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Position to fill Product Manager

London, UK

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Candidate:

Andrew Malczyk

Product Manager

Story

The Hiperpool team spent a considerable amount of time understanding the requirements of the role and the values of the company. Considering the size and stage of Manual, these elements are of great value.

Hiperpool has been able to identify numerous candidates for the role, and have successfully placed one to date.

Hiperpool Talent Sponsors and Client Success Managers were active on behalf of members and employers throughout the process, providing support and guidance at every step of the way.

About the company

Manual is a men's health and wellness brand that aims to challenge outdated notions that real men shrug their shoulders and carry on. By empowering men with all the information and choices they need to proactively own their wellbeing, Manual believes we can turn a corner.

We’re here to be a personal manual for all men everywhere. A guide to owning health and happiness. Giving men all the tools they need to be good to themselves.

We’re no strangers to the pitfalls of ignoring your well-being. We started Manual because we spent years sweeping everything under the carpet until everything piled up and the carpet wore out.

Overweight, anxious, unable to sleep, run down and fatigued are just some of the problems we’d stacked up between us. Not a pretty sight.

We began to talk to each other, then to others, and actively sought help. The more we talked, the better we felt. The more we got to know about the solutions, the more we implemented them into our lives. And guess what? Looking after yourself head to toe, inside and out, really works.

But hey, we’re far from fixed, it’s a journey. We’re building Manual for all of us. To help figure out the best routes to well-being central.

About the role

  • As Product Manager, you will support Manual in their technology initiatives. You will look to understand the customer needs, work with internal stakeholders and take projects from ideation to launch.
  • You will report to the CEO, George Pallis, and personally manage a team of 4-5 developers and designers.
  • Manual raised over £5m in a highly successful seed round in Jan 2019, backed by the U.K.’s Felix Capital, Germany’s Cherry Ventures and U.S.-based Cassius Capital.
  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps
  • Run the sprints of our small tech & design team through the agile framework of your choice
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes, with the goal of maximizing the velocity of our product team
  • Work closely with engineering teams to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Incorporate feature requests into the product roadmap
  • Develop user stories and define acceptance criteria
  • Groom and prioritize backlog
  • Analyze preferences and requests of end-users

Requirements

  • Proven work experience in product management or as an associate product manager
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with agile
  • Good organizational skills
  • MS/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or equivalent preferred

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