Technical Product Manager

Principles for Responsible Investment

  • Team: Reporting and Assessment
  • Grade: Specialist
  • Salary: £52,000 - £60,000
  • Location: London UK
  • Closing: 8:00pm, 12th Feb 2023 GMT

Job Description

About the PRI

The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society. The PRI is truly independent. It encourages investors to use responsible investment to enhance returns and better manage risks but does not operate for its own profit; it engages with global policymakers but is not associated with any government; it is supported by, but not part of, the United Nations.

Working at the PRI provides an opportunity to engage with highly motivated, culturally diverse professionals on a wide range of cutting-edge issues, such as income inequality through the lens of sustainable finance. The PRI provides scope for development at all levels with opportunities for project leadership and management working alongside some of the most influential signatories and leaders across financial markets and economies.  In combination with a supportive culture that encourages continuous learning and flexible working policies, PRI is a highly engaging place to work on truly transformative issues.

Job Description

This role will involve working closely with the Technology team to ensure successful delivery of PRI’s data and reporting platforms and related products.  The successful candidate will bring technical knowledge and insights to help the team navigate continuous product development, based on PRI’s reporting and assessment activities, further details of which can be found here.  The role will require familiarity of the various data inputs and outputs generated via the Reporting & Assessment team and the ability to use this data to further PRI’s mission and improve Signatory engagement.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for product deliverables and to coordinate and drive product development activities, including the creation and prioritisation of the product backlog.

  • Work with technical teams, including developers, engineers, architects, quality assurance, and operations to ensure requirements are fully understood, appropriately documented and that implementation plans match expectations.

  • Assist the Reporting and Assessment team to develop the strategy, roadmap and OKR’s (Objectives and Key Results) for Reporting & Assessment products.

  • Work across platforms and understand integrations between CRMs, development environments and databases.

  • Define success criteria for testing and product acceptance.

  • Uncover and understand customer needs and to translate them into requirements through solutions development and product design.

  • Establish relationships with business stakeholders to understand their objectives and needs and how relevant processes can be improved and to support the development of the Data Portal, Reporting Tool, Assessments and Data Insights.

  • Provide regular reporting to the Director of Reporting & Assessment as required.

Core Competencies:

PRI expects roles at a ‘Specialist level’ within the organisation to demonstrate skills across the following core competencies:


  • Proactively offers impartial specialist knowledge, insights or input

  • Uses business/ specialist knowledge and analysis to identify issues, applying fact-based insight to develop and evaluate solutions or solve issues

  • Maintains a professional and impartial stance in assessing all information which feeds into decision making

  • Balances rigour with pragmatism in conducting analyses that are fit for purpose

  • Effectively reviews and quality-checks all analyses

Business Awareness

  • Focuses on maximising Signatory or operational value and driving PRI outcomes

  • Actively keeps up to date with developments both within the organisation and within area of specialism

  • Balances the internal needs of the PRI and that of Signatory Organisations to deliver outputs

  • Understands how own area of specialism drives value to the PRI and meets its mission

  • Uses market insights and knowledge to suggest and drive strategic initiatives which will enhance signatory servicing.


  • Builds consensus and trust with all that engage with

  • Is responsive to feedback, proactively following up to ensure any issues are resolved

  • Engages with colleagues to gain a broader understanding of issues and seeks to respond to or resolve them

  • Provides specialist knowledge and insights to colleagues where requested


  • Translates specialist information or provides technical expertise in a clear and understandable format

  • Clarifies matters by absorbing and understanding relevant information and feeding them back in concise terms

  • Uses effective listening and questioning to enhance understanding of complex issues

  • Engages the recipient using their language, tailoring communication style for the audience


  • Actively seeks opportunities to enhance specialist knowledge/ experience

  • Constantly reviews own work with the aim of improving outputs

  • Applies knowledge or experience to question practices and suggest alternatives

  • Actively seeks and shares feedback wherever possible, as a means of improvement

  • Uses best practice identified through external networks or evolutions in the field of specialism


  • Has a strong sense of execution and delivery, working to agreed deadlines, involving relevant colleagues and allowing enough time for review and quality assurance

  • Regularly monitors and reports on progress of work, providing regular updates as appropriate

  • Takes a methodical approach to how specialist or technical knowledge is acquired and, distributed (where necessary)

  • Captures knowledge at the end of each project/ process/activity, to use and share

Technical Competencies & Experience:

  • Extensive experience with datasets, including the use, analysis and manipulation of data.  Familiarity with data science and programming languages (such as Python, R and SQL) is desirable.

  • Proven experience with the use of data within a fintech or reporting product platform is strongly preferred.

  • Deep understanding of data architecture and the implementation of appropriate data controls. 

  • Demonstrable experience in applying Agile project management principles, where working knowledge of using Jira is desirable.

  • An understanding of responsible investment and ESG reporting, where prior experience within financial services or consulting is desirable.

  • Proven track-record in setting outcome-focused goals, such as using OKRs.

  • Demonstrable experience in driving alignment across multiple stakeholders, in particular working with cross-functional technical teams, including engineering, program management, product design and data management.

  • Demonstrable experience in managing multiple deliverables under pressure and scaling of digital products.

  • Excellent written communication and verbal presentation skills.

  • A collaborative and consultative approach to working with others and committed to fostering an inclusive environment.

  • Excellent networking, relationship management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent programme management skills, with experience in delivering successfully.

  • Language skills, other than English, are desirable.

We particularly welcome candidates from under-represented groups, including Black, Asian, and other people of colour, those with visible or non-visible disabilities, LGBTQ+ candidates and those who are neurodivergent.


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 12th Feb 2023


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sun 12th Feb 2023