Vienna, London, St Pauls
Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)
About The Role

As part of Entain's Sports Product Management team you are at the centre of one of the major Gaming Groups in the industry today, with leading brands spanning across the globe. The betting industry is a fiercely competitive and innovative landscape, and that’s why we need people who can thrive in that environment. We are looking for sports mad, driven, enthusiastic, passionate and intellectual people with excellent interpersonal skills to join our team. This role will allow the successful candidate to make a significant contribution towards building a product that is second to none.

At Entain, you would work with and learn from experienced industry product managers who are responsible for ensuring the business is focusing its sizable tech resources on building world-class products for sports betting customers. You will get the opportunity to work with every area of the business on complex and expansive projects, from highly skilled developers to User Experience specialists, from sports traders to marketeers. Above all, it will be up to you to deliver what the customer wants and in a manner that will ensure our products are considered to be the very best in the industry.

Our Product Managers are responsible for the vision, roadmap, and feature definition of a range of products. The role involves working with cross-functional teams and is ultimately responsible for delivering a product on time and in a cost effective way. A PM is always aware of the market and competitive landscape, which allows them to define a differentiated feature level vision that delivers unique value. A Product Manager provides cross-functional leadership and bridges organisational gaps between different teams — most often between engineering, marketing, and operational support teams. The Product manager should ultimately deliver a return on investment for any development undertaken.

What you'll be doing:

To be a member of the Sports Product Team, the primary tasks include:

  • Determine customers' needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
  • Constantly reviewing the product against the latest competitor offering.
  • Constantly reviewing the current product to generate new product optimisations and small improvements.
  • Provide a focus on key customer metrics and provide commercial justifications for features to be added to roadmap.
  • Ensuring that project goals are clearly defined.
  • Ensuring that project scope will deliver a return on investment.
  • Working with the UX team in reviewing and finalising User Experience and User Interaction designs.
  • General awareness of latest technical innovations and news to ensure that the Product solutions are always driven towards ‘future proofing’.
  • Strong collaboration with development teams, which can involve:
  • Work in an agile software development environment (SCRUM) remotely
  • Conducting feature Kick off sessions with developers
  • Providing documented requirements
  • Assisting with day to day queries on features in development
  • Participation in roadmap planning and organisation
  • Challenging the teams on solutions being presented
  • Detailed User Acceptance Testing and being able to provide a clear definition of Done.
  • Provide information for management by preparing presentations of product features.
  • Review commercial performance of products and make recommendations on continued investment
  • Work closely with multiple stakeholders such as marketing, trading, customer services and other product teams to ensure seamless introduction of new features.
  • Deliver best in class products for a global set of brands

What we need from you:

  • Experience in a similar role as a Product Manager/Analyst.
  • Previous experience working in the betting industry would be desirable, or at least a significant interest in sports betting.
  • Passionate about Product, Technology and E-commerce.
  • Proven experience using data to inform decision making and to support business growth.
  • Ability to support business cases creation, detailed functional specifications and wire frames, with an excellent track record of developing, launching, and marketing online products.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively adapt approaches to both business stakeholders and technical teams.
  • Ability to present ideas, and recommendations clearly in verbal, written and presentation formats.
  • A broad and comprehensive technical understanding is preferred as well as a good understanding of product development processes and concepts, especially in an agile environment.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with international, cross-functional teams and to internalise new processes and developments in a highly dynamic industry.
  • Proven track record in requirements engineering - good analytical, modelling and writing skills - convey the message in the shortest possible way to communicate information effectively to customers, managers, and technical staff.
  • Personable with the character to build and maintain positive relationships
  • Strong team ethic
  • Drive to achieve excellence
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills

What we can offer you:

  • Culture – We were once a start-up and still have that growth mindset (despite our size). Our industry is renowned for the speed it operates at, and the incredible pace of innovation. Our values include winning together, being bold, exciting customers and driving innovation.
  • Development – Both personal and professional development are important to us. Everyone gets 2 paid days to focus on development, along with subscriptions to learning resources like cross knowledge, linkedin learning and our own learning room. Monthly Empower talks from inspirational leaders from outside the industry.
  • Wellbeing – Our employee assistance program offers free advice on everything from work advice, relationship advice, legal information, and financial advice. Everyone gets a free subscription to the unmind (mental wellbeing) app. Counselling session are available through EAP. We have a monthly schedule of wellbeing sessions and talks with each office having wellbeing champions and coordinators.
  • Flexible benefits package - Annual bonus, employee share scheme, private medical, life assurance, income protection, matching pension contributions, enhanced vacation package, discounted gym membership and cycle to work scheme, with the ability to flex your benefits package to suit your needs
  • Offices - Newly refurbished offices, with chillout spaces and modern facilities
  • Social - Fantastic programme of free social activities, from our summer parties and Friday night drinks, we've got you covered.
  • Sports - We're as passionate about sports as you are, if you can name a sport, we've probably got a company team.

What the process looks like:

  • Apply and your CV will be reviewed by one of our Talent Acquisition Partners
  • Phone screening call with our Talent Acquisition Partner Donna Edmead
  • 1st interview with our senior product manager
  • Short task to complete and present back at 2nd interview with head of department and other team members
  • Offer and Celebrations!

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

At Entain we do what’s right. It’s one of our core values. Which is why we’re taking the lead when it comes to creating a diverse, equal and inclusive future - for our people, our industry and our society. We’ve created a culture where everyone can feel psychologically safe, included and heard. Where being accepted for who you are is a given. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.