Lead Product Manager - NEC Housing

  • NEC Software Solutions
  • Remote
  • Sep 06, 2023
Full time Consultant

Job Description

Come join us and make a difference in the world!

We’re NEC Software Solutions (part of global tech giant NEC Corporation). While you read this ad, our software is helping to dispatch ambulances, support families, keep trains on the move, locate missing people and even test the hearing of newborn babies.

Working with us, you’ll be helping our 3,000+ employees push the boundaries of what’s possible and support amazing public services.

We work with governments, hospitals, police forces, housing providers, local authorities and more. We help them pay financial support faster, speed up treatments for patients and respond to emergencies in the right way. The more we do, the more our customers can do for others. And together, we make a world of difference.

We’d love your help. And we’ll support you all the way.

Discover more at www.necsws.com

Job Description

Lead Product Manager – NEC Housing

The NEC Housing platform has had huge investment and expanded greatly across recent years and we are continuing to invest at the same ambitious rate. 

NEC is looking for an experienced and skilled individual to lead a team of Product Managers working across the NEC Housing platform, on areas such as customer engagement, document management, workflow and task management, communications (such as SMS, WhatsApp, email, documents, etc), security, GDPR, audit and general user experience improvements..

You will be managing a team of Product Managers to understand market needs, listen to customer requirements and use that information to work with our Development team, to build solutions that deliver.

In addition, you will be working closely with our Business Solution Architects, Implementation and Customer Support teams to help resolve customer issues and challenges.

The Lead Product Manager will be responsible for defining and articulating NEC Housing propositions and work closely with teams including Pre-Sales, Marketing and Sales to ensure that it’s effectively promoted in the market.

This is a truly exciting role, with lots of opportunity to bring your own ideas, to ensure that NEC Housing supports our customers to deliver an outstanding repairs service.

The Lead Product Manager will:

  • Manage a team of Product Managers responsible for the delivery of NEC Housing solutions from end-to-end – including (but not limited to) customer engagement, document management, workflow and task management, communications (such as SMS, WhatsApp, email, documents, etc), security, GDPR and audit, general user experience improvements;
  • Capture, analyse and define our customer’s business needs and objectives to ensure that NEC Housing products and solutions meet or exceed customer/market expectations;
  • Work with NEC teams to define appropriate combinations of NEC intellectual property and third party systems;
  • Provide product specifications for Development & Test and support the build and test activities;
  • Work within Agile teams providing the product input;
  • Liaise and manage requirements with 3rd party suppliers, systems integrators or other organisations as required;
  • Support a range of end user engagements such as User Groups, Special Interest Groups and ad-hoc customer consultation projects;
  • Assist the Pre-Sales/Sales teams with the production, review and management of bid responses, sales proposals and quotations;
  • Produce and deliver sales/technical presentations for both customer and internal audiences;
  • Manage/support the entire product life-cycle for elements of the NEC Housing portfolio from concept, to development, launch, support to retirement;
  • Keep up to date with trends, regulation and market changes in the housing sector and recommend enhancements for the development roadmap for the NEC Housing platform;
  • Support implementation teams to resolve customer product-related issues and challenges;

Be able to think outside of the box, solve complex problems with an eye on the bigger picture and work on multiple projects simultaneously and independently.


We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Strong Social Housing knowledge and awareness of current sector issues, challenges and legislation
  • Good understanding and experience of technology and use / implementation of a housing management solution used in the Social Housing sector
  • Experience of working with customers (internal or external) to design robust business and process-based solutions to meet business needs
  • Working knowledge of the project life-cycle, structured methodologies, and delivering projects on time to budget
  • Expert stakeholder management skills to secure and maintain external and internal commitment to agreed scope and outcomes
  • Experience of working in the IT sector in architecture, product management, business analysis or project delivery roles
  • Experience of working with solution providers in the definition or specification of product enhancements either as a senior customer or supplier
  • Experience of UI/UX design and new product development using Agile methodologies
  • Experience of working with / implementing HMS solutions
  • Excellent communication skills with significant experience of customer engagement / customer management at all levels including senior management / director levels
  • Excellent formal and informal presentation skills encompassing a broad range of stakeholders
  • Ability to upskill rapidly in new areas or technologies to an appropriate level of understanding

Additional Information

We are proud of the benefits we offer employees of NEC Software Solutions 

  • Private Medical Cover funded by NEC for Employees (with the option to add family members at an additional cost)
  • 25 days paid holiday with the option to buy/ sell 
  • 4 x basic salary life assurance cover funded by NEC (with the option to increase cover at an additional cost)
  • A Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributions up to a maximum of 8.5%
  • A fantastic selection of flexible benefits to suit your individual needs
  • We are an employer who cares, we have a invaluable employee assistance programme which can help in every area of your life
  • All colleagues get free access to LinkedIn Learning. Over 15000 courses covering a huge breadth of subjects. Learn about what you like, when you like, how you like.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the UK. Documentary evidence will be required.

All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks.

NEC Software Solutions is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.

Application Deadline

Sep 29, 2023