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Lead Product Manager - National Grid Ventures (NGV)

Posted 21 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
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Degree level
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English (Fluent)

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Hybrid and flexible working is ingrained into Our Culture, this permanent role offers a mix of office and home working. We are open to discussing the possibility of flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We can’t promise to give you exactly what you want, we will explore what’s possible for the role.

About us

National Grid and National Grid Ventures is undergoing a digital transformation to enable innovation needed to reshape the energy system. We are rapidly building and expanding our product-first organisation to support several new green-field product lines across our business units in low-carbon and clean energy. Candidates for this role will be motivated by our mission to make a cleaner and safer energy future, passionate about design thinking and digital ways of working, and excited to lead a product from its nascency. This role will be reporting to the Director of Product for National Grid Ventures and working alongside our incredible colleagues in design, engineering and business strategy. Additionally, we are supported by and will support both the transformation office and Chief Product Officer to educate, advocate and implement innovation throughout the company.

National Grid is one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities focused on transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. We deliver electricity and gas safely, reliably, and efficiently to the customer and communities we serve – all while working toward a clean energy future.

National Grid Ventures is the competitive division of National Grid, which operates and invests in energy projects, technologies and partnerships to accelerate the development of our clean energy future..Its diverse portfolio of flexible, low carbon and renewable energy businesses across the UK, Europe and US includes sub-sea electricity interconnectors, liquefied natural gas, battery storage, wind and solar power.

About the role

We are seeking an adaptable, outcome and results-oriented Lead Product Manager to oversee a cross-functional team with end-to-end ownership and accountability for one of three new product lines within the low-carbon energy space. The candidate does not need to have domain experience in the energy industry but should be eager and ready to learn quickly.

The Product will begin early-stage discovery later this quarter, so the candidate will be joining at an integral point to set direction. This means ownership of the product roadmap, monitoring and analytics, establishing the business and value case and pushing the envelope for creative thinking.

When not expertly steering the team or communicating with c-suite leaders, the candidate will support the Director or Product to establish strategic product direction, help grow the innovation culture and be an advocate for design and digital thinking.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead a cross functional Product team of one or more squads
  • Act as the voice of the customer in the definition of innovative digital solutions
  • Work with strategic design to gain an understanding of user personas, pain points and journeys knowing how that informs the roadmap
  • Provide insights into product, technology, and market trends
  • Develop feature lists, user stories, and roadmaps
  • Gather and manage product feedback through surveys, concept testing, analytics tools, and A/B testing
  • Monitor and report on product KPIs
  • You will set and achieve meaningful OKR's for your product and the team.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to scope, design, concept test and deliver innovative solutions
  • Assist with the development of business cases and operating plans
  • Assist in the development of materials to communicate progress to executives
  • Support the Director of Product, Chief Product Officer and Transformation offices to advocate for innovation and digital ways of working

About you

Successful candidates will have

  • Strong background of product management experience
  • Experience leading larger product teams, delivering in a multi-squad product model
  • Experience using influence without authority in the broader organization to unblock product teams
  • A strong understanding of agile development methodologies and the software development lifecycle
  • A demonstrated and focused desire to build products and services that customers will love
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) as well as storytelling skills
  • The capacity for self-motivation, independent initiative and creative problem-solving

What you'll get

  • A competitive salary
  • Company car
  • Annual Bonus 20%
  • 28 days holiday, plus eight statutory days – and options to buy extra holiday days
  • Pension - double matched up to 6% providing pension pot of up to 18%
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Insurance at 10 times basic salary
  • Share option scheme

National Grid is one of the world's largest utilities, focused on delivering energy safely, efficiently, reliably and responsibly. National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world. We play a vital role in delivering gas and electricity to many millions of people across Great Britain and northeastern US in an efficient, reliable and safe manner.

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