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Sports Trading Manager 2022-11-24 We are recruiting a Sports Trading Manager, in London, to join our expanding Trading department. Game Face Recruitment 2022-12-24

Sports Trading Manager

Harry Scanlon
T: 07964 048 847

55000 DAY



Involving the management of up to 14 sports traders. This opportunity will include the training and ongoing development all traders as well as acting as an initial escalation point for any trading related issues. The successful candidate will possess an excellent work ethic, a passion and enthusiasm for sports (Basketball advantageous) and be able to demonstrate credible mathematical skills. 



  • Manage the Trading of competitive gaming and other betting products as required
  • Manage and develop trading team members to drive team performance and profitability to include performance reviews
  • Responsible for recruitment of all Competitive gaming and sports traders
  • Reviewing trading performance, ensuring that all areas of the product are operating at optimum levels
  • Planning trading resource through the daily and weekly plans
  • Develop relationships with other functions (including gaming operation) both near to trading and to our external partners
  • Liaise with customer trading teams to ensure timely delivery of optimal odds and settlement
  • Oversee the induction of new members of the trading team
  • Ensure that existing trading procedures are correctly adhered to and updated as necessary
  • Rigorously test existing algorithms and trader applications to identify areas for improvement
  • To ensure that suitable processes are in place to optimise performance and meet customer needs
  • Evaluate betting products against competitors and to suggest areas for development/improvement
  • Ensuring all issues are correctly reported and logged
  • To assist the Trading Product Manager with the development and testing of new products
  • To monitor and report on product performance
  • Ensure that all customers are supported efficiently and in real time
  • Work with Head of Trading and other senior members of the trading team with executing and optimising trading strategy. 


  • Experience of managing a sports trading team or another leadership position
  • Solid experience in odds compilation and trading, preferably experienced with In-play trading of basketball and football
  • Experience of working in a B2B trading environment preferred
  • Strong mathematical skills and understand of algorithms
  • Full understanding of the implications of trading issues on customers
  • Excellent numerate skills including experience of using excel to a high level
  • The ability to make effective decisions and react promptly to customer impacting issues
  • Excellent communication & organisational skills with the ability to articulate key business information quickly and effectively
  • Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative as well as in a team
  • Eagerness to learn and develop
  • Passion for sports
  • Must be willing to work on a shift pattern which includes overnights, evenings, weekends, and Bank Holidays.