Product Development Manager

Curtin University of Technology
March 10, 2024
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Your new role We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Product Development Manager to join the Curtin Strategy and Marketing portfolio with the Strategy, Performance and Market Analysis team. At Curtin University, we are committed to providing exceptional education and shaping the future of quality graduates. This role offers an exciting opportunity to influence the enhancement and development of our courses, and identify new opportunities for growth and innovation.

As the Product Development Manager , you will be responsible for managing activities that support product management and market analysis. This role will lead comprehensive market research and analysis endeavours aimed at shaping course and product development strategies across the entirety of Curtin's diverse course offerings, spanning our global campuses and online platforms. Your invaluable strategic insights and recommendations will guide our key stakeholders within the University, identifying opportunities to improve existing products, as well as new opportunities that should be evaluated.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic insights to inform product development, including new and existing courses/products.
  • Undertake primary market research, market sizing, and modelling to support feasibility assessments.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop customer and product value propositions aligned with strategic objectives.
  • Lead environmental scanning, market, product, and competitor analysis to identify opportunities and threats.
  • Partner with our Faculties, Campuses, Schools, and other central teams to facilitate continuous improvements and progress opportunities.
  • Engage with external stakeholders, including market research firms and consultancy firms, as required.
  • Provide leadership and management of staff, including recruitment, and performance management.
  • We are looking for someone with:

  • Postgraduate qualifications in Commerce/Business or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in product development and management, with strong commercial acumen and understanding of the user experience and product lifecycle.
  • Demonstrated ability in data analysis, business modelling, and project management.
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, with the ability to manage stakeholders effectively and work collaboratively across functions.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with a focus on driving results and building capability.
  • Deep motivation and drive for continuous improvement, we are seeking someone who is curious and innovative with a strong business development mindset.
  • What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity to Shape the Future: You will have the chance to actively shape the future of education by influencing course development and innovation within the higher education sector.
  • Dynamic and Innovative Environment: Joining our team means being part of a dynamic and innovative environment where new ideas are encouraged, and creativity is valued.
  • Continuous Improvement and Growth: You will have access to continuous improvement and growth opportunities, allowing for personal and professional development.
  • For more information about this opportunity, please contact Melissa Thong, Director Strategy, Performance and Market Analysis at [email protected]. About us The Strategy, Performance and Market Analysis team works collaboratively across the organisation to provide strategic analysis, insights and recommendations to facilitate improved performance, decision-making and innovation across the University. The team cultivate an innovative and collaborative working environment and continuously seek new opportunities for improvement.

    Curtin University is comprised of an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options, including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

    Join us! Please provide a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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    Please note: The University uses working titles from time to time, and this may result in discrepancies between titles referenced in our job advertisements and the supporting position descriptions.

    Applications close: 9:15am AWST Sunday 10 March 2024 What we offer

  • Global Excellence: Curtin University proudly stands among the top one percent of global universities according to the ARWU 2023 rankings.
  • Adaptable Work Environment: While our primary office is located at our Bentley Campus, we understand the importance of flexibility in today's work environment. Hybrid working arrangements are provided in accordance with business needs.
  • Salary Packaging: Enjoy the perks of a generous superannuation contribution (17%) and customisable salary packaging benefits through Paywise.
  • Competitive Leave Entitlements: Experience the added value of 17.5% Leave Loading, with the option to be paid out or taken as additional leave. Benefit from Parental Leave (26 weeks for the primary caregiver), Annual Leave (20 days), Personal Leave (14 days), Curtin University Leave (2 days), Study Leave, and Community Service Leave. Plus, access to Long Service Leave after 7 years of continuous service (65 days/13-week entitlement for full-time staff).
  • Career and Development Opportunities: In line with our Curtin 2030 Strategic Plan, Curtin is committed to providing an inspiring, rewarding, and meaningful experience for our staff -empowering them to lead, innovate and strive for excellence. We provide staff with career and development opportunities, including access to various online and in-person training and info-sessions.
  • Health and Wellness: Our on-campus Medical Centre prioritises Curtin staff and students. Join Curtin's Healthy Lifestyle Program, with up to 2 hours per week of paid time off to engage in University-approved healthy lifestyle activities. Explore Curtin's wellbeing locations at https: //
  • Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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