Digital Product Manager – Product Engineering

Digital Product Manager – Product Engineering

Job Description

Company description:

A leading premium automotive business and leading to move towards electric autonomous vehicles.

Job description:


We are actively in pursuit of an accomplished Digital Product Manager, poised to play a pivotal role in advancing our Product Engineering.

This is a great opportunity to join our Digital function and be part of our mission to power JLR’s Digital transformation.

Within the Digital Vehicle Programme Delivery Domain, the Global vehicle Test and Electrical area are expanding to create a number of Digital squads who will lead on defining and implementing the Digital roadmaps required to enable our test and software development engineering functions.

Your mission? You will be responsible for owning the product evolution roadmap developing the capability in support of business requirements and overseeing the health of products through their lifecycle, ensuring products realise maximum business advantage whilst supporting Digital reference architecture and benefits measures.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities

  • Generate business cases for specialist digital products which will deliver value aligned to the overall strategic portfolio of initiatives and demand prioritisation criteria
  • Generate ideas and innovate for specialist digital products which solve business problems, primarily within a Digital Domain
  • Be responsible for the testing performance of specialist products
  • Ensure all opportunities are taken to actively manage technical debt of specialist products, playing down tech debt during product capability releases and ensure platform upgrades are addressed
  • Provide on-going risk management of relevant product(s) including information, Cybersecurity, business continuity, data privacy and plan for longer-term emergent risks
  • Oversee the alignment of supply and demand for relevant specialist product(s)
  • Manage the transition and embedding of specialist digital products into Business as Usual (BAU)
  • Deliver on cost in-line with business case requirements for specialist products within Digital Domains
  • Hold product teams to account to deliver to time, cost and quality
  • Manage product stage gate requirements and forums
  • Manage relationships with stakeholders throughout the specialist digital product lifecycle
  • Manage and assure own technical expertise and speak the language of the business
  • Review existing specialist product(s) for value realisation and decide whether to close, update or continue them (drawing in inputs from relevant stakeholders to form the assessment)
  • Ensure optimal workflow, addressing constraints and bottlenecks using Agile and DevOps methods (waterfall by exception and phased out over time)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential –

  • Strong experience within a Product Management role
  • Proven internal/external stakeholder management and influencing ability
  • Demonstrable experience working in an environment where pace and execution are a pre-requisite
  • Experience in defining product strategy and roadmaps
  • Track record of executing significant Digital programmes and managing the enhancement and upgrade of a complex systems environment
  • Demonstrable understanding of the digital capabilities required to enable a vehicle testing function
  • Exceptional track record of technical leadership where service quality is a priority
  • Strong commercial acumen and a history of making innovative and profitable decisions concerning technology
  • Experience in defining and executing a long-term systems strategy within a significant technological environment


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