Senior Sports Trading Manager

  • Sportsbook / Sports Odds
  • Remote, Malta or UK (Travel Required)
  • £70,000 + Benefits
  • JOB-1971 NFR

Reporting to the Head of Trading Services, the Senior Sports Trading Manager will be primarily responsible for odds provision across all sportsbook products and the subsequent P&L of these sports across each of our client’s partners.

The Position:

  • Establishing and leading a complete sportsbook trading and pricing function and ensuring this grows the sportsbook profitability of partners
  • Ensuring that the team grows individual sports revenue and controls the trading proposition of all key sports provided to the brands of multiple sportsbook partners
  • Actively participating in the hiring process of all headcount resource connected to sportsbook trading, odds compilation and trading proposition
  • Coaching and mentoring a team of sports traders and establishing a culture where high performance is rewarded, and poor performance managed accordingly
  • Working with the VP of Sports and Head of Trading Services to develop a strategy for the development of an industry leading B2B sportsbook odds provision function
  • Creating a vision and KPIs for acceptable sportsbook margins
  • Supporting the requests of partners and ensuring odds are provided across all products where required
  • Overseeing the implementation and use of real-time event coverage monitors to ensure trading coverage is met according to SLAs
  • Ensuring that odds supplied by providers are real-time and are priced in line with market fluctuations
  • Assisting with manual odds compilation of any sports/competitions/events/markets not covered through 3rd party trading vision
  • Assisting with the implementation and subsequent management of betting limits across all sports, competitions events and markets
  • Supporting content management and marketing team to ensure that events and selections displayed across partners sites are timely, relevant and actionable

The Candidate:

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • Strong management/leadership experience and familiarity with trading concepts across multiple sports
  • An understanding of how to drive best practice and monitoring processes between trading and risk management functions
  • Strong financial acumen, exposure to numbers and experience of odds compilation tools and trading related KPIs
  • A good eye for detail and an analytical approach to decision making
  • The ability to shift between applying the due diligence needed to control sports profitability versus the needs of partners and their players
  • Excellent knowledge across multiple sports and the sports betting domain including typical markets, rules, betting trends and latest trading innovation
  • Extensive sportsbook industry experience with an ability to understand all sportsbook trading processes and a good understanding of typical trading back-end functionality

The Company:

Sportsbook is our client’s newest product vertical:  From event creation right through to bet settlement, the company covers the full trading lifecycle, including custom markets, odds and risk.  Operating across thousands of sporting competitions, and with access to official data that maximizes margins, the company manages the entire process, ensuring an adaptable plug and play product.