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Lead Product Manager - Gen AI (contract)

at Kin + Carta Europe

Location: Leeds

Department: Product

About Kin + Carta

Want to help build a world that works better for everyone? Kin + Carta is a global digital transformation consultancy that makes a difference to the billions who now work, play, shop, communicate and share online.

Join a global team of curious and diverse minds in connecting people, data and technology to produce amazing experiences for some of the world’s most influential companies. Become a maker, builder or creator as we explore the possibilities of sustainable digital technology, helping clients to rapidly innovate, modernise their systems, enable their teams, and optimise for continued growth.

We focus on tech but we’re a proudly inclusive business with trust and human connection at its heart. People, the planet, and profit matter equally to us which is why we’re a certified B Corporation in the United States and Europe. With additional offices in South America, there is a place for you here wherever you’re based.

 

The role in a nutshell:

Product Managers at Kin + Carta work at the intersection of disciplines, to create products that unlock value for users and capture value for clients. We work across the full lifecycle of a product, from hypothesis and execution, to growth and optimisation.

Our Product Managers are user-centric. We understand our clients and their customers. Insights gained from regular customer interactions are fed back into product initiatives and business strategy.

Our Product Managers are strategic. We identify the right problems to solve that create the most value for customers, and help the business achieve their goals. We inspire teams and create alignment by defining a clear vision, strategic purpose, and direction for the products we work on.

Our Product Managers are outcome-oriented. We safeguard success by measuring outcomes not outputs. We identify leading measures that the product team can influence on the way to achieving business objectives. Changes are measured, and results inform the team’s next step.

Our Product Managers are comfortable with ambiguity. We fall in love with problems not solutions. We create clarity, even if that exposes uncertainty and complexity. Throughout the product lifecycle we turn insights into actions and experiments, ensuring the team always knows the most valuable thing to explore, test or build next.

Our Product Managers are collaborative. Our Product Managers aren't CEOs. We ask open questions and work with the whole team to explore the problem and opportunity space. We help the team ensure solutions are desirable for users, viable for the business and feasible to build.

Our Product Managers are pragmatic. We understand the constraints and challenges of different organisations, and know how to be successful in that context.

 

What you can expect:

As a Lead Product Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring our teams are building the right thing; products that meet business objectives, deliver value to users and are commercially viable.

You’ll work in close collaboration with designers, engineers, strategists, delivery leads and partner with client stakeholders to define the product strategy, clarify priorities, validate hypotheses, align around measures of success, and more, to go from idea to successful implementation.

Our Lead Product Managers have the opportunity to take on our most complex projects and may work in a product leadership role within a programme team. 

Outside of project work, you will also contribute regularly towards our Product Practice, sharing knowledge and coaching colleagues on how to implement best practices.

The type of person we’d love to meet:

We'd like to meet people who are:

  • Passionate about creating world-class digital products
  • Organised and proactive, with a strong attention to detail
  • Enjoy working collaboratively with colleagues and clients
  • Flexible and adaptable, with a 'can-do' approach to solving problems
  • Have a “test and learn” mentality, and show a desire to constantly improve their skills

You should have:

  • A track record of planning and delivering successful end-to-end products, with a history of results and the impact they've made
  • Led the definition of product vision and strategy
  • Led the planning and execution of product discoveries
  • A track record of leading successful delivery teams, using different Agile methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, and experience preparing and facilitating workshops
  • Experience building strong relationships with clients and unlocking new commercial opportunities

 

The interview process at Kin + Carta

Here’s what to expect from the interview process at Kin + Carta: 

Intro Call with the Talent Team (30 mins) – If your skills and experience match the role requirements, our Talent team will contact you to arrange a call.  The aim of this call is to get to know you and for you to find out more about Kin + Carta. This call can be held either by telephone or Zoom. After this call, if we feel like you are a good match for the role, you’ll be invited to a first-stage interview.

First-Stage Interview (60 minutes) - This interview will be made up of a task that you will be asked to complete in real time followed by some questions from our team. The interview will last approximately 60. This process is designed to help our team find out about your skills and experience but also what you enjoy and what motivates you. It’s a great opportunity for you to ask our team questions and  learn more about us! If you are successful in the first stage interview, you will progress to the next stage of our interview process

Second-Stage Interview (60 minutes)- Prior to this interview you will be given the brief to a task that you will be asked to present back during the session. It’s a chance for our team to see how you apply your skills and experience and assess how that matches our expectations for the role. It’s also a chance for you to meet more of our Kin (that’s what we call our colleagues here at Kin + Carta).

Making a Decision - Following the interview process, our hiring team will get together to discuss feedback and make a final decision. We aim to get back to you as soon as we possibly can! 

 

Our average recruitment process takes around four weeks. You will be assigned a dedicated member of our Talent team  to support you throughout the process. 

We will always do our best to accommodate any reasonable adjustment requests. Please just let us know how we can make the interview process more accessible for you.






Our benefits

Curious minds are nurtured at Kin + Carta through a wide range of benefits including:

Continuous learning Dedicated team learning budget
Hybrid working policy Hybrid remote working policy
Leadership icon Global leadership programmes
Flexible working icon Flexible working hours
present icon Enhanced Christmas leave
dog icon Dog friendly offices
Discounted private healthcare Subsidised private healthcare
Affordable gym membership Discounted gym membership

Apply for this role

Whoever you are, wherever you’re from and whoever you love, you’ll find an open door at Kin + Carta. It’s yours to walk through if you’re passionate about building a better world for everyone, and you’re keen to be part of a diverse and inclusive culture that plays to people’s strengths and thrives on togetherness.