Product Manager


Job ref: 13151

Job Type: IT

Location: Dublin

Contract type: Permanent

Closing Date: 28 January 2022

Product Manager

Musgrave is one of the Europe’s most successful family-owned businesses with a 140-year heritage in food and brand innovation, supporting communities across the island of Ireland and Spain.  

Every day we feed one in three people in Ireland through 11 market leading food and beverage brands that include SuperValu, Centra, Frank and Honest and Musgrave Market Place.  

We support thousands of retail and foodservice family businesses who live and work in the heart of the communities they serve.    

We are committed to becoming the most trusted and sustainable business in Ireland and we are making changes across the company to make sure that happens.  We want to make a positive impact on the world and we will support our suppliers and customers to make a difference too.  

Our people are the heart of our business. As our greatest asset, they make Musgrave a great place to work and in return we aim to be the very best place to work, grow and thrive. We are now inviting applications for the position of Product Manager in the Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland Digital Product Management Team. As the successful candidate you will be responsible for the following:

You are Insights Driven.  You are uncompromisingly customer focused. You use customer insight to ensure a deep understand of our customers’ problems, define the correct priorities to tackle and create a clear brief. Analytically, you use data to inform decision-making and uncover new product opportunities. You understand the competitive landscape and industry trends and use this understanding to identify sustainable competitive advantages. This Insights Driven approach allows you to ​represent customer needs accurately and fairly, to easily document prioritization decisions and create roadmaps, all of which can create the best possible value for Musgrave Brands.

You Execute.  You start with the problem, always. You have a stubborn focus on understanding, refining and articulating the problem (or opportunity) your team is solving and you ensure the team around you are oriented around the problem and able to explain it too. You ensure this understanding and articulation is continually evolved and improved. You ship the ​whole​ customer experience, this includes working across the business (e.g. collaborating with UX, marketing, sales, customer service etc) to ensure that we are set up for success from the moment we release.  You ship to learn​, you identify the biggest assumptions and risks to build clear hypotheses for learning. You are hungry for insights, open to proving yourself wrong, and most of all, ​share​ and ​act ​on the learning to deliver valuable product.

You know that Outcomes are ultimately all that matters​. Shipping is your heartbeat​. You drive a consistent shipping cadence. But it’s not just the speed at which you ship, it’s also the quality of the product. You hold yourself accountable to the customer and business impact of your work.

You are Strategic.  You set strategy and influence others to think big about where we are headed and how we will get there. You are responsible for roadmap creation. You will take in a range of inputs and perspectives and clarify and prioritize problem focus areas for the team. You can clearly rationalize and articulate why we are pursuing one set of priorities versus another.  As important as creating strategy & roadmaps is ensuring that these are understood and internalised by all - you are responsible for driving this alignment across teams & stakeholders. You evangelize the product management method across the business.

You are a Leader. You inspire and motivate others to work towards a clear, compelling vision. You communicate clearly, concisely and assertively. You build engaged, high-performing collaborative and inclusive teams, you fully leverage the best from those around you. You proudly own your product area, for your team and for Musgrave. You are constantly looking for a way forward to deliver value. You are decisive. You quickly and assertively make meaningful decisions that enable us to deliver value for our customers at speed. You help others make decisions faster by being appropriately inclusive but persuasive. You thrive in ambiguity and create clarity for those around you. You stay appraised of new technologies and trends and ensure that we continue to drive innovation in applications in our industry.

The ideal candidate will have/be:

The successful candidates will possess the following:

  • A third level qualification in IT, Product Management or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant user experience in mobile and web applications in a Digital Commerce/Retail environment with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions in previous digital projects. Working knowledge of front-end web technologies (HTML5, CSS,etc)
  • Experience of working in agile teams
  • Experience managing external agencies and internal teams and are passionate about customer experience and making life simpler with tecnnology.
  • Skilled inproject management, has an ability to deliver to tight deadlines while ensuring the customer needs is not forgotten.
  • Excellent communication skills facilitating the building of strong cross functional relationships and use the available expertise and experience to good effect.
  • Strong influencer who can deliver at pace and manage stakeholders from a non-technology background


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