Nov 09, 2023

Senior Product Manager

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

  • Be part of a key strategic platform team that has a focus on ensuring products are shipped faster, reducing manual processes, improving accuracy and reducing the total cost of ownership 

  • We are looking for a tech savvy Product leader who has a real knack for strategic thinking and joining the dots cross functionally across several teams 

  • Permanent role based in Melbourne  


We're REA 

REA Group is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property. 

With bold and ambitious goals, we are changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home. 

Our people are the key to our success. At the heart of everything we do, is a thriving culture centred around high performance and care. We are purpose driven and collaborative, which drives innovation and our ability to make a real impact. As such, we’re proud to be named in Australia’s “Top 5” Best Workplaces two years in a row, as well as being recognised as a Best Workplace for Women. 


Where the team fits in 

Senior Product Manager – Customer Commercial Platform sits within the Advertising Portfolio of the Customer Product & Experience group, focusing on building and maintaining reusable capabilities that enable our customer products. This role sits in our Contracting squad, alongside our Purchasing squad. 

The capabilities in the Customer Commercial Platform span several domains including product & pricing, purchasing, payments and billing. This role works with each of our market facing teams (Residential, Developer, Commercial, Media) to ensure our commercial platform is supporting the current and future needs of our customer products, and closely collaborates with our Salesforce team. 

The remit of this role will include strategy, discovery and delivery of reusable capabilities, with a focus on ensuring products are shipped faster with a lower total cost of ownership. The role is accountable for improving our contracting and billing processes to reduce manual process and improve accuracy. The role will suit a tech savvy Product leader who has a real knack for strategic thinking and joining the dots cross functionally across several complex programs. 

What the role is all about 

  • Develop the OKRs and roadmap for the Customer Commercial Platform, ensuring the platform is evolving to meet the future needs of the business 

  • Understanding the strategy and priorities across the Group to ensure we build capabilities necessary to create leverage, speed to market and deliver a connected customer experience 

  • Ensure our Contracting and Billing processes are kept to a high standard, proactively managing risks 

  • Work closely with Tech and Delivery leadership to establish tribe practices and cadences, including maintaining a high performing team with a great culture 

  • Build close partnerships with our key internal stakeholder groups, understand their businesses, their customer’s needs, their environmental constraints, their tactical and strategic objectives 

  • Shape stakeholder goals and products toward the capabilities and architecture of the platform so that they can make the most of it 

  • Be an advocate and champion for the value that the platform delivers 

  • Build and maintain relationships across different functions and teams to leverage group capabilities to ensure successful delivery of your product plans 

  • Have fun tackling interesting problems with really great people 

Who we’re looking for 

  • Someone with a few runs on the board – extensive experience in Product Management / Product Development or equivalent 

  • Someone who has worked on platforms and/or technical products 

  • Strong team leadership and coaching experience 

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strategies which address evidenced problems and deliver end to end 

  • Comfortable moving between strategy and detail on a regular basis. 

  • Excellent presentation, communication skills and ability to simplify complex problem spaces and anchor back to value to customer and REA 

  • Powerful communicator and proven ability to influence senior stakeholders 

  • Comfortable playing a leading role in technology focused initiatives with broad business impact  

  • Should bring a growth mindset, exhibit resilience and appreciate how change can be enacted in a large organisation 


The REA experience 

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously. 

We offer:  

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working -   

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers  

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing 

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity. 

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life   

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed 


Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. 


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