Vacancy Type:
26 Sep 2023
23 (Entain)

We’re Entain. Powered by our very own technology and building products that push boundaries, Entain is home to a global family of more than 30+ well-known brands and over 29,000 people, but we all play for the same team. When we win, we win together.
Our vision is to be the world number one in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment by bringing moments of excitement into people’s lives. We will achieve this through our focus on sustainability and growth, driving change in the fast-paced world of entertainment.

The Project Director will be expected to execute and problem solve, be Self-driven, forward thinking. Have the ability to Focus on inside CORE BAU deliverables. Will Own and drive execution of BAU objectives for your senior stakeholders’ programmes of work. 

The Programme Director in the Digital Ops & Transformation function is responsible for delivering large scale, complex change into the overall Entain Group. This individual is responsible for all elements of a project life cycle, from idea generation, planning and execution of delivery to landing an effective change that maximises benefit in all impacted business areas.

This individual must build this new capability within the Business and ensure adoption and stand approach is transformed across the Digital Business.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Will execute multiple programmes involving – team management, senior leadership and day to day governance.
  • Will be responsible for drafting plans, strategy and getting them executed.
  • Will work closely with leadership to drive the direction in assigned areas of the business.
  • String influencing skills at executives and next layer down leadership.
  • Should have excellent team management skill and should be able to drive teams towards success.
  • Strong experience in building and managing large scale and high operational changes initiatives including working with 3rd party vendors and external stakeholders.
  • Should have strong experience in working with distributed teams.
  • Strong experience in working with virtual teams.
  • Should be able to build new teams, shift skills and reorganize existing teams for better efficiency.
  • Be a vocal, engaged member of the Digital SLT– Providing input into business wide issues and initiatives, and ‘lead from the front’ on all aspects of strategic delivery, operational performance, and organizational improvement.
  • Operationally focused, this is not just programme management, drive improvements in how the Digital Division operates.
  • Build and ensures the PMO playbook standards are adhered too, and executional methodologies adopted to drive improvement in project/program management.
  • Develop or approve budgets associated to your programmes.
  • Be able to work with the Director of Operations to drive executive of Corp or Tech/Product Initiatives.
  • Evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements.
  • Create and implement the Prioritization process for new projects and programmes, work with DLT to prioritize the initiative so that the wider Business works on those which provide the best benefit and is aligned with the Group Strategy.
  • Ensuring program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies.
  • Have a thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.
  • To support & drive a culture of discipline, excellence & development.
  • Work with the Digital Ops director to execute plans for the “Integration Blueprint”. As new Entities come on the tech stack you will be responsible for the delivery of the plans (laid out by the Digital Ops director. E.g. Safe implementation across Entain and Digital capability (Sports/Gaming/Marketing/BI/etc..) of Sports Interaction.
  • Supervise your team to provide feedback and resolve complex problems.
  • Build and define criteria for control and management of the programme or project.
  • Provide clear, consistent leadership to the wider community of stakeholders across Entain as appropriate.
  • As new entities are brought into the central tech stack, work with the Digital operations director to ensure execution of new entities are understood and implemented across Entain Group and all associated functions.
  • Ensure new operating model and ways of working are delivered with supporting functions across Entain Group
  • Ensure changes to our operating model in Entain are understood and implemented, work closing with the Digital Operations Director to execute against their defined structure and plans.
  • Be outcome focused, ensure all programmes of work have ROI, Objectives, and benefits. Monitor and drive initiatives so that these are realised.
  • Ensure central prioritization model is adhered to.


  • Relevant Programme Management experience working in a complex environment dealing with multiple large scale Projects and Programmes. It is anticipated that the candidate will have been working in the Programme Director role during this time.
  • Must have worked in a FTSE 100 company at Director level.
  • Needs to be able demonstrate End to End Project Management across multiple work-streams with full financial responsibility. This must include delivery into a business function.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills at Director and Executive level.
  • Commercially astute, able to understand the impact of their activities onto a company's bottom line, the impact of depreciation, identifying and budgeting for ongoing costs once the project has delivered into BAU, Capex vs Opex.
  • At least 10 years Programme, Project and Change Management experience working in a complex environment dealing with multiple large-scale Projects and Programmes utilizing both internal and 3rd party resources


Diversity and equal opportunities:

 As a global employer, Entain is committed to providing a safe, fun, and inclusive culture where our people feel like they truly belong.

Where appropriate, we will make reasonable adjustments to ensure the application process and role is fair for all candidates.

We are a multicultural business that values, celebrates and respects individual differences, so whatever your sexuality, gender, gender identity, ability, age, race, religion or belief, you will have a voice here, and the space to do your best work. Our diverse internal networks provide the support for you to express your views and make a positive difference.

About Entain

We may sit on the FTSE100, but for millions of customers worldwide, we’re the brands they hold in their hands – and heart. As the home of household names like Ladbrokes, Foxy and PartyPoker, to name just a few, we elevate lives with moments of excitement. And right now we’re elevating ourselves above the competition. We’re leading the industry in bold new directions - and it’s our diverse and talented team who are making this possible. Believe us, the best is yet to come. For our customers. For our future. For your career.

DEI and Wellbeing @ Entain

Our vision is to be the world leader in betting, gaming and interactive entertainment, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent globally, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our sector. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at Entain feels valued, respected and included. Inclusion is embedded in everything we do, because we know when we feel respected and heard, we do our best work. Sustainability drives everything we do, and doing what’s right is one of our core values. Diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities. We are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business. Here, we celebrate our individual differences, and make sure everyone feels supported, respected, and empowered to thrive – and that starts from the moment you apply to join us. We want our employees to feel healthy and supported at home and at work. That’s why we have our Well-me programme, which provides information, tools and training to help our people look after their mental and physical wellbeing in ways that matter to them.

Life @ Entain

We’re a team who love to play, and win, together. We love building bonds between our people, and we love to build your career up too. Join us, and we won’t just be your employer, we’ll be your biggest cheerleader. We’ll give you the power to lead the conversation on your learning and career goals from day one, and then get behind you with all the support you need to take your career – and our business – to new heights.