Associate Product Manager at 99Designs

Full Time, Product, Melbourne, AU, Victoria melbourne product full-time
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Posted 21 days ago

If you’re an aspiring Product Manager, you might have noticed many of the current product opportunities require a good deal of experience as a product manager. We’re pleased to say we have a role for a person who is interested in changing careers into product management as an Associate Product Manager. If you’re naturally curious, enjoy solving complex customer problems and are not afraid to learn new things , then take a look-see at the good things happening with our friends at 99designs.  

A little bit about 99designs

99designs is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and designers to work together to create designs they love. Its mission is to champion creativity to create opportunities for people around the world. Founded in 2008, 99designs has grown from a small, online forum into a worldwide community of talented designers that is now the go-to solution for businesses, agencies, and individuals.

   

So what’s the role about I hear you ask?

You’ll be joining amazing product folk with an ambitious platform vision - think product teams starting the day with a product idea, shipping it to customers by lunchtime and being able to validate it before finishing up for the day. While this is not quite yet reality, you’ll be part of the team developing the strategy and capabilities to bring this vision to life. Ultimately you’ll be adding value to 99designs creators and clients by adding value to the many product delivery teams at 99designs.

   

Which brings me to your part in this...you’ll be working in a complex problem domain across user identity, authentication, authorisation and management to create capabilities that enables rich user interactions on the 99designs and Vistaprint marketplaces.

A little bit about you 

Perhaps you’re in a Delivery Lead, Agile BA, Lead Developer or already in an Associate Product Management role, looking to take your first step into a product career or you’re looking to grow on some early product management foundations with a business that has product maturity and a brilliant team of product folk to partner with and learn from.

You're a curious human that has a passion for diving head first into a complex domain and you have no fear! You’re a broad thinker with the ability to look at varied problems spaces through different lenses. This role spans across the entire 99designs’ business, so you can be super effective at enabling multiple people and teams. 

   

Which brings me to my next point, stakeholder engagement is your superpower! You’re a good human that is able to have conversations and not drive your own agenda and you’re open to other people’s perspectives. 

You understand that everyone wants things done and can make tradeoffs while staying on top of your backlog and key initiatives. You’re great at letting people know what’s going on and have the ability to stay focused where the most value is to be gained. You are the master of balancing competing needs, you can balance design, technology, and business while keeping in mind the often conflicting needs of the creator community and clients. 

Why 99designs? 

As we continue to scale, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team that reflects the communities in which we operate. We want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. Our aim is to continue to foster a collaborative environment with a keen focus on innovation, growth and ownership. Below are just some of the things we do to support our people:

  • Career development and learning in whatever way suits you! Think paid R&D days, courses, formal and informal mentoring, conferences… however you learn best we’ve got you covered.
  • Culture of workplace flexibility and wellness. Study? Parent juggling? Everyone has different needs and the business will support you in the best way we can. Some people work remotely, some with flex start and finish times...the common thread is it’s all about your individual needs. 
  • Support for working parents. Paid parental leave policy for both primary and secondary carers, which can be accessed part time and is in addition to government payments.
  • Support for the community. In addition to 99nonprofits, 99designs provide one paid volunteer day a year for you to support a charity and the community as you see fit! 
  • We’re also a Proud Code Like a Girl internship partner, host of Girl Geek Academy hack days, & maintain popular open source projects, and support a range of other community groups. It’s in our DNA.

Sound interesting? Apply, say hi!