Product Owner

Wellington, NZ

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Posted 1 month 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.
About the team:At Xero, our Reporting product is one of the most used features - especially by accountants and bookkeepers! This team is looking for a product owner with a good head for financial and accounting compliance as well as a passion for small business.  The product owner will be working with two product teams as they deliver outcomes for a key new market.  This team works closely with other reporting teams that are focused around other business outcomes to ensure we build a consistent global reporting product.
About the role:As a Product Owner, you will be heavily customer centric and take a lead role in product discovery as the team ideates and delivers on the business and customer outcome.
Working with design, research and technical teams you will have accountability for the backlog and prioritisation of solutions that address core customer needs and meet the business results. You will quickly need to become an expert on the customers, their needs and the Xero reporting product. The team will rely on your skills to support prioritisation, planning, delivery and stakeholder management. This means you will have accountability for the roadmap, product planning, and requirements for new features and improvements in this new market. Whilst always assessing your market needs with value across the global product.
On a human level, you will inspire, motivate and guide a team of peers during. Day to day, you’ll be a champion for the customer, by collaborating with the design and technology team and to develop stories, wireframes, and workflows that solve real problems for our customers. You will work closely with the product manager to coordinate your roadmaps and outcomes with the other reporting product teams.

What you'll need to be successful in this role:

  • Experience as a product owner, ideally in a Saas environment but other comparable technical exposure will also be considered
  • You’ll have experience championing your product team and you're a natural motivator 
  • You will have heaps of experience articulating ideas between both technical and non technical areas of the business and building a strong product discovery processes
  • You’re diplomatic but great at building strong and meaningful relationships 
  • Experience in building an outcome based roadmap
  • An excellent communicator
  • Things are constantly changing around here so you'll also have the ability to break down complex problems, deliver real-world business outcomes and handle those changing priorities.
Xero is an inclusive environment, with people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you to do the best work of your life. Where creativity, innovation and continuous learning are encouraged and celebrated. Whether you're after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family, sport or a side gig is the priority or something in between - Xero can be all of that and more.
At Xero, we trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your desire for learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish. As part of our awesome package, you’ll receive Xero shares and a Life Insurance package as well as a variety of other perks to make your time here that much more fun. Our facilities and PX teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks.
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.
Job tags: Research Wireframes
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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