Product Manager

Wellington, NZ

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Posted 3 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.
What you’ll do as a Product Manager in Xero:
You’ll be leading cross functional product teams of product owners, engineers, business analysts and designers to ensure a beautiful experience for global products that are heavily used by small businesses, accounts and bookkeepers - so you and your teams can make a real difference.
You’ll need to engage with customers to understand how assets are treated differently in different countries both for business management and compliance purposes. You’ll also need to work closely with other teams that rely on the experiences you build for customers and then discover and deliver innovative, scalable solutions that can wow them all!

This means you will:

  • Work across product delivery teams to ensure delivery of changes that integrate well with the wider set of products and technologies in the Xero suite.
  • Work with design, research, strategy, data, and product marketing teams to drive feature penetration and undertake competitor research to uncover customer needs and new product value propositions, delivering quality software with amazing user experiences that solve real customer problems.
  • Own, refine, and communicate the longer term vision for your Product.
  • Most importantly, you’ll cultivate a fun, rewarding, innovative and outcome-focussed culture that lives and breathes Xero values.

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

  • Previous experience as a product manager, product owner.
  • Ideally experience in a Saas environment but other comparable technical exposure will also be considered
  • Quickly able to come up to speed and become an expert in accounting and bookkeeping workflows
  • Working with designers and developers to rapidly ideate, refine and build and ship SaaS products.
  • Demonstrated experience in defining product roadmaps and strategic planning
  • The ability to communicate, build strong relationships, manage stakeholders, facilitate and collaborate to smooth the path of your product and your delivery team across the business through to market launch.
  • Things are constantly changing around here to you’ll also have the ability to break down complex problems, deliver real-world business outcomes and handle those changing priorities.
  • Love of building beautiful, quality software, coupled with a knowledge of design thinking.
Why Xero?
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: Design thinking Research
Job region(s): Asia/Pacific
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