You will ideally be passionate about video streaming, movies/series, entertainment, and technology. You will will have an understanding of the video streaming industry and be a champion for the consumer. You will then execute against that vision via small, medium, and long-term projects. You need to be a "doer" who can execute as well as balance longer-term strategic thinking and you will be part of a team that believes in working fast, being accountable, and learning from mistakes.
This is a small, lean team, and as such, you will need to be able to get in the trenches to drive work forward and have a high output. This role will take the lead in collecting, documenting and prioritising product requirements for the EMEA region; including mapping out the final product vision for market differentiation. You will work closely with the global product/technology organization to ensure EMEA market needs are fulfilled.
What will you be doing?
Define the product capability roadmap for EMEA, and work with Product Development teams to ensure feasibility and adjust where needed.
Create product "documentation" including product requirements and use cases, to clearly define the product capabilities, down to a detailed level, accounting for positive and negative paths.
Work tightly with the global Product Development team and UX/UI teams on requirements and wireframes/design development.
Clearly communicate the roadmap at all levels, including specific functionality offered at any given time point, to ensure all understand what a feature means and what the consumer will see.
Help define and articulate longer-term strategies and determine those that need runway of work earlier to achieve timeline targets.
Monitor and analyse key performance indicators and make recommendations based on data to improve the product.
Work closely with legal departments to ensure compliance with EMEA regulations.
Research and analyse emerging trends in the marketplace and keep abreast of the competition to drive product requirements.
Understand and communicate consumer behavior for products and features.
Utilise data-driven decision making for prioritizing product feature backlog.
Cultivate strong relationships among working teams and have exposure to senior leadership.
Ultimately will be held accountable for the launch of major, brand new product initiatives in EMEA and for the subscribers and customer experience as a result of those products and product enhancements.
To lead this team, you will have a mixture of the following experience:
Ideally 10+ years experience in managing or leading digital product management or related experience at an entertainment media company.
Experience in streaming video products on tablets, phones, PCs, and other devices.
Superior leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Experience in an agile development process (Scrum, Kanban) strongly preferred.
Understanding of social, recommendation, discovery, and personalisation systems.
Knowledge of competitive landscape including SVOD and OTT services.
Extensive experience writing product requirements, user stories and formulating strategies for feature execution within the product.
Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
Must be self-motivated and accountable.
Understanding of how to develop rapid prototypes, A/B testing, and iterative development practices.
Ability to adapt rapidly in a fast moving environment with shifting priorities and the ability to react quickly, dynamically, and intelligently.
Must possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to understand and engage with technical teams on highly complex projects.
Comfortable working in an environment that is ever-changing, with grey or uncertain areas; candidate must be able to create their own direction yet balance cross functional teams' needs.