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Product Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of BBC iPlayer’s app team covering both iOS and Android product development. This is a high profile role - your decisions will affect millions of users. If you are looking to work with a small cross-functional team to deliver proven value to our audience, this may be for you!

Role Responsibility

  • Be at the forefront of emerging technologies and content discovery mechanisms and understand their relevance to BBC iPlayer, the BBC in general and its diverse audience.
  • Develop and foster relationships with pan-BBC stakeholders to understand business needs and strategic drivers for which the product area could help realise.
  • Successfully process all relevant inputs and work with relevant product leads to establish a clear, impactful vision for syndication capabilities within the overall BBC iPlayer roadmap.
  • Gather, define and prioritise requirements - work with architecture, engineering and delivery teams to create a valuable, communicable delivery roadmap for the product area; work within the product budget and, where necessary, develop and maintain business cases to support additional product investment.
  • Clearly communicate the product strategy, plans, objectives and performance measures, progress against plans and budget to all interested and invested parties – tailoring communication as appropriate to ensure relevance to the audience.
  • Work with non-product teams such as marketing or business development to ensure effective communication of new or improved capabilities to audiences and partners.
  • Work with editorial teams, to be responsible for the product’s transition to ‘live’ environments, including its operational and audience support.
  • Deliver continuous product improvement for the distinct area of responsibility; use analytics - as well as media or industry comment or feedback - and product reporting to inform future prioritisation and product improvement.
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity and a passion for product.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Responsible for prioritising work for embedded crews in conjunction with other leads.
  • Leading work definition workshops.
  • Facilitating the breakdown of agile work epics.
  • Providing product ownership/direction on crew level goals.
  • Work with the wider iPlayer teams to both understand what capabilities might need to be supported in future and to agree how best to ensure they can be verified by the partner, via the products in Partner Experience.
  • Clearly communicate the product strategy, plans, objectives and performance measures, progress against plans to all interested and invested parties – tailoring communication as appropriate to ensure relevance to the audience.
  • Work with BBC Business Development and Legal teams to ensure agreements and relationships with third parties support product requirements and align with product strategy and delivery.
  • Deliver continuous product improvement for the distinct area of responsibility; use analytics - as well as media or industry comment or feedback - and product reporting to inform future prioritisation and product improvement.
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity, and a passion for product, testing and technology.

Essential:

  • Technical understanding of web technologies.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within multidisciplinary agile delivery teams to deliver successful and impactful product development.
  • An understanding of the relevant technologies and practices (e.g. client and server-side technologies, new media technologies and platforms, project management - especially Agile) and software engineering processes and practices.

Desirable:

  • Experience of product management.
  • A strong interest in digital products, TV platforms, applications, and emerging technologies
  • Experience of web portal (forums, ticket systems).
  • Demonstrable experience of using analytics and audience research to uncover and investigate user behaviour; to establish insight into product performance and to use this data to drive ideas, features and product improvements.
  • Ability to apply industry knowledge, market awareness, audience research and analytics insights to product strategy and planning.

 

Package Description

Band: D
Contract type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Salford - Dock House

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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