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Group Product Manager

Posted: 9 Mar 2021 Closes: 16 Jun 2021
London (FT) Competitive
Permanent & Full-time JR006269

The Role / Position Overview

At the FT Professional team we're creating a new suite of digital products that will position the FT as a frontrunner and innovator in the industry. By harnessing the potential of FT content and data we will deliver unique value for our customers and open new revenue streams for the organization.

We are looking for a commercially-minded product manager who will deliver best in class innovative products and services. 

We’re a dynamic team with strong execution bias and start-up like culture.  The team is newly formed and there is a huge scope to shape not just the technology but culture and product development process too. This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team to shape the future of the media industry.


 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop a product vision and strategy to deliver it.

  • Define, design and deliver a new portfolio of products.

  • Strong focus on delivering value for customers and unlocking new commercial opportunities for the company.

  • Liaise with stakeholders across the organisation - from commercial/sales to data and engineering.

  • Lead a cross-functional team of engineers and designers.

Required Skills / Experience 

  • Minimum 5 years “full stack” Product Management experience in developing software or internet products 
  • Strong technical background.
  • Highly analytical with a structured problem-solving approach.  Metrics-driven, with previous experience in a culture of data-and fact-based decision-making. 
  • Ability to deliver impact - laser focus execution coupled with commercial awareness.
  • Experience in working with teams in a cross-functional, agile environment.
  • Self motivated,“do-er”, willing to work hands-on. 
  • Knowledge of multiple functional areas, including product management, engineering, UX/UI, sales, customer support, finance or marketing.
  • A team player, with a strong ability to work collaboratively across the organisation.

Desirable

  • Commercial and domain experience in Financial Services, Banking, Legal and adjacent market segments would be a big plus

  • Good understanding of B2B products and markets

  • Experience or degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, related technical field (optional)


 

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits

Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working, medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages and subsidised gym memberships. Full details of our benefits can be found here.


 

About the FT

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

We have offices in more than 35 cities, including London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing, Manila, Sofia, San Francisco and Tokyo. Join us and find an inclusive and fast-paced environment with unique opportunities to support every step of your career. Learn more about the FT, including announcements and career opportunities, at aboutus.ft.com.

The FT is as much a product and technology company as it is a journalism company. In FT Product and Technology much of our recent success has come from innovation in our digital products and services and we know that our future success will depend on it. We span three organisations: Product, Technology and Delivery. Since 2016 we have been led by Chief Product and Information Officer Cait O’Riordan. Don’t expect a stuffy finance environment. We come from all walks of life and all kinds of different backgrounds and we bring ourselves to work.

The product org is composed of ~60 people, mostly product managers, customer researchers, product designers and business analysts. We work primarily in London and Sofia, Bulgaria. Our purpose is to create continued innovation in the FT’s digital products and services. We do a lot to deliver great products, but we believe our most important responsibility is working out what is worth building in the first place. We drive the process of product discovery, working with customers and prototypes to identify solutions that answer the needs of our subscribers and our business. We define outcomes with our colleagues, find opportunities with customers, design solutions with customers, and prioritise delivery to maximise our impact.


 

Further Information

At the FT, we are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer that seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. We aim to treat all employees in a fair and consistent manner, promote good working relationships to encourage high standards of conduct and performance within a work environment free from harassment, bullying and discrimination. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 

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