Jun 29, 2022

Senior Product Manager

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

  • Help our consumers get into their dream home by connecting the finance and property journeys together

  • Work closely with our Mortgage Choice brand

  • Help us use data to best match consumers to the right mortgage brokers

We’re REA

REA Group is one of the world’s largest property and lifestyle media companies. The realestate.com.au audience gives us an amazing opportunity to speak to Australians at the very beginning of the property buying process. The REA Financial Services team vision is to bring the home loan journey and the property journey together and make it easier and faster through the innovative use of technology. We support this technology with great human service delivered by our concierge and mortgage brokers under the Mortgage Choice brand.  

A little bit about the team and the role…

As Senior Product Manager, your role sits within the FinX tribe where our landscape is complicated, but our direction is clear - we are looking to help our consumers get into their dream home by connecting the finance and property journeys together, to surface personalised and viable financing options. In short, we are here to help consumers actually understand how they can purchase the property and to take action.  


While no two days are the same, you can expect to deliver on the following…

  • Drive the roadmap which connects our leads to a broker

  • Run experiments to help us build sophisticated lead allocation algorithms

  • Stay on top of how we are doing by reporting on our key metrics

  • Help build technology that is reusable for multiple REA business applications

  • Collaborate to set the strategic direction, scope, and success metrics for product initiatives

  • Build close partnerships across the business, understand how REA ticks and be an advocate and champion for financial services as you work and align with them

  • Bring the fun! Appreciated, finance at a bank is a bit of a yawn-fest- but we promise you we’re not like that; we’re looking to make something great with really great people

  • You will take and encourage a ‘whole of company’ approach to stakeholder management. You are a statesperson — who understands how tough it can be to operate at the 'coal face', and how important it is to think “company, team, individual”.

  • Work with the business to foster a good relationship and work with our Go To Market team to keep Brokers on top of any changes.

What we’re looking for…

  • Be consumer obsessed (#buzzwordbingo) – be proactive and curious to better understand the challenges to understanding and getting finance, and be passionate about solving those problems

  • A back end, technical Senior Product Manager who loves solving back end problems

  • However, we also want someone who able to think laterally, not everything is a technology problem and some consumer problems can be solved with some manual workarounds (for the time being!)

  • An excellent communicator and problem solver – can talk shop with the dev’s, chat with consumers and pitch a business case to senior management

  • Build relationships – it is the lifeblood of this business; with your team, across the group and with your product comrades in other areas of the company

  • Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment, show some hustle

  • Don’t be scared – there is no blueprint for success here! We promote an experimental and love to fail quickly

  • A Senior Product Management who can engage and motivate others – experience working in a team and collaborating with our design and engineering folk

  • Strategic thinker – you can analyse and synthesise information on the market and connect the dots to determine an appropriate approach

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 flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work - https://www.rea-group.com/blog/the-way-we-work-at-rea-a-hybrid-approach/

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers

  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?