Vacancy Type:
31 May 2024
23 (Entain)

Football Trader

Summary of role; To support and maximise the growth in profitability of Entain by providing effective day to day trading and management of positions and liabilities for the company across all channels.  The role has a critical impact on Entain Trading results.

Combining Betting/Football knowledge, Feed management and Market awareness Trader will maintain the Football product in accordance with risk guidelines and group strategy.


Key Responsibilities: 

● Ensure flexibility within the role - remain adaptable to pricing, trading and market driver awareness.

● Delivery of product, specifically the production and trading of prices for events, across all channels

● Trade a high volume of events using automated odds models and manage market risk in accordance with liability management protocols and market conditions

● Ensure the Entain Football product is maintained in line with strategy

● Monitor betting markets and customer betting patterns in real time

● Monitor prices and control liabilities

● Generate specialised markets and prices.

● Identify betting trends supported by statistical data and pass information to Senior members of the team / management.

● Maintain internal relationships with Marketing, PR and the Content teams to maximize publicity opportunities and engagement with the media and social media.

● Monitor and identify customer behaviour annotating where appropriate and liaise with Sportsbook, profiling, responsible gambling and compliance teams in line with trading strategy.

● Resolve technical and operational incidents in real time and escalate where appropriate.


Key Accountabilities: 

● Ensure accuracy of pricing and event management in line with group strategy.

● Develop and maintain key relationships with other Traders, Senior Traders, Operational managers and Heads of Trading functions.

● Adhere to risk management guidelines.

● Identify and/or report technical deficiencies.

● Communicate any issues encountered in-real time to management and Trading Support.

● Ensure active and effective communication with internal Marketing, PR and Retail teams for maximum exposure of Entain prices.

● Identify improvements to trading applications and capabilities.

● Implement new ideas around all product markets and technology to improve performance, profitability, competitive advantage and customer experience

● Monitor Front Ends ensuring optimal product presentation, escalating where required.


Specialist Skills and Experience Required:

● Previous odds compilation or trading experience.

● Ability to adapt skill set to ensure success of top line strategy.

● Use of algorithm-based trading applications.

● In-depth knowledge of Football.

● Highly numerate with a solid grasp on numbers, odds and their significance.

● Ability to overcome technological difficulties calmly whilst demonstrating a positive outcome mentality.

● Flexibility around working times (including unsociable hours/weekends)

● Strong time keeping.

● High attention to detail.

● Strong communications skills.

● Team player that encourages and supports all other members of the team.

● Critical thinker.


Additional Information:

● Full training on Entain systems to be provided

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.