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Product Project Manager

Remote position, United Kingdom only


Are you a proactive and innovative Product Project Manager looking for an exciting opportunity within the financial industry? Join our dynamic Product Development team at AJ Bell, where you'll be responsible for delivering cutting-edge functionality and features for our D2C website and apps. In this role, you'll oversee the entire project life cycle, from inception to go-live, ensuring timely and effective delivery. Experience in a financially regulated environment is a plus, as you'll also handle regulatory changes that impact our products. If you have strong communication skills, a pragmatic approach to project delivery, and a passion for delivering exceptional results, we'd love to hear from you. Plus, with our competitive salary, generous holiday allowance, and range of employee benefits, including a hybrid working policy and on-site gym, you'll be rewarded for your hard work. Join us at AJ Bell and help us empower individuals to take control of their financial futures!

Job Description

Job Description

We're now looking for Product Project Manager to work within the Product Development team who are responsible for developing and delivering new functionality and features for the AJ Bell D2C website and apps in line with AJ Bell’s strategic objectives.

The Product Project Manager will be responsible for the timely and effective delivery of innovative product development projects and initiatives through the entire delivery life cycle; from inception through to go-live and post implementation. Whilst many projects have an emphasis on Product development, you will also be responsible for the delivery of regulatory changes that impact the product, website or app therefore experience of a financially regulated environment would be an advantage.

What does the job involve?

  • Delivery of multiple complex product-led change, across various business sites, functions, and development delivery teams.
  • Identify and build an effective project team for each project.
  • Production and agreement of project scope, optimised delivery plans and responsibility for leading and managing project teams to these plans to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Co-ordinate project resources to ensure projects adhere to scope and schedule.
  • Regular reporting on change delivery status to sponsors, stakeholders and relevant committees.
  • Identification and management of risks, issues, and dependencies, plus assessment of consumer outcome risks posed by the change.
  • Establish and maintain effective and trusted relationships with internal Business and IT project stakeholders.
  • Perform other project tasks to support the wider product team as agreed with Senior Product Development Manager.

Competence, Knowledge, and Skills:

  • Experience of delivering in a financially regulated environment
  • Pragmatic approach to delivery of projects and change
  • Programme manager experience
  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certification or equivalent e.g. PMP
  • Experience of multiple project delivery methodologies e.g., Agile, SDLC, SAFe
  • Experience in working on web and app developments desirable
  • Business Analyst skills are desirable.
  • Ability to quickly understand technical and business topics.
  • Use of sound judgement to determine when it is necessary to escalate through established escalation channels in a timely manner.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to build and manage effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, to motivate and lead your project team.
  • Good business/commercial knowledge
  • Analytical skills/problem solving
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • High attention to detail

About Us:

AJ Bell is one of the fastest-growing investment platform businesses in the UK offering an award-winning range of solutions that caters for everyone, from professional financial advisers, to DIY investors with little to no experience. We have 491,000 customers using our award-winning platform propositions to manage assets totalling more than £76.1 billion. Our customers trust us with their investments, and by continuously striving to make investing easier, we aim to help even more people take control of their financial futures.

Having listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2018, AJ Bell is now a FTSE 250 company.

Headquartered in Manchester with offices in central London and Bristol, we now have over 1200 employees and have been named one of the UK's ‘Best 100 Companies to Work For’ for six consecutive years.

In return for your hard work you will be entitled to:

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous holiday allowance of 26 days, increasing up to 31 days with service, plus bank holidays
  • Holiday buy/sell scheme
  • Hybrid working policy
  • Casual dress code
  • Discretionary bi-annual bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Buy as you earn share scheme
  • Free shares scheme
  • Paid study support for qualifications
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity scheme from day one
  • Bike loan
  • Season ticket loan portal
  • Discounted PMI and Dental
  • On-site gym and personal trainer led classes
  • Paid volunteering opportunities
  • Free social events and more

AJ Bell is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and all employees are empowered to bring their whole self to work.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, religion, physical and mental disability, marital status and any other characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010. All decisions to hire are based on qualifications, merit and business need.

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