Head of Product Delivery

Trade Me Motors is NZ’s most visited automotive internet site and today we get almost 700,000 unique visits a month. Our product management and delivery teams have gone through massive expansion in the last 24 months and we’re out to fulfil our long term vision of becoming ‘the safest, most efficient one stop shop for kiwis looking to buy, sell or research vehicles and machinery online.

We have ambitious plans and for the first time we’re hunting for someone to lead our product vision and strategy. This means owning the design and delivery of our product roadmaps while inspiring and leading a talented, tight knit technical team. Sound like you?


Here’s more about the role:

  • Work with the head of Trade Me Motors to develop the product strategy across our brands and platforms.
  • Formulate what our product roadmap should look like at each stage of the customer life cycle and work with your direct reports and tech team to determine how to build and deliver these awesome products.
  • Lead, motivate and inspire a team of incredibly talented Product Managers, Developers, Test and Business Analysts and Designers.
  • Curate ideas that improve Trade Me Motors & MotorWeb for our members and customers and support our commercial goals.
  • Be relentlessly focused on execution – always balancing speed with quality, while maintaining a commercial focus around what’s best for the business.
  • Be progressive in your thinking when considering online trends (both local and international) and apply these to our business.
  • Build and grow tight-knit relationships with some key people across Trade Me, so you should thrive on rubbing shoulders with commercial and technical experts.

Who are you?

  • You are singularly focused on converting the vision and strategy into action plans while bringing your team on the journey, ensuring they share in the vision!
  • You’re able to continuously improve efficiency and effectiveness by putting the right resources in the right places at the right times to achieve the right outcomes.
  • You’re across good product development like a bad rash and can coach other product folk to have your commercial and creative vision.
  • You don’t have to come from development background yourself, but you absolutely need to have experience leading teams of developers, testers and designers – you understand what makes them tick, get their frustrations and are able to help find solutions that are inspiring while staying on track to deliver fabulous products.
  • You lead by example, are fully prepared to roll up your sleeves and jump into the trenches, but you also know how to delegate and let your managers get on with their jobs armed with the necessary tools. Micromanagement isn’t your bag.
  • Basically you’re loved and respected by your team, you know how to build and deliver great products and you’re ready to step into an environment where you truly can make an impact in the way millions of kiwis interact online, every day.

What we have to offer:

  • A collaborative work environment where you are encouraged and supported to shape a substantial product management and delivery team.
  • Work as part of the senior management team at one of New Zealand’s most recognised brands.
  • Free fruit, jars of lollies and as much good coffee as you can stomach in a work day.
  • Pool tables, ping-pong, swinging basket seats.
  • The chance to make a difference in New Zealand’s biggest online marketplace.

Trade Me is a fun, vibrant and fast-moving place to work. We’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in this environment. We operate a dynamic and unique office culture, intended to reflect and empower our values and our “informal but serious” work ethic.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

We are also proud to have been recognised as a finalist in IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces Award for the last seven years running.

Check out what it’s like to work Trade Me in our video and drop us a line.