Role Overview:

We’re looking for our first Product Business Analyst to take ownership of what we believe will be a future foundation piece for Sensei and be part of an ambitious plan within a fun and engaging environment. You’ll be able to make your mark by helping establish a formal discipline of Product Development within Sensei.

You will be a dynamic, self-directed Business Analyst who has experience in taking a business-focused software product “to the next level” and establishing the correct processes and practices for the product development lifecycle. This role is responsible for identifying opportunities, gathering and prioritising product and client requirements, helping define and refine the product vision, and working closely with Product Development, Sales, Marketing, and the Leadership Team to ensure sales and client satisfaction goals are met.

Located in Melbourne, reporting to the Product Development Lead, with direct lines to the entire Sensei Leadership team, this appointment is business critical and will take a lead role in shaping the future growth trajectory of the organisation.

What your day may include:

  • Strategy and Leadership
    • Understand the overarching Product Roadmap.
    • Contribute to the direction and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements and by appraising new product ideas.
    • Provide information to the Sensei Leadership team, by preparing short-term and long-term product status reports and forecasts.
  • Product Business Analysis
    • Gather technical specifications to enable our products to be created and maintained.
    • Determine the ‘how’ of our solution, from an end-user perspective.
    • Ask questions around the business challenges that can have technical restraints on the product and determine actions that can lead to solutions.
    • Prioritise existing requirements and competing demands.
    • Map product requirements and product development programs; establish and manage time schedules with Product Development, Testing and Marketing teams.
    • Facilitate discussions between technical and business teams.
    • Contribute to team effort by performing tasks as needed to progress the product.
    • Remove roadblocks, as best as you can, for the team.
    • Celebrate wins with the team.
  • Clients and Sales
    • Interview clients directly (and indirectly through the field Sales and Marketing teams) to understand their needs better.
    • Focus on the commercial realisation of all innovations and create a scalable technology and product portfolio that will in turn drive Sensei’s product profitability.

Sound interesting? Here's the key skills you'll need to qualify:

  • Experience in a Business Analyst role in a tech, and preferably, SaaS business operating in the B2B space.
  • A passion for driving product roadmaps, gathering and prioritising product requirements, interacting with clients and internal teams to understand their needs and business opportunities.
  • Proven experience collaborating with high performance, multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Extensive experience in agile development environments.
  • Project management domain experience.
  • Ability to grasp and translate technical capabilities into user benefits.
  • Confident and effective written and oral communications.
  • Skill with wireframing/mockups/visualisation/UX using tools such as Balsamiq.
  • Proactive, problem-solving skills.
  • Effective time management skills and comfort juggling multiple projects.
  • Ability to discern data-rich insights.
  • Self-starter – you’re able to quickly identify key priorities and drive towards delivering tangible outcomes.

Interested in applying? Here's what we value:

  • You genuinely want to make a difference to help improve the way our clients work, and you have a positive outlook on life.
  • You’re not afraid of hard work. Curly challenges. Sometimes inconvenient hours.
  • Perhaps you attend (or run) local user groups. In any case, you’re curious about how things work. You don’t pretend to know everything – and as a result, you are constantly learning.
  • People trust you. When you are handed a problem, they feel confident that you will resolve it.
  • You’re comfortable with change.
  • During your interview, you’ll be able to tell us the capital city of Bolivia 🙂
  • You’re going to write an amazing cover letter for this role.

... and here's how we roll at Sensei:

  • Structure the way you work using our flexible work arrangements.
  • We recognise that life is easier when cash flow is easy. That’s why we’ll pay you weekly – not fortnightly or monthly like other companies.
  • We’ll help you support your family – get up to 4 months Paid Parental Leave at full salary for primary carer (not including government-funded parental leave).
  • Be mentored and keep learning – grow your career – we want you to be with us for a long time.
  • Transparency – we’re open about what’s happening in the company, where it’s going, how it’s performing.
  • Stay Connected – BYOD policy, mobile allowances reimbursement program.
  • Get lots of extra goodies like food, drink, discounts and more.

Now it’s time to do something about it! Go on, reach out and have an initial chat with us to learn more about the role and tackle any questions you may have to confirm Sensei is the right place for you and your talents.

About Sensei:

At Sensei Project Solutions we partner with clients to help them improve the way they work. We want our clients to be able to focus on the work that matters so they can achieve their individual and organisational goals. To do this, we focus on creating market leading digital solutions for work and project management that bridge the gap between industry standards and technology. We are known for our expertise, our approachable working style, and our leadership within the Microsoft productivity landscape. We are a profitable, growing, awesome place to work that everyone at Sensei is proud of. Things you should know about us before applying to join:

  • We’re growing. You won’t be the “new person” for long 🙂
  • We’re a friendly and fun bunch. We work hard.
  • We have high expectations, but we’ll make sure we help you meet them.
  • We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and deeply connected to the Microsoft Product Community.

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