Job Details
  • Reference393668A_1654674992
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted28 days ago
  • ConsultantNeville Smith

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Product Manager/Program Manager on a contract for 12 months with potential extension.

Position Overview

The Product Manager will be a change agent coordinating delivery and business stakeholders, managing new development and operations, and providing direction and oversight to Product teams. The successful candidate would be expected to work within a blended team of ADF, APS and contracted technical staff. Key responsibilities include:

  • Establish Product roadmaps and release plans across product catalogs that satisfy requirements and deliver business outcomes;
  • Collaborate with the Product owners and engineering teams to guide the scoping, planning and delivery of fit for purpose outcomes, applying Agile delivery methodologies (Scrum, SAFe) across the product catalog;
  • Manage stakeholders and coordinate key engagements
  • Manage organisational interdependencies as it applies to product delivery including:
    • Defence capability and benefits management;
    • Managing the expectations of the senior stakeholders to maximise product value;
    • Driving the Agile methodology adaptation in the Product space;
    • Resource capacity management; and
    • Risk management.
  • Driving continual improvement across a product portfolio and business processes


  • Product/Project strategies, plans and roadmaps;
  • Product/Project support functions, controls, and implementation activities;
  • Resource plans, including forecasting;
  • Identification and realisation of Defence capability benefits;
  • Requirements definition;
  • Briefings, workshops, presentations and reports;
  • Internal/External relationship management.

Evaluation Criteria

Candidates are to have the following:

  • Demonstrated success in defining, building and managing Product lifecycles within key project management methodologies (Scrum, SAFe, PMBOK);
  • Strong project and stakeholder manager skills to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Experience overseeing Agile development initiatives and estimating resource requirements;
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, including leveraging data to inform decision making;
  • Relationship building and collaboration skills across diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to prioritise and balance multiple stakeholder priorities;
  • Experience using Agile, SAFe and PPM modules within ServiceNow will be highly regarded.

Security Clearance

NV2, PV preferred

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Neville Smith on 02 6268 9916 or email for further discussion.