Department Head of Product, Global Sportsbook

IT Leeds, United Kingdom


Position at The Stars Group

The role: Department Head of Product, Global Sportsbook

We are looking for a Department Head of Product, Global Sportsbook join our busy and dynamic team based in our Leeds office.

Why we need you: -

You will help us drive  the product strategy and objectives for the new sportsbook programme. You need to be willing to think beyond the current capabilities of sports betting platforms to deliver a marketing leading experience for our millions of customers.

You will be implementing the strategies that will deliver our Global Sportsbook mission; ensuring we balance adherence to deadlines with the need to deliver exceptional product quality. You will also use commercial, insight and research functions to identify the objectives and key results with the most customer and business value; prioritise opportunities; define product key performance indicators to allow robust success measurements.

You’ll manage Global Sportsbook product teams and their roadmaps, and coordinate across the business to ensure we maximise the return on our investment and time. You’ll lead your teams to  create a shared understanding of the platform, ensuring your team are then able to define functional and non-functional requirements and processes for engineers, architects and other stakeholders.

You need to build and maintain excellent working relationships with your colleagues in Global Trading to ensure the overall Global Sportsbook & Trading Platform priorities are aligned and dependencies are sequenced appropriately. In parallel you’ll build relationships with other Product groups across the company to understand how your areas of focus impact or depend on other roadmaps, and subsequently get those opportunities scheduled.

There is a need for you to maintain a clear understanding of relevant systems and business processes, as well as working without boundaries to ensure your product area delivers best-in-class features rapidly, to a high-quality and sustainably. You will review/measure/assess delivered solutions to ensure fitness for purpose and explore opportunities to improve effectiveness of delivery; making recommendations and changes in process as appropriate. You’ll also be required to perform ad-hoc analysis of operational data to discover opportunities and fix problems.

Who we are looking for: -

You will have experience as a Head of Product or Senior Product Manager within a scaled lean / agile development methodology environment, with strong experience within the sports betting sector, with an appreciation of the business logic, operational processes and end customer needs.

We’re looking for someone with proven team management skills, with the ability to facilitate the development of autonomous high performing teams, whilst being naturally collaborative, and with a desire to be part of a highly successful team rather than just a highly successful individual.

You’ll be a clear strategic thinker with an analytical and inquisitive mind-set who can demonstrate the ability to translate business ideas into tangible outcomes and have an interest in and knowledge of the latest technology and media trends, in particular an interest in mobile based products.

You need to highly organised and self-motivated, with a desire to see a job through to conclusion, whilst also having excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and comfortable operating at all levels of an organisation.

You’ll also have excellent working knowledge and experience of managing end-to-end delivery; from concept to cash, ensuring frequent, successful and well-coordinated releases to users.

What’s in it for you?

The salary for this job is based on experience, so whilst we are not able to go into detail at this stage, we can say that we offer great salary packages and a discretionary annual performance bonus. We can also provide advice and dedicated assistance to those moving to Leeds.

We offer health and dental insurance for you, your partner and your children (if you all live at the same address). You can make the most of our personal interest allowance in order to learn something new or pursue a hobby. If you have a baby whilst you work for us, we will give you 1000 GBP as congratulations.

In addition to that, we provide the opportunity for a discounted gym membership.

Our in-house training and development team deliver fantastic support in terms of developing your skills and helping you progress your career.

What happens next?

We will aim to get back to you as soon as possible. If you meet the criteria, then we’ll invite you to a phone interview and if that goes well we’ll meet you for a face-to-face interview.

The Group

The Stars Group is the ultimate owner of industry leading gaming brands such as PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, and the PokerStars Live brands, and through its ownership of Sky Betting & Gaming, a mobile-led leading online gaming operator, licenses the Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo and Sky Poker online gaming brands. Collectively, these and other brands of The Stars Group have millions of registered customers globally, forming one of the world’s largest publicly listed online gaming companies. This role is in the Group’s Leeds service office in the Global Sportsbook & Trading Platform department.