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Job Title:

Head of Product Development

Main Purpose:

Our mission is to achieve an improvement in flight safety for our customers. Flight Data Services provide an outsourced Flight Data Monitoring service to aircraft operators worldwide.

We our now seeking an experienced, highly creative and technical Product Manager to own the entire product lifecycle. The role will build strategic goals and ensure we have the best web-based product with scalable backend and open source.

You will need to understand the market and discover what our customers will want in three to five years’ time and start working towards that now.  The ability to design and deliver a strong and differentiated product vision and the impact it will have for our customers will be key to the success of this role.  This dynamic role will work across our marketing, customers, sales and development teams, reporting to the COO.

This fast-paced role will be part of our Senior Leadership team in FDS and you will work with your peers on the product vision, strategy and innovation to deliver products, end consumers will love.

Main Tasks of Job

Product Development tasks:

  • Collaborate with Technical Leads and the Project Manger to define the technical product vision and delivery roadmap.
  • Keeping FDS at the forefront of the industry with products, platforms that scale, inspire and amaze.
  • Owning everything from customer specific development, the roadmap, to UX.
  • The role will own the product management process, working with business stakeholders, in house to transform the product vision into a well-designed product for our customers.
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Sales team to ensure that the product and promotion align.
  • Drive deadlines, focusing on where the value lies in the product at each stage and iteration.
  • Drive our Big Data Platform development which scales to process 1 million historic flights in just one hour.
  • Have a strong understanding of Data Science UI’s and how to embed their value-added services into our product.
  • Researching new 3rd party tools, latest technologies, trends, user interfaces and competitors to improve our solutions.
  • Champion Continuous Improvement in our product and development teams.
  • Working with customers and prospects regularly to drive customer development.
  • Working with our service delivery team to drive improvements in our service to customers.
  • Mentor and coach Managers and Team Leaders as required.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.


Core Competencies:

  • Creative Vision and flair
  • Technical knowledge
  • Excellent Written & Verbal Communication
  • Commercial Focus
  • Drive efficiency in teams to deliver
  • Influencing skills
  • Leadership & Management skills
  • Attention to detail and quality
  • Driving Results
  • Business Acumen
  • Build strong rapport internally & externally

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree
  • Creative Design or UX experience essential
  • Experienced Product Manager with proven success in delivering products from ideas to success at scale.
  • An expert with great breadth of technical exposure
  • Experience of working with developers to deliver web and mobile applications
  • Naturally creative with an eye for brilliant design and usability.


Competitive salary based upon experience, plus benefits package including company pension, BUPA travel insurance and Vitality healthcare.


The work place will be the Flight Data Services offices in Whiteley, Hampshire.

Overseas travel may be required.

To apply, please email your resume with cover letter to [email protected].

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