Executive Product Manager


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Information Technology
BBC Region / Division:
Design & Engineering
BBC Business Unit:
DDG: Design & Engineering

Package Description

Location: NBH - London

Grade - 10 D

FTC - 12months

Job Introduction

The Executive Product Manager is the primary expert in the field who supports the activities of the Head of Product, implementing specific product strategy. 

The post holder leads the product life cycle giving approval to commence projects and ensuring quality of design and development of market leading products and services for the BBC.

The post holder works with key editorial, commercial and technical stakeholders to design and deliver the required product.

Main Responsibilities

  • Define and develop product strategy for a portfolio of related products, or very large product with wide-ranging scope and features  - based on the strategic vision for the division and relevant user and audience research
  • Accountable for all approval gates before a project commences and quality reviews during a build/delivery
  • Lead requirements gathering sessions with stakeholders and manage change in relation to specified requirements, including assessment of impact, communication, and supporting planning and prioritisation as appropriate
  • Develop relationships with pan-BBC and external stakeholders, delivery partners and suppliers as well as with peer to peer and more senior internal stakeholders
  • Monitor, summarise and report feedback from the user base or audience to measure performance of the product
  • Transition to ‘live’ environments, ensuring operational and audience support
  • Continuous improvement of the product, identifying  and prioritising improvements and enhancements
  • Propose, agree and work within product budget. Develop and maintain business case in support of product(s)
  • Own contracts with vendors, negotiate and influence to hold them accountable to the terms of the agreement
  • Ensure the appropriate selection of technology to fulfil the outlined strategy​

Are you the right candidate?


  • Expert understanding and ability to apply industry knowledge, market awareness and BBC audience targets to product strategy and planning
  • Product decisions based on research, usage data, or predictions of either
  • Understands and prioritises the needs of the product’s users either audience members or production teams
  • Excellent product development skills and product life-cycle management including an understanding of Agile methodology
  • Ability to plan and forecast product budget and deliver within that budget
  • Good understanding of the relevant technologies and practices (e.g. client and server-side technologies, new media technologies and platforms, project management (especially Scrum) and software engineering processes and practices.  Experience managing commercial and contractual relationships with third party suppliers and partners
  • Experience managing commercial and contractual relationships with third party suppliers and partners
  • Exposure to project management methodologies including Agile
  • Experience of end to end product delivery
  • Significant experience working within new media, software development, broadcast, or related media sectors, delivering digital media roadmaps
  • Working knowledge of BBC output; editorial, compliance and regulatory issues for the BBC

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. You’ll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.


The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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