Jan 17, 2023

Senior Product Manager

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

  • An exciting new role siting within our Residential Advertising team focusing on leading the discovery and analysis of pricing and packaging of our products 

  • Help real estate agents and agencies sell and rent residential property on our flagship realestate.com.au experience  

  • If you are looking to bring your commercial spark to a team, then we would love to hear from you!  


We're REA 

An Australian start-up success story we're quietly proud of. 


From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we're humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, India and North America. 


Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help on every step - whether that's buying, selling, renting or renovating. 


Some of our brands include realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, Proptrack.com, Smartline.com.au and Mortgage Choice. 


We're proud to be named in Australia's "Top 5" Best Workplaces two years in a row. This recognition is a great proof point of our unique and special culture. A culture that is driven by our people, our values, and our commitment to making a difference in the community. 


What we’re doing 

The Senior Product Manager sits within the Customer Group focussing on the Residential market in the Advertising Portfolio, reporting into our Executive Manager Chris Bride. Within the Residential advertising portfolio, the remit of this role will include discovery and delivery of enhancements to the core Residential Advertising product set. 

At the core of what we do, the Residential team helps real estate agents and agencies sell and rent residential property on our flagship realestate.com.au experience by providing solutions to address the variety of needs. Our Product Solutions are focused around: 

  • Core Search: Products to target active buyers in the core realestate.com.au search experience 

  • Premium Positions: Products to stand out in the market by putting the property and brand ‘front & centre’ to an active audience 

  • Offsite Audience: Products that target the right audience when they aren’t on realestate.com.au (web, socials, email) 

Day to day you can expect to deliver on the following… 

  • Leading discovery and analysis on evolving our advertising offering with a focus on pricing and packaging. You will need to partner closely with pricing, marketing, sales and other key functions 

  • Review the existing product portfolio to optimise and find growth 

  • Building the roadmap for your squad to deliver on the highest value initiatives through partnering with other dependent teams across the Group 

  • Leading the product changes taking into consideration the technical system impacts, experience changes and customer journey across multiple touch points 

  • Collaborate across the Customer Group to find benefits for Developer and Commercial markets 

  • Bring a commercially minded view to the product discovery process, understanding REA’s business model and market dynamics of agents and agencies.  

  • Build close relationships with customers, our sales and operations teams to ensure our products meet market needs.  

  • Be an advocate and champion for the value that your product set delivers.  

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

  • Keep a watchful eye on competitors, market changes, potential partners, developing predictions on how the market is changing and helping define where REA needs to be positioned in the future  

  • Have fun tackling interesting problems with really great people.   


Who we’re looking for 

  • A product rockstar – you will have at least 7 years' experience in digital product management, preferably having some experience working in either marketplaces or with SaaS products.   

  • Commercially savvy – you will be comfortable talking numbers. You’ll be capable of evaluating opportunities on a risk and return basis and you will have prior experience of pricing and packaging approaches.  

  • Strategic thinker – you can analyse and synthesise information on the market and connect the dots to determine an appropriate strategic approach whilst taking a whole of business perspective.  

  • Customer focus – you will be very comfortable being close to customers, understanding their challenges and both their known and unarticulated needs.  

  • Product marketing – you have a strong ability to craft a compelling value proposition and work as ‘partner’ with marketing, sales and support functions to deliver product to market.  

  • You are an awesome communicator and problem solver – can talk shop with the developers, chat with customers and pitch a business case to executives.  

  • You are someone who can engage and motivate others – experienced partnering with Design and Engineering in an Agile/Lean environment.  

  • You are a fast-paced leader who will love the accountability attached with driving a key pillar of our future!  


But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise.  It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be: 

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box 

  • A strong and creative communicator 

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills 

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging 


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://rea.to/hybrid-working  

  • 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. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. 


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