Principal Consultant - Product

At AND, we accelerate the development of digital capabilities. In practice, that means helping ambitious leaders and organisations build the teams, products, processes and even operational structures they need to close the digital skills gap within their organisation today, so that they thrive tomorrow.

Clients rely on our experience, agility and craft skills across tech and business strategy, software development and product management to address some of the toughest challenges facing their businesses.

We bring aboard thinkers, tinkerers, passionate software craftspeople and inspiring technologists to help us solve these challenges. Together, we’re united by a sense of pragmatism, purpose and a deeply-held belief that digital products and technology alone won’t transform a business or save the world: it’s the people that count.

This role can be done in any of our clubs across Leeds, Manchester and Halifax.

The Product practice in AND Consulting is looking for confident, experienced digital practitioners and consultants - senior people with expertise in product, discovery and delivery to help our clients in the North – Leeds, Halifax and Manchester – to navigate and accelerate their digital journey. As a result, you will need to be able to:

  • Develop, shape and iterate plans and strategies to help our clients realise business vision through digital products, teams and processes.

  • Review and assess existing digital products, roadmaps and business strategies.

  • Shape and design new product, UX and delivery functions and teams.

  • Engage with stakeholders and support the conversation on the transition to an Agile product culture and mindset.

  • Support the setup of product teams, governance forums, tools and templates to promote and embed new ways of working.

  • Work closely with our clients to facilitate and deliver product vision, strategy and discovery approaches.

  • Stay flexible – listen, understand, challenge and be ready to pivot as needed.

This role can be done in any of our clubs across Leeds, Manchester and Halifax.

  • Experience as a Product or Delivery Manager, Principal or Lead in a similar role or a product/Agile delivery specialism.

  • The ability to engage stakeholders at all levels and steer product management direction.

  • Capability to contribute to the discovery and shaping of all aspects of a product or delivery engagement.

  • The ability to design and deliver key artefacts and workshops - e.g. product roadmaps, onsite reviews, operating models, vision workshops, etc.

  • First-rate organisational skills and excellent communication skills.

  • The ability to build rapport quickly and inspire confidence in clients and internal teams, being an excellent team member

  • Ability to confidently own and drive change for our clients whilst managing risks and ambiguity.

  • The flexibility to work on a number of engagements across various different clients.

  • Consulting or professional services experience, or working as a contractor across a range of clients / organisations.

  • The potential to work across practices (including Product, Technology, Delivery, Insight and People) depending on client needs.

  • The passion to learn and develop your skills in digital consulting.

  • Ability to spot business growth opportunities for your practice, AND Consulting or the company as a whole.

From the work we deliver, to the way we serve and support our people, we work hard to ensure that there’s nowhere quite like AND. But joining a company is a two-way street: the fit has to work on both sides. So before you apply, here’s three key things to understand about us:

  • We’re built for people - like, real humans. Not ‘resources’ or ‘staff’. That means happiness and wellbeing really do matter to us, and we hate unnecessary hierarchy and bureaucracy.

  • There’s no well-trodden path ahead: AND is growing fast and forging a new trail. That’s exciting, and gives us all the autonomy and opportunity we love - but bear in mind it also demands focus, patience and resilience.

  • Diversity is a priority. After all, to build great products that a wide variety of different people love to use, we need a wide variety of people to help us build them. So diversity is more than a policy or a word: it’s business critical for us.