The Head of Product Development will lead the product development team within MyKindaFuture, owning both the current and future suite of products and solutions across each touch point to deliver an outstanding Stakeholder experience.

The Head of Product Development will build and manage world class solutions aimed at bettering the lives and opportunities of young people, working collaboratively across the whole organisation to implement these solutions effectively.

The role is crucial to the aims of the organisation and will sit on the Senior Leadership Team and report directly to MyKindaFuture’s CEO. You will manage and develop a team dedicated to the creation, management and delivery of MyKindaFuture’s offline and digital product suite.

About the role:

  • Development of a 5 year product development strategy that aligns with the company’s aims and values and the needs of each key MyKindaFuture Stakeholder – employer, educator and young person.
  • Bring together the technology, expertise and infrastructure required to deliver an unbeatable and highly relevant customer experience, whether online or through physical delivery or blended learning
  • Audit the current MyKindaFuture product suite, assessing strengths weaknesses, effectiveness and future viability
  • Futureproof MyKindaFuture’s offering to keep it relevant both now and in the future
  • Develop a deep understanding of the needs of each stakeholder and map their journey across MyKindaFuture’s current and future range of solutions
  • Work collaboratively both within the product development team and the wider business to champion new ideas and ways of delivering new solutions
  • Manage, develop and maintain a high performing product development team
  • Become a thought leader for MyKindaFuture, speaking both internally and at relevant industry events about new technologies, product development and innovation within our sector
  • Integrate each solution into the business, delivering tailored training across each department to allow for effective sales, marketing and delivery of the full MyKindaFuture product range
  • Support both the New Business  and Client Partnerships teams with sales and retention support where required
  • Build and manage key relationships with external suppliers such as developers and technology partners

About you:

  • Experience in both online and offline product development
  • Experience of managing developers (including remote teams)
  • A proven track record of managing a development road map
  • Excellent communicator
  • A proven innovator
  • Passion for improving the life chances of disadvantaged young people
  • Commercial awareness, solutions focussed with attention to detail
  • A desire to learn and grow as part of an evolving team and organisation

MyKindaFuture, is the UK’s biggest emerging talent specialist and offers a one-stop-shop for businesses looking to connect with and recruit students across secondary, further and higher education in the UK. We specialise in helping students develop employability skills, whilst supporting employers with their specific recruitment needs across the board – from work experience and apprenticeships through to graduate programmes.

MyKindaFuture work with over 5,920 schools and have societies in over 50 university campuses. Trusted by students and educators alike, with over 32 years’ experience working with young people and their influencers.

Role: Head of Product Development

Location: London Southbank

Salary: Available on request

For additional information, please contact Tom at MyKindaFuture at Tom.perridge@mykindafuture.com

MyKindaFuture are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We believe diverse teams help us make better products and welcome people of all ages, stories and backgrounds.

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