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Our client is a leading EdTech company and are in search of a hard-working, fun-loving Head of Product.




Head of Product


Up to £90,000

GBP 90000

Date Added




Head of...



Manchester M1 2AQ Piccadilly

The Candidate Ltd

Head of Product - Manchester (2 days in office, 3 flexible) - EdTech - Up to £90,000

The Head of Product will play a vital role in driving the product strategy and vision. Reporting directly to the CEO, they will lead a team of two Product Managers and a Customer Service Lead, with responsibility for shaping the end-to-end customer experience across their EdTech platform. This is a key leadership position that requires a strong entrepreneurial mindset and the ability to transform business vision into a clear product roadmap / implementation.

What type of person are they looking for?

  • Inquisitive and curious and not afraid to challenge and question the norm.
  • Determined and head strong to achieve and success.
  • Tenacious and persistent, willing to go above and beyond to deliver great outcomes.
  • Able to manage priorities, whilst staying focused
  • A great collaborator
  • A fun and attractive approach to work

Key Responsibilities:

Product Leadership: Provide strategic direction and hands-on leadership to the product team, ensuring alignment with overall objectives and vision.

Team Management: Manage and mentor a team of two Product Managers and a Customer Service Lead, encouraging a culture of continuous learning and innovation in the online education space.

End-to-End Customer Experience: Take ownership of the entire customer journey on platform, from user onboarding and engagement to assessment and feedback, ensuring a seamless and highly effective learning experience.

Process Optimization: Implement best-in-class processes and methodologies to enhance product development, launch, and ongoing maintenance activities for online learning solutions.

  • Own planning tools and release planning to deliver incremental value.
  • Maintain the health of the backlog through continuous refinement and prioritisation.
  • Work in an agile environment and embrace DevOps within a small internal team and an external team.
  • Establish and owns measurement objectives, with continuous review and improvements to measurement capability, whilst providing advice and guidance for effective use of measures to drive product evolution.

Product Roadmap: Define the next 2-year mission and longer-term vision for the company to enable the team to build leading digital Ed tech products and services. Translate macro business vision into a clear, actionable product roadmap, outlining key milestones, features, and deliverables to further enhance their offerings.

Market Research and Analysis: Stay up-to-date with industry trends, competitive landscape, and user feedback to inform product decisions and strategies in the online education space.

Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams including Engineering, Marketing, Content and Finance to ensure alignment and successful product launches and campaigns.


  • Proven track record in product leadership roles within a B2C, app-based business
  • Experience in start-ups or SME's, with proven delivery of bringing new products to market. 7
  • 5 years of experience in building and being part of high-performing teams.
  • Experience in the Ed Tech industry is a plus, but not mandatory.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with a hands-on approach to problem-solving and a bias for action, particularly in the context of online education.
  • Strong strategic thinking and the ability to translate business objectives into actionable product plans for an online learning platform.
  • Excellent communication and team management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Company benefits

  • Opportunity to own the full product strategy and customer experience of a high-growth online education platform.
  • Collaborative and innovative work environment, with exciting growth plans, but also a solid financial base.

Benefits & Perks:

  • Holidays: 22 days plus Christmas and Bank Holidays.
  • Bonus Scheme: Discretionary company bonus scheme.
  • Death in Service: 4 x annual salary to chosen beneficiaries.
  • Pension: 4% contribution.
  • Healthcare: Two private plans for dental, opticians and more.
  • Gym Membership: We refund 50% (up to £25 / month).
  • Bike to Work: Affordable bikes made easy.
  • Company Events: Quarterly socials and Christmas party.

Is this your ideal role? Then apply now.  For more information give us a call on 0161 833 1044 or send an email to [email protected] 

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