental insurance, travel insurance, up to five days extra holiday, and gym membership

These values are important to us and our people
- Learning
- Empowerment
- Authenticity
- Pioneering
- Simplicity

These all mean something unique to every person at Simply Business, but if you’re thinking about working here, give them some thought. They’re at the heart of our story.

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