Product Owner

  • Job typeJob type: Partial Onsite
  • Job Level2-Medium
  • Wellington

Job detail

Company Description

We believe that if we want to be a world class Kiwi Company, we shouldn’t just employ people, divide them into functional departments and tell them what to do. Instead, we defined a purpose – to solve what matters for our customers and their moving world – and go about achieving this by setting clear goals and expectations and embracing diversity of thought.

At Z, Customer Experience is at the heart of everything we do – our strategy, capability development and investment decisions. We’re creating and continually developing products and digital channels our customers will love and that make their lives easier.

Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Rangatira Hautaonga Matihiko /Product Owner to join our Digital team and contribute to a range of initiatives. This role takes responsibility for the teams’ backlog and the management of it through all stages of the delivery framework.  As the Rangatira Hautaonga Matihiko /Product Owner you will be focused on ensuring your team is working on the right tasks in the right order to deliver the optimal performance.

This role works across our business and with a number of internal and external stakeholders. At Z we enjoy Agile Ways of Working and our Product Owners champion this as well as guiding and contributing to regular planning and goal setting.

This is a 12-month fixed term contract.

You will have the opportunity to

  • Create and maintain a prioritised backlog
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and subject matter experts (SMEs) to translate business requirements into user stories
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant stakeholders and vendors
  • Attend and run team ceremonies
  • Take a leadership role in quarterly planning preparation and delivery
  • Deliver business value while bringing teams on the Agile change journey


What you’ll bring to Z

  • Great communication skills, able to deliver concise and clear information where it is needed
  • Excellent relationship building skills and the ability to work with a range of stakeholders both internally and externally
  • A supreme organiser, this role suits someone that can make a backlog of tasks and identify priorities
  • Experience in a project or product environment would be advantageous
  • An ability to solve problems, manage processes and look at continuous improvements
  • Proven examples of delivering against plans

And of course, you’ll be passionate about what matters to Z, embracing and living our values to help us deliver on our aspirations and broader commitment to Aotearoa New Zealand.

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people in minority communities are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At Z we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Additional Information

What we can offer you

  • A competitive remuneration package including enhanced employer contribution for KiwiSaver
  • Generous leave provisions including enhanced sick leave
  • The balance of hybrid working, enjoy some of your week at home and some in our welcoming office space
  • The opportunity to contribute and be part of a supportive team that is here to make a difference
  • A chance to build your own capability through learning from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable people who have a desire to share their insights along with access to upskilling opportunities and career development across the organisation
  • Two days a year to do Good in your Hood, though our volunteering scheme, a chance for you to help others in your community in a meaningful way to you

The base salary range for this role is $143,830 to $158,970 per annum, we also offer a 5% KiwiSaver employer contribution.

Why Z?

Z is a dynamic and innovative Kiwi company that provides energy solutions for today while working on playing our part in Aotearoa’s shift towards a low-carbon future – a transition that we’re passionate about.

Being proudly Kiwi, we’re up for challenging the status quo, stand-up for what we believe is right and most importantly, we back our team to bring their true selves to work every day. Our flexible working approach and Rainbow Tick and Gender Tick accreditations – backed by our strong company values, Stand Up Tū Kaha, Speak Out Tū Maia, Side by Side Tū Kotahi – have created an open and inclusive workplace that promotes personal development, and is underpinned by a desire for our people and our communities to succeed.

One of the things we stand for at Z is Diversity & Inclusion. It is our belief that having a diverse workforce make it possible to deliver an extraordinary future and to solve what matters for a moving world. We encourage diversity in all its forms and as part of this journey we welcome and support applications from candidates that identify as neuro-diverse. We are committed to making and providing appropriate adjustments to our recruitment and onboarding process. If you want to have a chat about what these adjustments and accommodations are or ways that we can support you please get in touch at

We’re distinctive in our approach and if you’re up for a challenge, we’d love you to be part of it. If this sounds like a place you believe you can add value and grow your own capability, then make sure you read Our Why, it’s our founding document and provides further insights in what it means to part of the Z whānau. If Z feels like a good match for your head and your heart, come join us for one heck of a journey!

Whakauru | Apply

Please include a cover letter in your application, telling us why you’re a great fit for Z.

Applications close: Friday 19th May 2023

Please note that we may begin shortlisting as we receive applications. We encourage early applications as we may withdraw the advertising at any time.

To be considered for this position you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

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