Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)
About The Role

Responsible for coordinating the activities of the PMO, creating and driving a collaborative, consistent and unified planning governance framework across the group to ensure successful delivery of business wide projects and programmes.

The Portfolio Manager in collaboration with the Head of PMO will act as the liaison between the P&L business teams and product/technology teams to ensure successful and timely execution of the product development roadmap to enable the business to meet budget objectives.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with stakeholders across the Entain group including Senior leadership, Product management, Delivery and Commercial teams to facilitate alignment, visibility and communication.
  • Overseeing and supporting the full project delivery lifecycle from business case creation, product analysis, technology planning, execution and benefit realisation.
  • Develop a regular project and status reporting cadence and process for the Entain group including supporting tools and resulting deliverables.
  • Facilitation of the development of business vision and support in the determination of each project, programme and initiative’s unique contribution to this.
  • Monitoring and actively managing project deviations to resolve issues and bring at risk projects back on track.
  • Oversee and drive a robust change control process to enable risk mitigation and enable transparent communication when significant impact is expected.
  • Deliver high quality and transparent reporting and metrics on the performance of the portfolio enabling intervention to remove obstacles, make priority calls and deliver target outcomes.
  • Ensure a consistent commitment to continuous improvement in all aspects of change and delivery ensuring the organisation holds, or has access to, the right resources to deliver upon the present and future portfolio commitments.
  • Develop and maintain oversight over business case creation, capturing of budget objectives and supporting of benefit realisation to assess value proposition.  
  • Facilitate regular steering meetings with business teams, product and delivery to provide progress reports and enable constructive discussion surrounding any risks and impediments that require executive resolution or decision making.

Specialist skills and experience required.

  • Demonstrable authority and responsibility for effectively and efficiently managing complex change portfolios with budgets in excess of £10m
  • Demonstrable strong performance in prior project management and/or delivery roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence.
  • Ability to lead complex operational and strategic initiatives with budgetary responsibility.
  • Experience managing the portfolio pipeline, ensuring resources are deployed across projects within a highly changeable business where active prioritisation is always required.
  • Experience in balancing and managing multiple internal ‘customers’ at a senior level in the development and execution of complex projects and programmes.
  • Competence in motivating and managing resources at all levels in a matrixed, multidisciplinary and globally diverse environment.
  • Substantial experience of working with both Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies and associated tools and techniques.
  • Excellent communicator who is able to get one’s message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
  • Experience in building and maintaining effective working relationships with senior stakeholders.
  • Significant experience of release management and software development lifecycle.
  • Willingness to act as mentor and coach to build on colleague’s strengths and improve on weaknesses, acting as one who listens and gives honest feedback.
  • Strategic problem-solving skills; able to simplify complex problems, explore and evaluate solutions.
Additional Information

At Entain, the ambition, focus, energy and character of our digital marketing teams makes sure they’re ready for whatever we throw at them. Bring your skills to a business with the drive to match your own. Bring your resilience, and as part of our Gibraltar team you’ll make the world’s most amazing entertainment and gaming even more memorable. All underpinned with our commitment to responsibility and ethics. For the good of entertainment.

Our portfolio of sports betting and gaming companies includes some of the most well-known brands in the industry, such as Ladbrokes, bwin, and Coral. We’ve a huge high street presence with an increasing share of online gaming activity. We take our commitment to safeguarding our customers extremely seriously. We make sure they know their limits and we work with them to make sure everyone enjoys our products and services responsibly.

Ready to bring it on? Bring your spark and ambition to Entain and you can be adventurous from the start. For the good of entertainment. Apply now!

About The Company

We’re Entain. Our vision is to be the world leader in sports betting and gaming entertainment by creating the most exciting and trusted experiences for our customers, revolutionising the space as we go. We’re specialists in safer gambling and the company that is at the forefront of responsibility.

Combining technology and entertainment to build products that push the boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands – names such as bwin, Ladbrokes, Coral, Gala, Betdaq, and many more. With a focus on sustainability and growth, we will transform our sector for our players, for ourselves and for the good of entertainment.

Diversity and inclusion at Entain

As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong. We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work. Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference, all for the good of entertainment.

Wellbeing at Entain

We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That's why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Our Culture As real as it gets

At Entain we're a diverse team, sharing a commitment to quality and success.

Whether you're playing a key role in your local community as part of our retail team, or working out the next big gaming trends in our digital team, you'll enjoy a culture and benefits package that we're extremely proud of.