About Us

Propel Ventures is a fast growing company recently recognised as a Great Place to Work™. We partner with well-known organisations to capture product market opportunities faster.

For the last year and a half the team have been successfully working remotely, so although our office has re-opened (closed again temporarily due to lockdown), every Propel Ventures team member will have the choice to work from the office or from home and we plan to make the office safe and fun so you will want to get out of the PJ’s at least a few times per week. This means we are also opening up our roles beyond Melbourne to anywhere in Australia.

We have a track record of developing winning applications through a deep customer-centric and agile approach. Our team are fully involved in the design and development decision-making, helping to shape the solution.

Propel cares about its culture and people. We provide a safe, inclusive environment where we trust our team to get the job done. We are a learning organisation so you’ll have the opportunity to learn, grow and make a big impact by building great products for reputable brands.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our senior leadership team.

What we’re looking for
  • Lead Propel’s Product Management and Design function to ensure this remains a competitive advantage for Propel

  • Coaching and direction to Product Management and Design teams; helping them balance best practices with delivery and product needs to deliver high-quality solutions with great market fit

  • Work with our partners to drive alignment and continuous improvement of practices, including product and design strategy, roadmap management, prioritisation and customer obsession

  • Operate across multiple programs with varying levels of involvement that will span from high level oversight and advisory to deeper, hands-on roles

  • Work closely with cross functional leaders inside of Propel and with our clients such as UX/UI, Engineering, Business Analysis, Quality Assurance, Go to Market and other teams to develop solutions which meet client and customer needs

  • Input into the definition of strategy and approaches for prospective clients/projects

  • Represent Propel’s Product Management and Design capability to customers and prospects

  • Define and establish Propel’s best practice Product Management and Design practices and culture for both customer projects and internal use 

  • Be a key facilitator for Propel’s Communities of Practice to ensure ongoing development of The Propel Way

What you'll bring
  • Prior experience as an Product Management leader, demonstrating deep technical skills and an understanding of complex problem spaces and business challenges.

  • An intimate understanding of modern UX/UI and Design principles including research and user testing

  • Experience in delivering software with agile development teams, across multiple domains.

  • A practical, forthright approach to delivering customer outcomes 

  • The ability to make concepts easy to understand for our customers and team members without compromising quality

  • Since this role sits on the Propel Leadership team, you will represent the Product Management and Design team members on Propel’s leadership team level, working with these leaders as required.

  • Opportunity to shape the culture of a product led organisation, drive high performance, high quality and inspire Product Managers and Designers to do their best work

  • Ensure team members have the right training and tooling to do their best work

  • Support Product Managers and Designers in their career development

  • Own the market fit, adoption, quality and performance metrics for the software developed by Propel

  • Encourage teams to experiment with new technologies, tools and processes in a way that does not compromise delivery

  • Champion the development of an ownership culture where teams take full responsibility for a well-defined section of the product that end users love

  • Great company culture with a real focus on staying connected while working remotely during COVID

  • Well set up to work from home during Covid and long term

  • Friendly team atmosphere with supportive environment

  • Great career growth and development opportunities

  • Working with well known reputable clients

  • Easily accessed, iconic Richmond building

  • Competitive salary package

If this sounds like you, press the apply button!