Product Owner - Racing

Location: Milton Keynes

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday

Closing Date: 23 October 2019

Product Owner - Racing

We are looking for a Product Owner with a specialism in racing. 

The Product Owner is responsible for guiding the success of specific products within the portfolio of Racing, Sports and Gaming.

The role will look at developing, delivering and improving products by working with stakeholders in the business and monitoring the marketplace. 

The successful candidate will have experience of working in an AGILE environment and will work closely with the technical development team and a number of other functions including Technology, Data Operations, Production, PMO, Finance, Sales and Marketing and 3rd party Suppliers. As such a high level of interpersonal skills will be advantageous. 

Reporting Lines and Key Relationships 

The role reports to Head of Product Proposition 

In line with the SIS Values, the main responsibilities of the role are:

  1. New Product Development/ Product improvement
    1. Generate ideas for future products or product enhancements based on market landscape, competitor analysis and trends, customer feedback, financial insight and product performance
    2. Conduct regular analysis of the product success points and failures to identify areas for improvement and track benefits reliasation
  2. Product Delivery
    1. Using Agile methodology follow the SIS Product Development Life cycle with its associated documentation, meetings and governance to articulate product requirements and outcomes.
    2. Understand the product/commercial needs and how these are translated into functional and technical requirements
    3. Create Product Definition Documentations
    4. Break down product requirements and outcomes into user stores
    5. Provide the clarity and leadership at Scrum meetings to drive forward development
    6. Prioritise the backlog
    7. Perform change management through product backlogs as appropriate to meet changing needs/requirements
    8. Understands and balances commercial needs against technical requirements and capabilities
    9. Understands the dependencies between technology components and how they combine to deliver solutions to the end customer
    10. Test the product to ensure it is FFP
    11. Lead the end to end process of Product Delivery in the scrum team
  3. Product Launch
    1. Work with Marketing to provide supporting Product Material
    2. Work with Sales to transfer product knowledge and support with the sales pipeline
  4. Product Performance
    1. Ensure product performance reporting and key insight exists and is understood and shared with key stakeholders

Skills and Experience 

Essential Requirements 

  • Proven Product Owner
  • Experience of working in Agile environment and providing leadership to the scrum team
  • Knowledge of Betting Industry (both Digital and Retail preferred)
  • Product expertise in racing (preferable)
  • Experience of technical team agile processes.
  • Extensive product management experience
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven report writing skills.
  • Demonstrable teamwork skills.
  • Capability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplined teams involved in the end-to-end product delivery lifecycle
  • Ability to prioritise and manage workload efficiently
  • Results driven with a focus on the key inputs to deliver the desired results


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