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Unilever Product Manager (4 Open Vacancies) in Port Sunlight, United Kingdom

Job Title: Product Manager (4 Open Vacancies)

Location: Port Sunlight Offices & Factories

JOB PURPOSE

Cloud is a critical enabler of Unilever’s digital future. It not only changes how we store and access data but, will also fundamentally improve how our business operates. Cloud enables innovation and delivery at cost effective scale and a pace by removing barriers and providing foundations for digital business transformation.

The Cloud Platform Services (CPS) team, part of the UniOps function, has a vision to accelerate cloud adoption to drive a future fit model for innovation and growth across Unilever.

As part of this team, you will be working with our customers and Cloud technology partners such as Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud (GCP), to create and evolve the entire services portfolio and roadmap for Cloud Platform Services function. This role requires you to leverage your strategic technical expertise, prioritize cross-product end-to-end user journeys, and optimize the roadmap to accelerate business adoption and satisfaction.

You will work with users, business stakeholders, Cloud Engineers, and Cloud Architects to identify, define, and prioritize new services and solutions across multiple cloud products. Collaborating closely with the Product Leads, Technical Leads, User Experience, and Engineering, you will manage existing products and services along with creating / integrating new products. As a Cloud Product Manager you will conduct industry / market research in order to determine product demand, positioning and availability.

In this role, you will work cross-functionally to guide products from conception to launch by connecting the technical and business worlds within Unilever. You can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of the product area portfolio through the product life-cycle including developing and maintaining road-maps.

  • As a Product Manager you will be expected to lead the development of product strategies and document these in line with business cases.

  • You and your cross functional team will be responsible for leading Beta and Alpha deployments related to your Product Group strategy.

  • The CPS department will look to you to define key operational metrics and KPIs and establish an efficient process to track progress and report regularly on these metrics, including adoption and user satisfaction.

  • You will need to meet with users and stakeholders to discuss product requirements and validate product roadmap. Work closely with Product Managers of other products, partner products, and with the Product team to manage joint Objectives and Key Results (OKRs), requirements, and coordinate roadmap updates.

  • This role requires you to Lead, coach and mentor Cloud Architects, Cloud Engineers and others including Platform Engagement Managers on applying the most appropriate Agile, Lean and DevOps methodologies as part of the product lifecycle.

  • Foster collaboration within CPS and across UniOps as part of the product lifecycle.

  • Serve as a Product expert, leading the cloud initiative and producing relevant deliverables.

  • Engage with customer business stakeholders to discover Cloud opportunities and pain points.

  • Map customer vision & requirements to specific products and components.

  • Stay abreast of current and emerging trends and innovations, unique opportunities and challenges of the space/markets and geographies in which Unilever operate, and how it affects Unilever’s business and initiatives.

  • Identify and prioritise roadmap milestones to unblock adoption and increase customer satisfaction.

  • Collaborates with business planning and ensures business strategy and product strategy are aligned.

  • Develop good communication between stakeholders’ requirements to create the correct product offerings, and collaborate with managers in a number of levels to ensure the company strategy and vision are aligned.

    ALL ABOUT YOU

Skills:

  • Previously developed a Product Services strategy and built platform products & services.

  • Strategically assess new opportunities, built alignment and efficiently capture qualitative and quantitative data to improve products and services.

  • Ability to influence people and teams to ensure continual product quality.

  • Solid and practical understanding of cloud architecture and cloud best practices.

  • Demonstrable experience in working with globally distributed teams.

  • Strong ability to communicate with both internal and external partners and customers, capture their feedback and iterate products and services where required.

  • Deeply curious and motivated to drive continuous improvement across the product services portfolio.

  • Lead, develop and implement recommended approaches to complex or ambiguous problems while making pragmatic decisions.

  • Desire to learn and grow and encourage others to do the same.

  • Ability to lead development, approval and training communications.

Experience:

  • Experience in Technical Cloud Product Management delivering cloud products or deep technical experience as a product architect.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential. Experience in communicating across many crossfunctional areas, including external partners and customers, with the ability to articulate technical jargon into nontechnical terminology.

  • Proven ability to analyze market, technical requirements and engage in high-level architecture discussion with Architecture and Engineering functions.

  • Strong understanding of GCP and Azure cloud platforms eco-systems and cloud technology trends and roadmaps, and how these may give a business a competitive edge

  • Proven experience in designing and managing end to end Product life cycles and launches.

  • Practical experience in applying Agile and DevOps methodologies as part of the product lifecycle.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, a related technical field, or equivalent practical experience.

Product Management experience or qualifications in:

  • Driving product vision, go-to-market strategy, and design discussions.

  • Collaborating with cloud architects, product managers, and engineers.

  • Practical experience of developing services for cloud platforms and technologies.

  • Certification requirements.

  • GCP - Foundational Google Digital Leader.

  • Azure - AZ-900: Microsoft Azure Fundamentals.

  • Product management certification.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience of using Aha! or similar product management tools.

  • Experience of using JIRA and other engineering product management tool sets.

  • Certification requirements:

  • GCP - Professional Cloud Architect.

  • Azure - Cloud Architect.

Behaviours:

Candidates would be required to show demonstration of the following behaviours:

  • Accountability and Ownership - Strive for high quality and success, empower yourself and others to make decisions.

  • Be bold - Challenge the status quo, be bold & passionate about cloud, think outside of the box and be willing to improve.

  • Customer First - Thinking about our customers constantly by providing them with the best tools, services and end user experiences.

  • Collaboration - Working in an openly creative culture, where all ideas are acknowledged encouraging innovation and transparency.

  • Empowered - Always be one step ahead, embrace change and challenges, initiate solutions and make decisions in good faith.

    NOTES

    About Unilever

    Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

    Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’

    What We Offer

    Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

    Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

    Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Unilever | Unilever (https://www.unilever.co.uk/planet-and-society/equity-diversity-inclusion-at-unilever/) .

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Job Category: Information Technology

Job Type: D&A Product Development - Manager

Industry: UnileverExperiencedProfessionals

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