May 24, 2023

Senior Product Manager

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Finance Information Technology Real Estate

Job Description

  • Experience Hybrid working arrangements in a flexible environment
  • Permanent role based in Richmond

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

For most Australians, buying property also means finding finance. Yet to date, the search for property and the search for finance have been managed separately. The Financial Services team is working to change this, and to make the place Australians trust to search, find and finance property.  

With our rich database of consumer information, intense focus on the property search experience, digital home loan capability, and our network of more than 1,000 Mortgage Choice brokers around the country, we are uniquely positioned to make finding the right finance part of finding the right home. 

The journey to obtain property finance has many milestones - from researching as a consumer right through to becoming a client of a broker or lender.​ Pathways may start with a property or a finance first focus, but ultimately will always end with a lender – either directly or via a mortgage broker.​

Our objective is to make it easy to find and finance property by building the #1 retail broker business and online marketplace by servicing each of these unique journeys and phases regardless of channel, to grow, nurture and convert into a customer. We aim to demystify the most complicated aspect of obtaining finance by providing an eco-system centred around helping the consumer.​

What the role is about

We are seeking an experienced Senior Product Manager who is a team player with exceptional communication skills.

The ideal candidate will have experience in SEO, consumer-first experiences, mobile app development, and a firm understanding of when to go deep into discovery and when to operate
with agility.

Our Senior Product Manager should be adept at collaborating with cross-functional teams, possess the ability to influence the business beyond their own squad and be a strategic thinker.

They should be comfortable with project management from concept through to delivery and have a broad understanding of the commercial viability of product development.

  • Define and manage the delivery of new concepts to deployment through discovery, definition, validated learning, iterative delivery, launch, post-launch tweaks and enhancements, and on-going development and management.
  • Collaboratively work with cross-functional and cross-business teams to build and prioritize product roadmaps ensuring clear alignment across the business.
  • Identify market needs and trends to inform product strategy.
  • Collect and analyse user feedback and behaviour for insights and improve products accordingly.
  • Work with engineering, design, SEO, and QA teams to guide product features, functionality, and quality assurance.
  • Continuously assess product satisfaction and conduct competitive research.
  • Manage the product development cycle from conception through launch.
  • Lead and mentor other product managers and team members as necessary and foster a “one team” culture.
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure a successful launch and go-to-market strategy for each product.
  • Develop and execute financial analyses to ensure viability and profitability of product.
  • Oversee the development of new products and opportunities.
  • Author product briefs and engage key stakeholders to ensure support and viability and clear direction for the team and business.
  • Lead or participate in business development initiatives to support projects as required.

Who we’re looking for 

  • You will thrive and be flexible to work in an agile and fast-paced environment.
  • You’ll be confident in both formal and informal settings with the ability to relate to individuals and teams across all levels of the organisation.
  • You will share experience and knowledge with colleagues, enabling others to learn and grow.
  • Strong business acumen to influence and guide team members.
  • Approachable and willing to collaborate with others.
  • Champions change and takes accountability for remit.
  • Have the ability to switch between short term goals and long term strategies.

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.

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?