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Job listing closed on 21 Mar 2024
7 Mar 2024

Product Development Manager

🇬🇧 London, UK
Full Time
5+ years exp.

The Role

We are looking for a Product Development Manager to lead the development and execution of product strategies that drive engagement and ensure they meet the needs of our supporters and drive our commercial revenue growth.

You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including business owners, designers, developers, and senior stakeholders, to ensure our digital products are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality.

Who we are

We are one of the most famous clubs in world football, with a rich heritage and history of success – read more about our history, here.

Beyond that, we are passionate about our local community and, behind the scenes, we have a wide variety of opportunities and career paths for all. We have a very defined purpose: to act for a winning team, culture and community. We achieve this by ensuring we are courageous in the pursuit of progress, we champion our community and each other, and that we do the right thing (even when no one is looking).

Your day-to-day

  • Drive the creation of innovative products - you'll develop and implement product development strategies that align with our club objectives
  • Manage the entire product development life cycle - you will play a key role from idea generation to product launch
  • Collaborate with colleagues across our club - you'll partner with wider teams to define product requirements, prioritise features, create roadmaps and ensure our digital products are effectively promoted and sold
  • Be actively aware of product design plans - you'll oversee the development of wireframes, prototypes and high-fidelity designs
  • Manage the development and testing of digital products - you'll ensure that our products meet supporter requirements and that they are delivered on time and within budget
  • Conduct insightful market research - you'll assess the competitor landscape and gather customer feedback to inform product development decisions
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends - you'll take pride in following the latest developments across the industry and educate the wider team on emerging best practices in digital product development

What we are looking for

  • A digital native - you've got proven experience in a digital media focused environment
  • Credible expertise - you have a solid understanding of agile frameworks and methodologies
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills - you're able to build and nurture impactful relationships with senior stakeholders and external suppliers
  • Demonstrable background in market research - you've previously conducted qualitative and/or quantitative market research and focus groups
  • Clear and concise communicator - you are able to translate technical requirements in a comprehensive way to those with limited technical experience
  • Excellent product management nous - you're proactive in your approach to requirements gathering, prioritisation of the backlog and driving product development from concept to launch
  • True team player - you thrive when you're coaching junior team members and inspiring them to create career defining work

Why choose us

At Arsenal, we want everyone to feel a sense of trust and belonging, so we are proud of both our club values and also what we offer to our employees. As one of our Gunners, you will receive:

  • An exciting reward and recognition scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance which increases with your length of service
  • Great internal learning and development programmes
  • A flexible hybrid working model
  • Priority access to apply for match tickets
  • A competitive health and wellbeing benefits package
  • A leading Employee Assistance Programme
  • Great discounts with some of our Partners

Arsenal for Everyone

Arsenal for Everyone is our commitment to promoting and embracing equality, diversity and inclusion, so that everyone connected to the club feels like they belong to the same Arsenal family. We believe that diversity of background, skills and experience drives our success on and off the pitch. 

Disability Confident Leader

We are a Disability Confident Leader. We actively welcome applications from people with disabilities and long-term health conditions. If you need disability-related adjustments to the recruitment process, please indicate this in your application.

If you are likely to meet the definition of being a ‘disabled person’ according to the Equality Act 2010, we will offer you an interview if you meet the minimum criteria for a role. Please choose the option of a guaranteed interview on your application form. The information you share with us about your health or disability will not be used in recruitment decisions.

Application Closing Date: Please note, applications for this role will close on 15th March