Product Lead – Consulting

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Venor is pleased to partner with our client Kainos in their search for a Product Lead.

At Kainos, you’ll have the opportunity to transcend limitations and make a significant, immediate impact. Whether transforming digital services for millions of citizens or helping Fortune 500 companies successfully implement and thrive on Workday, your work will matter. With a people-first culture and a global presence, Kainos fosters a team-oriented, diverse environment where everyone’s ideas are heard and valued.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As a Product Lead at Kainos, you will play a lead role across one or more multi-disciplinary agile delivery teams. You will own the end-to-end backlog for a product, responsible for its overall quality and maturity. You will lead the business analysts and product consultants on your project, ensuring that the processes for requirements gathering and prioritization are operating effectively. You will work with delivery managers and solution architects to shape the approach for the work you and the wider team undertake. You proactively seek commercial opportunities and take a lead role in product-level commercial negotiations. You will actively support the engagement with product or programme-level business stakeholders, gaining their buy-in and managing their expectations. You will act as a visible leader within the consulting capability, owning the delivery of consulting initiatives. You’ll also manage, coach and develop a team with a focus on managing employee performance. The Product Lead also:

  • Ensures that requirements-gathering, refinement and prioritization processes are effective.
  • Owns the end-to-end product backlog and taking responsibility for story quality and maturity.
  • Has experience devising goal-oriented roadmaps, gaining buy-in from stakeholders and instilling a focus on MVP
  • Has experience leading the collaborative breakdown of goals into small pieces of value-delivering work
  • Has experience leading product teams ensuring the product vision and goals are understood so that scope is managed by the team effectively
  • Has experience in shaping the approach taken in a range of phases of the software development lifecycle – such as analysis, acceptance, launch and live ops
  • Has the proven ability to lead, provide direction and promote good product management practices, across one or more agile teams.
  • Actively supports and builds relationships with product and programme-level business stakeholders
  • Has experience implementing appropriate tools/standards/techniques for business analysis and requirements gathering, securing appropriate buy-in from our internal teams and the client
  • Facilitates workshops with senior stakeholders, negotiating conflicting viewpoints and achieving buy-in for new initiatives.
  • Responsible for working with delivery leads and solution architects to manage scope within commercial constraints, such as cost restrictions or project deadlines.
  • Has strong commercial awareness and an active participation in revenue or sales-generating activity
  • Demonstrates a good understanding of relevant technologies and architectural concepts
  • Has experience coaching and mentoring clients and colleagues in agile techniques and best practices
  • Proven ability of strong team management skills, including effectively managing a multi-disciplinary team is crucial
  • Demonstrated ability in managing, mentoring and coaching members of your team and wider community is important

Desirable Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in another discipline within software development, for example, developer, tester or support engineer.
  • Experience working on client site day-to-day
  • Active participant in communities of interest (e.g. online groups, speaking at conferences etc.)

At Kainos and Venor, we believe in the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to building a team that is as diverse as the world we live in, where everyone is valued, respected, and given an equal chance to thrive.   We actively seek out talented people from all backgrounds, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other characteristic that makes them who they are.   We also believe every candidate deserves a level playing field. We are here to support you every step of the way, so if you require any accommodations or adjustments, we encourage you to reach out. We understand that everyone’s journey is different, and by having a private conversation we can ensure that our recruitment process is tailored to your needs.

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