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Senior Product Manager - Datalab

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Job Introduction

This is a unique opportunity to join the BBC Datalab. In this challenging role, you will be key to enabling the BBC to create a better audience and colleague experience through the clever use of data.

We’re looking for a seasoned Senior Product Manager to be part of our growing team. As part of the Datalab team, you will work with Data Scientists, Engineers, Delivery and Editorial team members on projects that make content more personal for users, and systems more nimble for BBC team members.

We are looking for someone with a passion for working with data and machine learning systems, and with the vision and drive to make change happen. If you are excited by the idea having a big impact on BBC audiences, and have experience with data products or personalisation at scale, then please get in touch.

Role Responsibility

You’ll engage with many Product people and Business Analysts working on other BBC services, tapping into the wealth of knowledge and experience of an organisation serving
 a vast global audience. Learning is an important part of the role, and you’ll have access to BBC Academy training programmes, the opportunity to present at conferences, and use other resources to progress in your Product Management career.

Are you the right candidate?

  • The ideal applicant is a clear and rigorous thinker who can identify the details of how ML systems should and do work from a range of stakeholders across the business. Building trust with the stakeholders will be important to the success of the team: this includes being a self-starter and identifying areas to raise our game across the entire team.
  • Define and develop a product strategy for an aspect of Datalab, based on the strategic vision for the group and wider BBC.
  • Build and maintain a product roadmap and backlog consistent with the BBC's wider digital strategy and product portfolio.
  • Lead requirement gathering sessions with stakeholders and manage change in relation to specified requirements, looking to identify deeper strategic needs and opportunities.
  • Applicants should be comfortable working with a relatively high degree of ambiguity. The easiest path may not yield success though, so comfort with hypothesis-driven and agile approaches are key.
  • Applicants will need advanced written and presentation skills, with audiences being both technical and non-technical.  Applicants should have experience in helping to answer very technical and detailed developer questions.
  • Applicants should be comfortable inspiring and supporting a team.  We aspire to be a highly collaborative team, and demonstrated skills in this regard are important.
  • Experience working with data science and engineering teams would be an advantage.

Package Description

Based London W12

Salary Band D

Continuing - Permanent 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and responsibilities, and to work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house training Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a comprehensive salary package, a flexible 20-35 hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

We encourage flexible working, although it may not be possible for every role. There is no obligation to raise flexible working or part time requests 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. 

About the BBC

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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