Product Manager


£50,000-70,000 p.a.


  • Company pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Flexible, home-based working environment
  • Staff Share Scheme

About Placecube

Placecube was born in 2019 through a merger of two small well established organisations to bring the Digital Place product family to market. Built on a foundation of 17 years of software development, systems integration and social collaboration platform delivery for public sector organisations specialising in local services, knowledge collaboration and secure information exchange.

Placecube provides the public sector with the affordable, accessible and transformational benefits of digitally re-usable ‘great public services’ –  designed by the public sector for the public sector. Re-using high quality code, services and designs that have already been paid for, and which have been extensively tested and proven by councils and wider government.

Focused on open source technologies, Placecube offers clients a new style of partnership based on the co-creation and re-use of well-designed digital services that demonstrate local place leadership, growing a connected ‘Digital Place’ ecosystem that enables our clients to operate their own platform. We work collaboratively, ensuring that our clients never pay twice for the same development. We differentiate ourselves through our actions and behaviours, living by the core principles that we’ve defined to ‘Do the right thing’.

Our support, tools and services help clients to accelerate the development of a new generation of place-based digital services that make it simple to connect citizens and communities at the front-end and integrate complex systems at the back-end, reducing the administrative burden, unnecessary procedural waste and creating great digital experiences that users prefer.

Foster collaboration in multi-disciplinary team

Our people are at the heart of our 17 years of success. Our values focus on being helpful and doing the right thing, providing knowledge and support to those around you. This means you’ll be:

  • Partnering with the wider product team to create an agile, but focused strategic direction
  • Building a strong culture of learning within your team, providing feedback to continuously improve the way we work together
  • Working closely with the other functions of the business to share knowledge, learnings and insights

About the Product Manager Role

The primary responsibility of the Product Manager will be to take ownership of our existing core digital product, developing the offer and scaling it up to meet the needs of a growing number of customers.

Our core product Digital Place is a platform, on which we build several B2B (business to business) products. You will work closely with our Sales team and organisational customers to understand what the market wants and prioritise features with our development team. You will develop relationships with product managers employed by our customers, who have a focus on the end user (e.g. citizens and local businesses). We are looking for your ability to work well with people as much as your mastery of tools and techniques.

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You’ll be responsible for:

  • Product strategy: produce and own product vision(s), agree strategic goals, develop and communicate roadmap(s) for achieving these. Work with colleagues in Sales & Marketing to identify market opportunities, gathering feedback and turning it into ideas on the roadmap that meet customer needs.
  • Product performance: set and monitor key performance measures, including those that allow you to identify and address performance issues and unmet needs. Ensure appropriate product support is in place.
  • Product delivery: Develop and maintain a deep understanding of current and future customer needs, sharing accountability for the end to end delivery of our products, working with Product Owners and agile delivery team(s) to deliver features that meet the needs of our customers and their users. Run workshops with stakeholders to agree on the user needs and pain-points, ensuring product development is based on user insight.
  • Communication & relationship management: work closely and productively with colleagues and customers, even when this is done remotely. Be one of the public faces of Placecube, participating in pitches, demonstrations and discussing our work openly in appropriate online and physical spaces..


Essential skills and experience

Please note the following list of skills and experience are divided into those that are essential and those that are nice-to-have.

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a Product Manager in more than one setting. (essential)
  • Ability to bring new product ideas to life based on your understanding of the companies long-term strategic goals. (essential)
  • You’re someone who loves putting users at the heart of what they do and making informed decisions. (essential)
  • You’re comfortable in complex situations, working with ambiguity and solving difficult problems. (essential)
  • Most of all you’ll be a team player who enjoys being part of the journey. (essential)
  • Experience of developing and managing B2B SaaS digital products or platforms. (nice-to-have)
  • Experience of remote working, as a Product Manager. (nice-to-have)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage, influence, negotiate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders with often conflicting priorities and requirements. (essential)
  • You are a champion for Agile Scrum methodologies and are comfortable using a variety of frameworks. (essential)
  • You thrive on working with the big picture, as well as the day-to-day delivery. (essential)
  • You have excellent communication skills and can match your style to the situation. (essential)
  • Experience of working in or alongside local government in the UK. (nice-to-have)
  • You are familiar with working in outcome driven environments to develop shared OKRs. (nice-to-have)


Please send CV and covering letter to

Deadline 22/05/2022
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