Location
Various Locations
Advertising Salary
£53,000 - £70,000 (London up to £80,000) + benefits
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Product Management
Level:
Senior Consultant

About The Role

Hippo is recruiting for Senior Product Owners to join our friendly consultancy. Product Owners ensure that our client's goals turn into actions. This means creating a compelling vision for your product, developing the product roadmap, writing user stories and actively managing them in a prioritised backlog.

As a Senior Consultant, specialising in Product, you’ll already be an expert in your field. You’ll also be a leader of people and teams and an advocate for user-centred design approaches. Hippo will provide exciting opportunities to share your expertise with, and influence, clients and team members, and to continue to develop as a leader

Your role in a nutshell:

  • Inspiring and guiding your colleagues by supporting them in understanding the client's needs, explaining the broader context and setting sprint goals
  • Protect the team from unwanted distraction where possible, allowing them to focus solely on delivery
  • Engage and inform your stakeholders by taking responsibility for stakeholder engagement and having the credibility and humility to communicate with an extremely diverse group of people
  • You’ll work within a diverse, multidisciplinary team to deliver a product on behalf of one of our clients, likely to be one of the most significant and high-profile organisations in the UK
  • Line management of colleagues within your profession

Skills and experience that you need

People are at the centre of everything we do. We’re a diverse and close-knit community united by a love for solving complex problems for our clients and their users. We take a common sense approach to getting things done. We get things wrong, we learn from experience and we adapt. We stay curious and never stop learning.

We don’t need you to have any certificates or qualifications, but we do need to be confident that you have the ability to:

  • Lead groups of people that are specialists in their field
  • Identify and measure value
  • Build consensus amongst people with different perspectives, with the confidence to make decisive decisions when consensus is not possible
  • Bridge the gap between stakeholders and the team so the team can remain focused on delivery
  • Find pragmatic and creative ways to overcome obstacles
  • Ensure the user is at the heart of the product and the team
  • Perform well in a wide variety of disciplines (Scrum, Kanban, DevOps)
  • Deliver products that meet user needs whilst balancing political, economic, social and technological factors
  • Communicate confidently and credibly on behalf of the company the the client
  • Lead workshops and group exercises, remotely and in-person
  • Build capability in others, helping colleagues and clients know what to when you are not around

What makes us great

In addition to your salary you will receive:
  • Contributory pension scheme (Hippo 6% with employee contributions of 2%)
  • 25 days holiday plus UK public holidays
  • Perkbox access for a wide range of perks and discounts
  • Life assurance and death in service cover
  • Flexible benefits scheme with options of:
    • private health cover
    • private dental cover
    • additional company pension contributions
    • additional holidays (up to an extra 2 days)
    • wellbeing contribution
    • charity contributions

Hi, we’re Hippo.

We’re a digital service design consultancy that works closely with our clients to create digital products and services that work for everyone. Since our inception, we have quickly established ourselves as a leading supplier of digital leaders, service design teams and delivery expertise. We support large-scale digital transformation programmes to public and private sector organisations looking to truly embrace digital services to innovate and evolve. We aspire to add value and leave a lasting benefit within those institutes. Our philosophy is to ensure the user is at the core of everything we do, research, design and deliver. Collaborating with us means embracing a digital-first strategy with people first design, which will genuinely create lasting change and positive impact.

Our Hippo offices are in Leeds, London, Bristol, Coventry and Manchester. However, we invite candidates to apply from anywhere in the UK who can be flexible regarding location. We offer a relocation support package of up to £8k to help cover the cost of moving somewhere within commuting distance of one of our locations. Please note that due to the nature of the business, we may also request that you work from client locations or work from home.

How Hippo Digital Embraces Diversity & Equal Opportunity

Hippo Digital is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion. For us, diversity and inclusion are not just tick-boxing activities but a chance to make meaningful long-term change. A diverse workforce means that we can unlock our ability to innovate, be creative, be better problem solvers and provide an inclusive environment for everyone. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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