Head of Product

Job type
NZD180000 - NZD220000 per annum, Benefits: Banging ESOP
Why now:
Doubling down on the investment in Auckland, this homegrown tech superstar is taking off globallyon. Right now. The gradient of growth is sharpening again with the initiation of new SaaS product growth. This stand-alone product is ear-marked to be the new darling of the entire global product portfolio its become part of, going from millions to tens of millions of customers. Not much more context can be given right now, but if you are curious please pick up the phone. The busines has been given deep investment and resourcing to build new software and exploit existing channels for a climbing number of businesses that are opting into the entire product suite. Why? Its reputation globally is growing with its penchant for challenging established thinking and serving up its customers intuitively human interfaces and high-performing systems.

This culture’s priorities have been refined over many iterations, improvements and new advantages sought to create a psychologically safe, high-performing environment. People can thrive in their careers and are respected. The products they produce serve millions of customers globally yet the people building them are celebrated as individuals, able to make purpose and values-led decisions, enabling diversity of thought to achieve the best outcomes for the business and team. 

This is a place where senior leadership can still be the authentic people they are and perform and lead at scale.

The characteristics of this culture are:
  • Psychologically Safe, Diversity, Change & growth-centric
  • Open to challenge, Decisive
  • Fast-paced, Purpose-led
Your part:
Leadership. You will lead the Product division responsible for building and growing this product. This will entail people, product, commercial and delivery leadership alongside a heavy level of collaboration with the other parts of the business. These will include Engineering, Product Marketing, Platform, C-level among others.

People: Bring the big game as the people element of this is a pleasure not a curse. 10 people will sit in the Product team, 2 direct Product Manager reports with some Product Owners and designers reporting into this role. A good helping of EQ and empowerment

Product: Responsible for the product strategy and roadmap, the creation and development of this category will be data-driven and cohesive/collaborative. Given the scale, calling on a wide range of sources and resources will guide great outcomes and find the signal in the noise. Technical PM work will be driven through your team.

Commercial: Working with the executive team, you’ll align expectations of penetration, usage, tie-ins, usability, sales and uptake targets with product deliverables and partnership opportunities. 

Delivery: Collaborate. Work horizontally with Engineering, Design, Marketing, et al leadership as well as the executive to ensure delivery is to standard and on-point with product expectations. 

The fit:
A high EQ people leader that wants to make their mark on the global stage for a Product SaaS vendor, or perhaps make it again. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to harness data and trend information in building wider market-fit with a varied audience that already love the current product suite. You'll be comfortable talking commercial and customers in the millions. Probably occupying a similar role, you’ll have built, launched or re-directed a large-scale software product or suite. Contemporary practices of product management are in place as well as high-performing teams, so experience with these here is critical.  Think tens of millions in ARR currently to many many more in the near future.

This role is a platform for great achievement in the Product world, the business, team and opportunity are ready to go. All it needs is you.

For further information please reach out to Julian@potentia.co.nz or apply below.