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10 Sep 2021

Full-Time Head of Product Development

California Lottery – Posted by California Lottery Sacramento, California, United States

Job Description

Do you thrive on innovation and change? Are you seeking a new challenge in a rapidly transforming space? The California Lottery is seeking an experienced product marketer and leader for its Product Unit. California is one of the top 3 lotteries in the United States, generating billions in annual sales with approximately $1.7 billion earned for California public schools.

About Us

The California State Lottery is a $7+ billion enterprise headquartered in Sacramento. It is one of the few state agencies that is a revenue generator, not accepting taxpayer dollars from the state’s general fund. Our mission is to provide supplemental funding to California schools while simultaneously supporting local communities. Ninety-five cents of every dollar spent by our players goes back to local communities in the form of contributions to public schools and colleges, prizes and retail compensation. The California Lottery is dedicated to fostering a workplace that supports the growth and development of its employees and recognizes the contribution of each individual. The mix of talented people within our workplace reflects the rich diversity inherent within the State of California. We celebrate the contributions of each individual and are committed to a work environment that is inclusive, collaborative and welcoming. We believe in California For All.

Job Description & Duties

Under the direction of the Chief of Product, the Head of Product Development (Staff Services Manager II) balances strategy and execution, serving as a thought leader for the evolving Lottery game space, while providing supervision and managerial direction to a team of Product marketers. Within the Lottery portfolio, multi-state games, California draw games and instant Scratchers games combine for a diverse assortment, with Scratchers representing the largest portion of the Lottery’s portfolio, launching over 50 new games each year. This position plays an integral role in driving the Lottery’s products to reach more Californians, helping the organization fulfill its mission to provide supplemental dollars for California schools.

The ideal candidate can pivot from long-term strategic planning to tactical execution in a fluid, fast-moving environment, demonstrating superior project management skills, strong leadership and attention to detail.

Key duties include:

  • Develop, manage and provide direction to the team responsible for the development of the Scratchers product portfolio, including leading the game development process, defining research objectives and presenting strategic recommendations.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision and direction to staff, including job activities, team initiatives, business planning and project assignments.
  • Provide strategic leadership for new instant games to boost the Lottery’s product portfolio.
  • Monitor and optimize fiscal performance towards sales goals.


  • Broad understanding and proven experience in product development and marketing, product lifecycles, consumer research and testing and trends in graphic design.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, launch and optimize new products to reach organizational goals around sales, brand awareness and perception.
  • Passionate about discovery and innovation to continue the evolution of the Lottery’s product mix.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment with multiple overlapping deadlines.
  • A strong background working with data, analytics and optimization.
  • Proven track record of leading, managing and developing a team of product developers and marketers, building a supportive and respectful team culture.
  • A desire to bring your talent and experience to our purpose-driven culture, an interest in public service, and a passion for the Lottery’s mission to generate supplemental funding for public education in California.


  • 5 days of paid time off, 2 personal development days, and 1 personal holiday per year
  • Retirement Benefits (CalPERS Pension)
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Temporarily remote
  • LEED Gold Certified building with on-site gym, security, restaurants, and free parking

Application Deadline: October 1, 2021

How to Apply

YOU MUST APPLY ON CALCAREERS.CA.GOV TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. To view the job posting and apply, please use the link below:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Marketing, Product Design, Product Development, product marketing, research and development, strategic planning, and  project management.

Job expires in 28 days.

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