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Head of Product - scale-up tech firm

  • Location:

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Product & Project Management, Product Management

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £75000 - £90000 per annum + equity

  • Contact:

    Colin Frontczak

  • Contact email:

    colin@oscar-tech.com

  • Job ref:

    PR/027183_1605013652

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-12-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Colin Frontczak

Head of Product - scale-up tech firm

Oscar Technology are partnering with a scale-up technology firm that are looking to appoint their first Head of Product.

The firm themselves have been established for a few years and have around 2.5 million users and the strategy of the firm is to substantially increase those user numbers, but also increase the level of user engagement within the platform.

To do this they need to scale their platform and make it more of an ecosystem. This will be done by building out a number of new features, improving their Customer Journey, improving the CRO and including introducing greater Machine Learning capability and messaging capabilities. Their will be also be modernisation & improvements to some existing features.


Having resisted several takeover approaches from major tech firms, they've raised mjor investment to pursue their own growth plans with the aim of reaching 'Unicorn' status and going beyond that. In the next year alone, they are opening up an office in the USA, and having already tripled their Manchester engineering team in 2020, they are growing this further with further hires across Engineering, UX and Data Science.


The Head of Product will support the current leadership with helping to embed Product best practices, organise & prioritise the important work, but also engage with their user base to understand which feature requests and ideas the most commercial 'pressing' and will offer ROI.

You'll hire and mentor other Product Owners & Managers to help support this growth as the engineering teams scale.

We are keen to stress that this position will initially remain hands-on with the day-to-day business of managing & prioritising Product backlogs, whilst helping to define product visions and plan for the creation of future features, but as the business scales, the role is likely to grow into something larger. Whilst the job title is 'Head of Product' the role is not going to be managing multiple Product Owners & Squads, and won't be as strategic as a larger business.

As such, the role would suit a Senior or Lead Product Owner or Manager that is looking to take the next step, or a hands-on Head of Product that wants to help grow something from an acorn into an oak.

This is a challenging position but will be very rewarding.

The role offers a good package which includes meaningful equity in the firm

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