Folklore Ventures
Folklore Ventures

Director of Product Management



Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

About Auror

At Auror, we’re empowering the retail industry to tackle theft and Organised Retail Crime, a $150 Billion problem globally. It’s high volume crime that’s increasingly organised in nature and is putting people, retailers, and communities at risk every day.

Founded in New Zealand 11 years ago, we’re working with some of the best and largest retailers in the world across the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Auror is connecting people and intelligence to reduce crime. We’re using technology for good.

In partnership with our leading retail partners, we need people with the passion, determination, and innovation required to overcome one of the world's largest problems. If you’re looking to make a difference with and for the people dedicated to stopping crime, for good, then we want you on our team.

The Role

We are going through an exciting period of growth at Auror! Over the next year we’re expecting our product squad (product management, product design, engineering, quality, data & AI, security, and technical customer enablement) to grow to well over 100 people. As we scale, many of the processes we started out with no longer work as well. We are on the look out for a Director of Product Management to help lead our incredible team and evolve our PM process to ensure we continue to deliver customer outcomes through the Auror product our customers love. This is a key leadership position in our Product Team.

We’re looking for someone who aligns with our philosophy on how to build great product. That is that teams should have a strong understanding of who uses their product, how they use it, and how they feel about it. We believe PMs should be embedded with design and engineering teams, collaborating with cross-functional team members to make sure their product solves the problems they set out to.

Practically, this role will involve:

  • Product Leadership: Manage our New Zealand based product management team (currently 7 people), providing strategic direction and leadership, helping them grow and do the best work of their career. You’ll set a high standard for product excellence and foster a collaborative and innovative product culture.
  • Product Strategy: Collaborate with the Chief Product Officer and other key stakeholders to align product strategy across our product suite with overall company goals and objectives.
  • Product delivery: Play a key role in ensuring we ship high quality product, at a high cadence, that consistently delivers on customer outcomes, and taking ownership of ensuring we have effective go-to-market strategies.
  • Product operations: working with the product managers, wider product org, and customer teams to evolve how we support other teams to do their best work.
  • Innovation: Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, and drive innovation across our product teams to ensure our products remain cutting-edge and competitive.
  • Mentorship and coaching: Finding moments and opportunities for the team to level up through coaching, advocating and motivating the team to deliver a world-class product.

This role reports to Tanya Johnson, Chief Product Officer

Founder of Women in Tech NZ's Slack community and the Auckland Women in Tech Meetup, I'm really motivated by doing work that makes a meaningful difference in the world, and supporting people in all the different ways they need to work well. "Context, Collaboration, and Cake" pretty accurately sums up my approach not only to work but to life in general. I'm enthusiastic about Taekwondo (which teaches me how to fail repeatedly and still persevere), love reading sci-fi and fantasy, and consider baking a good form of meditation. I'm excited to work with people who are curious about how things work, enjoy solving problems, think strategically, and are good at digging into details. Check out my LinkedIn here.