Product Development Manager
We are delighted to have a Senior Management opportunity within the Marketing Department. We are proud of our company culture and strong ethical values and the friendly environment that we offer here. We are based in modern, spacious offices in the Kings Hill commercial development in the heart of beautiful, rural Kent. There are local facilities nearby and we have close links to West Malling, Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tonbridge. In addition we offer an excellent benefits package and free on-site parking.
SearchFlow is part of Decision Insight Information Group and have over 25 years' experience in providing legal professionals with trusted, up-to-date searches. With direct connections to every local authority in England and Wales, there are over 80 due diligence searches available. A focus on providing exceptional customer service and a flexible approach make SearchFlow the leading provider of property searches
To develop and manage the SearchFlow product development roadmap, identifying and evaluating key supplier-driven opportunities, as well as developing and implementing SearchFlow originated product developments and enhancements. To ensure that SearchFlow is ‘first to market’ with commercially attractive new product innovations or enhancements to existing products. To manage the effective roll out of new product development that generates new business, by using market-led analysis, insight and commercial experience to support idea generation and to generate innovative customer products.
Job Title: Product Development Manager
Reporting to: Marketing Director
Department: Marketing Department
Location: Kings Hill, Kent
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To support Marketing Director in definition and presentation of NPD strategy
To research, evaluate and filter NPD ideas before presentation to senior management
To create high level business concepts detailing quantitative and qualitative research to support NPD requests
To develop analytical tools to filter and prioritise NPD ideas
To create detailed market reviews and business cases for Board level review of NPD initiatives
To work closely with Strategic Supplier Manager, Marketing, IT, Operations and Sales teams to identify market opportunities and to test, enhance and implement NPD and be first to market
To support the analysis of the website user experience to ensure that it is developed to support the business vision of ‘making lawyers’ lives easier’
To ensure the smooth roll out of NPD across customer facing and internal operational systems
To review NPD plans of key strategic suppliers and group companies to ensure that development is coordinated and timings aligned
To update senior management on competitor, customer or market intelligence of NPD or product launch activity and manage all external communication
To support the prioritisation of bugs and enhancements to the SearchFlow website and work closely with PMO team to ensure effective deployment
To conduct post-launch financial performance and usage assessments of newly implemented initiatives.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
A relevant business degree and a minimum of 5 years of NPD expertise, generating creative and innovative digital propositions
Excellent, detailed knowledge of NPD processes and procedures from development to testing to internal roll out and launch
Strong technical skills as well as ability to present complex concepts into clear business cases in order to influence and gain solid commitment
Proven track record in delivery of commercial targets from NPD and within budget
The ability to offer insight into customer needs and competitor trends, and translate these into practical propositions and solutions
Strong work ethic with ability to work from initiative as well as implementing pre-defined strategies with a high tolerance to deadline delivery pressure
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