Who are you and what do you do?
Hi. I’m Phil. I’m a Product Manager in the Exchange team. I’m responsible for generating new product ideas, writing supporting business cases and prioritising the roadmap for the Exchange. I am mainly focused on the mobile product with the aim of making it a better proposition for our customers to use.
What’s the best bit of your job? And what’s the most the challenging bit?
The best part about my job is working on a unique product in the Exchange. This presents different opportunities and is more interesting to me than working on a normal Sportsbook [traditional bookmaking – Ed.]. With these opportunities come challenges, as the complex nature of the Exchange means it isn’t easy to make it a simple product for novice users.
Would you say Paddy Power Betfair is a great place to work?
For me, the great thing about working for PPB is the Exchange and the wealth of knowledgeable people who work on it. In my team most people have been at the company for a long time and have a real passion and interest in the Exchange. I joined on a graduate scheme five years ago and I learned a lot from them. With their help, I was quickly given the opportunity to take on real responsibilities.
Which is your favourite Paddy Power Betfair company value and why?
Collaboration – because I like maintaining a good relationship with my colleagues and working in a team.
If you could have dinner with someone (dead or alive), who would it be and why?
Leo Messi – because he’s the most talented person I have ever seen.