Product Developer - Mattress at Koala

Furniture, Product Management, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney engineering product full-time
Posted 1 months ago

Koala’s mission is to become the smartest way to buy high-quality furniture online. Combining customer-centric products, a world-class technology and fulfilment platform, and incredible customer service, we are changing the way people buy and enjoy furniture.

Why we have this role @ Koala

Koala, is one of Australia’s fastest growing eCommerce companies and we are looking for a world class Developer for our mattress category to help take us to the next level. You’ll lead the development of the mattress range globally by bringing Koala’s designs to life by working with world class suppliers. The Product Developer will support the Product Manager to build on what has become one of Australia’s most talked about brands by taking risks and turning heads with products that continually make Koala famous. We are looking for a proven performer with an ability to adapt to a wide variety of challenges, and to maintain a commercial mindset to drive the business forward. Are you ready to take on the career opportunity of a lifetime?


What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Alongside the Product Manager, lead the development of the mattress category with sourcing creative products that always surprise and delight
  • Oversee the mattress range from concept to launch, ensuring all products always remain on track, to brief and on time
  • Provide the support required to manage products from concept to launch, ensuring all products always remain on track, to brief and on time
  • Lead the communication with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Lead / assist in the cost of goods management and negotiation with suppliers
  • Coordinate all aspects of product samples from specification sheet, product concept to golden sample and supplier communication, payments, and shipping

Ideal background…

  • Degree qualified in product management, business or relevant qualification
  • 5+ years in product development, manufacturing or production, ideally in mattresses with direct supplier relations
  • Ability to understand the big picture and prioritise competing considerations
  • High-level attention to detail
  • Passionate towards learning about sourcing products that people love to use
  • The drive and energy to operate in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Awesome at Excel and Adobe Creative Suite with strong analytical and numerical skills


Treehouse Perks and Privileges…

Koala is only as good as its employees are happy - and we’re one happy mob!

We offer our teams flexible working options and the freedom and autonomy to do their best work in a way that works for them. Whether that’s working your own version of 9-5, working from home in your trackies from time to time or hanging out at our Treehouse (this is what we call our office digs), you decide whatever helps you find your flow! The Treehouse also has a fully stocked Koala Kitchen with an emphasis on healthy, local and organic produce - VB fridge, our ever-changing selection of Grifter Brewing Co beers, Mecca Coffee Co. beans and the famous Koala Kombucha on tap with new flavours every week. And there's more than just tasty treats - the Koala Treehouse is as dog-friendly as they get, there are also plenty of social activities to get involved with and help you get to know your fellow Koalas better as well as free Koala products for all employees - who better to shout from the tree tops how awesome our products are, right?! We also recognise that we can’t grow as a brand unless we support the growth of our teams so this is a strong focus for us. All in all, the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out in and belong to!

Koalities we look for…

At Koala, we do things a little differently and we don’t shy away from the fact that we expect a lot from our employees! We want you to challenge expectations, always look to make a difference and give us something different from the norm. We want people that bring great energy, that have a long-game focus and are always curious to find new angles and approaches to the way we work. We're a team full of entrepreneurial spirit and have a relentless focus on 'what's next' but while always reviewing 'what's been done' and learning, growing and adapting. We're bloody confident, but NEVER arrogant and we adapt to change like Steve Smith under a short ball. Honesty and selflessness drive everything we do, as well as a total focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations. So if you feel like this could be you... well what the bloody hell are you waiting for? Drop us a line, and let's see what you've got! ;)