Lead Product Manager - Apps - LONDON - £700-£800 - 3-6 monthsLead Product Manager - Apps - LONDON - £700-£800 - 3-6 months The work location is in Paddington, LONDON and is a 3 - 6 months contract.The pay rate on offer is between £700 - £800 per day.The role is working for a well-established, multi-national retailer and specialises in clothing, home and luxury product.For your product(s), holistically manage the product management process from strategy creation, product planning and build, to launch and optimization - coordinating with stakeholders, UX and technology throughout that lifecycle. Act as the voice of the 'customer', translate needs into a product roadmap and backlog, constantly prioritize and manage the team's capacity to maximize customer and business value. Work with other Product Managers to collaborate on cross-product team dependencies. Develop strong working relationships with relevant business owners for the client's Business context and with Technology for retail-specific technology expertise.Key accountabilities of the role include:Ability to interpret customer / market / technology trends and to share views more widely on how they will affect the business and their product space * Facilitate ideation across your stakeholders * Create product visions and strategies across your focus area and that of other teams in the business to execute * Construct in-depth business cases, tailored to meet the needs of stakeholders and the business * Independently manage a roadmap for end-to-end products (e.g. App) that include tech, operations and customer facing elements. Manage dependencies and risks across multiple teams. Regularly present to wider teams and stakeholders, effective at getting stakeholders to fully understand the value of requests and therefore help prioritising their work * Think ahead and anticipate requests from stakeholders, get ahead of these by delivering enablers ahead of schedule * Demonstrate a good level of understanding of the full technology stack * Conduct complex analysis tasks, strategy analysis and benefits realisation using a variety of tools and techniques to suit the complexity and audience * Identify risks, issues and opportunities of significant strategic and tactical impact to the business * Capable of leading a team with multiple UX resources in the delivery of a complex customer facing product. Demonstrate the ability to make the right trade-offs in order to deliver products that exceeds customer's expectations and delivers business value * You ensure effective objectives and key results are set for all new features * Develop clear and compelling value propositions, working with stakeholders to align and agree * Lead the process of identifying a variety of possible features / solutions to that address the problem and best reinforce the value proposition * Effectively deliver agile product responsibilities in all heartbeat sessions * Lead the development of user stories, the development backlog and sprint plan * Manage the UAT for your features and prioritise the issues ahead of feature release * You are an escalation point on a project delivery when working with more junior PMs * Identify and use the best analysis methods for your projects * You report on progress against new feature objectives and key results to key stakeholders, communicating decisions/recommendations to optimise or stop new features * As a lean and Agile expert; promote new ideas in the team, encourage and facilitate agile working practices with business stakeholder teams * Help junior members of the team in learning and practising new approaches to internal process and attend heartbeat sessions to provide feedback on what is working and what could be improved. Key experienceMobile apps experience required - iOS essentialRetail industry experience preferred * Over 7 years' experience in product management, demonstrating successful development and delivery of product strategies, roadmaps through to product launch and optimisation * Extensive experience and passion for the relevant product area and a deep understanding of the customer * Excellent technical capability * Experience of managing successful delivery in an Agile software environment to deliver customer-led outcomes * Excellent communication skills and strong experience in dealing with business stakeholders - relatability to nontechnical business users and technical resources * Strong line management skills * Excellent requirements / competitive analysis skills, pricing and financial planning * You are a connector, bringing people together you help make improvements even in areas you do not own. * You can strongly influence decisions you don't own.