Senior Product Manager - Payroll at Xero

Product Management, Fixed Term, Melbourne, AU melbourne product
Description
Posted 9 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.

As the Product Manager for AU Payroll you will lead the team tasked with eliminating the stress of payroll compliance and making it easier for small business owners to pay and manage their people.

You will be a critical  member of the Product Management peer group who ensure alignment of our products globally, role-model culture and create a sense of ‘one team’ across Payroll. You will develop an energetic team, ensuring they experience personal growth and you will challenge the traditional mindset of the payroll industry by reinventing critical workflows and driving change. You will own the vision and strategy for a complex set of products and services that touch small business owners, their advisors and their employees

You will have the opportunity to

  • Provide leadership to the teams in your portfolio, both inside and outside your direct reporting line, carry Xero culture by role-modelling our values and behaviours
  • Unite Product Managers and teams in Payroll to drive global alignment, and across broader Xero to ensure that we create connected end-to-end customer experiences that progress the small business platform
  • Establish a clear & ambitious product vision for your portfolio that you consistently communicate across your team, wider product and the wider stakeholder landscape
  • Drive your team to execute on your strategy by maintaining a rolling 12 month roadmap, derived from real data & market insight, inclusive ideation processes and robust product discovery methodologies
  • Negotiate quarterly OKRs with your team to ensure focus on the immediate value to be delivered
  • Oversee the ongoing lifecycle management of your product in market, partnering with Global Product Marketing, GTM teams, Customer Analytics and Finance to ensure that the commercial success of your portfolio is being actively managed
  • You will have

  • A strong background in people leadership with a solid track record of getting the best from people
  • Strong experience as a product manager taking a holistic view of your product (customer, commercial, competitor, delivery and macro trends)
  • Stakeholder management and coordination across complex businesses
  • The ability to build effective relationships and influence across all levels of the business leveraging excellent stakeholder management, open communication style and interpersonal skills
  • A master storyteller who can connect people with a vision
  • A love for building quality products that customers love and a deep understanding of design thinking and performance analytics
  • The ability to work closely with technical and non-technical teams in parallel
  • Solid understanding of SaaS business models
  • 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.