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Product Manager

Job Reference tbigc/TP/53380/772 #LI-NM1

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Mid-Senior level
Company Industry:
Information Services
Job Function:
Information Technology

Focus of the Role

The Product Manager within the Tech Partner Innovation (TPI) team will be the face of TBI to our Technology Partners and will have senior company counterparts in partner companies. The Product Manager will be responsible for the implementation strategy and be a core member of the delivery governance structure.

This role will have the responsibility for setting the delivery strategy of Technology Partner solutions for government clients with a focus on impact and accelerated delivery. To ensure sustainability and continued support, the Product Manager will be responsible for ensuring all customisations meet the needs of the government and are part of the product roadmap or retrofitted into the products to be included in future releases.

This position will report to the Head of Tech Partner Innovation, and work with a multi-disciplinary team that includes Engagement Managers, Enterprise Architects, Product Designers and Tech Partner Advisors. The TPI team will be propositional in the technical scope to be delivered, the plan to deliver successfully with our Technology Partners, and the model and approach to working with government clients.

The purpose of this newly created role is to extend our influence and impact with our government clients by leveraging tech partner solutions. These solutions will deliver measurable value to our clients, and tangible and meaningful impact to their citizens.

The position collaborates and leads with a mindset for impact and accelerated value. Success in this role will be measured by the impact the implemented solutions will have with governments clients, and the measurable contributions to the successful implementation and adoption of the partner solution.

Job Introduction

The TPI team is part of the Global Innovation Unit within TBI’s S&P Division.

Key Responsibilities

Tasks will include but are not limited to:

  • Sets the delivery strategy for implementing the Partner’s digital solutions
  • Supports TBI vision internally for the selection and approach to leveraging Technology Partner solutions
  • Responsible for expansion of the Partner solution within government client i.e. land and expand
  • Responsible for uptake of Partner solution across TBI government clients
  • Supports SP&I with the identification and selection of Landmark and Strategic Technology Partners
  • Provide recommendation to SP&I evolving partnership model
  • Point of escalation for TPI team and Engagement Manager leading implementation
  • Supports the Engagement Manager to address blockers and mitigate delivery risks, working with Global Client Solutions (GCS) Programme Integrators
  • Supports proposal creation and contracting, ensuring path to partner impact, sustainability
  • Review project’s technical scope as part of overall implementation strategy
  • Member of the delivery governance structures with a focus on success and impact
  • Support development of references and government implementation success stories
  • Responsible for impact storytelling

Key internal relationships: Director of Technology (GCS), Director of Partnerships (Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives, SPI), Sector Heads (GCS), Country Heads of Technology, Strategic Advisors (GCS), Program Integrators (GCS)

Person Specification

This post would be a fit for a Senior Program Manager with product expertise and extensive internal and external stakeholder management experience. This role would require broad experience in agile software development, cloud computing and building a team culture for innovation and experimentation. This post should have these skills and experience:

  • Extensive experience developing digital solutions
  • Experience working within an innovation culture
  • Experience working with Oracle Products would be beneficial but not essential
  • Excellent knowledge and experience leading technical teams to develop digital solutions using agile and iterative approaches, with a focus on user centricity and human centred design
  • Broad and deep knowledge of Cloud computing and solutions, and other emerging technologies
  • Familiarity with using Open Source Software and Libraries
  • Proven experience selecting appropriate development and infrastructure platforms to support solution outcomes
  • Strategic and can challenge the status-quo on technology selection, and develop plans for successful delivery of challenging objectives
  • The ability to operate in rapidly changing and growth business environment
  • Background of delivering digital solutions with a positive impact and measurable outcomes
  • Experience of partnering/engaging with Government would be a plus
  • Outstanding influencing skills and the ability to work in a highly matrixed organisation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A proven self-starter and is entrepreneurial in spirit
  • Fluency in English
  • Bachelor’s or postgraduate degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Keenly interested in the work of TBI and share in our mission and values

Please note, it is essential you have an existing right to work in the UK to apply for this role.

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people  

We do this within two connected divisions: 

 Government Advisory 

Our Government Advisory teams work directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas: 

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics; 
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and 
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world. 

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are: 

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork 
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity 
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results 

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\'re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.