Head of Product, Betfair International

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8397 Leeds, United Kingdom Sportsbook Permanent

The role: Head of Product

We are looking for a Head of Product to join our International Sports Product team in Leeds!

Are you our next star player?

Reporting to the Director of Product, International Sports, this role will be responsible for owning the Product Roadmap across Betfair International.

Based in Leeds or Dublin with travel required to the other offices you will play a fundamental role in the future development and success of Betfair International. Working with a wide range of Stakeholders across the International and UK&I divisions you will be responsible for ensuring we maximise the return on investment we are making on our platforms and products to make sure they are stable, scalable, easy to use and engaging whilst balancing the need to improve existing systems with the demands of the business to expand into new jurisdictions.

Why we need you

Acting as the interface between the UK&I development teams and the Betfair International business, you will be responsible for the identification, validation, and communication of business requirements. You will use data to drive your decisions and in doing so prioritise the relevant backlogs to improve value to the business.

Who we’re looking for

In this role, you’ll use Commercial, Insight and Research functions to identify the features and requirements with the most customer and business value to find opportunities and to prioritise the backlog. You’ll define clear & unambiguous functional and non-functional business requirements and processes and communicate these as appropriate with development partners.

You’ll also initiate research programmes that identify and help us understand how we best serve the needs of our customers in our product. You’ll be encouraged to facilitate workshops, interviews and meetings with business partners and their delegates to capture and document the existing business process and desired changes, using standard process modelling techniques.

We’d like you to share the reasoning behind your decisions with appropriate partners, define and communicate the priority for delivery. You’ll be able to build relationships with other Product Managers across the business to understand how your areas of focus impact or depend on other roadmaps and subsequently get those opportunities scheduled on their roadmaps

You’ll build and maintain a good working relationship with colleagues in Commercial, Trading, Operational and Technology functions. As a senior leader in the tribe, you’ll work without constraints to seek improvements in culture, process, and communications. You’ll also review, measure and assess delivered solutions to ensure fitness for purpose.

We are looking for an individual with deep experience of lean UX product management:

Your experience:

  • Head of Product or Senior Product Manager experience within a scaled agile development methodology environment
  • Significant experience of running lean UX discovery processes
  • Experience in the sports betting sector, with an appreciation of the business logic, operational processes, and end customer needs

Your skills:

  • Naturally collaborative, and with a desire to be part of a highly successful team rather than just a highly successful individual
  • Excellent communication skills, comfortable operating at all levels of an organisation

Your behaviours:

  • An analytical and inquisitive mind-set with the ability to analyse complex problems, determine solutions, and produce tangible outcomes
  • Ability to maintain a balance between short-term delivery and longer-term strategy
  • Highly organised and self-motivated, with a desire to see a job through to conclusion

What’s in it for you?

Our experience-based salaries are competitive. Plus, there’s a discretionary annual performance bonus. And we provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

Your package will include:

  • health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address)
  • the option to join our company pension scheme
  • looking to extend your family? You will receive a cash gift of £1,000 for your new addition whilst working for us
  • discounted gym membership
  • in-house training and development to develop your skills, progressing your career
  • free fresh fruit, snacks and drinks in the office
  • social events; including our sensational summer and Christmas parties.

What happens next?

If you’re what we’re looking for, next up will be a phone interview. And if that goes well, we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

PokerStars and Betfair are part of Flutter Entertainment Plc, a global sports betting, gaming and entertainment provider headquartered in Dublin and part of FTSE 100 index of the London Stock Exchange, which brings together exceptional brands, products and businesses and a diverse global presence in a safe, responsible and ultimately sustainable way.

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity. We do not discriminate on any protected characteristic as defined by applicable law.

We will look to provide reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process. If you need assistance, please contact: talent@starsgroup.com.

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