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Senior Product Manager - Platform Data Warehouse

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

Job Introduction

The Senior Product Manager ensures that the BBC creates the most compelling products possible within a given field, sector or technology.


Creating insight to drive BBC priorities and performance is critical – an SPM looks to use research, analytics data, market research, competitors and their own product instincts to help the BBC make the best digital products possible.


The SPM has three key responsibilities: assessing product opportunities, managing the product to be built, and communicating to stakeholders.

The post holder works with key editorial, commercial and technical stakeholders to design and deliver the required product, measure its success, lead the prioritisation process and the creation and maintenance of the roadmap.


He/she works with the technical team to create a product that is useful, usable and feasible.

Role Responsibility

  • Define and develop product strategy for a portfolio of related products, or very large product with wide-ranging scope and features  - based on the strategic vision for the division and wider BBC objectives
  • Use analytics and 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.
  • Monitor, summarise and report analytics and feedback from the user base or audience to measure performance of the product
  • Continuous improvement of the product, identifying and prioritising enhancements, communicating them to the business as required
  • Work with the stakeholders, key members of technical staff and within governance groups to understand business needs and drivers and confirm objectives and priorities
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions with stakeholders and manage change in relation to specified requirements, looking to uncover deeper, strategic needs and opportunities
  • Build and maintain a product roadmap and backlog consistent with the BBC's wider digital strategy and product portfolio
  • As a product moves from discovery to definition, work with engineering teams to create an appropriate execution strategy.
  • Product managers play a key role in leading Agile delivery teams, working with Project Managers, and Engineering leads to deliver products to deadlines
  • During build, optimise the product for the needs of the business, bringing together user experience, business and technology.
  • Develop relationships with pan-BBC and external stakeholders, delivery partners and suppliers as well as with peer to peer and more senior internal stakeholders
  • Propose, agree and work within product budget. Develop and maintain business case in support of product(s)
  • Own contracts with vendors, negotiate and influence to hold them accountable to the terms of the agreement.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Significant experience in leading data management and engineering teams on Data Integration, development of a Single Customer View, Data warehouses or BI systems, Master Data Management, Data Quality Management.
  • Expert understanding and ability to apply industry knowledge, market awareness, audience research and analytical insights to product strategy and planning
  • Understands and prioritises the needs of the product’s users either audience members or production teams
  • Excellent product development skills and product life-cycle management including an understanding of Agile methodology
  • Ability to plan and forecast product budget and deliver within that budget
  • Good understanding of the relevant technologies and practices surrounding data engineering, including ETL technologies, BI/Analytics, Big Data, and Database technologies.
  • Experience of end to end data warehouse or data transformation delivery


  • Significant experience working within new media, software development, broadcast, or related media sectors, delivering digital media roadmaps
  • Experience managing commercial and contractual relationships with third party suppliers and partners
  • Experience of data modelling, data quality and data design

About the Company


This job description is a written statement of the essential characteristics of the job, with its principal accountabilities, incorporating a note of the skills, knowledge and experience required for a satisfactory level of performance. This is not intended to be a complete, detailed account of all aspects of the duties involved.

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