Vacancy Type:
23 (Entain)
About The Role
Entain is one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. With offices across five continents and licences in more than 20 countries, we operate some of the most well-known and iconic brands in the industry with more than 250 years of combined history – names such as Ladbrokes, partypoker, bwin and Coral.
You will be responsible for managing Digital projects across regions that focuses on putting in place a set critical business capabilities spanning across Marketing, BI & Measurement, Business Growth Planning and Product Innovation. These projects will involve several senior stakeholders and will often be complex in nature. These initiatives enable us to deliver to our strategic objectives. The desired outcome is to see these world class digital capabilities embedded into our day to day culture to enable us to operate consistently across our portfolio brands.
What you'll do
Define the scope of strategic projects and gain stakeholder buy-in
  • Co-ordinate and provide thought leadership in definition of scope of initiatives across multiple major workstreams of work, across the steering group, functional leads, and regional stakeholders
  • Working with the leadership team, ensure clear business cases or value statement against each initiative and a rationale on how this aligns with the strategic objectives. Use this as a method of prioritisation.
  • Conduct dependency mapping in sufficient level of detail to produce an overall project roadmap
  • Identify resource requirements against each of the scoped initiatives.
  • Ensure the successful outcomes for each initiative are clear and there are KPIs in place to measure success.
  • Build engagement and comms plans to ensure we gain buy-in and commitment from the regional and operations stakeholders to ensure the initiatives are setup to succeed

Govern and deliver the project

  • Apply structured methodology and lead programme & business initiative activities
  • Setup up a project governance ensuring both the steering group as well as senior regional stakeholders are aware of the risks and able to make effective decisions
  • Present transparent reporting and metrics on the performance of the portfolio to enable intervention, removal of obstacles, make priority calls and deliver target outcomes.
  • Work collaboratively with other project managers who are responsible for sub-projects or dependencies in a matrix reporting style.
  • Monitor and detect at risk initiatives and product a plan on how to bring back on track
  • Manage the project finances as per agreed budget
  • Regular and effective Communications to the wider set of stakeholders will be key in buy-in and adoption of the initiatives in scope

Drive through regional adoption and Measure Results

  • See through delivery of capabilities as well execution of the adoption plan, through to measurement of benefits in the scoped regions.
  • Ensure regular communication on intent and progress of the projects are available for the senior business sponsors, Global SLT and the Board if necessary
What we'll need from you
  • Significant experience delivering complex projects of work within digitally focused businesses
  • Understanding of the importance of communications tailored to each stakeholder’s needs
  • Strategic thinking and ability to articulate ideas clearly. Proven experience of translating strategy into excellent execution
  • Demonstrable breadth of knowledge within large digital enterprises, working in a matrix style.
  • Very Strong stakeholder management skills. Diplomatic in nature. Ability to build relationships to influence and guide amongst various levels of stakeholder seniority, from Managing Directors downwards
  • Tenacious in nature, is not set back by pushback from difficult stakeholders and employs various approaches to achieving positive outcomes.
  • Extensive presentation skills and experience


  • Any demonstrable experience of success in previous Marketing, BI & Measurement, Business process and planning, Financial & budgeting or Innovation is highly desirable.
  • A formal project management certification (eg. PRINCE2, PMP, etc.) is an advantage.
  • Proud owner of his/her work
  • Mindful communicator
  • Detail oriented
  • Influential
  • Flexible
  • Change maker
  • Results driven
  • Restless mindset – always looking to do things better
  • Lead by example
  • Bringing outside learnings in

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.