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Group Product Manager - Research Environment

London, England

Company Description

Genomics England successfully led the world-leading 100,000 Genomes Project, which compared and analysed individuals’ genetic codes to help diagnose, treat and prevent illness.

We're now accelerating our impact, working with the NHS to further develop and embed genomic healthcare and research in Britain. Our next chapter involves working with patients, doctors, scientists, government and industry to improve genomic testing, and help researchers access the health data and technology they need to make new medical discoveries and create more effective, targeted medicines for everybody.

Job Description

Are you a skilled product leader looking to use your knowledge to create products that directly enable cutting edge research and improve the health of patients in the NHS and worldwide?

As a Group Product Manager here, you'll be leading a team of product managers in a product area. This is an opportunity for you to combine your communication, leadership, problem solving and defining skills to take responsibility for our groundbreaking scientific products that will directly impact the advances of personalised genomic medicines in the UK.

The Trusted Research Environment enables researchers from our commercial and academic partners to leverage our world-leading set of 140,000 and growing Whole Genomes to accelerate their research.

As Group Product Manager for the Trusted Research Environment, your customers will be academic and commercial partners and your users will be their research teams. You will be responsible for ensuring the squads in your product area meet user needs and provide all the right tools to enable and accelerate research. You will also be accountable for the performance and growth of the product managers on your team.

This is a product for those that love enabling users to make the most out of large, complex data. Each genome is composed of a huge amount of data that needs to be at the right granularity and format to ensure smooth comprehensive analysis. Our genomic data is coupled with clinical and other data to empower research on how to diagnose, prognose and treat cancer and rare diseases. Your researcher users will need to be able to sift through dozens of Petabytes of our and other data, using your scientific and technical tools to make ground breaking discoveries to improve genomic medicine.

Everyday responsibilities include:

  • Understand and stay informed of the key market, competitive, technical, scientific, clinical implications to lead the product area effectively.
  • Ensure your users are happy, supported, and getting value from your product area. Expect to interface regularly with clinicians and geneticists from the NHS, academic research, and pharma companies
  • Incorporate data into all decision making. Ensure key metrics are tracked and remain healthy across your product area.
  • Collaboratively with your product managers, define your product area vision and strategy. Help align your product managers’ roadmaps to your strategy and ensure your product managers communicate their roadmaps effectively.
  • Manage successful outcomes for users and the business in your product area by ensuring squads achieve their OKRs.
  • Define and prioritise the focus of the squads in your area. Ensure they balance maintenance and new development, follow best practice for continuous discovery and delivery, and maintain product compliance.
  • Include many perspectives to identify and solve problems quickly and effectively in your product area to make rapid progress.
  • Take ownership of and resolve problems and risks for the product area. Communicate priorities, commitments, and manage stakeholders.
  • Ensure squads in your area are supported, motivated, and effective.
  • Take accountability for the performance and growth of the product managers you manage

Skills and experience for success

  • Experience leading complex scientific software product areas from discovery to running live. Track record of setting and achieving impactful outcomes for the products you have led.
  • Able to demonstrate deep knowledge of applying best practice in all key areas of product management, including user centricity, analytical skills, prioritisation approaches, storytelling, and learning quickly about the market landscape.
  • Experience managing people, including ability to mentor, coach and create a collaborative environment.
  • Experience defining and executing successful product strategies for complex data products
  • Experience of agile development/delivery of digital services grounded in discovery and delivery best practices and continuous improvement.
  • Successful at (and enjoy) collaborating with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Able to influence a range of stakeholders at a variety of seniorities but also willing to listen and take on board other opinions and ideas
  • Highly proactive and a practical problem solver and decision maker who likes to figure stuff out rather than explaining why it can't be done.


Degree or experience in computer science, service design, AI, Healthcare, Systems design

Additional Information

Originally conceived as a project, Genomics England has transformed to meet the opportunities created by our scientific breakthroughs in understanding the Human Genome. Being part of this journey is a reward in itself, however we're pleased to offer our colleagues a great benefits package including:

  • competitive salary
  • 30 days holiday
  • generous pension scheme
  • individual learning budgets for every colleague
  • a raft of other benefits

Talk to our Talent Team and find out how a career with Genomics England will benefit you.

As part of our recruitment process, all successful candidates are subject to a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We therefore require applicants to disclose any previous offences at point of application, as some unspent convictions may mean we are unable to proceed with your application due to the nature of our work in healthcare.

Genomics England operate a blended working model, as we know our people appreciate the flexibility. We expect most people to come into the office 2 times each month as a minimum. However, this will vary according to role and will be agreed with your team leader. For some people this is 1 day a quarter, for others it is several days a week. There is no expectation that staff will return to the office full time unless they want to. The exception would be some of our roles that would require you to be on site full time e.g., lab teams, reception team.

Our teams and squads have, and will continue to, reflect on what works best for them to work together successfully and have the freedom to design working patterns to suit, beyond the minimum. Our office locations at the moment are Cambridge and Farringdon (London) and in Autumn 2022 we are relocating our London office location to Canary Wharf. We will also be expanding our regional offices.

Looking ahead to our move to Canary Wharf, we will be designing our new space with blended working in mind, and with the flexibility to adapt to changing work patterns. During the pandemic we will be following government advice on working from home guidance.


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