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Product Owner, AU Payroll - Sydney

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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 team:

The Xero Payroll team are a talented and experienced group of humans based primarily across ANZ and the UK. We are focused on making it simple for small businesses everywhere to pay their people correctly and with confidence. The team comprises talented product management, engineering, design and regulatory experts with a passion for helping small businesses succeed. Today we offer payroll solutions into many markets across the globe making the portfolio a key contributor to business success, but it is also a strategically critical part of Xero's future story.

About the role:

We are looking for a Product Owner who deeply understands Xero's purpose and someone who will   focus their energy and effort on identifying, exploring, validating and solving the right problems for our customers.  We're looking for people to work on challenging problem spaces with solid analytical skills, confident stakeholder management and a strong Agile mindset. This is a single vacancy and open to candidates based in either locations: Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra.

What you'll do:

  • Be part of a cross-functional product team and work with multifunctional stakeholders within payroll and the wider portfolio to get a deeper understanding of the problems we’re solving for customers; 
  • Go deeper on your understanding through asking clarifying questions, removing ambiguity and uncertainty by extracting requirements, negotiating priorities and facilitating sessions;
  • You will practice great collaborative relationships with peers in Sales, Marketing, Operations, Product, Support and CX, finding data to test your ideas through the discovery, define, develop and deliver processes
  • Use your prioritisation skills and work with stakeholders to effectively prioritise problems and build a roadmap inline with the payroll strategy
  • Work  with our development teams who rely on your guidance and leadership everyday to help them develop the solutions to these problems
  • Work in an agile way, following build-measure-learn methods, regularly making good judgment calls and trading off, continually putting the customer first
  • Effectively manage communications with stakeholders before, during and after product launch with a focus on defining scope, development progress, addressing any roadblocks and helping GTM launch the feature.

What you'll bring with you:

  • Product Owner experience with Agile processes and principles
  • Experience in solving challenging customer problems in a comparable role
  • Experience in Human Centered Design principles will be beneficial
  • Product experience working within a SaaS environment
  • An open and effective communication style and the ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Willingness to make decisions with incomplete information, and to allow others to make decisions too
  • Strong problem solving skills with a focus on facilitation
  • A relentless customer centric value drive while staying focused on the purpose and objectives
  • Ownership and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment
  • A “can-do” attitude with authenticity, diplomacy and drive
  • A track record in effectively adapting to changing circumstances, both in terms of product development techniques and delivery methods
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.

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. 
Questions & answers for this position
  • What is the type of contract for this position?
    The contract for this position is a Full-time contract
  • Is telecommuting possible for this position?
    No, telecommuting is not possible for this position
About Xero
Xero is a New Zealand–domiciled public technology company, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Accounting, Billing
1K-5K employees

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