Xero is hiring a
Director of Product in United States

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Director of Product
🏢 Xero
💵 $200k-$350k
📍United States
📅 Posted on Jul 11, 2024


The job is for a Director of Product Management at Xero, who will lead the product management group responsible for Xero’s App Store Ecosystem. The role involves managing 3+ product managers, collaboration with engineering, design, and marketing peers, defining and evolving the Xero’s App Store strategy, and delivering industry-leading products for Xero partners and customers.


  • 12+ years of prior experience working on SAAS products and/or app ecosystems in a small business audience setting
  • 5+ years of people leadership experience, with demonstrated track record of growing individuals and high performing teams. Experience leading global teams would be advantageous
  • Deep understanding and experience with building and integrating with API platforms, 3rd party developer needs and platform capabilities, and app marketplace dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead technical and design and tradeoff decisions with engineering and design peers
  • Demonstrated success in leading a growth-oriented product team, with responsibility for achieving product metric targets and commercial outcomes
  • Proven experience defining overall business & product strategy, as well as product roadmaps
  • Proven ability to influence outcomes at all levels without direct authority


  • Lead the product management group responsible for Xero’s App Store Ecosystem
  • Collaborate with engineering, design, and marketing peers across Xero’s Ecosystem division
  • Define and evolve the Xero’s App Store strategy
  • Provide oversight across your product portfolio, ensuring the right things are built at the right time
  • Contribute to Xero achieving its goals, particularly Xero’s ongoing strategy to accelerate growth globally via its ecosystem of apps
  • Generate competitive advantage and enable the division to grow faster by seizing key opportunities for your portfolio in terms of new product offerings & segments
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary and cross-functional team around the world
  • Lead, coach, and mentor a talented team of product managers
  • Ensure that your product strategy is aligned to Xero’s overall product vision and goals

Preferred Qualifications

Critical competencies: Ownership and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, building effective relationships across all levels of the business, advocating for building quality software that are customer centric, ability to break down complex problems, deliver pragmatic solutions and manage changing priorities, strong understanding of business software solutions, broad knowledge of technology and software development, ability to assess commercial viability of products to either introduce, grow, mature or retire products and to either build, buy or partner on solutions


Generous paid leave, dedicated paid leave for physical and mental wellbeing, Employee Assistance Program, employee resource groups, wellbeing programming and allowances, medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, fertility and family forming financial support, 401k contribution matching, 26 weeks of paid parental leave for primary caregivers, an Employee Share Plan, beautiful offices with snacks and break areas, flexible working, career development, and many other benefits

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