Product Strategy & Operations Analyst - Global Products at Xero

Product Management, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne product analytics full-time
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.

About the role:

The Product Strategy & Operations Analyst - Global Products will provide insight through strategic analysis of the market and competitors to the product  teams to help shape and drive global product roadmaps and product market requirements. This will help support Xero's ambitious commercial growth aspiration and strategic plan globally. 

What you'll do:

  • Work closely with portfolio aligned Product Strategy Directors on a project basis to develop clear product strategies alongside Product Managers, GMs and EGMs, setting and aligning the product vision and plan
  • Help structure and solve business problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal stakeholders to help develop recommendations on a wide range of business issues
  • Develop rigorous quantitative and qualitative analysis to support recommendations
  • Assist with the development and coordination of annual and quarterly business planning, objective setting (using OKRs), performance measurement and monthly team workshops. 
  • Lead reporting and resources on competitor information for teams across Xero to consume, including comparison of product offerings, competitive environment and product strategies across major market players 
  • Identifying and analysing new market trends, technologies and new competitors to the market and provide insights to the teams
  • Work collaboratively across a variety of groups and operating companies, pushing work forward and gaining buy-in internally
  • Work with Product Managers, Product GMs and Product EGMs to ensure initiatives align to strategy
  • Assist with analysis on potential acquisitions to determine suitability and growth opportunities where appropriate
  • What you'll bring with you:

  • Strong understanding of technology products and the product development process
  • Working in highly cross functional teams
  • Simultaneously managing multiple internal and external initiatives/projects
  • Working in Agile and fast paced product development environments
  • Understanding of Tech / SaaS company from both product and cost perspective
  • Ideally with 2-3 years experience in business and/or product strategy
  • Experience in a top tier consulting company also highly desirable 
  • Tenacious and resourceful problem solver with deep analytical skills.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to synthesise and analyse data to identify trends and marketing opportunities.
  • An innovative and positive team player with a “can do” attitude.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, written and verbal.
  • Able to work closely with technical and non-technical users in parallel
  • 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.