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Product Manager

5766

London, GB

Production
London
Full-Time

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI),  a unit of ViacomCBS Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB,  VIA),  is comprised of many of the world's most popular multimedia entertainment brands,  including MTV,  MTV LIVE HD,  Nickelodeon,  Nick Jr.,  Comedy Central,  Paramount Channel,  BET and more. ViacomCBS brands reach more than 3.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 180+ countries and territories via more than 200 locally programmed and operated TV channels and more than 550 digital media and mobile TV properties,  in 40 languages.

 

Unleash your potential in a place you belong

 

Come and join a culture where content, people and ideas merge. An exciting and open place where your talents can truly thrive. Ready? This could be the start of something special.

At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it’s our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.

 

Is this the role for you?

This is an exciting time in Channel 5’s digital evolution as My5, Channel 5’s VOD service, has been placed at the heart of the Channels growth strategy. ViacomCBS/Channel 5 are seeking an exceptional individual to drive forward the product development and continuous optimisation of the My5 suite of applications

 

What will you be doing?

Reporting to the Senior Director of Product, this role will take control of a portfolio of digital products and manage their continuous optimisation, to meet ViacomCBS Media Networks International (VCNI) commercial, consumer and brand objectives.

The role is primarily concerned with working out what to build, finding opportunities or user problems and how best to respond to them through user centred design and validation. Then leading all aspects of the implementation of solutions that best answer the opportunity and achieves our objectives.

  • Lead the entire product life-cycle, including design, discovery, planning, delivery, product acceptance, and operational handover
  • Using research, competitor analysis, understanding of our customers and how they use our products and a knowledge of the wider digital landscape to suggest and assess product opportunities and ideas.
  • Lead product experimentation and discovery, developing opportunities for growth or answering user problems through iterative design and user validation.
  • Measure and improve the efficiency of the development process.
  • Form collaborative relationships with development and design teams, business stakeholders and third-party suppliers to ensure that their input is considered and valued and the output meet the budget, deadline and required quality
  • Manage a prioritised backlog of product ideas, defining product requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Monitor status of ongoing work and articulate progress, dependencies, and risks to the product team, engineering and other stakeholders
  • Stay on top of industry changes, through self-research/learning that may have a direct impact on product
  • Lead product meetings, workshops, sprint demos and demonstrate good presentation and speaking skills
     

What are we looking for?

  • You should have a passion for digital products, the television industry, and its future development.
  • Be a natural creative problem solver, capable of driving a user-centred approach to product discovery and development.
  • Be comfortable leading experimentation and testing to prove user and business value and determine what features or enhancements we should develop, including interacting directly with users
  • Be highly organised in your approach, detail oriented whilst being capable of understanding the broader business context of your decisions.
  • Strong analytical capabilities, able to interrogate statistical data and make evidence-based decisions on where to focus effort.
  • Be intellectually curious, a reader and studier of product management thinking and practices
  • Experience in working within agile software development, preferably at enterprise scale.
  • 3 years + experience in a digital product role. We are particularly keen to talk to candidates coming from UXD, UX research or analytics backgrounds or candidates with experience in these areas
  • Experience working with Video products across the device landscape - mobile, desktop, connected TV/set top boxes an advantage
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and take ownership of problems and think creatively to solve them
  • Task management, problem-solving skills and the ability to manage internal and external relations.
     

Everything else!

We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You’ll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we’re doing to make the industry more sustainable, and enjoy lots of perks:

  • A monthly streaming fund
  • All the health and financial benefits you’d expect, and some you wouldn’t
  • Flexibility to own the way you work
  • Mental health activities and support
  • All manner of BBQs, socials and events

What are you waiting for? Put in your application!

Our Values:

Our values are intertwined and work together to drive the business outcomes we seek, and once combined we believe these will power our company forward.

Optimism & Determination

  • We share a positive belief that we can navigate and thrive in the landscape ahead

Inclusivity & Collaboration

  • We Embrace new and divers voices, act with care and work together to capture opportunities and manager through challenges

Agility & Adaptability

  • We think entrepreneurially, are resilient in change and move quickly to anticipate and create what’s next

 

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and we take our responsibility in safeguarding children and adults seriously. We work hard to ensure that everyone with whom we engage receive equal protection from all types of harm or abuse, regardless of age, disability, gender, racial heritage, religious belief, sexual orientation or identity; an obligation we take very seriously.

To ensure, we are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining. Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email UK.recruitment@vimn.com where we will support your request as suitably possible.

Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at https://hive.evenbreak.co.uk

 

 

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 

 

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

If you have any difficulties in applying or require access needs arising from a mobility or any other impairment please let us know by emailing uk.recruitment@vimn.com or calling 0207 555 1234. We can then ensure your experience and visit is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.