Auckland City, AucklandPermanentWho are we?What if we told you that right now there is a technology project happening with the great potential to disrupt a US$5.
7 trillion market? My client are a few years into their journey and have just been given a very generous funding grant from an Innovation Agency, so now they are on a rapid growth trajectory.
Unlike other start ups they are taking the smart approach and putting the frameworks and structure in place to ensure their growth is successful and sustainable.
Their goal is to change the way modern retail is done, creating competitive advantage for retailers, and a totally superior experience for customers that is faster, more personalised, and more fun than ever before.
Is this technological challenge happening in Silicon Valley? No. It’s happening in New Zealand, a country with a celebrated track record of innovation, where you can live, raise a family, and enjoy the highest quality of life the world has to offer.
We are looking for a Head of Product to take control and build this dream. It could be you Who are youYou believe that good product can change the world.
With a comprehensive understanding, you persistently lead the product development and management team with a focus on enhancing the definition and growth of the product adoption in its market.
You will drive the team’s vision and flesh out the strategies. You will supervise the development and management of the product’s roadmap based on the adopted strategies and vision.
You will build efficient communication channels to work closely with the engineering, design, business and other departments.
Your role is inherently cross-functional, you will be highly analytical to be able to work effectively in a matrix and fast-
pacing start-up environment. You will be proficient at synthesizing various technologies and capabilities into the product in a way that the retailers and consumers will love.
As a result, you will be responsible for shaping the Product from both internal engineering side and external user experience side.
As we are growing off-shore, having experience building teams and taking products off-shore are a plus, but given your entrepreneurial flair, not necessary.
We are a start-up so you will be used to going to find answers, working autonomously and making hard decisions and of course we are all here to support you in those.
The following are the key duties of this position and is not intended as an exhaustive list : Oversee the product development and management teams.
Oversee the innovation and improvement of our retail solutions as well as the day-to-day product activities in such a way that ensures that the product is constantly growing to suit the retail’s needs.
Ensure that necessary steps are being taken to make any modifications that are being made in the product or strategy in order to bring out the best results for the business.
Develop process / toolkit for implementation of the product into retail space and provide documentation to support use.Working closely with all the departments to deliver their product into the market, guide engineering and product departments in order to align and execute product strategies.
Constantly map the business to understand HR requirements.Implementation of a product-based management system - automatic generation of work procedures.
Liaise with the product owner to ensure functions and operational aspects of product releases are included in agile frameworks.
Develop strong relationships with retailers to understand the implementation requirements of implementing a systemManage change and process development with process documentation where applicableBuild strong relationships with customers to understand their pain points and needs, and ensure documentation and process built around this.
Qualifications and Education Requirements (ideal)A Bachelor or Master in Marketing, Business Administration, Engineering, Computer Science.
A working experience of the equivalent will also be acceptable for the position.More than 7 years working experience in product related fields.
Preferably you have had this experience in a complex commercial setting.This is youSerious drive, determination and passion for improvements in systems and products.
Self-starter with the ability to work autonomously. We are a startup!Energetic and entrepreneurial approach.Experience in / knowledge of agile project methodology.
A practical thinker with meticulous attention to detail.Highly evolved business acumen enabling you to present recommendations to build stronger systems and processes.
Natural problem solver, ability to think outside the box.Time management - a good allrounder who can balance a full schedule of requirements.
Can understand the technical side of the business and collaborate effectively with developers in order to improve internal and external business efficiency.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and proven ability in driving business documentation.Exposure to working in a smaller / start up environment in a nimble team.
Willingness to learn.Passion and interest in technology and how it is transforming consumer experience.Able to hold your own with senior level stakeholders.
Strong experience in documentation is essential.Team player.