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6 months ago
Capita PLC
Location: North West
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Marketing Agency
Category: Product Development Jobs
Vacancy description

Become a Product Development Manager with Capita DCC

Location – North West

Competitive Salary and benefits

The energy industry has made a significant investment in the DCC (Data Communications Company) platform, creating a unique and secure network that reaches out to every home in Great Britain. Looking further into the future, we explore how DCC can leverage our scale, geographic coverage, secure platform and our team’s expertise and processes to foster new services and innovation and reduce unit costs for our customers, the energy industry and ultimately consumers.

Reporting into the Head of Product Management, as the Product Development Manager, you will be part of this ground-breaking work which is led by the Strategy and Product Management Team in DCC. You will work in collaboration with the existing Innovation and Business Development Manager – responsible for early stage identification of new business opportunities. Beyond innovation and development, other responsibilities of this team include business strategy and business planning.


As part of the Strategy and Product Management team, the Product Development Manager will:


Qualify, manage and progress effectively and efficiently new product development initiatives through the initial phases, from established concept to proposal to specification and planning; champion the initiative throughout the development and delivery phase; and ‘product manage’ the initiative once in life – taking the initiatives through DCC’s governance process.

the role will also involve:


Helping to define and operate DCC’s innovation and development framework


Working with the in-life product management team to promote DCC’s outward facing capabilities and assets to ensure they are exploited for innovation and growth, to benefit the energy industry and ultimately the energy consumer.


Support business development activities including active promotion of DCC’s position in the market place, to ensure effective support from external stakeholders including the energy industry, Government, regulatory parties and other industries of interest.

Your experience will include:


A hands-on product development experience with evidence of initiatives delivered from industry concept to product specification and delivery planning, ideally in a regulated environment.


Extensive experience of developing and managing products or propositions through early-life and strong virtual team leadership of cross functional virtual teams.


Excellent communications skills and stakeholder management including entrepreneurs, large corporations, Government and regulators.


Understanding of technology futures: i.e M2M, IoT, Connected Home

Skills and Experiences - Desirable


Understanding of the “Smart Energy” context and knowledge of DCC working environment


Experience in corporate strategy


Experience of working in management consultancy / strategy / policy environments


Experience with Board level interaction

About DCC Smart Metering

At DCC Smart Metering we’ve built the data and communications infrastructure that will support the mass roll out of smart electricity and gas meters to homes and small businesses across the country. The world’s most ambitious smart meter roll out will see over 53 million smart meters installed across the UK by 2020. Join us and you’ll be part of a team that is supporting the country’s transition to a low-carbon economy, and helping to ensure an affordable, secure and sustainable energy supply for the future.

DCC Smart Metering are part of Capita Plc, the UK’s leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions. Through quality solutions, tailored to our customers’ needs, we’ve helped countless organisations unlock value and maximise their potential. With access to our range of unique and diverse opportunities, offering real career advancement and progression, we can unlock your potential too.

What’s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 25 day’s holiday (rising to 27), a company car, discretionary 20% annual bonus, company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts. Located at our North West offices

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply – you can contact jessica.burnand@capita.co.uk for guidance.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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