Jan 23, 2023

Head of Product, Developer (New Homes)

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time

Job Description

  • Join a highly collaborative and innovative Product team

  • Help REA revaluate our long term ambitions in the land developer space

  • Flexible hybrid working environment
     

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, Asia, India and North America.
 

We’re proud to have been named one of Australia’s Best Workplaces for the second year running. 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.
 

A bit about the team and the role…

In this role you’ll be working within the Customer Product & Experience group, specifically within the Advertising Portfolio.
 

Your mission is to cement REA’s position as the leading provider of our advertising products within the highly competitive Developer market. Our products in this portfolio are aimed at providing a comprehensive set of digital advertising solutions to property developers, home builders and retirement living operators.  The team is responsible for the product strategy, development and execution across realestate.com.au to deliver world class experiences for consumers considering a new property and undeniable value for our customers.
 

The advertising portfolio including listings, off-site retargeting, eDMs, sponsored content and branding profiles.
 

What you’ll be doing…

As Head of Product, you’ll gain a strong understanding of the needs of consumers considering buying or building a new home and the needs of our customers- think apartment and land developers, project marketers, builders and their media agencies. You'll build a clear product focus, and then shape and drive the strategy.

This will suit someone who has either digital project marketing and industry experience within the land developer or martech space. You’ll help REA revaluate our long term ambitions in the land developer space, by picking up some vision work, our tech stack and roadmap by helping shape where we go in term of new immersive tech. If you’re super passionate about growth technologies, this could be the Head of Product role for you!

Day to day you’ll deliver the following…

  • Develop a product roadmap which covers multiple products.

  • Develop a strategic plan for Developer, optimizing existing products and experiences and validating new opportunities that grow our consumer audience and provide strong customer value.

  • Lead a team of outstanding product managers, installing a team operating rhythm that delivers a common vision for our strategic objectives, effective processes for day-to-day operations, as well as a high-performance culture.

  • Contribute to the development of OKRs and lead the team to deliver a roadmap to achieve these goals.

  • Contribute to the broader Advertising strategy through participation in the Advertising leadership team.

  • Build close partnerships with our key internal stakeholder groups, Sales, Marketing, Strategy, Finance.

  • Build relationships with 3rd parties that operate in the Developer eco-system, including proactive monitoring for new opportunities.

  • Shape and influence stakeholder goals and supporting in market capabilities (customer service, marketing, GTM and program coordination) towards the successful uptake of products and experiences.

  • Drive and set the agenda for the product community within your portfolio and contribute actively to the broader product community at REA.


What we’re after

  • Someone with a few runs on the board - 10+ years of Product Management.

  • Prior experience within Developer Real Estate/Expose to Real Estate Tech/Martech.

  • Demonstrated experience navigating complex stakeholder environments between Sales, Marketing and Finance.

  • Ability to set a vision, create a multi year roadmap, then execute on it.

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

  • Extremely commercially minded and customer focused.

  • Very familiar talking about project development and dealing with our customer set.

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

  • Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment - #gsd

  • Business, Commerce or Technical degree, or equivalent industry experience

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

  • 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

  • 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?

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