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Manufacturing Product Owner

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Craigavon, UK
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024
We’re on a mission to invest in people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Octopus Energy is the global tech pioneer using our in house technology platform, Kraken Tech, to unlock a Customer focused and affordable green energy revolution.
We’re changing the energy system globally, spearheading the transition to greener, cheaper energy through the installation of in-home technologies.
We have phenomenal growth plans, and we need enablers to help deliver our aspirations at speed and scale. It’s a unique culture where people learn, decide and build quicker, where people work with autonomy alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground.
At Octopus Energy Heating we’re developing a home heating revolution through innovative heat pumps which will significantly reduce reliance on fossil fuels and bring a cleaner more sustainable world. We are setting up the first (of multiple) manufacturing premises in Portadown and if you want to help us bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then read on…
As a Technical Product Owner at Octopus, you will lead the development of our innovative products from concept to commercialization. You will collaborate closely with our R&D team, as well as production, to define product requirements, prioritize features, and drive the execution of our product roadmap.

What you'll do

  • Product Strategy: Work with senior leadership and stakeholders to define the product vision, strategy, and roadmap. Align R&D efforts with business goals and market needs.
  • Requirements Gathering: Collaborate with R&D engineers, and designers to define product requirements and specifications based on market research, customer feedback, and technology trends.
  • Feature Prioritization: Prioritize features and enhancements based on technical feasibility, business value, and customer impact. Maintain a prioritized product backlog and communicate priorities to the R&D team.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including R&D, engineering, marketing, and sales, to ensure alignment and seamless execution of product initiatives.
  • Project Management: Lead the planning, execution, and monitoring of R&D projects, ensuring they are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate risks that may impact project timelines or product quality. Develop contingency plans and alternative approaches as needed.
  • Technology Evaluation: Stay informed about emerging technologies and industry trends relevant to our products. Evaluate new technologies and assess their potential for integration into our product roadmap.
  • Commercialization: Work closely with the commercialization team to transition R&D projects from development to production. Ensure a smooth handover and provide ongoing support as needed.

What you'll need

  • Degree in a relevant field such as Engineering or related discipline.
  • Proven experience in product management, R&D, or technical project leadership roles within a research-driven environment.
  • Strong technical background with a deep understanding of scientific principles, experimental design, and R&D methodologies.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and decision-making skills, with a focus on driving results and achieving goals.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of heating products is desired but not required

What we offer

  • Equity Option Scheme everyone owns a part of what we're building, when you become an Octopus Energy Group employee, you will be included in our Equity Options Scheme.
  • Pension Scheme we'll pay 5%. You can decide what you contribute, starting from 3%
  • 30 days holiday (incl bank holidays) we're all grown ups here and we want you to ensure holidays are taken when it suits both yourself and the business. We work hard and so we know you need to play hard as well
  • Flexible working we're passionate about a genuine work-life balance here. Need to catch that school nativity or work from home? That's cool and if we can do it we will
  • Social events your hard work deserves some down time. We sponsor YeoValley’s summer festival, Valleyfest, every year for our big offsite Summer party (we take our kids too) and we also aim to have 3 parties a year!
  • Clothing we dont believe in dressing up or formal clothes to do your best work. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in (subject to reason!) and we will provide safety and other clothing for manufacturing
  • For Parents We can arrange access to tax free childcare, as well as maternity and paternity pay. During the lockdown we even created OctoKidsTV!
  • Go Your Own Way EV salary sacrifice and cycle to work scheme available
  • Tech We want to get the best out of our people and get that everyone is slightly different. Have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it
  • Money Coach You may want to think about financial planning. The company has an arrangement with Octopus Money Coach . They offer the opportunity to talk with a professional coach
  • Wellbeing Need some calm in your life? We have 'Octopus Headspace Licences' available. We also do Yoga twice a week and offer free eye test vouchers

Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people
We're very excited about this opportunity. We're looking for the passion, skills and experience to help shape and define the future of energy and business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning and want to bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then we would love to hear from you.
Are you ready for a career with us? We want to ensure you have all the tools and environment you need to unleash your potential. Need any specific accommodations? Whether you require specific accommodations or have a unique preference, let us know, and we'll do what we can to customise your interview process for comfort and maximum magic!
Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.