We are a specialist Product Management Recruitment Agency, within London, EMEA and North America. We place experienced and executive level product management candidates within scale-up and enterprise B2B and B2C brands through our product management headhunter service in Europe.

Our expert product recruiters have good experience and knowledge of the product management job market you want to access, especially within the individual European markets. This includes the employment landscape such as salary expectations of different Product Manager levels, equity expectations, lead times, product trends, issues and the latest in technology for the industry.

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Product Manager recruitment service

Intelligent People recruit both B2B and B2C product management professionals. With specialist experience, such as Product Analysts and Product Executives, Business Analysts, Product Managers & Product Development Managers, Product Directors, Head of Product Management and Product Developers. Talk to our recruitment specialists today for a view on the current market including including candidate expectations, salary and benefits packages for senior and executive search in Europe.


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Product roles we recruit for

With a dedicated Executive Search arm of the business, we support businesses in important executive appointments. We advise on where the talent may be, what you should offer as a package and how to engage and retain the very best candidates across London and EMEA.

Head of Product salary

A Head of Product role is often a transition from managing a product to managing the people within a product team, giving them the support and tools to do learn and develop their knowledge to carry out their work independently. Those in Head of Product roles will want to gain experience across many different technologies as possible, acquiring approaches and techniques that will be useful in the next step up. 

A salary of £95,000 to £130,000 could be expected at this level.

Director of Product salary

Within a Director of Product role, the ability to lead one or more development teams through the process by demonstrating effective leadership skills become extremely important. This role needs to inspire, motivate and engage their teams, whilst providing direction on innovation and removing all roadblocks in the product roadmap. 

A salary of £100,000 to £200,000 could be expected at this level.

Read our blog ‘How to hire a Product Director

Vice President Product salary

The VP Product is responsible for setting the product vision and overall direction of the product teams. Once set, the VP needs to ensure all teams understand the company’s goals and objectives, allowing them to create and develop products to meet the business needs. The VP will need to ensure the customer is considered at each stage of the development process and oversee the product experience from start to finish. 

A salary of £100,000 to £200,000 could be expected at this level.

Chief Product Officer salary

Chief Product Officer (CPO) is an executive level position which leads the entire product department including innovation, design, project management and delivery. 

A salary of £130,000 to £300,000 could be expected at this level.

Case study: Product Director

,I would recommend and use their recruitment service again based on the facts that they put together a shortlist including great calibre Product Director candidates, they understood our business from the get-go, and they were extremely responsive to us. Working at pace is very important to us as a business and I was impressed by Intelligent People’s attitude, even taking out of hours calls in order to keep things moving.,

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Product Director

Employer: Jayne at evaluagent

Case study: Recruitment consultancy

‘For my recent search – in a very difficult market – they were my first port of call and helped me land the perfect Product Manager for the role, who’s doing a fantastic job. The process was simple and straightforward, the shortlist was exactly what I wanted and the advice along the way, including salary benchmarks, candidate profiling and analysis was invaluable and refreshing in the scrappy world of recruitment.’

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Nick Brown

Employer: Nick at Pebble

Case study: Product Executive Search

‘Overall, I’d highly recommend Intelligent People for both contingent and retained executive searches within product. Both experiences I’ve had with the business, for a Head of Product and VP Product roles, have been extremely positive. The recruitment team were able to provide a good range of strong candidates for each search.’

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Stuart Cochran

Employer: Stuart at BridgeU

How to hire a CPO in 2024

Do you need to hire a Chief Product Officer in 2024? We have put together a complete guide to hiring a CPO including:

– What is a CPO?

– What are the salary expectations of a CPO?

– When may a CPO be useful?

– How to hire a CPO?

– What interview questions can I use?

– What is the best interview format for a CPO?

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Partner Up Product Mentorship

Product Management mentorship scheme

We are committed to giving back to the product management community through developing our very own mentorship programme, called Partner Up Product Mentorship.

This scheme looks to provide a valuable and enriching experience for all participants, with opportunities to connect, engage, and learn from experienced professionals in the field. Our goal is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to succeed in their professional journeys and make meaningful contributions to the field of product management.

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Q: What does a product manager earn in the U.K?
A: In todays market, a Junior Product Manager could earn between £45,000 and £55,000. A step above this as a Product Manager, you could expect to earn between £60,000 and £80,000 depending on many factors including the business, its size, sector, growth plans and people budget.
Q: Is product management high paying?
A: A Chief Product Officer could be earning between £130,000 to £300,000 depending on a number of business factors. A Product Director or VP Product role, could also earn between £100,000 - £200,000.
Q: Are product managers in demand?
A: Due to ever increasing customer expectations, the launch of new products signifies a crucial time for any organisation. Getting the right product management team in place to support this launch, and to maintain and improve its functionality, is crucial to the businesses success. Product Managers are therefore in demand in todays market, with our product recruitment team growing in turn to keep up with number of product vacancies.
Q: What is a product manager?
A: A Product Manager regularly assesses the competitor and customer landscape to identify a customer needs and creates a product or develops a feature within an existing product to fulfil that need. A Product Manager will define the vision of that product, prioritising features and capabilities, and defines the success criteria for that product.