Associate Product Manager

Employer: The Access Group
  • IT Software
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Timisoara
  • Updated at: 03.12.2022
    Short company description

    The Access Group is one of the leading providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organizations in the UK, Ireland, and Asia Pacific. Over the past years, we’ve gone from almost 1,000 to 6,000 people. We help over 60,000 customers across commercial and not-for-profit sectors become more productive and efficient.
    Our Global Delivery Center in Romania is on a journey of continuous growth and want to engage with top talent around the country. Headquartered in Timisoara, we offer you the possibility to work remote and join our offices at your choice.
    Helping everyone at Access Love work and Love life is at the heart of everything we do. It shapes how we do things and allows us to create a place where people want to be and can be at their best.
    We’re passionate about our values, which guide how we all make decisions and get things done. We love to make our customers lives easier so our value to ‘Make Access better every day’ is one we’re obsessed with. From attracting the right people, helping them grow and be the best they can be, we’re helping people at Access to love what they do and be happy.


    About you:

    We are looking for an Associate Product Manager with passion and energy, a desire to collaborate and a strong commitment to excellence to help define and deliver exciting new products which revolutionize customers service quality and operational efficiency within our People division. We're a team that wants the best of both worlds; the pace and challenge of latest technologies, whilst having a real purpose and making a positive difference to people’s lives.

    We are looking for someone who:

    ·Embraces an open, honest culture of continuous improvement

    ·Understands real needs of real people

    ·Is comfortable working with developers, UX Design, Business Teams and Senior stakeholders

    ·Is organised, methodical and calm under pressure

    ·Is a self-starter who comes to work with their sleeves already rolled up

    ·Knows when to think 80/20

    ·Makes wise decisions despite ambiguity

    ·Is able to identify root causes, and get beyond treating symptoms

    ·Is able to separate what must be done well now, and what can be done later

    ·Can develop requirements that deliver to our short-term needs while still aligning to the longer-term strategic vision

    ·Plans to test their assumptions wherever possible

    ·Is proactive with a diligent, professional manner and the ability to think outside the box

    ·Is a quick learner and does not shy away from new domains waiting to be discovered

    ·Has a good knowledge of HR business functions (has worked with HR business software)

    You will have the following skills:

    ·Agile (Scrum, Kanban) expertise in a digital/software product development environment

    ·Solid ability to define and refine User Stories, grouped into Epics

    ·Experience working with a range of stakeholders and technical teams across the business

    ·Experience creating documentation to communicate requirements clearly and concisely to development teams

    ·Experience with requirement management tools (e.g. Jira, Confluence)

    ·Strong problem solving and analytical skills, excellent attention to detail and outstanding written and verbal communication skills

    ·Experience running workshops, facilitation, and stakeholder management/communication

    ·A reasonable level of technical knowledge so you can understand context and challenges of software solutions (components, data flows, integration, etc)


    You will need to:

    ·Work closely with the Product Manager to turn high level feature requests into user stories with reference to existing functionality, product strategy, by collaborating with stakeholders, developers, and partners

    ·Adapt, refine, and prioritize user stories through review with the Product Manager, development leads and project stakeholders

    ·Work with clients and other stakeholders to elicit detailed specifications around feature requests

    ·Immerse in Agile delivery activities such as sprints, stand-ups, showcases and retrospectives

    ·Review test plans to ensure required product functionality is correctly covered