Senior Product Manager (Data and Software)Connected Places Catapult

London, England, United Kingdom 30-05-2023


Location - London or Milton Keynes (minimum of two days a week in the office. You can do more than two days if preferable)

Reporting to - Team Lead Data and Software

Working hours - Full time

Band - 3.2

Salary - £57,955 - £63,970 (depending on location and proven ability)

Contract type/duration - Fixed term contract until 29th March 2024

Closing date - 4th June 2023

We provide impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for public bodies, businesses, and infrastructure providers to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel. We connect businesses and public sector leaders to cutting-edge research to spark innovation and grow new markets. We run technology demonstrators and SME accelerators to scale new solutions that drive growth, spread prosperity, and eliminate carbon.

The Applied Data & Technology team at CPC is a multidisciplinary team of technologists, data scientists and engineers, software engineers, service designers and researchers. The team plays an important role in enabling CPC to successfully meet its strategic objectives to build the economy and develop UK businesses. Working across a diverse project portfolio and technology areas in support of domains like rail and stations, air mobility and airports, maritime and logistics, integrated infrastructure, homes and housing and place leadership.

As places become more populated and connected, and respond to emergent agendas around net zero, regional economic growth, and post-pandemic recovery and resilience there is an ever increasing need to make use of data for better decision making and to underpin new technological innovations. From supporting local authorities and central government to make better use of data to deliver new homes against a backdrop housing crisis, to building digital twins that help rail stations support social distancing measures, our projects demonstrate the art of the possible and pull technical ideas through to an applied setting. This position takes an enabling role in the innovation ecosystem – often working with new businesses to support an emerging product or service or acting as thought leaders.

The Senior Product Manager will play an important role in delivering key projects related to integrated infrastructure, air mobility and other CPC ecosystems as appropriate. The role will involve leading on engagement with diverse stakeholders including infrastructure asset owners, technology development partners, academics and government, honing use cases and understanding user needs as well as working with internal teams to deliver and direct product development, translating ideas into strategy and features.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinating with data scientists, software developers, ecosystem innovation, marketing and other teams as required
  • Working closely with Technical Programme Managers on milestone projects
  • Incorporating feedback and input from customers, partners and in-house teams on product strategy and finding ways to expand product market reach
  • Developing and implementing product strategies that are appropriate for achieving programme and project goals
  • Building the product vision and roadmap, and using user requirements and prioritising product features and capabilities
  • Collecting and analysing feedback from customers, stakeholders and other teams to shape requirements, features and end products
  • Owning and managing the product backlog and overseeing priorities in development sprints
  • Working with technical teams to assess technical challenges, coordinate in-house teams and third-party consultants and subcontractors to deliver
  • Producing and review product requirements documents
  • Working with project and programme managers to ensure products and releases are delivered correctly and on schedule
  • Making creative recommendations to expand product base and vision
  • Suggesting ways to track product use and impact
  • Working with team leads and director to create relevant value propositions for Applied Data and Technology
  • You may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties to support the Catapult in achieving its strategic outcomes and ensure effective business operations



  • Previous experience in delivering innovative projects and products
  • Strong track record of successful stakeholder engagement in a technical context
  • Enjoy forming relationships, inspiring teams around a common purpose and significant prior experience in successfully deploying innovative products
  • A confident influencer and communicator with the ability to adapt style and message for a variety of different audiences
  • Possess a strong combination of technology plus stakeholder engagement skills
  • Experienced in design and product leadership with a clear understanding of how to understand and prioritise user needs
  • Hands-on product manager and desire to work in a fast paced, ever-moving environment
  • Familiarity with Agile frameworks
  • Problem-solving aptitude and creative thinking skills


  • Skills and experience working in innovative companies at the cutting edge of their fields, in cities, transport or climate


Holiday entitlement – 25 days holiday entitlement for everyone (pro-rata if part time) plus a shutdown at Christmas (approx 3 extra days off)

Pension Scheme – We offer a competitive pension plan, helping you save for your future

Volunteering – Whether you’re looking to clean up a beach, are a school governor or charity trustee, want to support a local charitable event or use your skills and experience as part of a mentoring scheme for SMEs we are here to support you with two paid days of volunteering leave per year (pro-rata if part time)

Payroll Giving – Our Payroll Giving Scheme with GiveAll, is a flexible option which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give back to their charity of choice on a regular basis from your pre-tax income – helping your money go further to those who need it the most

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Provided by Health Assured, our EAP offers 24/7 confidential work/life support services to you and your immediate family members

Cycle to Work Scheme – We love to cycle and as well as bike racks and showers at our two office locations, you can spread the cost of a new bike over a 12 or 18 month period, through payroll deductions

Cash Health Plan – We’ve teamed up with Westfield to offer you a range of generous health and wellbeing cash plans. This benefit allows you to be reimbursed for a wide range of both essential and everyday healthcare expense

Tech Loans – As an innovative, early adopter and future thinker, you’ll want the latest gadgets, so you have the option of buying any IT equipment and repaying it through payroll deductions

Discounts and Offers – To provide you with a range of offers from a wide variety of retailers

Keeping all our colleagues safe is our first priority, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are back in our offices and all staff will have a working week both in the office and days at home as part of our Hybrid working model.

Employment here is based solely upon individual merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law. We also make all reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under laws protecting the rights of the disabled.


Applications are now closed