Product Executive

Job Introduction

A fantastic opportunity for a Product Executive has become available at BBC Worldwide, to support the development of our digital platforms for both BBC Good Food and BBC Top Gear.

The Product Executive is a critical role within the digital development team, responsible for defining and prioritising the product backlog for specific work streams. Supporting the Product Manager, the Product Executive serves as a proxy for the customer and is the key interface between the business team (publishing, editorial and commercial) and the development team (including UX, design, development and technology services).

Job Responsibilities

Within this role you will act as champion for our digital products, helping to shape and define them in line with agreed business objectives and those of the wider brand.

You will support in the creation and maintenance of the product backlog, liaising with publishing, editorial and commercial teams to assign priority.

It will be your responsibility to input on and keep up to date the incremental product roadmap and revise that roadmap in response to customer feedback and user behaviour.

You will monitor return on investment KPIs and objectives, with a particular focus on the delivery impact and effectiveness of releases to the live products.

Helping inspire and build a culture of testing and continuous development improvements is key to this position.

You will be tasked with undertaking competitive and traffic analysis, prepare trend and summary reports and traffic forecasts along with assisting in the elaboration of requirements into units that are achievable in one to two week iterations.

Ideal Candidate

As the ideal candidate for the Product Executive, you must possess skills in product management and understand how this discipline relates to Agile environments. You must also stay across the latest developments in product management techniques. You will also demonstrate:

  • Experience and knowledge of technologies with an emphasis on high-volume, high-availability, consumer-facing, web products and applications.
  • An ability to communicate effectively and work within a team environment.
  • Experience of systems such as SAP, Aha!, JIRA, Bitbucket, and knowledge of ad serving technologies such as DFP would be an advantage.
  • The individual must have an understanding of the systems which make up a publishing product.