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Product Development Manager


Salisbury, GB, SP11 8HT

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:               Product Development Manager
Location:               Andover, Hampshire +  Hybrid Working Arrangement
Compensation:     Up to £45,000 + Beneftis
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:                SF52679

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Product Development Manager at our Andover site.
The role
As a Product Development Manager, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll play a crucial role in the creation, enhancement, and launch of both new and existing products managing the end to end product development process.
Day to day, you’ll be responsible in shaping the pipeline of products ensuring that projects are completed on time, within budget, and meet the defined strategic objectives.

  • Work closely with stakeholders to define product requirements, specifications, and features, ensuring they are well-documented and actionable for the development team
  • Developing product strategies that align with business unit objectives and customer needs
  • Develop project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation, while closely monitoring and managing project risks and dependencies
  • Develop and implement comprehensive testing strategies to ensure the quality and functionality of products, coordinating user acceptance testing and gathering feedback for iterative improvements
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, partners, and suppliers, to gather feedback, understand their needs, and communicate product updates


This is a full-time role based at our Andover site with working from home options available. Travel to other sites is required.

Essential experience of the Product Development Manager:

  • Managed projects through to completion – knowledge work, product and cost breakdown analysis, management of risk, stakeholder management, communication planning etc 
  • Demonstrate an ability to solve problems and trouble-shoot with innovative thinking
  • Sufficient experience in product design 
  • Candidates must have experience in:
    • Minimum Viable Products (MVP)
    • User Personas
    • User Story Mapping
    • SWOT Analysis 
    • Research & Development (R&D)
    • Product roadmaps
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Product Analytics

Qualifications for the Product Development Manager:

  • Degree, professional qualification or HND / HNC (desirable) 


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.
Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive ten days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.
Closing date: 13/10/23



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