Director Product Management, Global VAT Compliance R3776

Product Management Brighton, United Kingdom

We're looking for a deep VAT legislation expert who can take VAT legislation and convert it to product strategy and requirements.
You will lead the strategy, scope and requirements for our Global VAT compliance services.

The Avalara service is the industry-leading SaaS solution for managing registrations and filing obligations for multiple countries. This role will collaborate across product, engineering, and managed service teams and define solutions that provide quantifiable value for our customers.

You'll combine passion for product management with knowledge and expertise for designing highly scalable, easy to use, secure and open systems for global use that directly correlate to measurable user needs and challenges.

Job Duties:

  • This role has responsibility for delivering VAT solutions and services that enable customers to efficiently manage their compliance needs.

  • Responsible for EMEA Global Compliance Product Management.

  • define, collect and distill requirements from various sources to prioritise your roadmap

  • work with engineering team to drive alignment on priorities

  • work with our UX team to model and design next generation systems

  • work cross product teams to build connections and integration points

  • evangelise the value of our services

  • track and quantify metrics that show progress towards goals


  • Expert in VAT technology.

  • Ability to extract needs and opportunities and translate into system requirements and roadmaps

  • Can normalise requirements from customers and internal subject matter experts and develop quantified product strategies and priorities.

  • Have a deep understanding of how data can be used to drive actionable, relevant services in a SaaS environment

  • Be able to create, track, and measure metrics that define success

  • Ability to work in a dynamic and cross-functional environment with internal stakeholders and external users, while managing multiple projects and responsibilities

  • Have high level of ownership that keeps others engaged before, during and after launch

  • Have the ability to clearly and effectively communicate and be a great partner with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience.

  • Proven Product experience in a financial technology or regulated industry space.

About Avalara:

Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other tax types. The company delivers comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions designed to be fast, accurate, and easy to use.

The Avalara Compliance Cloud® platform helps customers manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities throughout the world.

Avalara offers more than 600 pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications, making the integration of tax and compliance solutions easy for customers.

Each year, the company processes billions of indirect tax transactions for customers and users, files more than a million tax returns, and manages millions of tax exemption certificates and other compliance documents.

Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S., Canada, South America, UK, Europe and India and around the world, in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, India, and the U.K.

Equal Opportunities:

We're committed to continued progress in diversity and inclusion. As an employee at Avalara, you'll have the opportunity to join resource groups focused on diversity of thought, engage with your local or global community about topics that matter to you and the organization and receive continued education around inclusion and development. As Avalara grows, so do the voices within it. It's time to hear your voice.

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, creed, religion, sex, age, gender, nation of origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other factor protected by law. We thrive on diversity and encourage people from all walks of life to apply to Avalara's open positions.

Reasonable Accommodation:

Avalara is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow this process outlined when applying for a position:
Please provide your name and contact information to our recruitment team at [email protected]

Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.