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Senior Manager, Roadmap Planning & Activations

Company: BetMGM
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Come shape the future of sports betting and online gaming with us.Today, BetMGM feels like the underdog. An offspring of champions, we hold high expectations as we feel the sparks of potential.Over the next year, we'll continue to move at the speed of a startup, making strategic decisions, to position us for greatness.In the next few years, we will be #1. We are getting ready for the big game. All of our practice and perseverance will come together and we'll take our big shot.Contribute to Our Culture Bring your ambition and drive, and as an early employee you'll get the freedom to own your role, contribute across departments, and shape the future of BetMGM. You'll join a team of talented individuals building world-class digital technology to create incredible moments for customers. We move at the speed of a startup, with less risk-thanks to support from major industry players who provide a sense of stability as we work to stand out from the crowd. And we hold our values close-our high ethical, technical, and business standards rule everything we do. Latest Jobs Position:Senior Manager, Roadmap Planning & Activations Location: Jersey City, NJ
Job Id:2200013 # of Openings:1 Senior Manager, Roadmap Planning & Activations
Jersey City, New Jersey

About Us We are BetMGM. We are revolutionizing sports betting and online gaming in the United States. We are a partnership between two powerhouse organizations-MGM Resorts International and Entain Group. You know our name through our exciting portfolio of brands including BetMGM Sportsbook, Borgata online, Party Casino and Party Poker. We aim to bring our ideas into action and find ways to deliver the best quality in gaming platforms. We understand that each card in the deck plays a unique role in any given hand, just as our employees each play a unique role in accomplishing our goals as a company. We strive to create a culture of empathy where our employees feel valued, heard, and comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. We want to build a product and a workplace that reflect the communities we serve so we approach our work fearlessly, take responsibility when we get it wrong, and ante-up again. We play to win, and we are all-in together. We were recognized as one of Glassdoor's "Best Places to Work". About the Role As a key member of the Portfolio Management & Project Delivery function, this role will be responsible for the BetMGM product portfolio/roadmap planning, feature activations and ongoing prioritization of the portfolio. Senior Manager Roadmap Planning and Activations will act as the liaison between all BetMGM Product Areas and the Entain PMO to ensure successful and timely execution of the product roadmap. Using your strong process and planning skills, you will work together with your team to manage the regular Product roadmap process as well as ensure the delivery against plan. You will work with the Product team to gather inputs from stakeholders, facilitate the prioritization process, and the clear definition of requirements for the Development teams. The Senior Manager Roadmap Planning and Activations will cultivate key relationships within the BetMGM and Entain organizations to shepherd in a new, dynamic way of working that provides alignment across the companies and cuts down the time to market for new features. The ideal candidate will have strong multi-tasking skills and an ability to plan/prioritize a changing workload within a fast-paced environment while dealing with a wide range of stakeholders. Responsibilities

  • Manage the roadmap planning and activations project management team, consisting of project managers supporting each BetMGM Product area (Customer Experience, Platform, MarTech, Omni)
  • Onboard new hires by educating them on the BetMGM project management and roadmap management processes, and roles and responsibilities related to their position
  • Provide direct line management to departments projects managers by setting performance objectives and providing guidance and coaching to ensure set objectives are met
  • Review work products across the team to ensure all project risks are raised and an accurate project status is communicated and represented in project documentation
  • Closely work with the Entain PMO team to define, implement and continuously improve the roadmap planning process across all BetMGM Product areas and ensure consistency
  • Facilitate the regular roadmap planning and prioritization process and ensure all submissions adhere to the highest quality standards
  • Build strong relationships with all BetMGM Product leads and partner with them to understand inefficiencies in the planning process, eliminate any roadblocks and drive improvement of any roadmap related processes
  • Support in the regular prioritization of the portfolio to ensure it remains aligned to strategic objectives
  • Develop a regular project and status reporting cadence and process for BetMGM in alignment with Entain
  • Monitoring and actively managing project deviations to resolve issues and bring at risk projects back on track
  • Create and deliver senior stakeholder presentations, summarizing the BetMGM Product roadmap including strategic initiatives and key focus areas
  • Oversee and drive a robust change control process to enable risk mitigation and enable transparent communication when significant impact is expected Essential Functions
    • Must be able to stand or sit, and operate computers and other technological devices for extended periods of time. Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred in related field
      • PMP or Agile certification highly desired
      • Proven authority and responsibility for effectively and efficiently managing complex change portfolios
      • Proven strong performance in prior project management and/or delivery roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and independence
      • Substantial experience of working with both Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies and associated tools and techniques
      • Proven people leadership experience, especially in building, leading and motivating teams
      • Willingness to act as mentor and coach to build on colleague's strengths and improve on weaknesses, acting as one who listens and gives honest feedback
      • Ability to successfully work across cultures and locations, driving team cohesion and effectiveness
      • Experience developing a function or department in a fast-paced environment preferred
      • Ability to inspire via superior communication & interpersonal skills are required, experience communicating and interacting with executive teams required
      • Excellent communicator who is able to get one's message understood clearly by adopting a range of styles and techniques appropriate to the audience and the nature of the information.
      • Demonstrated ability to successfully partner with a wide range of stakeholders
      • Experience using tools such as Jira, Smartsheet, Asana, Trello, etc. to optimize team efficiency
      • Experience in a gaming and/or digital preferred About Our Culture Building BetMGM from the ground up takes effort, energy, and teamwork, but that's what will make leading this industry all the more satisfying. We stay focused on our main goal with the help of these four company pillars:
        • Believe in Your Game - Take your shot! There's a freedom to explore ideas usually only start-ups are lucky enough to experience.
        • Backed by the Best - With our expertise-merged with that of our world-class investors-we have the opportunity to take this business, and ourselves, farther than anyone has ever imagined.
        • Do What's Right - We operate with clarity and simplicity, always doing the right thing by our customers and each other, standing shoulder to shoulder every day.
        • Hustle Hard - Our combined commitment and ambition is what drives us to create some of the most innovative products in the industry. What We Offer As a valued employee, we're committed to giving you the resources and support you need. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Employee Resource Groups and more! Gaming Compliance Candidate must comply with and support the company's responsible gambling policies, procedures and initiatives. This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of duties a person in this position may be asked to perform from time to time. BetMGM LLC is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment or career development. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you've got what it takes, we'd love to learn more about you. If you need assistance or accommodation with your application due to a disability, you may contact us at Applicable salary ranges may differ across markets. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. The position is also eligible for an annual bonus. At BetMGM, you'll join a group of experienced, energetic people united by a shared goal: to build something brand-new. While we hail from a range of countries and industries, these four values remind us why we started, where we're going, and the principles that matter most. If you bring your A-game, we'll trust you to take big swings.Backed by the BestIf you thrive living up to high expectations, we'll set you up for success.Do What's RightIf you're guided by a sound moral compass, we'll set the standard for ethical gaming.Hustle HardIf you go all-in, we'll be the best.Our ValuesWe are creative and bring our hearts to our work-and our competitive spirit and drive position us for greatness.Life At BetMGMTeam members share what it's like to work here, and details about why they love coming to work every day."Our sports teams and office parties give everyone a chance to get to know each other, and when we need a quick break, the awesome view of the NYC skyline always energizes and inspires me!""There's an energy in the office and a sense that everyone is striving to achieve the same goal. There's also an overwhelming amount of support that makes me feel valued and appreciated, and gives me confidence in my personal and professional growth.""I enjoy working for BetMGM because of its diverse, inclusive, and family-oriented culture. Everyone works together in pursuit of our clear vision, and we have high standards for the future.""We're not following a blueprint, and that's the beauty of it. Every day I build relationships and get to see firsthand how our dynamic teams work together to achieve shared goals. Our CEO, Adam, constantly shares his vision and makes the team feel like we're part of something big.""Working at BetMGM is like going to hang out with friends. We get our work done well, and at the end of the day we get along great."We work hard together and ask a lot of one another, and we know that staying healthy and supported goes a long way toward inspiring your best work. We take care of our teams with the usual health and wellness benefits, plus a few extras unique to BetMGM.Keep MovingWith company-sponsored sports teams, and additional discounts coming soon!Make ConnectionsConnect with colleagues at regular team-building and social events like the taco battle, friendsgiving, scavenger hunts, and product launches.Have FunPlay office games like arcade basketball or stop by the putting green to perfect your short game.Join Our PrideCome help us build the #1 sports betting brand in the U.S. Explore open positions and get in touch.

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