Head of Product

Xanadu, the technical provider to Matchbook.com is looking for an experienced Head of Product manager to join their growing team. In this role, you will work with product stakeholders and the company’s exec team to manage the next phase of the company’s product roadmap. You will report directly to the Senior Director of Product and Operations. You will lead your team of product owners and UI Designers to build world class products for the betting and gaming industry. This is a key role with responsibility for the design, direction, and execution of Matchbook’s overall product roadmap. You will have influence right across the business and have an opportunity to make a significant and tangible impact in its success. In this role you will draw from your extensive years of experience leading teams and building world class products; you will use your skills in team development and recruitment to grow and mentor the team of product owners; you will contribute significantly to the direction of our product and its design; you will use your ability to execute the product roadmap to deliver outstanding customer experiences; and you will nurture and grow a positive product-centred culture across the business.

Required Skills

  • Ability to develop a strong team of product owners and product designers;
  • Enjoy coaching and mentoring product owners to develop their skills in their role and reach their full potential;
  • Have a track record of identifying and recruiting potential talent and developing them into strong product owners;
  • Ability to take the company’s long term mission and distill that into short term goals and objectives;
  • Ability to execute on these goals and objectives and to deliver outstanding products to meet those goals;
  • Experience working with customers of all types to garner useful and relevant feedback to assist in influencing product direction;
  • Experience working with business stakeholders of all kinds to influence the product roadmap;
  • Ability to inspire and motivate everyone across the company contributing to building its products;
  • To have an understanding and appreciation for what it means to have a strong company culture;
  • Ability and experience in nurturing and developing a positive culture;
  • To evangelise creativity and innovation across the business.

Required Experience

  • At least 8 years experience working in technology companies, building and/or designing technology products;
  • At least 4 years experience working in the betting/gaming industry;
  • At least 2 years experience managing a team of product owners.

Desirable Experience

  • Previous experience working in a SCRUM agile team;
  • Previous experience working on a betting exchange or related betting product;
  • Previous experience working in a matrix structured organisation;


  • Manage a team of product owners to work with their dedicated scrum teams to deliver a world class product;
  • Coach and mentor your team of product owners to fulfill their potential;
  • Define and manage the company product planning process across all current and future products;
  • Develop the product roadmap in conjunction with relevant stakeholders;
  • Execute on the product roadmap and take responsibility for its delivery;
  • Nurture and grow a positive product-centred culture across the business;
  • Manage the communication process of product delivery across both the business and to customers;
  • Define the process to gain feedback from customers and to feed that into the product planning process.

Xanadu is an equal opportunities employer