Product Manager - Software

Job description

We think differently. We make the unbelievable happen. We are changing the future of how people buy cars. Technology is key to the future of the business and as we grow and look to scale in the Automotive industry, and build out our tech capability within the UK, the Product Manager will work within project teams who are building cutting edge software solutions for the Automotive industry.

About the Tech

Our technologies include but not limited to SaaS and micro-services based software design, Azure, Docker, VueJS, React, PHP, Symfony, Composer, MySQL, Linux Bash Scripting, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm Charts, Git, VSTS Pipelines, Terraform, MS Azure (or equivalent), Atlassian Tools – Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, ElasticSearch, Kibanna, RabbitMQ and more.


About the Role

Reporting into the Head of Platform, the Product Manager leads the Product Owners, who are the interfaces between the Client Delivery teams and Development teams.  As such, the Product Manager will oversee and help formulate the individual product roadmap owned by each Product Owner to ensure alignment within the overall Summit Automotive platform strategy.

The Product Manager is accountable for managing the long-term roadmap and vision, strategically driving the development, market launch, and continual support and improvement of products, leveraging market trends and the identification of new opportunities.  Key is the ability to communicate this clearly to all stakeholders and manage expectations accordingly, together with an overview of the outputs and progress of the Product Management teams.

This permanent opportunity is for Product Manager who has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and bring a high level of strategy and governance into a start-up environment.  The Automotive teams are based from central London (Soho) and Warwick, with third-party teams in Romania and Prague. We are looking for someone to be based out of our Warwick for the majority, with travel to our other sites as and when required. 


About You

With previous working experience as a Product Manager, managing software delivery teams within e-commerce, you will have successfully created, managed and delivered product strategies previously, ideally within companies that have mid-large tier client bases.

You will have led multiple Product Owners and be adept at managing scheduling and resource dependencies and their associated delivery risks. With strong coaching and development skills, the ability to work cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders both client-side and internally, and to clearly express the connection between larger business goals and the delivery strategy, is key. Excellent communication and presentation skills.

Analytical with the ability to challenge the status quo in order to drive efficiencies and adaptations to best practice. Knowledge and experience of Agile processes and principles.

About the Benefits

A competitive base salary is on offer (up to £80,000 and this is really dependent on skills, experience and what you can bring to the table) plus opportunities for progression, within an exciting start-up environment that can already count numerous multi-national Automotive manufacturers as clients, with the added backing of our parent company TCC Global, a hugely successful and internationally recognised leader in loyalty marketing. 

Benefits including Life Assurance, Health Care Cash Plan, Auto-enrolment Pension, Profit Share, Experience for Life, Career Break Scheme, plus 25 day's holiday rising with service and your birthday off every year. Successful candidates must have and be able to evidence their right to work in the UK.  If you’re interested in finding out more and becoming a Changemaker we look forward to hearing from you.  No speculative agency contact or CVs please.


About Us

Summit are changemakers in Automotive ecommerce. We are deeply involved in the transformation that ecommerce is creating in automotive, bringing our 18 years of expertise in retail to an exciting market. Manufacturers and Dealers trust us to help them on their automotive journey. We empower our clients to be best in class ecommerce and digital revolutionaries, making it more likely that people will buy from them, than anyone else.