Product Manager

Wellington, NZ

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 
At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.
This is a one year fixed term opportunity (with a possibility to extend), that’s at the heart of building Xero for growth and expansion. Technology moves fast, and you will too. With eyes on the future you'll help your teams shape the way our software adapts to the changing needs of both technical systems and our customers. You'll understand that scope management is a hard job, and you will own and guide this scope definition and management, giving your teams clear direction and ability to move forward.  
You’ll provide leadership and coaching to product owners, and will understand how to get the best out of people. Leading talented people excites you, and you'll celebrate the wins together, and know how to take the best learnings from the misses. Your experience tells you when to step in and when to let things run, and you have respect for the experts in a given domain.   
As an experienced product leader, you will work across multiple delivery teams and with cross business stakeholders to get mutually beneficial outcomes. You know what accountability means, and you'll have empathy for the teams working towards ambitious goals, with a focus on helping make the execution of strategy as seamless as it can be.
 As a passionate and skilled product leader, you'll enjoy working with a wide range of people, including other product managers, product owners, designers, analysts and delivery teams including team facilitators, developers and QAs. You'll work closely with other teams from the wider business, such as support, product, training and sales, who help bring your solutions to market - and be used by millions of people every day.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Experience as an established product leader, specifically in delivering software products
  • Depth of experience with Agile processes and facilitationA hunger for results, and an ability to hit the ground running
  • Experience working with JIRA, Analytics products and the Google suite
  • Confidence to make the right (and the hard) calls
  • An experienced, empathetic people leader with experience empowering people and teams
  • A great communicator who can influence through building trusting relationships and thoughtful deliberation
But why work at Xero?
At Xero, we are rewiring the small business economy and want millions of small businesses to thrive through beautiful software, advice, and connections.
We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.
We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship, to help you flourish. Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!

Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.
Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.
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