What's the challenge?
Compare the Market (CTM) is one of the UK's most loved brands - we're best known for offering an independent and impartial comparison on a range of products. Our aim is to help simplify decisions for our customers by becoming the best tool that helps them manage their household finances.
We're looking for customer-first, data-driven product leaders, influencers and decision makers to join our tech teams. As a Technical Product Manager, you’ll be directly involved in activities from strategy, through ideation to delivery. This means owning the product vision, managing the backlog, writing user stories, working with technical members of the team and being directly exposed to customers, with research, prototyping, experimentation, data analysis and testing that supports the commercial goals of Compare the Market and continually reviews and iterates on our processes to operate with greater agility.
What will it take to be successful as a Technical Product Manager?
A Technical Product Manager’s purpose is to ensure the team delivers the technical capabilities that enable exceptional experiences that benefit both customers and the business (with the appropriate resource and investment). They ensure the team explores problem spaces, compare solution suitability, and iteratively move towards an identified outcome.
The key responsibilities & skills that will help you succeed in this product management role are:
Being part of a multi-disciplinary team that may include engineers, designers, data specialists, marketeers and other to create technical products that provide the best route to a positive customer outcome
Managing a product roadmap, creating and managing a backlog of work aligned to that product with up to date, high quality stories that are prioritized in line with product and stakeholder objectives
Analysing and breaking down requirements, communicating these clearly to engineering teams and working with the Engineering Managers to ensure tasks are appropriate for development
Applying the relevant lean approaches to experience development, through research, prototyping and experimentation, ensuring that our products deliver value and can be iterated upon to deliver further value
Supporting engineering teams in trade-off decisions between conflicting dynamics, e.g., scalability vs running costs, caching and latency vs accuracy of data, tech debt vs speed to value
Pro-actively identifying and managing risk, issues and dependencies relating to the delivery of change
Ensure that technical documentation and implementation details are accurately communicated throughout the relevant teams and that whatever tools and sandboxes are available to support the consumers of our products
Highly influential. Lead through empowering others, influence and trust
Understanding of modern, customer centric product and experience development approaches and techniques
Understanding how to collect and use data that can drive effective decision making
Worked in a software engineering environment or has relevant prior experience to the domain. Has deep understanding of software development practices
Practical experience of working in an agile fashion, recognising that agile is about continuous improvement
Why choose us?
You might already know us - we're the ones with the Meerkats! Compare the Market has helped revolutionise the insurance market and we have been growing rapidly since starting in 2006.
We are on a mission to transform the comparison industry, moving beyond endless forms and generic search results, to a highly personalised, service-led experience. In order to do so, we recognise that we need to consistently deliver seamless, personalised customer experiences through a connected data and technology ecosystem.
Diversity and Inclusion
We're a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and talented professionals. With an inclusive and open workplace, we encourage our people to create and share ideas – supporting their growth and celebrating their uniqueness.
We understand the importance of achieving a healthy lifestyle balance, whether it’s working remotely or flexibly we have an environment where people are empowered to embrace flexible working in a way that works for them and for the business.
'We are committed to offering equal chances to you throughout the application process, so if you require any special adjustments to be made, please let us know. We will work with you to make any appropriate arrangements.’