Superstar Product Strategist / Pre-Sales Consultant

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Full-time

Innovation in your DNA?

Thrilled to be Involved with Amazing Technology Projects?

Love working with people and helping shape their ideas?

 

Appster is the Fastest Growing App Developer in Australia Branching Out to the United States and beyond.

This is a Fun, Challenging and Incredibly Variable Job where you will work with Entrepreneurs, BRW Young Rich List Members & Venture Capitalists.

 

About Appster

We are the fastest growing Mobile and Web App Development company in Australia (with multiple offices in 3 continents) with plans to embark on a global expansion encompassing 42 countries. Founded in 2011, we have 430+ staff & contractors globally and have developed Mobile and Web Apps for some of Australia’s and the world’s biggest leading brands including Jaegermeister, Hamish and Andy, and many disruptive and innovative technology platforms.

 

The Role

We are seeking a Product Strategist for our pre-sales workshops. You will be using our consulting framework developed to undertake a range of activities from creating requirements for apps to websites to idea validation and everything beyond. Working with tech-startups you will be advising them on a huge range of topics, some common ones are:

  • Recommending features based on educated decisions for the client’s market
  • Discussing Marketing and the best steps to do it
  • Building a Startup Team and finding co-founders
  • Coaching on business creation
  • Taking into account the Technical Feasibility of the product and suggesting alternative methods if any major roadblocks
  • Guiding on budget suitability
  • Getting their ‘Go-to-market’ Strategy down
  • Guiding on Raising capital through Venture Capital, Crowd Funding, 3 FFF’s and more

 

 

The Product Strategy role is the startup jack of all tech trades. To succeed in the role you need a great grasp of a broad range of areas. Day to day we are the trusted guru’s to clients building game changing products.

We’ll provide a degree of on the job training in all of these areas, but you’ll excel in the interviews if you have a technology, business or marketing background. Having an I.T background is definitely an advantage but not a necessity, we strive to have a Product Strategy team with a diverse background of fields. We have specialists in everything from eCommerce to Machine Learning. Whatever your specialisation you will play an important part in helping clients get their strategy down and facilitating them into development with our company.

 

Company Culture

If you like fast moving, innovative, collaborative and visionary workplaces where results and enjoying your work are treated with equal value, this could be the career move you have been waiting for.

With evening drinks on Friday, Workplace Outings and Team Building activities we are always a close working team always keeping an eye out for each other and always willing to help to ease the load.

 

Job Description

The Product Strategist role is very diverse and requires a relative understanding in a lot of areas. A lot of this you would learn through the role however your adaptability and flexibility will be key in taking on this role. You will;

  • Meet, understand, and work with clients on a  diverse range of products (this can range from Fintech, to Social Networks, to Games)
  • Working with entrepreneurs on project ideas to be turned into fast-growth startups, to working with large enterprises to build in products to their existing business
  • Deeply understand and can recreate the client’s vision and consult with them on business and marketing strategies
  • Make alternative suggestions for features when they may be too complicated or too costly
  • Gather requirements and design suitable apps establishing a Minimum Viable Products within the client’s budgets
  • Work with clients on strategizing their products and services in relation to their need for mobile and/or web platforms, connections to existing databases and external hardware (E.g. wearable technology like Google Glass, knowing Apple and Google restrictions)
  • Continually learn industry knowledge by reading and attending industry events
  • Have an understanding of Agile methodologies and current practises in the market today
  • Always looking to innovate our processes & contribute to our high performance culture
  • Work with our Business Analysts, Sales team, Designers and Producers to assist each of their areas and find more effective ways of running workshops to give the best experience in development

 

The Successful Applicant

With a diverse range of skills needed we are always looking for people with different backgrounds and skill sets they can bring to the team.

  • You are a natural facilitator. You make people comfortable by building great rapport but can also guide a discussion influencing clients and giving them certainty in their decisions.
  • You are comfortable presenting to groups of people or sitting down one on one to work with clients.
  • You have great experience and a high-level understanding of business development
  • You have an understanding of mobile phone marketing and technology
  • You have a deep understanding of the advantages & restrictions for mobile devices and apps
  • You are across industry trends and movements and can relate these to your clients
  • You are an excellent communicator and a great relationship builder
  • You are Passionate, Innovative and Collaborative.
  • You crave being a part of an innovative, disruptive and slightly quirky workplace
  • You are obsessed with learning and always want to soak in more knowledge
  • You have a passion for innovative, disruptive software technologies

 

 

What's On Offer?

Salary Negotiable based on experience

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