Product Owner
Auckland, NZ
3d 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.

  • You'll be working with a cross-functional team of 6 remote engineers and designers tasked with the development of a key part of Xero’s Practice product suite;
  • Data Conversions. In this role you will have a continuous flow of exciting work, strong reliance on championing our customers needs, understanding what will drive success for Xero, being able to provide leadership through ambiguity and help the team plan and operate accordingly, all the while navigating the evolution of this product.

    Drawing on your problem solving and leadership skill-set, as well as your effective stakeholder management will be key to being successful in this role.

    A mindset of ownership, accountability, curiosity and customer-centric prioritisation will be most valuable.

    Day to day you will :

  • Work closely with the Product Manager and other Product Owners to ensure alignment with Xero’s global
  • Have an understanding of the demands for features and enhancements. This includes listening to and interacting with leadership teams, product managers, sales and marketing, product teams and customers.
  • Research and analyse potential solutions and improvements that drive the most value for customers and how they can be delivered.
  • Own the delivery of the roadmap, product planning, and requirements for new features and improvements. Leading a product team across each phase of the product delivery lifecycle.
  • Be able to prioritise feature requests, enhancements and bug fixes into an achievable roadmap.
  • Collaborate closely with the wider product team to align shared priorities and outcomes.
  • Work closely with your team to define scope, milestones, and ensure on-time and in-scope delivery of products.
  • Maintain strong communications with all teams at Xero, in particular, the Development, Design, Documentation and Training teams.
  • What you'll bring :

  • Proven analytical skills, efficient decision making skills and the confidence to work with ambiguity
  • Experience with exploring customer problems and defining how they can be solved to deliver business value
  • Great communication skills that help you convey big and complex concepts to different audiences and stakeholders
  • Relationship management skills, experienced in working with a variety of business units (all with competing priorities)
  • Experience in product thinking and working with agile product teams
  • What you can look forward to : Working at Xero will provide you with a diverse and inclusive environment alongside people who will respect, challenge, support and mentor you.

    Who says you can't have fun while you do the best work of your life? We see the value in work-life balance, many of us take full advantage of our flexible working arrangements, so whether you like to get a surf in before work, like to head home in time to pick up the kids or you just like working from the comfort of your own home now and then, we want to support you.

    We trust you to build your career to the best of your ability and we will support your hunger to learn with training and career mentorship to help you flourish.

    Our facilities teams work hard to give us great workspaces with all the tech company perks so join us and experience our awesome culture!This role can be based either in our Auckland offices in Parnell or remotely from another location or Xero office in New Zealand.

    Xero is a Rainbow Tick certified employer.Xero strongly encourages employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.

    Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for this position.Apply for this job

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