Product Manager - Football

Posted 2.12.24
Location
London, ENG

PRODUCT MANAGER – ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Our mission is to improve the performance of athletes and teams, which we do by engineering the premier technology platform for sport. We’ve been at the forefront of sports technology and science since 2006 – we don’t just work in the sporting industry, we are actively changing its future.  Our solutions are designed to help athletes and coaches “play smart” in a world where 1% can literally mean the difference between winning and losing.

We work with over 3,000 teams around the world, empowering coaches, managers and trainers in top tier teams in the Premier League, Bundesliga, Champions League, FIFA Tournaments and MLS. We also work in many other sports at the elite level including the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and more. We provide the information they need to optimise athletes’ health, game-day readiness, and performance, as well as in-game tactics.  Our solutions include wearable technology, video analytics, and athlete monitoring solutions, and we are passionate about helping sports organizations at all levels to better scout, recruit, teach, and win.   

WE WANT PEOPLE WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT PRODUCT MANAGEMENT

We are looking for a talented Product Manager to join our team, whose drive for learning and determination for continuous improvement aligns with our ambitious, fast-growing, and transforming company. You will be responsible for representing the voice of our Football customers by directing and managing research and development initiatives to ensure products are developed in line with identified market needs and defined product objectives. You will set, prioritize and evaluate the finer detail of product specifications by working closely with our development teams to build our next generation of cloud solutions across digital video assets, wearable data, and athlete information to provide insights and analytics to coaches, sports scientists, and athletes to assist in optimizing athlete performance. We believe that our customers deserve the best platform and we are on a mission to maximize and enhance their performance by delivering a high-quality experience. Our Product Managers need to match this ethos by taking responsibility for constantly improving productivity and development of self and be able to excel in a fast-paced environment. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Owns the long-term product vision for Football, across all of the relative customer personas. 
  • Inform the product roadmap for all products that are used by our Football customers, linking the “why” to the “what” — making sure that the product and development team understands how their work contributes to the broader goals and initiatives
  • Communicate the current agreed roadmap to customers and prospects through presentations at conferences & seminars as well as one-to-one in online and face-to-face meetings.
  • Be the go-to reference point and expert on the goals, workflows and pain points of our Football customers. 
  • Through their extensive experience inside a team has deep knowledge of what customers want to achieve on a daily and weekly basis and how to provide optimal solutions that our customers can rely on to save them time and provide essential and unique insights. 
  • Be the voice of the customer for the product suite, mapping customer journeys and personas, working to analyze market requirements, and competitor products by deeply understanding customer problems to uncover unmet needs.
  • Contribute to the refinement of our methodology based on results and customer feedback.
  • Work closely with the product leaders to create and maintain a product backlog according to customer needs, business value, and ROI.
  • Contribute to the planning of go-to-market plans and set expectations for delivery of new functionalities.
  • Value simplicity and finding the fastest path to deliver maximum value to our customers. This includes managing client expectations and balancing requests against goals.
  • Drive the execution of key processes in the product lifecycle, including product and market research, competitor analysis, and product launch
  • Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI
  • Analyze market data to develop sales strategies, and define product objectives for effective marketing communications
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates Catapult across primary market segments
  • Be the outwards facing evangelist for Catapult with our Football customers and prospects. Communicate the value our products deliver and create trusting relationships with our customers and partners.
  • Communicate progress to executives and are ultimately responsible for meeting company and product objectives.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • A deep understanding of the coaching, performance review and tactical analysis activities within professional football. Preference for individuals who have 7+ years of football industry experience and have held a senior performance role at a top tier club.
  • A broad understanding of technology and applications used to assist the performance staff of elite teams. 
  • Ability to build strong relationships to continuously partner with customers eliciting feedback on new features, providing timely responses to questions and presenting demonstrations of completed functionality.
  • Ability to think holistically about all aspects of getting a product to market successfully, beyond feature readiness alone
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in order to represent and describe product offerings to internal and external stakeholders and customers.
  • Outstanding organizational, leadership, and time management skills.
  • Sharp analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Creative thinker with a vision.
  • Ability to work autonomously and self-motivated.
  • Results-oriented mindset.

WHY CATAPULT? 

  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the most ambitious and intelligent people in an exciting industry, and you will do some of the best work of your life.
  • We encourage our people to have constructive, open and honest communication in order to make Catapult extraordinary; innovate and create smart solutions; establish a collaborative, yet challenging, environment to develop our performance and the performance of our customers.
  • Our workforce spans more than 20 countries, you’ll have the opportunity to work across multiple nationalities and cultures and build your global awareness and capability 
  • We value improvement and development. We are challenging ourselves to continuously grow and become a high-performance company. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do, and our people are always looking for ways to do things better.  There is unlimited opportunity to grow, do more, and do better.

Whether you’re interested in sports or not, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your work is supporting some of the most successful teams and athletes on the planet! 

Research shows that while men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized groups tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don’t meet every single point in our job ad, please still get in touch! We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. We are building the future of sports performance, our priority is to find the brightest talent that can add to our team culture, those who actively contribute and who are excited about what they do.

All offers of employment are subject to Catapult’s positive pre-hire check. To find out more, please contact the Talent Partner for this role

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