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Product Manager

Product Manager
Location: Wilmslow (remote working)


We are Citation Group.

We offer colleagues and clients an opportunity they will not gain at many other businesses.

We are interested in growth, investment and service excellence, we have never and will never grow our business by cost-cutting or tying people up in bureaucracy.

We don't do politics - we want people focused upon actions and delivery.

We don't do micro-management - we empower, support and innovate.

We are leaders, not empire builders and we love our business.


This is a really exciting time to join us in this newly created role.

Across our group companies, we have over 45,000 clients who love us, need us and want to buy more from us.

Having acquired 10 businesses over the last 3 years which offer products and services that our clients need and want; we're only interested in future growth; we're not finished yet.


If you have been reluctant to move throughout the many lockdowns and you're thinking now this is the right time - look no further.

Throughout Covid, our business has been in growth mode.

We have entered our 3rd wave of private equity ownership alongside KKR and Hg Capital and don't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

This also means as the company grows over the next 3 to 5 years, you've got the opportunity to do so too! If the prospect of this excites you… good, you're the right type of person for us.


In this key role, you will work with key stakeholders and teams right across the business.

It is a wide and varied role with bags of opportunity and support.

With continual double-digit growth year on year, our business thrives on people with vision, determination, agility, focus and brilliant people skills.


The role
, Citation is going through an extremely exciting time - expanding their product portfolio by developing and introducing new products and services to their clients.

We are achieving this with not only organic development but an ambitious M&A strategy, to allow us to buy into new markets.
, To support the new business acquisitions, we need a Product Manager to assist with the integration of new products into the Group.

Reporting into the Group Product Director, you will have a genuine passion for product leadership, have an integral role in influencing the product roadmap and will develop products that differentiate, grow market share, and deliver client value.


, You will possess a blend of business and commercial savvy and a desire to deliver, in order to make the product vision a reality.

You must enjoy spending time understanding client and stakeholder problems and find innovative solutions for the broader market.


, You will work with new businesses into the Group to define their overall product proposition, carry out product mapping to understand overlap, whilst spotting new opportunities to help to grow the business units.

The role covers the full product lifecycle from proposition development, new product development and even the end of life of products, where we have duplication or no-fit for the wider base.
, As Product Manager, you will work in a strategic role, driving tasks through other parts of the business as well as having your own tactical tasks, such as creating communications and other product documentation.

You will work with our Marketing colleagues to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer and generally serve as the internal and external evangelist for product offerings.


You will be responsible for:
, Gather market insight from customers, prospects and partners that will shape and define the product
, Develop a deep knowledge of the products, the market and our customers
, Specify market requirements and own the development of the product strategy and roadmap deliverables
, Management of the product life cycle from initial idea, planning, project management through to delivery
, Devising go to market plans for successful launch
, Building product propositions that are clear and succinct
, Conduct product training to internal teams on the features and benefits of the product
, Acting as a product champion, liaising with both internal and external clients


Who we are looking for?
, Demonstrable experience in a 'Product Manager' role where you have held responsibility for one significant, or multiple products
, Experience of product portfolios that cover both technology and service-related products
, Client focused to the max
, Demonstrate enthusiasm for products and curiosity to scout the market for new trends
, Be an exceptional communicator at all levels
, Operate with ease in a fast-paced and demanding business
, A natural problem solver with the confidence to use initiative and build trust across different teams.


What's in it for you?
We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we don't expect you to either! From your birthday off (paid!), space hopper races and incredible Christmas parties, to a 25-day holiday entitlement, gym membership discount and #freedrinkFriday, we do our fair share to keep things fun.


If this sounds like you, click apply!




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