Product management

Product Lead, Teams

Sydney – Full-time

At Canva, we create tools that empower the world to design. Our mission is to democratise design and empower creativity for anyone and everyone, on every platform! Inspired by a team of talented thinkers, an amazing culture and remarkable growth trajectory – we’re out to change the world, one design at a time.

Since launch in August 2013 we have grown exponentially, amassing over 60 million active users across 190 different countries who have created more than 1 Billion designs. We are one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies and we have only achieved about 1% of what we are capable of!

Product Management @ Canva 

The mission of Product Managers at Canva is to create the most accessible design tool for every person in the world. We believe that we can improve the world by empowering everyone to design and communicate visually. As a Product Manager at Canva you help set this vision, define what that future looks like, and build the products and features that get us there.

Product Managers collaborate with Canva’s founders to set the strategic direction, scope, and success metrics for product initiatives. We work across teams of designers, software engineers, marketers and analysts to ensure we're delivering an exceptional experience to all our users. We are responsible for implementing and collaborating on product strategy, road mapping, and prioritisation as our product grows. 

It’s our responsibility to see products through their entire lifecycle—from concept through to validation, build, post-launch analytics and iterations.

About the group and team:

The Teams Product Group within the businesses and education super group is on a mission to inspire everyone to create together. We are responsible for how teams of all kinds work together in Canva, from how they manage their content, how they collaborate and how they come together as teams to achieve their goals in Canva. In Teams product group we look after teams of all kinds from Education to Enterprise. 

Driving teams and collaboration is a core company strategy for Canva in 2021, we are striving towards being used everyday by every team, school and workplace. We are early in on our journey and there is a whole lot more to do to achieve our vision and so we are looking for a Product Lead for teams & collaboration  to join us to help propel us towards our vision. 

The teams and collaboration subgroup consists of Content Management, Collaboration and Teams Experience

teams and builds the core experience of how teams work together in Canva. 

About the candidate

You can dream up a vision, set a product strategy and bring teams together to create and deliver a roadmap that requires multiple teams and groups to support. You thrive in a collaborative fast-paced environment, working with Product, Engineering, Design, Marketing, Sales and everyone else in between. You have experience coaching and leading teams of product managers and your communication skills empower you to inspire your teams to dream and achieve crazy big goals. 

Goals the candidate will achieve in the first 6-12 months

  • Understand the different verticals Canva is targeting and their needs for collaboration and content management. 
  • Work with the teams and collaboration subgroup to ship improvements to the Canva teams product
  • Partner with our design researcher to dive deep into our teams users jobs to be done, pain points and identify opportunities for improvement 
  • Take ownerships of the driving teams and collaboration roadmap and work with all the groups and teams involved to develop the roadmap for 2022. 
  • Partner with sales and marketing on go to market for all the new teams and collaboration initiatives. 
  • Gather insights, feedback and opportunities to feed back into the roadmap and shape what we can do to achieve our goals. 


  • Product strategy for driving teams and collaboration at Canva Product leadership of the teams and collaboration subgroup, coaching, leading and scaling the teams to achieve their goals 
  • Partner with the design lead to bring each of the roadmap initiatives to life Partner with engineering leads to build the optimal product experience Operational excellence - ensure we are building a world-class, high performing team of cross functional experts from Product, Engineering and Design. 
  • Oversee the planning process and coordinate the efforts of a cross functional team to maintain a happy healthy team that sets crazy big goals and achieves them.
  • Become a subject matter expert on how we can drive teams and collaboration across our different industry verticals and identify integration opportunities and cross group initiatives to help us achieve our goals. 

Experience the candidate will have

  • You have 6+ years of experience in a product management role; in a product-led B2B or consumer facing SaaS product, related online software product or digital product.
  • You have experience coaching Product Managers to deliver on the strategy and build their key craft areas.
  • You have 2+ years experience coaching several product managers. 
  • You are constantly motivating those around you through your passion and drive for what you do and keep everyone on track, ensuring everyone’s doing their best.
  • You can rally the team to work together and make sure everyone is working effectively to reach their goals.
  • You’re a natural communicator – can speak the language of engineering, data, design, marketing, operations and can coordinate cross-functionally with each to achieve big wins.
  • You love data (both qualitative and quantitative) and can turn insights into actions.
  • You feel at home when using data to make decisions—whether that’s analytics, user research, survey feedback, or in-person user testing.
  • When presented with competing imperatives and a mountain of data, you can identify and organize clear, concise actions, arriving at appealing and practical solutions to problems.
  • You are a problem solver who is excited by a challenge.
  • You have a structured process to problem-solving and can take a problem—with many moving parts—and break it down into small achievable actions.
  • You know when to be flexible though, and can alter your structure to fit the needs of the team and project.
  • You are a user advocate that values the backing of research and data analysis when it comes to creating modern solutions, shipping new products, and addressing your users’ real needs.
  • You consider yourself a bit of a creative.
  • You enjoy pushing the limits of what is possible, dreaming up inventive solutions to solve challenging problems.
  • You believe in Canva’s mission and want to be part of the team making it possible.
  • You pride yourself on being an owner and getting projects from idea to live as quickly as possible!
  • You move ideas from the chaos of brainstorming and mock-ups to the clarity of execution and impact
  • You thrive on being in the middle of a cross-functional team, wearing lots of hats and doing whatever it takes to help your team and the business succeed.