Principal Product Manager at Airtasker

Team, Full-time, Sydney, Australia sydney product full-time
Posted 16 days ago

Here at Airtasker, our Product Team is dedicated to making local services commerce effortless for everyone. We partner with engineering, design, analytics, marketing and more to connect people who need work done with people who want to work. Together, we deliver a simple experience for Customers to buy local services and create flexible work opportunities for Taskers.

We are looking for an exceptional Principal Product Manager to lead a key part of the Product customer journey: the Tasker journey. As a fully horizontal, two-sided marketplace, the problem of achieving parity across our platform is ever changing and flexing with macroeconomic and societal developments. This is in addition to developing our Product to achieve our mission of becoming the global go-to marketplace to buy and sell local services. To reach our North Star, we are raising the bar for Product.

Who we are:

Airtasker is Australia’s no. 1 marketplace for local services. 

We’re reimagining the future of work by empowering people to realise the full value of their skills. Creating jobs isn’t just a by-product of the work we do, it’s our core purpose.  One of our most important values at Airtasker is that people matter and that every single person has unique skills. We are a global marketplace, creating jobs and helping people all around the world get more done. 

With more than $1 billion of job opportunities created through our marketplace and following a recent ASX listing, we’re making huge strides and we need your help to accelerate us on our mission!

What you'll do:

  • Lead a small team of Product Managers who are focused on Tasker activation and retention efforts 
  • Translate pillars of our vision into key strategic initiatives, contributing to capital allocation decisions
  • Identify opportunities that arise from new technologies, channels, markets and model forecasted impact of these opportunities to Airtasker
  • Imagine, define, pitch and bring brand new products to market
  • Identify competitor threats and understand competitor strategies, proactively recognising opportunities to establish competitive advantage 
  • Understand and empathise with user needs beyond Airtasker, identifying new opportunities in the form of unmet needs or untapped channels, to unlock value
  • Expertly handle ambiguity by being flexible and creating clarity for others
  • Lead negotiations with partners/vendors in high-stakes deals
  • Run projects to test high-potential, low-certainty assumptions in uncharted areas adjacent to our product - e.g. testing new technology, channels, verticals, customer segments
  • Act as a role model for collaboration and creating alignment across cross-functional teams
  • Observe dynamics within cross-functional teams, proactively highlighting cohesion risks and how problems can be resolved
  • Work with Research and Data to introduce tools and processes that enable Airtasker to uncover new insights
  • Work with Engineering leadership when introducing new teams to ensure it has the right mix of skills and competencies given the respective problem space
  • What it takes to be successful in the role:

  • 7+ years’ experience in Product Management, ideally within a marketplace business, including leading a team of Product Managers
  • Deep experience leading the delivery of impactful products and features that are informed by data as well as user research
  • Relentlessly high standards in pursuit of raising the bar and driving teams to deliver high quality products, services and processes
  • Strong experimentation acumen
  • Intimate understanding of our tech stack, system architecture and 3rd party services
  • Outstanding analytical skills to break down and solve complex problems by crafting customer-first solutions and thinking from first principles
  • Strong analytically minded systems thought leader
  • Strong quantitative background - Math, CS, Statistics or Economics preferred
  • The ability to find the story in the numbers and inspire others to join you on the journey to solve the core problem
  • What you'll love:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Visa, PR sponsorship and relocation support
  • A culture of context, not control - we believe that empowering people through Airtasker starts with empowered people within Airtasker.
  • Flexible workplace environment - we embrace flexible working to support different life stages and lifestyle preferences.  
  • Learning and development - as humans, we never stop growing - we believe feedback is a gift, and provide allowances to empower you to identify learning that is right for you
  • Progressive parental leave policies - we believe that feeling supported to stay connected to both your professional and personal self when raising a family is vital in bringing your best self to work. 
  • Airtasker credits - Whether it’s help around the home or planning your next date night, use $1,100 worth of credits every year to help you get more done. 
  • Connection and celebration - From local “social-cell” events near your house, kids parties in the office, to mega yacht cruises on the harbour - we work hard, and celebrate connecting as people. 
  • Dog friendly office - say hello to Harvey, Bruce, and Teddy!