At Enlighten, we live and breathe the web.

Our talented team agree that there’s nothing better than contributing quality content to the online world and bringing people together to share experiences. If you agree with this, then you’ll probably fit in here pretty well.

Product Manager

In conjunction with Microsoft, Enlighten has been transforming media organizations globally. In the last year we have moved from pure services; to the development of a collection of media products that we are currently experiencing significant interest and demand for. We have been partnering with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, and created a new business Enlighten Labs to support scaling the product team to meet demand. We are now at the stage where we need an experienced Product Manager than has gone through a similar journey to help us seize this exciting opportunity.

The opportunity:

This is a unique opportunity to take the lead in early-stage product development that has the backing of some major market players and industry giants

You will be responsible for driving customer and business value through ownership of new and existing products from early-stage research and ideation, through implementation and iteration.

What you’ll be doing day-to-day:

You’ll work with teams of developers, analysts, and designers to build software products that have enormous potential.

  • Develop a deep understanding of our users, understand their problems and be the champion of the ‘what’ and the ‘why,’ and use this to determine how our product(s) deliver value for them.

  • Delivering value through defining, driving, and executing a product roadmap that realises the product vision and objectives and ensures the success of the product. Prioritise and oversee activities of others to meet deadlines and quality standards.

  • Work closely with business stakeholders and customers to research and map opportunities against the product vision.

  • Develop functional specifications and user stories that can be actioned by the development team.

  • Drive project delivery with agile practices and methodologies.

  • Work with the owner of Enlighten and the product team to create focus and alignment.

About you:

You are a professional with 5+ years of relevant experience in technology delivery, business analysis or product management fields with an eye for detail to translate complex problems into tangible value.

You have:

  • Experience in delivering projects specifically using agile methodologies, either in-house, or in a professional services organization to clients.

  • Previous experience as a product manager and demonstrable experience collaborating with a diverse stakeholder group to realise commercial outcomes.

  • You can use Service Design skills to help enable customers to think beyond their current environment, focusing on Customer Experience, to draw out requirements and build effective functional solutions.

  • Excellent presentation skills with an open communication style which fosters inclusion and trust with stakeholders internally and externally.

  • Highly collaborative and with the ability to lead by influence including working in cross functional teams to help deliver a single vision. Proven ability to influence outcomes at all levels in a variety of contexts.

  • Extensive experience working with software development projects at differing stages of maturity. Ability to take a product from inception to scale. 

  • Demonstrated experience in defining product roadmaps and long-term planning as well as the ability to create the user stories and other documentation required for development teams to build from. 

  • You will thrive in busy, high growth, start-up environments where you must balance the team’s ideas, enthusiasm, and focus. No two days will be the same and you will have to be someone that craves variety and speed. 

What’s in it for You? 

  • This is a Greenfields team within a highly reputable New Zealand brand that is going global and creating awe-inspiring work.

  • We don’t do anything in half measures and our products reflect that, this is your chance to influence Enlighten’s success at a very tangible level.

  • Our culture of collaboration means learning and development is a core value, and this role will offer you the chance to grow and mentor a team.

  • We value fun and building real relationships, so we are available to connect with one another with daily hacky and regular team lunches We even have a soccer club! Plus, we love celebrating and every team member gets a birthday cake! 

  • The team is Hamilton based, but we offer a flexible and supportive work model.

  • This is an exciting time for our team, we are growing, and we are totally committed to delivering world class products!

To Apply: 

At Enlighten Labs we believe in equal opportunities for all and offer an inclusive team culture with flexible working arrangements. Our talented team agree that there is nothing better than contributing quality content to the digital world and bringing people together to share experiences. If you agree with this, then you’ll probably fit in here pretty well!

If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves and contribute to our journey, get in touch by emailing us your CV to Let’s talk.

Please note we can only accept applications from those with the legal right to work in New Zealand at this time.

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