Hemel Hempstead
12 May 2021
About The Role

Head of Products (Developed Products)
Hemel Hempstead or Tingley 

Are you innately inquisitive with the ability to naturally inspire and lead from the front?
Does the idea of working with Product Owners to detail strategic direction and prioritise roadmaps appeal to you?

We're really looking for someone with extensive experience in Agile Product Management, working in leadership role and mentoring Product Managers. Any demonstrable experience in Memberships Portals / Apps including registration, onboarding and order fulfilment would be beneficial.

As a key member of the IT Management Team, the Head of Developed Products will work closely with all areas of the wider business, the IT Senior Leadership Team and the IT Business Partnership Team to improve our corporate performance by managing and optimising NHS Professionals’ core business & customer facing systems.

The role will have overall responsibility for ensuring that business process improvements and related functional system improvements, enhancements and adoption are delivered to time, cost and quality, ensuring that stakeholder views and relationships are engaged at all times.

You will be responsible for ensuring all products under your management have a clearly defined three-year roadmap. This roadmap will be detailed to function level in the first 6 months and rise to a high-level milestones-based approach by the end of the three years.

The Product Management teams will be responsible for ensuring all systems business owners have final say on the prioritisation of the feature release schedule prioritisation.

About The Candidate

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to degree level or equivalent experience
  • Be either:
    • Certified Scrum Master
    • Certified SAFe practitioner / product manager
    • Prince2 Practitioner or equivalent experience in Project Management
    • Equivalent Agile solution delivery experience
  • Demonstrable experience mentoring / leading Product Management teams
  • Developing effective working relationships with project and business teams to ensure optimum outcome for our customers and end users
  • Significant experience in influencing and managing stakeholders, with emphasis on roadmap prioritisation
  • Experience in vendor management negotiation, ensuring correct business level requirements upon SLA’s.
  • Co-ordination and control of external suppliers to ensure project success

If you are looking for a role that is a blend of technical, strategic, and commercial responsibility, then this is the role for you.

About Us
NHS Professionals (NHSP) is the market leader in managed flexible worker services. We work in partnership with NHS Trusts around the country to reduce their reliance on expensive agencies by helping them build their own staff banks.

We boast the largest database of more than 100,000 general and specialist nurses, doctors, midwives, administrative and allied healthcare professionals registered on our bank.

We are extremely proud of our bank members, all of whom provide essential shift cover for our NHS clients to help them deliver safe, efficient and effective health services.

NHS Professionals is embraced by the NHS.  We are trusted for our shared values, our leadership in flexible working and the contribution we make to the healthcare community. 

Our people love working at NHS Professionals - together we help one another deliver the highest level of service. Our vision is to have a ‘One NHSP’ team who feel knowledgeable, confident and empowered.

What perks are we offering in return?

  • Competitive salary with the opportunity for progression for exceptional performers
  • 27 days’ annual leave per year plus 8 public holidays
  • Access to a stakeholder pension scheme
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Access to a discount scheme and an employee recognition scheme.
  • Agile working
  • Ability to buy and sell annual leave

Please note: In 2010 NHS Professionals moved to Limited Company status and therefore Agenda for Change terms and conditions are not applicable to this role.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received. We will not contact unsuccessful applicants, therefore if you do not hear from us within 14 days of the vacancy closing, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.


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