Product Manager

Xero - Auckland City
new offer (05/08/2020)

job description

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.Xero Expenses is an expense claim management tool that helps small businesses reduce the time spent tracking and managing employees\ ' expenses. It streamlines every step of the process to stay on top of employees\ ' spend, anytime, anywhere.It\'s a multi award-winning app used by 60,000 businesses globally, and the customer base grew by 184% last year. Expenses has its own revenue stream which gives strong commercial goals, in addition to aiming for excellent customer satisfaction. It\ 's an exciting product with significant opportunity for continued growth ahead, and alignment with another exciting strategic initiative over the next 6-18 months.The team has re-established itself in our Auckland office after the product transitioned from San Fran last year. They are an enthusiastic and high performing team of web and mobile developers, quality engineers, designers, and product owners. They like googly eyes, team names related to fish, and cake.As our Product Manager, you?ll have a rare opportunity to drive the next steps on a direct revenue SaaS product. The core of your role will be to lead our development teams to define and ship software that solves real problems for our customers.
What are we looking for in a Product Manager?Experience as a Product Manager in a software companyProven leadership skillsExcellent stakeholder management skillsCustomer centric attitudeInclusive attitude and agile mindsetExperience with cloud and/or SaaS products would also help
What you?ll do?Understanding customer problems;
you will be the champion of the ?what? and the ?why? and deliver value through defining, driving and executing a product roadmap aligned with the Xero Expenses and Xero visionBridging technical and business worlds as you lead strong and positive relationships with global business partners to understand and deliver on market needs and priorities, and evangelise the Xero Expenses visionLeading our product development teams, in conjunction with your product owner and specialist direct reports. You?ll take an active involvement in development team resource planning and recruitmentWorking with strategy, product marketing, data and research teams to drive user and competitive research, in order to uncover customer needs and new product value propositions in line with Xero?s vision
Working closely with your peers across Xero to deliver quality software with amazing user experiences that tackle real customer problemsCultivating a fun, creative and motivated culture that lives and breathes our Xero values.If you want to work with an internationally acclaimed, award-winning product right here in Auckland then this is the opportunity you?re looking for. We?ve got huge global reach and appeal, have a strategy in place for continued success and now is the time to be a part of it all.Xero?s environment is an awesome place to develop in:
we have a diverse and inclusive culture that we?re proud of. Whether you?re after a workplace with a social vibe, or a workplace which understands your family is priority - Xero is all of that and more.We?re a big part of the development community and you?ll find Xero?s attending and speaking at conferences, hosting meetups or mentoring students. We?re really open in our discussions at Xero, from the latest product management thinking to improving diversity and inclusion.At Xero, we encourage flexible working hours and arrangements that allow you to balance your life and passions. We trust you to build to the best of your ability and will support your real passion for continual learning with training and career mentorship to help you flourish.As part of our awesome package you?ll get Xero shares as well as a swathe of other cool perks to make your time here that much more fun than elsewhere.
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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