Programme Manager at Xero

Product - General, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne product
Posted 25 days 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.

The Programme Manager role has been created to bring programme management discipline to critical cross-Xero programmes of work from concept through to delivery. Coordinating the delivery of multiple workstreams and sub-projects, rapid project start up, world class delivery and robust operational management are critical to ensuring we meet our objectives. 

You will be the conduit between key teams and be responsible for the overall planning, scoping,  resourcing and measuring of projects to deliver on the Programme objectives. The Programme Manager will ensure the appropriate frameworks and processes are in place to deliver the programme successfully.

Key to the success of this role will be the ability to apply fit-for-purpose structure and process and a flexible approach. You will work with a wide range of stakeholders and teams that work in different ways, and have the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with those stakeholders and teams.

You will be a strong advocate for the programme, owning and selling the outcome and benefits, keeping stakeholders engaged, updated and on board with progress.

You will have the opportunity to

  • Lead the overall strategy and direction of the programme
  • Shape and deliver the programme communications strategy
  • Establish, lead and chair programme and project governance group/s
  • Collation and simplification of detailed project and programme plans to senior leadership
  • Leadership and mentoring of project and programme teams
  • Accountable for overall programme success and outcomes
  • Lead the development of initiatives and projects into structured programmes
  • Embrace and champion the programme and projects within the programme and drive the delivery of the change to a high standard
  • Work across the spectrum of project delivery activity from coordination to management, owning the outcome
  • You wil have

  • Experience leading high-profile, complex programmes of work and projects
  • Demonstrated experience leading and delivering multiple projects and programmes
  • Understanding of product delivery, including Agile/iterative approaches
  • Experience working with Executive and C level, demonstrated experience preparing / reporting to senior levels
  • Experience as part of, or leading Governance groups
  • People leadership experience
  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.  

    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. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.