Here at the Financial Times, gold-standard journalism is just the beginning. 500-people strong, our Product and Tech team keeps us ahead of the ever-changing digital landscape by delivering cutting-edge products to over one million digital subscribers every day. Our plans for growth rely on a diverse, dedicated and dynamic group of product, tech, delivery and data specialists - everyone’s welcome in this friendly, forward-thinking team. And with entrepreneurial spirit, intelligence and opportunity at every turn, there’s no limits to where your FT career will take you.

Within our Product and Technology Division, FT Core is the group designing, building, and maintaining FT’s three platforms (Content & Metadata, Data, and Membership) as well as services and products that support both the B2C and B2B businesses of FT.com and other parts of the wider Financial Times business. 

We are looking for experienced Product Manager for our Subscriptions & Payments team in Sofia.

 

In the role you will

 

  • Be the voice of the customer, developing an in depth understanding of the way they interact with the subscriptions and payments products and services

  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Product, the rest of the FT Core Product Management team, and your colleagues in the Subscriptions & Payments team to define a product vision for your portfolio that is aligned to the company strategy

  • Define, track and analyze success metrics while feeding back outcomes into the product process

  • Work closely with the technology team to deliver the agreed roadmap

  • Collaborate with stakeholders around the business 

  • Lead the prioritisation of the product backlog in your remit, in line with the strategy

  • Take decisions based on data 

  • Build and communicate your product roadmaps to stakeholders

  • Coordinate developments undertaken by third parties

  • Inform yourself and your team of market development

  • Contribute industry ‘best practice’ into the product development process

 

Person Specification

You must be execution focused and results driven, easily converse with colleagues at all levels of the organisation, actively engage in technical discussions, and understand high level technical architecture. 

Essential

  • At least two years of product management experience with a track record of managing successful products

  • Experience with billing and payments

  • Interest in subscription-based digital products

  • A proven track record of defining and improving key product metrics

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to orient yourself and others in a dynamic and fast-paced environment

  • Knowledge of the entire product lifecycle from insights/analysis, roadmap development, UX, UI and data-driven approaches

  • Proven record of delivering products through collaboration with stakeholders and technical teams

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Developed and proven influencing and negotiation skills

  • Confidence in leading meetings and workshops

  • Experience working in an Agile environment including as a product owner

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the media industry and of how large media companies operate

 

Our Social Package includes

  • 25 days annual paid leave
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance (after first 6 months)
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave policy
  • Food Vouchers
  • Multisport Card
  • Work-life balance and work from home practice
  • Both in house and external training programs
  • Your own training dedicated budget (for conferences, courses etc.)

 

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Further Information

The FT are committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help.

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