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GM Strategy - Technology at Xero

Hawthorn, VIC

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Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

Our Team

Xero is a global technology company that delivers beautiful business experiences to millions of customers around the world. Technology is at the core of everything we do. In this role, you will work with our Technology Leadership and Global Strategy teams to guide the choices we make about the future direction of Xero. You will help to ensure our technology supports our growth and enables our ability to quickly deliver value to our customers.

You will work with our most senior technology leaders across security, data and machine learning, infrastructure platform, enterprise technology, architecture and engineering. With these leaders, you plan the evolution of technology ensuring that it not only supports our growth but also unlock new product and business opportunities. To do this you will work with our best technologist and engage the leading thinkers from our strategic partners.

What you'll do

  • Lead the structuring and solving of business and technology problems, collaborating and coordinating with a range of internal stakeholders to develop recommendations on a wide range of issues.
  • Drive technology partnership opportunities, working closely with Xero’s Technology, Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships teams.
  • Contribute to the evolution of Xero’s corporate strategy ensuring the Technology concerns and opportunities are considered and incorporated. 
  • Connect the Technology strategy to Xero’s company-wide strategy
  • Be a key senior contributor to the ongoing definition and evolution of our long-term product and technology strategies, including evaluating the changing landscape in which Xero operates, identifying the most attractive opportunities and ensuring Xero is positioned to win in the future.
  • Ensure that the new opportunities afforded by technology are incorporated.
  • Be a trusted and respected leader of the Technology Leadership and Global Strategy teams and a key contributor in other cross-functional teams that require strategic support to explore, evaluate, and recommend strategies and tactics to support Xero’s priorities
  • Develop rigorously, fact-based, quantitative analysis to support recommendations.
  • Lead the communication of recommendations to senior management, other executives, functional, or regional management and staff in a clear, concise and impactful way
  • Lead the creation of materials for the Board of Directors and Executive leadership to communicate our perspective on key market trends and strategic implications for Xero.
  • Work closely with Technology EGMs to help them define functional strategies for each of their domains.

What you'll bring with you

  • 7 – 10 years Strategy experience, at least 3 at a top tier consulting firm
  • Technology sector experience, ideally technology strategy.
  • Experience scoping, leading and delivering strategic projects and managing resources to deliver recommendations that have been implemented and delivered value to a business
  • Proven results working at the executive and board level, while having the emotional intelligence to be effective cross-functionally.
  • Experience partnering with diverse technical and non-technical teams, spanning all organizational levels and geographies.
  • Experience leading and managing teams
  • Deep understanding of contemporary technology trends, particularly cloud economics and scale dynamics. 
  • Ability to lead in all areas of strategy formulation and execution, with an emphasis on Technology
  • Identify, frame, and prioritise the analysis of complex business issues and opportunities at the corporate and business level.

Why Xero?

At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.  

Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.

About Xero

Office address

  • 6 Elizabeth Street, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
  • 17 Moore Street, Canberra CBD, ACT, 2601
  • 66 Clarence Street, Sydney CBD, NSW, 2000

Company size

1001-5000 people

Founded in

2006

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