Data Product Management Consultant (PM)

Closing date for applications: 23/12/2019
Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
The Business Data Team is the technology partner for multiple Product Delivery Units across DWP, responsible for managing, delivering and governing data products and services to meet user needs. There is a strong focus on eliciting user needs and ensuring the technology is driven by validated user need.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
12 months
No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
A discovery exercise has been carried out to understand how to maximise integration and re-use potential and gain a better understanding of opportunities for integration across the existing programme. This process has produced an interim target architecture and proposed team arrangement.
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work directly on a supplier-led team with team with other data and product specialists. The specialist will also work with traditional delivery and product roles within the existing programme and with SMEs across the department to ensure predictable and regular delivery.
What the specialist will work on
1. Working with Business Data Team, advising on data products and services and overarching data strategy 2. Advise Data & Analytics (D&A) on Data Product strategy, ensuring user needs are met by efficient provision of high quality reporting, insight and modelling products 3. Work with D&A and stakeholders to help design an optimised Data service 4. Work with wider Digital Department, other DWP departments and xGov, ensuring consistency of best practice approach 5. Advise on data product and service design best practices 6. Advise on delivery of aspirant distributed decentralised data operating model, ensuring value of approach can be unlocked
Address where the work will take place
Location is Flexible but there will be a requirement to travel to Tothill Street, London, SW1 & St Peter's Square, Manchester M1 when necessary.
Working arrangements
Flexible - All expenses shall be capped in accordance with the buyer's travel and expense policy.
Security clearance
Pre-arranged SC clearance is required
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with existing internal supplier teams and other supplier teams Demonstrate ability to be transparent and collaborative when making decisions Demonstrate ability to take responsibility for their own work Demonstrate ability to be tenacious in the face of adversity Demonstrable experience in actively sharing knowledge and experiences with other team members
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 70% Cultural fit 10% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • 5+ years experience introducing Product Management best practice in a public sector data and/or digital environment
  • 5+ years experience delivering digital or data products in a public sector environment
  • 5+ years experience successfully introducing processes new to individuals and organisations
  • 5+ years experience leading teams to better plan, prioritise, govern and deliver key data and digital products in the public sector
  • 5+ years experience delivering digital products to users, to the standards required of a government department
  • 2+ years experience with pensions operational performance workflow software and data structures
  • Demonstrable experience migrating from on-prem data models to cloud-based data models
  • Demonstrable experience with finance reporting within large UK public sector organisation
  • 10+ years experience using digital agile software methodologies
  • 10+ years experience in senior stakeholder engagement and management
  • 10+ years experience working in organisations new to agile ways of working
  • 2+ years experience of data product and service design and implementation
  • Self starter, able to work without direct guidance under their own control
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 2+ years experience of working with digital delivery teams within the Department
  • 5+ years of working with teams delivering solutions in Amazon Web Services

Closing date for applications: 23/12/2019

Data Product Management Consultant (PM)

Closing date for applications: 23/12/2019

Specialist role:

Product manager


No specific location, eg they can work remotely


Department for Work and Pensions

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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