Competitive with annual bonus and other great benefits!
Vacancy Type:
16 (Ladbrokes)
About The Role

We’re Entain. Powered by our very own technology and building products that push boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 25 well-known brands and over 24,000 people, but we all play for the same team. When we win, we win together.

Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming, and interactive entertainment by bringing moments of excitement into people’s lives. We will achieve this through our focus on sustainability and growth, driving change in the fast-paced world of entertainment.

As an IT Project Manager, you will be responsible for delivering a variety of retail-based technology projects, as defined within our retail plan. You will work on a range of projects that involve developing and rolling out new technology products to our circa 2,700 shop retail estate.

You will be responsible for all parts of the project life cycle, from project initiation, planning, execution, and closure, in line with our agreed retail project framework. Furthermore, you will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders including subject matter experts and the senior leadership team to ensure the project is delivered on time, on budget and on brief. Experience of Agile methodologies (Including SAFe) Is advantageous, but not essential.

Key responsibilities

  • Identify and receive appropriate retail project mandates in line with agreed business strategy and needs
  • Develop comprehensive business cases for change, identifying risk, benefit, cost and timescale analysis – gaining required support & securing funding where appropriate
  • Deliver successful outcomes through excellent project governance, ensuring all deviations, changes and risks are escalated through the defined channels
  • Ensure every project is planned and phased with the overall retail plan, aligned with any pre-existing activity
  • Establish appropriate benchmarks against which projects can be assessed
  • Ensure projects are effectively communicated through their development and into execution & implementation
  • Manage all projects to deliver agreed outputs, ensuring they remain aligned to business strategy, are within the original scope and on target
  • Manage both internal teams and external partners to deliver project obligations to time and to budget by developing relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Work with Procurement team to identify & procure the most cost-effective and competitive solutions
  • Ensure appropriate handover of project outcomes to BAU environment and completion of project post evaluation using agreed KPI’s

Specialist skills and experience

  • We’re looking for an experienced project manager who has strong background in delivering a broad range of small to large-scale technology-based transformation projects.
  • Holds a qualification(s) in Project Management are beneficial and demonstrate at least a theoretical understanding of project management.
  • Great attention to detail is a must in this role, as are excellent communication, planning and negotiation skills, alongside experience of budget control and the ability to bond well with others as a team player.

Competencies / behaviours

  • Skilled in project management, business analysis and associated disciplines
  • The ability to have a strong impact and influence key decisions with senior stakeholders
  • Excellent communication skills verbal, facing and written
  • The ability to influence, motivate and lead, ensuring deadlines are met
  • Ability to plan and lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Deploy a disciplined approach to project management
  • Able to build strong effective business partnerships
  • Communicates persuasively in a range of challenging situations
  • Ability to compare & contrast competitor propositions and form recommendations
  • Create contingencies/mitigations in the face of projects not running to plan

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.
  • Hybrid Working – We offer 2 days a week working from home

What the process looks like:

  • Apply and your CV will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition Partner
  • Phone screening call with our Talent Acquisition Partner
  • 1st interview with the team manager
  • Short task to complete and present back at 2nd interview with Director and other stakeholders
  • 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.