Digital Product Manager, Waitrose Digital Development

Job Type E-commerce
Region South East England
Location Bracknell
Preferred Hours Full Time
Partnership Level
Closing Date 26/7/2019
Vacancy Type
Salary £67,400 - £90,900
Salary Frequency per annum
Hours of Work
Monday to Friday
35 hours per week
09:00 - 17:30

We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so at your interview feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.

Duties & Responsibilities

Please note, this role sits within the Waitrose Digital team, rather than eCommerce.

As Partners in Digital at Waitrose & Partners we all play a part in creating amazing products and services our customers love and to help deliver the profitable growth that sustains the Partnership for the future. Everyday in every way our Partners set about to engineer amazing in Digital. Watch our video below to learn what it means to Partners who are leading this Digital Development.

Waitrose & Partners is in a very exciting place.

We have a rapidly expanding digital arm that is blending beautifully with our bricks and mortar to provide seamless and innovative customer experiences.


As a Digital Product Manager you are the intersection between business, technology and user experience. You will be responsible for managing the product development process from product discovery and truly understanding the problems that are to be solved, to defining the area on which to focus, developing products that are desirable, feasible and viable from both a business and customer perspective.

Job Requirements


– Set the long-term strategy for your product stream
– Translate strategic decisions and direction into a clear plan and set of objectives and key results (OKRs) for your stream to ensure customer and commercial targets can be achieved
– Establish a shared vision that is founded in market research, insight obtained through a deep empathy with customers and end users and a thorough understanding of the problem business stakeholders are trying to solve
– Be clear on the relationship between the product strategy and the product roadmap, creating a roadmap of incremental improvements and iterative development that take your product stream towards its vision and maximises value from the product
– Develop and hold the overall plan for the product stream that encompasses all elements of technical and non technical build ensuring dependencies are understood and release dates or time frames are tracked and managed appropriately
– Hold a clear view of our customer segments and target users / personas, identifying their mission, pains and gains and clearly state the value proposition of your product
– Keep in touch with market developments in the specific product area and become a subject matter expert and go to person

Required essential experience skills and qualifications

– Digital development experience
– Knowledge of Design Thinking, Human Centred Design and / or User Experience practices
– Proven track record of extensive stakeholder management
– Experience working with Agile and relevant Agile qualifications/ training

Required desirable experience skills and qualifications

– Developing digitally lead propositions
– Appreciation of Lean Startup principles

Please see attached job description for further information.

Please note the following:
- This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: 2 year reference check
- We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early.
- It is advisable to carefully consider your answers to each of the 3 questions that are asked as part of the last section in the application form. Tailoring your answers to highlight your relevance to the role in question may help you to secure an interview.

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