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Senior Product Manager – Financial Times

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Senior Product Manager – Financial Times



Job Purpose

Financial Times in partnership with Xoomworks are establishing a research and development centre in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The FT is looking for a seasoned Product Manager to lead development of products that blend seamlessly with customer’s workflows.

The position is strongly cross-functional in nature and the products form part of a platform that supports customers such as internal, B2C and B2B customers – as such the role requires developing strong working relationships with multiple teams across the FT and Nikkei.

This role will work within a lean development team comprising business, customer research, UX, project management, design and engineering skills.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Experience of managing and improving overall Product Management processes
  • History of developing a complete product to market and then supporting / iterating on it post-launch
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of customer needs and how they use existing products.
  • Identify users segments, develop a deep understanding of each segment’s needs and suggest solutions to address these needs.
  • Communicate the process and collaborate with international stakeholders from the FT and Nikkei
  • Own the product backlog for the products and features, and articulate product vision
  • Fill the role of product owner where agile software development is used
  • Work with delivery and technology to ensure stakeholders, teams and third parties have clear requirements and communication
  • Establish, track and analyse success metrics while feeding back outcomes into the product process
  • Track and analyse competitors while feeding lead principles and FT best practice into the development process



  • At least 2 years product management experience with a track record of delivering customer-facing digital product
  • Previous experience of working within high-growth digital businesses, having brought innovative digital products to market
  • Desirable to have a proven track record of improving business metrics
  • Desirable to have at least 2 years experience working in an Agile environment
  • Desirable to have experience bringing a completely new product to market
  • Desirable to have experience within an organisational change environment, preferably with a large stakeholder base


Skills, qualifications

  • 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
  • Confident leading meetings and workshops
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, a natural evangelist
  • Highly developed and proven influencing and negotiation skills
  • Experience producing strong business justifications

To be successful in this role you will …

  • Be execution focused and have a proven record of success
  • Be able to lead through influence rather than formal authority
  • Be results-driven, high-performing, high-quality work attitude
  • Have a strong personal interest in the news media, relishing the chance to be part of two great global brands in media


In return we’ll give you:

  • Private healthcare
  • Meal tickets
  • Gym subscription
  • 25 days holiday

The Financial Times Ltd. committed to equality of opportunity. We are determined to create a diverse group at all levels of our Company and we welcome all members of the community we serve to apply for openings with us.

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