Product Owner - Payroll (SEA)

Employment Hero

Employment Hero

Accounting & Finance, Product
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Our mission and where you fit in

At Employment Hero, we’re an ambitious group of people on a mission to make employment easier and more valuable for everyone. We’re revolutionising the way people work – are you down for the challenge?

Since our inception in 2014, we've had some pretty impressive growth (100% YoY), now serving 300,000 businesses globally, with 2 million+ users on the platform, reaching unicorn status in 2022 - and we have no plans to slow down.

There’s never been a more exciting time to join one of the fastest-growing SaaS unicorns, so let’s see if we could be a match!

What might your days look like

We're on the lookout for a standout Product Owner to complement our existing team and fulfil our product strategy. This role will see you join a progressive company at the forefront of HR, Payroll, Recruitment, Onboarding, Benefits, Employee Engagement & Performance technologies, with the opportunity to grow and develop with us. You will be an integral part of our Product team consisting of Designers, Engineers and Product experts to deliver our product strategy that is aligned to our company vision.

As a Product Owner, you’ll be:

Product Ownership & Delivery

  • Responsible for the delivery of the product vision and its success.
  • Translate the product vision and roadmap through to delivery, operation and continuous improvement.
  • Monitor and adapt the product vision and roadmap as constraints are identified, whilst staying true to the product vision.

Backlog Management

  • Apply a strategic mindset to user story prioritisation and delivery.
  • Balance business goals, client expectations and customer desirability with what can feasibly be delivered (technically and within available time and budget).
  • Represent the client, customer and brand in decision-making prioritisation during release and sprint planning.
  • Assist client product owners and client product managers during prioritisation sessions.
  • Able to identify, filter and prioritise customer complaints and feedback.


  • Collaborate with designers and product leadership team to plan, undertake and input results of testing and performance measurement into future release and roadmap planning.
  • Work with our UI Designer to ensure interface designs appropriately meet the wireframes, user stories and acceptance tests.
  • Collaborate with Technical Architects and Developers to ensure the product vision and designed solutions are feasible and viable.
  • Work with Sales and Marketing to develop launch collateral with the aim of educating and sharing Product’s vision with customers and prospects alike.
  • Collaborate with Professional Services and Support teams to create rollout and implementation plans for existing customers, while tending support tickets as the SME.


  • Concisely explain ideas, issues or project status to key stakeholders and the wider organisation at an appropriate level of business or technical detail.
  • Ensure product requirements are gathered accurately and are communicated transparently to the product squad.
  • Be able to host, conduct and articulate presentations to the whole organisation, including C-level execs, as well as corporate partners and external customers.