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Product Manager

Requisition ID: 54763

Domain: Energy Management/Smart Buildings

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time


EQUANS is looking for a Product Manager to join our team in Leeds on a permanent, full time basis. On offer is a competitive salary, company vehicle or allowance and benefits package. 

This role has a huge impact on the overall success of Smart buildings, as our reputation is attached to the products and service levels we provide. You’ll be adding your own spark to the creation and management of projects and products, that ensure the team(s) create features that wow the market, and positively impact customers day to day lives. There is significant opportunity to create and deliver new processes and frameworks to support the scaling up of the business and deliver quality through the end-to-end product lifecycle.

 

What will you deliver? 

Complexity:

There are four key aspects to the role which the successful candidate will demonstrate strong credentials in-

  • Excellent Operational and Data Analysis skills – the ability to work across various domains (Raw data, Insights, Customer feedback, Colleague Feedback, Market Research etc) and be able to translate the information into a single version of truth in the form of
  • requirements/epics/user stories
  • Service & Product Design – To understand the nature of process, service, and product design; identify pain points, and translate requirements into interactive prototypes or storyboards to engage and enthuse all levels of stakeholders.
  • Project Control – Strong people led project management focus – working alongside key internal and external sales, marketing, development, operations, and customer stakeholders; to drive the strategic projects through to completion … in support of our sustainable brand growth targets.
  • Business Acumen – the ability to successfully assess and prioritise opportunities and activity in the context of business value, and demonstrate the methodology and logic to draw those conclusions via business cases and/or cost/benefit analysis

Main roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead (and / or) coordinate the articulation of requirements to support the ongoing development and production of our products.
  • Collate and define new & existing product concepts and features, from your own internal and external research.
  • Create and maintain an effective analysis & design process, learning from central IT and the broader market to deliver a world class service to the business
  • Support the evolution of the sales to delivery process – Ensuring a standardised approach to process and documentation
  • Build sound business case proposals for new products and features
  • Create and own project plans and manage those plans to successful conclusions
  • Develop product descriptions, customer benefits, application notes, blogs and support all Marketing, Sales and Support activities as required.
  • Awareness of all aspects of data lifecycle including data ethics and applicable legislation / standards such as GDPR, BS, ISO etc.
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience, integration, and dependencies.
  • Understand the core principles of Agile practices, Lean Startup, new technologies opportunities and other new evolving trends.

What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary, car or car allowance and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary 
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers 
  • Gym membership discounts  
  • Cycle to work scheme  
  • Holiday purchase scheme 
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year 
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes 
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme 
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 

 

Desirable Skills:

 

Key attributes required/desired:

  • Knowledge of Smart Buildings/IoT
  • Leadership Experience
  • Ability to understand strategic business objectives, and overlay those to day to day actions and activities
  • Previous product / project management and/or business or data analysis experience is key
  • Ability to analyse data, supporting the broader teams in making informed decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of seniority
  • Experience in Service and process design and/or Lean / Six Sigma styles of process improvement is desirable
  • Good written ability to support content creation
  • Relative understanding of the Energy market is desirable
  • Proficient use of Microsoft office including Word, Visio, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to enable effective project delivery
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new challenges

Qualifications

  • Business Analysis, Lean Six Sigma, Service Design, Project Management Qualifications would be helpful
  • Data Management and Software Development literacy

Who are we? 

EQUANS is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.   

In the UK & Ireland, EQUANS is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables. 

EQUANS’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live. 

EQUANS is a Bouygues group company. 

What’s next? 

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements. 

The EQUANS Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to EQUANS Managers. 

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

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