Head of Product & Innovation

Posted On: 12th May 2023

With nearly 40 years of industry experience, our vision is to be the leading provider of innovative and inspirational supply chain solutions which create economic and social prosperity.

After a period of significant investment into the development of our overall portfolio of products and services, we are now looking for a Head of Product & Innovation to join Team BiP as we embark on the next phase of our growth strategy.  As our Head of Product & Innovation, and supported by a small multi-disciplined team, you will be responsible for setting and delivering the product vision, strategy, and roadmap across the business.

Working in a collaborative manner with a group of multi-disciplined stakeholders including Sales, Marketing, Data and Technology, you will play a key role in driving the overall commercial value of our product portfolio and the delivery of a first-class customer experience, which best supports our subscription-based business model.

Reporting directly into our CEO, and operating as part of our Senior Management Team, this role provides an excellent opportunity for the right individual who wants to be part of, and positively contribute to, our team and our growth ambitions.

Core Responsibilities

  • Strategic planning and management of the entire product portfolio.
  • Definition and alignment of the vision, strategy and roadmap, and aligned to the commercial objectives of the business.
  • Provide innovation and strategic direction of our product portfolio, both new and existing, to increase market share and overall business performance.
  • Direct leadership and overall management to the Product Team as well as providing guidance and support to our broader community.
  • Collaborate with key internal stakeholders; working as One Team, to build the consensus; bring people on the journey and then deliver against key objectives.
  • Develop and pro-actively maintain and understanding of our external market, and as part of that, the provision of intelligent competitor analysis and insight.
  • Directly engage with and understand the needs of our external clients, current and / or prospective, in support of delivering our key objectives.
  • Provision of detailed strategic planning and formulated business cases to support future innovation.
  • Operating as part of the company Senior Management Team, actively support the delivery of the wider objectives of the organisation, and our people.
  • Overall governance and budgetary responsibility for the Product Business Unit.

Skills & Experience

  • Experienced of working in a similar role, with a proven track record of delivering commercial success.
  • Experience of working in a SaaS and / or broader technology / data sector.
  • Experience of building and leading a successful team in a similar space.
  • Demonstrates a ‘hands on’ approach and comes and has the toolkit and approach ‘to get things done’.
  • Outstanding communicator with the ability to build strong relationships across a multi-discipled team.
  • Highly creative and innovative.  Has the ability to look beyond the status quo.
  • A natural interest and enthusiasm for everything digital, from UX to mobile and everything in between.

Leadership Behaviours

Regardless of domain expertise, our leadership team are aligned to our defined core behaviours, illustrated via Our Ways of Working, which are structured around the following principles: –

  • Work as One Team
  • Ownership & Accountability
  • A ‘Can Do’ Approach
  • Delivery Focused
  • Embrace Change

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