Product Manager

We’re LADbible Group: a voice and identity for a community of more than 53 million people, and a way of life for a generation of fans the world over.

LADbible Group builds youth communities across multiple channels including our websites, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, YouTube, AppleTV and our apps. We understand our audience and are on their side. Our community brings people together and we try to use our influence for good.

Role Summary:

The Technology department is key to the future success of TheLADbible Group, and we’re expanding. Product Management is a recent addition to the makeup of the team, taking responsibility for a varied portfolio of products ranging from websites and mobile apps to internal tools and Facebook chat bots.

You’ll be part of a small but important team of product managers and UX designers, working together to drive product thinking and user-centred design across the business. We have huge plans and ambitious targets for this year, and an opportunity to reach millions of people with our work.

Key Objectives:

  • Drive forward the product-thinking mindset and culture
  • Create and deliver product strategy to stakeholders based on user research and market understanding
  • Liaise with development, sales, marketing, content, data science and advertising teams to gather requirements, scope work and align interests across the business
  • Maximise value delivery via effective, collaborative and transparent prioritisation of the development backlog
  • Become the expert on the product and the market, providing support to other functions within the business
  • Responsibilities

    • Lead the process of creating a product vision, overall goals and KPIs
    • Foster innovation within your product area, helping nurture new ideas and bring them to life
    • Shape the product roadmap and work with the delivery team to develop an actionable project plan
    • Requirements gathering and scoping of development work
    • Market research, competitor analysis, user research and outreach; using insight and data to drive the decision-making process
    • Design experiments to test new features or ideas, and work with data scientists to analyse the results and determine the best course of action
    • Identify and manage stakeholder groups to align interests, resolve conflict and keep the business moving down the best path
    • Influence, persuade and negotiate at all levels; effectively communicate status, progress and plans to create a shared understanding and keep everyone in the loop
    • Produce written reports on product progress and measuring success against agreed KPIs
    • Evolve the product design process to improve effectiveness and teamwork
    • Operate in a fast-paced Agile environment as part of a team
    • Work on multiple products simultaneously, balancing focus according to priority and return on investment
    • Working on rebrands
    • Working on new bibles
    • Changing the way we present video
    • Giving editorial team more vision and control about how the website will look

    The Person

    •        At least 1 year experience in a product management role (or 2 years’ experience in a business analyst or similar role), with demonstrable experience of having a positive impact on multiple projects
    •       At least 1 year of working in an Agile environment (either Scrum or Kanban) and in cross functional teams
    •       A genuine passion for product management, and an understanding of the Lean approach
    •       Excellent people skills for influencing, persuading and negotiating
    •       A high standard of self-organisation, and a proactive approach
    •       A solid understanding of the technology required to produce websites and apps, and the latest innovations in gadgets, wearables, apps and social media

    Desirable

    •      Experience in publishing and media
    •      A background in software engineering (either hands-on experience or relevant education) 
    •      Experience with JIRA, Confluence, Roadmunk, Aha or other product management tools
    •         Practical experience of using Lean to shape product strategy and roadmaps

    Company Overview

    Founded in 2012, LADbible Group is redefining entertainment and news for a social generation. Our global community engages with our content–spanning editorial, video, documentary and live – billions of times each and every month. Using all major platforms, we’ve rapidly risen to become one of the web’s most prominent social video publishers.

    Our brands include LADbible, SPORTbible, Pretty 52, branded content agency Joyride, and licensing arm CONTENTbible. Whether by simply putting a smile on someone’s face with a funny video or by engaging our audience in social issues important to them, we strive to make a positive difference.

    Sure, we may be UK based, but we’re powered by a community that spans the planet.

     

    Mission

    LADbible Group has become a way of life for fans around the world. We provide news, entertainment and community to a global audience of young people. Our mission is pretty straightforward: to deliver content that our audience love. Our flagship brand alone is followed by half of all UK men aged 18-24 – and a fifth of women in the same age group.

    We don’t think youth audiences are hard to reach, you just have to tell them the stories they care about and amplify the ones they tell you.

     

    LADbible Group is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our company and we welcome all members of the community to apply for openings with us.