Associate Product Manager

Job No: GEORGE160
Location: Newtown, Sydney

• Full Time opportunity
• Respected global research organisation
• Make an impact on global health outcomes

Closing date: Wednesday 18th October 2019

The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people, focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide. Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.

A unique opportunity exists for an experienced and highly motivated Associate Product Manager to help us transform our award winning FoodSwitch programme into global impact and commercial success - generating ‘profit for purpose’ to scale across 50 countries in 5 years.

To achieve this you will:

  • Own, develop and manage the end-to-end Product Lifecycle of new and existing products
  • Take a lead role in acceptance testing and assimilate feedback to groom the backlog
  • Assist the engineering team with their story estimates, sprint loading, story sequencing by ruthlessly abstracting product functionality from 'requirements' flowing in from all quarters
  • Define success metrics for new initiatives and manage existing to ensure we are moving towards our defined goals
  • Create annotated wireframes and define use-cases that articulate your vision in a way that is accessible to all members of the development lifecycle
  • Research, troubleshoot, diagnose, and recommend solutions to complex business and technical problems
  • Combine judgement, commercial awareness and forward-thinking ability to define and deliver our product vision, roadmap and growth opportunities

Your success will be based on a range of your key skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 2 years Product Management experience with a solid understanding of mobile technologies
  • A focus on delivering innovative products with an eye on the commercial outcomes
  • Strong analytical skills: able to interpret data, diagnose problems, and recommend effective action plans to resolve issues with a commitment to stay updated with industry trends
  • Demonstrated product and project management skills such as: prioritisation, MVP thinking, resources, timelines and budgets, market research and testing
  • Experience working with cross-functional and agile teams to deliver results throughout the product life-cycle

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture, with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

Just a sample of the things we’re doing to have the greatest impact on global health:

  • We are identifying better and safer treatments for our biggest killers like stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure
  • In many countries, our award winning FoodSwitch smartphone app is helping people make healthy food choices when shopping
  • We’ve shown that simple text messaging can help prevent heart attack and stroke. Now, we’re working with Google to roll this out globally to prevent chronic diseases affecting millions of people
  • In China, we ran a successful education and awareness program to reduce the amount of salt eaten by people by 25% each day
  • In rural India, we’ve shown that mobile technology can help diagnose mental health, as well as help treat cardiovascular disease, and we’re looking at similar approaches to treating chronic diseases in Indonesia and China
  • Together with Aboriginal communities in NSW, Australia, we’ve developed an innovative community led program to assist young Aboriginal drivers attain their license, now implemented in a dozen of locations
  • We’re developing an affordable dialysis machine, with potential to save millions of lives each year and transform the way kidney disease is treated globally
  • And much more...

We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so please apply now!

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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