Head of Portfolio

IT · Melbourne, Victoria
Department IT
Employment Type Perm Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

The Pepperstone story started in 2010. Our team describe us as a place for the creative and the driven. We’re a team who do things a little differently: we’re a global fintech that was born digital, nimble, connected and united in our purpose to truly support every one of our customers’ quests for trading mastery. Our people are motivated to develop their career in FinTech in a vibrant and fast-paced environment. We thrive on progress – for our traders and for ourselves. We possess a unique organisational culture, combined with a vibrant and fast-paced working environment for driven people who want to grow their career in finance and do so with one of the world's fastest-growing FX brokers. 


The Role


Our Head of Portfolio is a senior leader within our IT team and will play a significant role in the digital transformation journey we are about to embark upon! We're excited to say the very least. In this role, you'll be working closely with business and technical stakeholders including our Product Management team to help define and manage the supply view of our product roadmap and deliver high-quality business solutions. You understand and champion agile delivery within Pepperstone, knowing which tools and techniques will allow us to manage our complex, interdependent roadmaps. This role will directly shape the future of Pepperstone and will work with a skilled, knowledgeable, and collaborative team that is already committed to achieving great things.


This role is the face of delivery at Pepperstone - you'll manage the overall communications of the delivery to the business. This includes regular progress updates, identifying and communicating potential blockers, and driving showcase events to update the company on relevant progress on all projects.


We're looking for an experienced people manager who is passionate about helping others and actively supports the professional development of their team through mentoring and providing a supportive, inclusive, and technically progressive environment for them to grow. A key focus of your role is to ensure that the teams collaborate and are prepared for the challenges that the world of technology poses by teaching them to be flexible, agile in their thinking, and innovative in their approach to solving problems for the business.


You'll undertake and perform the following:


  • Leading a team of Business Analysts to drive quality analysis standards and support in the preparation of requirements 
  • Leading a team of Delivery Leads to ensure that projects are delivered in accordance with the needs of the business requirements
  • Supporting the team in the participation in relevant Agile ceremonies and rituals:
    • Backlog Refinement
    • Daily Stand-up
    • Iteration / Release Planning
    • Showcases / Sprint Review
    • Retrospective
    • Workshops, etc.
  • Engaging with the team to support delivery standards and delivery frameworks
  • Ensuring our technology teams receive the support they require - both in terms of quality of requirements and avoidance and remediation of blockers
  • Championing our delivery function in alignment with our company values which include #getITdone


To be successful in this role, you'll have:


  • Leadership experience across a similar function (Analysis and Delivery) 
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor and undertake business analysis within an Agile environment with experience in requirement elicitation, gathering, documentation, and management
  • Experience facilitating groups across multiple disciplines
  • A strong analytical mindset paired with creative problem solving and a willingness to try new approaches to achieve goals
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, enabling effective interaction with stakeholders and users in the provision of advice, guiding decision-making, and seeking cooperation in the delivery of services
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills including delivering engaging and informative presentations and training to a variety of audiences
  • The ability to prepare and deliver technical and business reports and proposals for all levels of Pepperstone


Perks & Benefits


  • Highly competitive salary
  • Genuinely collaborative and friendly culture
  • Flexible working arrangements – we value work-life balance
  • Fully stocked kitchen with lots of snacks
  • End-of-Trip Facilities: Bicycle parking and showers
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Ongoing Personal Development & Training
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Frequent team events and celebrations


More about Pepperstone


Pepperstone is an online Forex and CFD Broker providing traders across the globe with cutting-edge technology to trade the world’s markets. Our award-winning combination of outstanding customer service coupled with incredibly low-cost pricing across all FX, CFDs, and Commodities has resulted in Pepperstone being one of the world’s fastest-growing FX brokers. Our focus is to support every one of our customers’ quests for trading mastery.


Check out what our team are saying on Glassdoor! https://bit.ly/2ZXosL0PSGlassdoor


You'll continue growing your career in a supportive environment, with a focus on results, as well as professional and personal growth opportunities. Ongoing flexible working between home and the office is here to stay. You might want to come into our Melbourne office when we're able to - it's just been renovated and looks pretty slick. We're located at 727 Collins Street, Collins Square. 


Pepperstone is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Australian working rights are required for this position.

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  • Location
    Melbourne, Victoria
  • Department
    IT
  • Employment Type
    Perm Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor