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Head of Product

A Strong Leader for a World Class Product.

Do you want to work with the future of entertainment and digital media? Are you passionate about building world class streaming solutions or great digital products? Are you a prominent front runner with experience from leading product managers, designers and developers? If so, we may have a match!

We are looking for a senior manager to run our world class Product Team. The team is responsible for crafting the Viaplay product strategy and executing such across the organisation and eco-system of services. The Head of Product uses the experience and skillset of the organisation alongside data and qualitative research to determine the needs of our users, the potential of our business and the capabilities of our technology to determine the future of the product. To be successful in this role, we think you are an innovator, a good communicator and a strong executer with a track record in digital media. We value individuals who can organise others and help them shine, and who can establish easy to use and scalable processes.

The position

You will be managing all aspects of the Viaplay Product and our Product Team: defining the product strategy and customer journey, evaluating new initiatives and priorities, managing stakeholders across various businesses and countries as well as securing the strategy execution. Part of your work will include structuring and organising the product development process to ensure that everyone is aligned to a common goal and roadmap. The role also includes leading a team of nearly 60 people across product, data, user experience design, development and quality assurance and work closely with its 10 direct reports. 

As the Head of Product you will ensure effective communication around the product lifecycle, new functionality and user benefits to everyone across Viaplay and Modern Times Group. 

The Head of Product is part of MTG’s digital leadership team alongside senior managers for technology, operations, recruitment and neighboring products and the role reports to MTG’s CTO and SVP for digital technology. Your direct reports will be the Product and Development Managers. They lead our cross-functional client development teams that build Viaplay applications for Web, Mobile, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation, Samsung TVs.  

The challenge ahead

The Viaplay Product sits on top of a scalable and sophisticated video platform designed to serve millions of daily users. A constant challenge is to ensure that users can access their favorite content in an easy, engaging and contemporary way. User satisfaction and passion are critical for growing subscription sales and efficient content promotion is essential for boosting our rental category. The Head of Product is responsible for ensuring that we meet our sales, churn and user engagement KPIs by constantly improving our sales funnel, user experience and product communication. The challenges for the Head of Product is to combine research and strategy with execution and leadership. In addition to this, you will also:

  • Lead the product discovery work by applying best practices within quantitative and qualitative research
  • Evaluate opportunities from a user, technology and business perspective
  • Prioritise ideas to determine the best possible product backlog by combining experience, skill-set, data and qualitative research
  • Manage a team of 60 employees across Product, Data, Design, Development and Quality Assurance
  • Work closely with the Marketing and Customer Experience teams to align product deliverables with customer communication
  • Work closely with Sales to determine the best customer journeys for optimizing sales and retaining subscribers
  • Manage stakeholders across the Modern Times Group to gather input and ideas, iterate roadmap items and communicate status on deliveries of new functionalities and innovations

What we are looking for

You are a strong leader with years of relevant experience from digital businesses who keeps up to date with the latest technology trends. You’re also collaborative and inspiring and you have previously led product management teams within software practices. You are used to providing structure, rigor and process to your work and to the work of those around you by applying agile methodologies.

Most importantly, you are a true digital leader who empowers the wider Viaplay organisation. You are curious, energetic and passionate about building a world class product and business.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant University Master’s Degree
  • 10 years of relevant leadership experience
  • 10 years of experience from building digital products in an agile environment
  • Experience from building digital sales funnels
  • Experience from working closely with user experience, user design and software development teams
  • Experience from running data driven decision making and learning processes
  • Experience from organizing agile processes and running multiple product backlogs
  • Excellent English communication skills

We want to hear from you

Our HQ is in Stockholm, but our market is worldwide. You will become part of an amazing company with great people, content and culture. You'll be working in a creative and inspiring environment at Viaplay in our office in Södermalm - with the start-up feeling of Viaplay and the business know-how and financial backbone of the MTG family. If this is your kind of challenge, please apply with your CV and cover letter. We're interviewing continuously – so make sure to apply today!

Viaplay is the leading online service for TV, film and sports in the Nordic countries. We offer the most popular TV series including Blacklist, How I met your mother and Empire, a vast international movie catalogue and a world-class selection of live sports events including Premier League, Champions League and NHL. Moreover we offer Viaplay Original Series including Veni Vidi Vici, Advokaten and Hassel. Viaplay is available on a wide variety of devices including desktop, smartphones, tablets, game consoles, Apple TV, Chromecast and smart TVs. Viaplay is a subscription and transactional video on demand services meaning that users can either purchase access to content through a monthly subscription or rent and buy movies.

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Viaplay, Stockholm

Ringvägen 52
11867 Stockholm Directions 08-562 410 01

Our people. Our culture.

We offer a creative environment with focus on ongoing development of a product aspiring to be in the forefront of digital user experience. Our ambition is to be the best company to work for in the digital industry. We constantly strive towards building strong, collaborative teams, and creating an inspiring place to work at. 


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