Product Manager

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Job Details

£37,500 - £49,500 per annum - dependent on experience
Full-time - Permanent
IT and Development
26 Jun 2024 - 23:45
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

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Why this role is important for CPI’s work

We are looking to appoint two Product Managers to maximise the benefits of technology in the furthering of the corporate business goals by leveraging existing systems, identifying future systems, and engaging IT Centres of Excellence within their allocated product area. The Product Manager will plan, design, develop, and launch efficient information systems and operations systems in support of core organisational functions; this is particularly important as the organisation is going through a large scale digital transformation and this role is integral to its success. The successful individual will apply proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve systems issues in order to maximise the benefit of IT systems investments. The individual will represent both the Project Management Office and the Information Technology department and will act as a conduit for business needs and requirements, ensuring that systems continue to meet the needs of users and the business.

Key tasks in the Product Manager role will include (but are not limited to the below), please
download the job description for full details available on the CPI careers page:

• Embrace and role model the desired behaviours to exemplify our Company values,
promoting an ethical, positive company culture.

• To maintain consistent and documented compliance with all relevant Safety, Health
and Environmental (SHE), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Data Integrity (DI), quality and
best practice requirements.

• To be responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the product
lifecycle in line with PMO best practice.

• To be responsible for the gathering and prioritising of product and customer
requirements, defining the product vision and working closely with stakeholders to
maximise return on investment, customer satisfaction and ensure benefits are realised.

• To ensure that the product supports the company’s overall strategy and goals.

• To act as the customer advocate articulating the user’s needs.

• To actively manage relationships with vendors, with a view to maintaining continuity
of service as well as understanding the product roadmap; seeks ways to ensure return on

• To act as the product champion within the company.

• To provide budgetary information in a timely manner to ensure forecasting and
planning information is available

The person we are seeking


• Educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in a Business related subject and/​or hold a 

Project Management foundation qualification, e.g., APM/PRINCE2

• Have proven, demonstrable industrial experience in a similar role

• Strong customer service orientation.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Subject matter expertise in a specific product or market. This should include industry 

or technical knowledge, preferably in CRM or HR.

• Ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.

It would be great if you also had:

• Experience of vendor management.

• A working knowledge of Business Analysis techniques

• Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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