Group Product Manager

Melbourne, AU
Product – Product Management /
Permanent /
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 role:
- The Group Product Manager is a leader in the Payroll Division - where we are focused on freeing up SBs time by making it simple to manage and pay people.
- You will lead a team of product managers across our employee experience and expenses products
- You will collaborate closely with design, product, product marketing and engineering to develop and execute on a strategic vision and roadmap
- You will coach team members and elevate product management capability in your team and the wider division

What we need from you:
- Be values driven with a strong focus on collaboration and delivering on outcomes
- Have strong product and people leadership experience
- Love learning new things and willing to push boundaries and drive new thinking

How you'll make an impact:
As a Group Product Manager you will be responsible for excellence in driving customer and business value through the ownership of new and existing products. Youʼll lead a product area of moderate complexity, ambiguity, and/or dependencies and stakeholder engagement, where team leadership of established product leaders is a significant part of the role.

You will support and enable your team to do the best work of their lives through practising the great people leader framework. You will manage product teams end-to-end, from early-stage research and ideation, through to implementation and improvement over time. Your impact will be measured by your achievement of key commercial and customer success metrics through your management of people and teams.

Other skills and experience you'll bring with you:

    • Strong experience with agile processes in a software development environment 
    • Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholder groups to realise customer / commercial outcomes
    • Solid track record of addressing customer needs through innovative use of technology
    • Effectively influenced outcomes at all levels in a variety of contexts
    • Experience shaping successful product roadmaps and long term planning across multiple or complex products
    • Experience within industry sectors relevant to Xero
    • Significant people leadership experience, with the ability to successfully motivate individuals and teams and develop individuals capabilities. 
    • Extensive experience in managing product teams,  leading cross-functional resources and fostering an open, collaborative team environment
Why Xero? 
Offering very generous paid leave to use however you’d like (plus statutory holidays!), dedicated paid leave to care for your physical and mental wellbeing as well as an Employee Assistance Program to access mental health care for you and your family, health insurance, life insurance, and income protection, wellbeing and sports programmes, employee resource groups, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits that reflect our human value, you’ll do the best work of your life at Xero.

Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. Our goal is to make sure you feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life. 

At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset. Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.