Head of Product


A unique opportunity to join a scaling start-up as a Senior member of the team. Lead a talented team whose mission is to reinvent casual staffing!

  • Take ownership of a growing online marketplace & SAAS product
  • Exciting opportunity for someone who thrives on making signifcant impact
  • Join a SEEK backed, well funded start-up
Who is Sidekicker

Sidekicker is one of Australia’s most exciting home-grown startups.

Launched in 2013, and backed by SEEK with 5 offices across Australia and New Zealand, Sidekicker is now Australia and New Zealand’s largest online staffing platform, using technology to radically improve how businesses hire and manage casual, temporary and contract staff.

Sidekicker employs over 10,000 casual staff, or Sidekicks, seamlessly connecting them with businesses hiring staff across hospitality, events, office admin, industrial and promotions.

Find out more about Sidekicker by visiting: https://sidekicker.com

The Role

We’re looking to hire a Head of Product reporting to the CEO. This is an exciting opportunity for an existing Head of Product or a Senior Product Manager to take ownership of a growing online marketplace & SAAS product and scale it.

In this role you will:

● Drive the Sidekicker product vision in collaboration with the leadership team which includes the CEO and the heads of Engineering, Operations, Growth and Finance
● Own the product roadmap to ensure the Product and Engineering team are delivering maximum value in line with the company’s objectives
● Use a fast-paced and lean innovation process to validate ideas/product from customer discovery to in-market products
● Generates ideas for new products and services
● Optimize and get the maximum value out of our existing product features
● Monitor and communicate technology trends
● Launch product features effectively internally and externally
● Coach and lead a product manager and product designer

You’ll suit this role if you have:

● Minimum of 5 years of product management experience, working within a user-centric product and design team
● Minimum 2 years of product leadership experience
● Minimum 2 years of people management experience
● Strong knowledge and experience in innovation, user research and validating ideas quickly
● Proven track record at a senior level using product management to solve business problems and create opportunities preferably in a B2B-oriented business with multiple stakeholders
● Proven experience managing product prioritization, roadmap, and delivery of customer-facing functionality
● Deep expertise in operating in an agile environment
● Excellent communication skills and expertise in stakeholder management
● It is desirable but not essential that you have experience working in an online marketplace or an HR/recruitment SAAS product

What you'll love about working at Sidekicker
  • We do meaningful work every day - we move fast and focus on what matters
  • We are empowered to make decisions - we don’t let processes and approval hierarchies get in the way; we trust our team to use their judgement 
  • We are obsessed about solving customer and Sidekick problems - we are always testing, learning and improving what we’ve done before
  • We have fun - we celebrate our successes & don’t take ourselves too seriously

When and where

● This is a full-time position
● We currently work remotely due to COVID-19. In the future, we will return in some capacity to our offices in CBD Melbourne.

Apply Today!

If you are interested, please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter.