Product Owner/Product Manager – Organisational Agility

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Title:  Product Owner/Product Manager – Organisational Agility

Location: UK Remote Only

Role: Permanent 

About Avado 

Here at Avado, we believe in unlocking potential and changing lives. We are a professional academy that helps people and companies transform and grow through interactive learning experiences in Data, People, Marketing, Agility, Digital Leadership and Transformation. Our connected learning approach combines deep expertise, collaborative learning, scalable technology and award-winning learning design to deliver learner experiences for people who want real change. 

Who we need

We're looking for a motivated and driven Product Owner to take full development responsibility and ownership of our Organisational Agility Academy’s educational solutions. You will take the lead on defining, directing and driving the development of these educational products, based on customer needs and market insights. The role comes with a sharp focus on supporting, participating and enhancing a more agile-leaning product development process within the team, to achieve smart, effective and creative results. You'll have a flair for innovation and be genuinely excited about developing new educational products to help organisations adapt their ways of working/thinking to rapidly innovate and experiment, with access to the tools needed to drive cultural change and transform their organisations to be more responsive to their people and customers.


As a Product Owner, you will be the go-to person on all things Organisational Agility, bringing the necessary thought leadership to ensure that your products create value for customers and users, as well as for the company. Working closely with our Commercial and Product teams, you will own and champion our Agility Academy and facilitate all product conversations and decisions. You will be accountable for:

  • Client Requirements – investigating, researching and understanding the client/customer’s needs. Staying close to the market, the competition, and users’ pain points to shape the vision and the strategy for the product roadmap.
  • Product Faculty Roadmap - defining the product vision, interacting and collaborating with users to understand their requirements, communicating product goals with stakeholders and creating a product road map that forms a tactical and graphical summary of the direction of your products.
  • Product Commercials – creating and validating new product business cases, product pivots or product exits – inclusive of proposition, vision, development budget, unit economics, go to market strategy, pricing and product benefits.
  • Product Backlog and Development -   creating the product backlog, prioritising feature iterations, sequencing product development activities providing clarity for development teams and representing the voice of the customer.
  • Product Positioning – collaborate with marketing, commercial finance and sales in order to support the product’s business performance and drive clear messaging on its unique value to clients and support in the product go-to-market strategy.
  • Product Partnerships – creating and evolving relationships with our vendors and strategic partners that play an important role in accrediting the quality, relevance and vibrancy of our products – such as our strong partnership with Google and Tableau.

You will belong to the product development team which consists of other product owners, project managers, learning designers, learning technologist and our production studio.

What you'll bring

  • A minimum of 3 years in a product development role within the education/edtech industry
  • Experience of working within an agile-leaning educational product development process - you would have had experience of creating educational resources 
  • Strong experience in working with in the Agile/ Organisational Agility space,
  • Strong thought leadership, you will be at the forefront of the latest Agile/Agility industry trends /innovative ways of working
  • A strong Agile mindset along with additional experience in Agile coaching and/or Agile Transformation experience and/or relevant Agile related qualifications
  • An ability to work with the un-known and be part of the shaping and creation of new or developing products
  • A passion for learning technology and drive to contribute to this exciting and constantly changing sector
  • A natural collaboration style based on an intrinsic need to talk to and work with, various functions in the business to get results
  • A data-driven approach to making decisions and defining approaches
  • Experience working within the education/learning space is beneficial

And… just for being here, we offer you a culture that’s created and nurtured by super smart people and underpinned by our Values. Our Values of Accountability, Ambition, Care, Empowerment and Transparency were created for our people, by our people; they guide our thinking, decisions and actions, creating a truly unique place to work. You will also get a chance to be at the forefront of digital transformation and professional growth, enviable workspaces, serious personal development opportunity and a few nice job-related and lifestyle perks.

What you’ll get:

Lots of benefits including:

  • Holidays – 25 days (bank holidays on top & birthday paid day off)
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Great work life balance through flexi working/remote working
  • Avado learning days
  • Wellness and fitness (Mindfulness)
  • A home in our growing, ambitious team, whose sharp focus is growing the future skills of the workplace
  • The opportunity to truly own and be responsible for making great things happen, making a real difference and working with some of the world’s leading brands
  • A fast and furious, exciting place to be with real challenge and a meaningful opportunity  

And we’re highly inclusive….

Avado is one of those rare places where anyone from anywhere with any background or experience is free to come and do their very best work. We believe in the diversity of thought, as that’s what helps us help our customers and learners – whether investing in their own development, or having their employer invest for them. Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are critical to our success; come and see for yourself.  

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Perks & Benefits

  • Learning📚

    Being part of Avado means you can choose to study any of our courses.

    We also host regular 'Learning Days'.
    We have an incredible amount of expertise and talent across the business, so we want to spend time sharing, learning from each other, and celebrating it!

  • Work Life Balance ⚖

    We pride ourselves on our flexible working culture including remote working

  • Wellness & Fitness 🏋🏿

    We offer a mental health support line, weekly mindfulness sessions and daily yoga classes!

  • Holiday 🌴

    We feel that time off is very important so at Avado you get 25 days holiday plus bank holiday (and your birthday off too!)

  • Enhanced Maternity 🐣

    We know this is an important time for you, so we offer that extra support with enhanced maternity pay

  • Cycle to Work 🚲

    A cycle scheme that allows employees to purchase a bicycle and equipment up to a limit of £1,000

Workplace & Culture

Our culture balances the support and structure of an established business, with a pace and adaptive environment more akin to a start up. We trust our people as adults to bring their entire self to what they do and to own the ‘how’ and ‘where’ of their work.

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