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Austrailia calls!

From: Laura
Sent on: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 1:55 AM

Looking for an adventure and have design skills?  We should talk!  My client in Melbourne Australia owns and operates the leading real estate and commercial property advertising sites in Australia, as well as international real estate advertising sites in Italy, Hong Kong and Luxembourg.  Headquartered in Melbourne, my client delivers effective online advertising solutions through our stable of sites to help real estate agents sell or rent properties and win new listings.  Currently operating 13 websites around the world, with most of the sites ranked first in their respective market, my clients multinational portfolio is visited by over *11 million unique browsers each month.   Across the globe, they employ over 500 individuals who are passionate about digital media and the opportunity to deliver innovative real estate services to customers and consumers.

Currently, my client is seeking to fill 2 vital positions in the Melbourne AU headquarters.  The descriptions are below and both positions include relocation and temp housing assistance and well as sponsorship and an excellent compensation package that includes base and 2 different types of bonuses.   Here are the basics of the job descriptions:

Senior Product Manager:

Purpose for this team:

The Product and Marketing team drives product and marketing activities that grow revenue, ARPA and EBITDA with a focus on advertisers / paying customers. The team is accountable for strategy development and execution across key marketing levers including product management, new product development, pricing and customer marketing communications. 


Primary function of the position:

Reporting to the Snr Product Manager - Commercial this position is responsible for driving the Marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion) with particular focus on the delivery of new products for paying customers.


This includes end to end roll out from technical to business execution of those products/ product suites and pricing.  This position works closely with IT, Finance, Sales, Customer Service, Legal, Consumer Experience & Product Marketing and PMO to deliver and integrate fully supported products.


At this stage, the assigned products are for Commercial in Australia.


Key accountability

New Product Development

Oversee the development of new products (when assigned)

  Conduct initial assessment of major new product idea

  Build business case including end to end business plan

  Develop clear roadmap for business and technical activities

  Be the single point of contact for the business & technical teams during the project

  Drive go to market activities for launch

  Manage for 6 months post launch

  Transition product management to relevant team

  Deliver new product revenue, ARPA and EBITDA targets


Product management

While this role will mainly focus on new product/ projects, the Snr Product Manager will be called on to support the product team and ensure new products integrate seamlessly with the existing product set.


Assist the Snr Product Manager – Commercial 

  Develop and maintain the product strategy

  Develop annual product plans, product roadmaps and budgets

  Drive marketing mix for products (product, price, place, promotion)

o  Establish business and marketing objectives for product including revenue, # of customers, customer


o  Write briefs for other teams (eg customer marketing communications, sales, pricing) to execute

o  Develop and maintain product specifications for assigned products

  Conduct quarterly product reviews Position Profile – Senior Product Manager – Commercial 


Deliver agreed product initiatives

 Deliver on baseline and initiative product revenue, ARPA and EBITDA targets


Customer Marketing Strategy & Initiative prioritisation


Assist the Snr Product Manager - Commercial to develop and maintain the strategy for the Commercial Product Management team.

Support the initiative prioritsation process to feed the IT team a set of prioritised initiatives for development & execution.

 Maintain a clear view of the prioritisation schedule and interdependencies.

 Work with key stakeholders to get agreement on priorities


Key Skills & Experience

  Excellent stakeholder management skills

  Ability to drive complex projects

  Can communicate complex ideas/ concepts to a broad range of abilities.


Art Director / Sr. Digital Designer


The Art Director will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and creativity of the brand online. This is a hands-on position in the Experience Design team

that requires leadership, strong visual design and contribution to projects on a daily basis.




  Design intelligent, inspiring web / mobile interfaces that are both uniquely creative

and easy to use

  Serve as brand steward ensuring that all assets are adhering to brand standards and

overall web design best practices

  Make recommendations that innovate, engage users and constantly push the brand


  Manage ongoing updates and optimization of the brand style guide

  Work with Lead Experience Designers to ensure cohesive brand experience across

new functionality and features




  4 year degree in related field or equivalent work experience

  7+ years experience in practical UX / UI design for major brands / sites

  Incredible visual design skills for the web / mobile – that gets the 1px highlight

  Solid understanding of UX / UI design and best practices of web and interactive

design fundamentals

  Strong collaboration and communication skills

  Expert knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator

  Expert knowledge of XHTML / CSS

  Experience with design for iOS or Android a plus

  Must be available to work on site at our offices in Richmond, VIC


In return, you will be part of a dynamic, innovative and fast growing digital business. You will

work alongside high capability colleagues who are just as passionate as you about creating

something special, and you will be able to contribute your best in a place where your

contribution is rewarded. 


Take a look here to get a little view into life in Melbourne:

If you love the water, the beach, culturally rich history and a nice walkabout- you may be ready for an opportunity like this!   And the city is very bike friendly!

Interested parties will please email their resume and design samples to [address removed].

Thank you!




Laura Hunter

Vivid Resources




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