Test Product Specialist

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Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for running and participating in workshops to capture the required information for an SMART install and to meet defined objectives.
  • Acting as a key point of contact for the client throughout the implementation lifecycle.
  • Responsible for guiding the customer through changes in their business processes.
  • Builds open & trusted client relationships and is prepared to challenge the client appropriately.
  • Builds open & trusted internal relationships and is prepared to challenge the co-workers appropriately.
  • Contributes to planning assignments that are consistent with Kainos' ability to deliver SMART within the Deliver Framework Model.
  • Resolves client issues working at both process and technical level suggesting relevant approaches.
  • Influences and commands attention of client management.
  • Understands and consistently meets client expectations within scope of assignment role, while applying relevant Kainos methods.
  • Constructs & delivers presentations using structure & style appropriate to audience.
  • Develops an understanding of business dynamics and regulatory issues for the NHS and any future health markets.
  • Assists the future growth of Kainos by helping identify opportunities for additional business.
  • Responsible for defined pre-sales activities as required, including production of proposals. 
  • Has a clear understanding of the contract and commercial terms applying to the assignment and ensures that Kainos is not compromised by non-compliance.
  • Complies with all confidentiality and non-disclosure policies and/or agreements and ensures security of information at all times.
  • Responsible for product demonstrations and product training when required.
  • Actively shares Product and Product Configuration knowledge with peers.
  • Ensure the profitability and continued growth of SMART.
  • Work with the product development team and customers to suggest enhancements and assist with marketability of SMART.

Essential Experience and Capabilities:

  • • A Minimum of 3 years commercial experience within a software delivery, business analysis or implementation consulting environment.
  • • A computer science or related degree to at least a 2:1 level.
  • • Sound communication skills including business writing and excellent spoken and written English.
  • • Understanding of consulting, business & technology and a good awareness of industry trends and their potential impact on current & future business applications.
  • • Experience of working to project plans.
  • • Sound communication skills including ability to deliver presentations using structure & style appropriate to audience.
  • • Good commercial awareness and sound understanding of project and business dynamics.
  • • Recognises Kainos competitor marketplace.
  • • Ability to work to tight deadlines and make sensible decisions under pressure taking a balanced view of client demands and Kainos commercials.
  • • Capable of effective prioritisation of tasks and personal time management, while recognising and flagging issues outside area of own expertise.
  • • Capable of working with minimal supervision.

Personal Attributes:

  • • Strong communication skills with an affable and credible persona, including formal presentations
  • • Ability to make sound decisions under pressure, taking a balanced view of client demands and Kainos commercials
  • • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • • Good team player with strong leadership, coaching and people management skills.
  • • A positive “can do” attitude towards the commercial, technical and staffing challenges facing Kainos.
  • • Highly flexible, including a willingness to work away from home base.
  • • Affable, credible and can communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • • Good team player capable of delivering results in less than perfect circumstances.
  • • Quality focused.
  • • Highly flexible (including willingness to work away from home base).
  • • Proactive with respect to personal development.
  • • Proactive and responsible in areas of expertise.
  • • Enthusiastic in the pursuit of duties.
  • • A positive "can do" attitude towards the technical challenges facing Kainos and clients.

We’re an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a background check, however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn’t relevant to the role. It’s important to note – failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences.