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Product Manager

As our product manager, you will be an instrumental contributor to our product strategy, directly impacting the success of one of the fastest-growing startups in New Zealand.

You will have the freedom to showcase your excellent leadership and team-building abilities, as well as exceptional communication, relationship-fostering, and problem-solving skills.

You will take full ownership of the product, including the prioritization of new features, and enhancements of existing features. You will be the driving force behind product innovation and roadmap execution.

We’re a high growth and agile software company that draws experience from both the real estate and financial services sector, with backing from prominent Angel and VC investors, including Blackbird Ventures. 

Beyond the requirements listed above and below, you must possess a genuine hunger to build an amazing SaaS product that our users will fall in love with, so be ready to roll-up your sleeves!

What you’ll do

  • You will be the ultimate decision-maker for our product.
  • You will make data-based decisions to align the product roadmap with our strategy.
  • Talk to and understand customer needs and feedback with our customer success champion to direct and set product requirements (you will be the strongest advocate for our users).
  • Define and articulate the Landlord Studio user experience, working closely with our product designer.
  • Formulate clear and understandable product objectives for each sprint.
  • Create clear and comprehensive user stories (independently created, from a user perspective, with clear acceptance criteria).
  • Make sure the backlog is prepared for every sprint.
  • Coordinate and communicate decision-making processes with all stakeholders, including the developers, with a clear vision of the short-term future.
  • Define the lean approach and the intermediate MVP steps to achieve the best results.
  • Coordinate product/feature releases with the marketing, sales, and customer support teams to ensure new features are communicated to customers.
  • Challenge the roadmap to ensure that everything planned creates value for the business and our customers, based on solid research and evidence.

Responsibilities

  • Define the product vision and strategy. Oversees the planning for new product features and owns the product roadmap.
  • Bringing your solutions to market through ownership of the full product development process: problem identification, solution design, spec, implementation, and validation.
  • Defines product requirements and oversees the development and success of these enhancements.

Requirements

  • At least 4 years of experience working as a Product Manager or similar role in SaaS or an adjacent industry.
  • Previous customer-facing experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Data analysis.
  • Technical understanding (understands software concepts).
  • Understanding of product prioritisation frameworks.
  • Understanding of software sales, marketing, and customer success.

Benefits

  • This is a permanent, full-time position based in Auckland (we are looking at new office space so come help kit it out!)
  • Share options, our success is your success.
  • We provide all the shiny new equipment you’ll need
  • Start date flexible
  • You must be legally entitled to work in NZ
  • Applications close when we find the right person

If this sounds like you, we need to talk! Apply now by emailing us your CV and a brief cover letter.

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