Product Manager, is the award-winning website of the Financial Times newspaper. Digital and the web have an increasingly important role to play for the business as media consumption habits change and revenues migrate from print to online. The product management team are responsible for defining and delivering on a vision through to product delivery, ensuring that user needs are addressed and business goals are achieved.

A Product Manager role is available with an exciting remit of working on satisfying the needs of the FT 930,000 paid for subscribers and providing the Editorial team with front end tools to improve storytelling and bring clarity to news.

The right person will play a key role working with stakeholders across Editorial, B2B/B2C, Ads and Data Science. You’ll be both data led and user focused with a keen eye for detail. You’ll be adept at spotting opportunities to improve our customer facing platforms; driving greater engagement among existing users while delivering new ways to tell stories. You will conduct customer research, define problems, discover insights and come up with solutions. You will work in a cross functional autonomous team that use lean methodology to deliver on outcomes.

What you will be doing

Owning a stream of work: define the problem, set up metrics and goals and set up a course of direction

Working in a cross functional team and lead its direction without authority

Conduct customer research and extract insights

Take part in finding solutions together with UX and Design

Help developers understand the problem and come up with the best way of implementing the solution

Working with a diverse set of stakeholders to define, champion and deliver product vision and roadmaps

Track and analyse competitors, feeding ‘best practice’ into the product development process

Maintain and update product backlogs and to track priorities for the digital offerings

Working within a lean development framework

Communicate roadmap, vision, achievements and progress to the wider team and to stakeholders

You’ll bring to the role….

– A proven track record in a product management role (2 years +)
– Data-driven and hypothesis led with ability to balance alongside user research and business objectives
– Good communication skills – able to clearly write and present documents targeted at various audiences, as well as make presentations to large/small groups
– Proactive, outcome driven, with a can-do attitude
– Intellectually curious,  with a demonstrable ability to identify opportunities and communicate their value proposition and business benefits
– The ability to work independently, but with regular support and collaboration with their manager
– The ability to balance workloads and priorities throughout the product lifecycle across of a range of email products and offsite services

– Experience of working in a data heavy environment: AB testing, segmentation, data models
– Experience in customer research

In return, we’ll give you

– A competitive salary and bonus/commission scheme
– Extensive learning and development opportunities
– Excellent benefits package, including:
25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 after 2 years
Subsidised gym membership
Pension plan (FT will double your contribution up to a maximum of 16%)
Season ticket loan
Private Healthcare / Dental plan
Life assurance up to 4 x annual salary
Bike to work scheme
Childcare vouchers
Give As You Earn