Research Product Lead

This is a new role in the Insights Team at Tech Nation, reporting into the Head of Insights. The role will include responsibility for new digital research products, database curation, and research.
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About Tech Nation

Tech Nation is the growth platform for tech companies and leaders. We fuel the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies, by providing them with the coaching, content and community they need for their journey in designing the future.

We bring together a network of purposeful founders, leaders and philanthropists, progressive enterprises and policymakers, influential funds and institutions so we can collaborate in building the technological innovation that will improve the future for the UK and beyond. 

We provide learning and content, insights and analysis, coaching and research. We’re laser focused on delivering powerful outcomes and impact, because collectively we want to create a world in which anyone with vision and drive can access the skills and support needed to scale and succeed as a game-changing leader. #WeAreTechNation. We fuel growth. 

Our company values:

  • Deliver impact that lasts
  • Collaborate to innovate
  • Inform to inspire
  • Be all in

About the role

This is a new role in the Insights Team at Tech Nation, reporting into the Head of Insights. The role will include responsibility for new digital research products, database curation, and research services development. 

A Day in the Life of the Research Product Lead might look something like this:

  • Project work on medium to long term commercial projects, to include data scoping, collection/ procurement, architecture, 
  • Meetings with clients, team members, standups and ad hoc meetings 
  • Initial 1-3 month period will include 
    • Understanding ways of working at Tech Nation
    • Development of new commercial opportunities
    • Working with Insights and Commercial teams to identify opportunities in existing products and projects
    • Involvement and active contribution to data components of existing projects
  • The following 6-12 month period will include
    • Managing and developing digital research products, database curation, and research services development. 
    • Deepening development of new commercial opportunities and revenue strands
    • Leading on commercial and internal projects at Tech Nation
    • Professional development - working with industry colleagues to develop leadership skills, and management experience

As well as sharing our ambitions and values you will have:

  • Demonstrable ability to work independently, with a team and as a core part of a broader organisation
  • Excellent written communication and presentation skills
  • Passion for  with tech, the broader UK economy and the UK ecosystem
  • Strong project management skills, with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in the design and execution of medium to large research studies - which may take the form of primary or secondary research
  • Experience managing external suppliers and partners
  • Client relations experience and management 
  • Mentoring and training others to accomplish team wide professional development and growth aspirations
  • Lead assessment of project scope and define timelines, plans, and roadmap 
  • Promote a development environment that is agile, fast-paced, and iterative environment
  • Commitment to quality and operational excellence 
  • Able to suggest improvement opportunities and identify solutions to technical challenges to support the Insights team and colleagues at Tech Nation more broadly
  • A data pioneer - looking for ways that you can work with the organisation through everyday activities to increase the robustness and authority with which data is used in Tech Nation, and specifically Insights projects
  • Enthusiastic to create change and spearhead adoption of data best practices, standards, and governance 
  • Working knowledge and implementation of Agile/ Kanban methods a plus
  • Work in small - medium cross-organisational teams split across multiple geographies
  • Providing expertise, data support and advice on technical and non-technical issues associated with data products, analysis, methods and use
  • Collaborate with members of the Commercial, Business Performance and leadership teams
  • Lead on management decisions - the point of contact in the team for data related enquiries
  • An expert and a leader in industry research

Attitude

  • Collaborative, flexible, accessible and consensus building
  • Leadership, and ability to bring colleagues and clients with you
  • Self-directed; ability to use own experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals
  • Entrepreneurial


What’s in it for you?

  • An opportunity to work with the fastest growing tech scaleups in the UK
  • 16 health benefits via Untangl e.g. Gym Discount, Dental Health Scans 
  • Perkbox - choose your own perks!
  • A shiny new macbook
  • A combined 9% pension contribution
  • A flexible working environment, work from anywhere in the UK!!
  • Cycle to work scheme (up to £1,000)
  • Travel season ticket loan (up to £5,000)
  • A personal learning budget through Learnerbly 
  • Access to mental health tools such as Spill, bi-weekly online exercise classes as well as meditation.

Where to from here?

We welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Our team includes women, men, mothers, fathers, the self-taught, the university-educated, and people of a wide variety of nationalities, ages, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Obviously, we’re looking to ensure it’s a solid fit from both sides: we want you to step into a role you love, and we want to offer you a place you’re proud to come to every day. 

We know that diverse teams are strong teams, and welcome those with alternative identities, backgrounds, and experiences to apply to life at Tech Nation. We are committed to a fair and accessible recruitment process for all candidates. We would be happy to meet any accommodation requests during the application or interview process, please just let us know.

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#WeAreTechNation

We are a small, high performance team with high standards and big ambitions.

We strive for excellence in everything we do. Our aim is to be transformative and collaborative in our work. We focus on speed, scale, resourcefulness and optimism. We never ship junk and never start with ‘no’. We’re solutions oriented and always focus on the outcome and impact of any project or priority.

We’re a curious bunch, creative and a little quirky. We debate things passionately in team meetings and stand-ups. We sometimes disagree how the world should work, but we all agree on making a big difference through our work at Tech Nation. Which is why we love it here and never take it for granted.

Want a peek behind the curtain? Check out our blog on our culture here.

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