Senior Product Manager
Lagos, Nigeria, Nigeria
2d ago

Big Cabal Media tells the African stories that matter to Africans (on and off the continent) and to global audiences. We create content in a wide range of formats for global distribution, under our two publications - TechCabal and Zikoko.

TechCabal vividly captures the players, human impact and business of technology in Africa; providing the content, reporting, data and events to help the world understand where tech is taking Africa.

Zikoko is telling the most important stories that matter to young African audiences today, creating timeless and original text, image, meme and video based content across a range of genres using the most relatable elements of youth culture.

Join them as they take African storytelling to a new level and build the media brands of the future. BCM is passionate about storytelling, technology, great design and unabashed monetization of great content.

They are interested in talented and adaptable professionals looking to do challenging and high-impact work in a collaborative environment.

If this sounds exciting and you’ve got the skills, then we should talk.

About the role

They are looking for a Senior Product Manager for the BCM Tech division, which runs all their in-house technical projects.

The projects you’ll be dealing with will be split between new digital products and maintenance and updates of existing online sites and publications.

What do you need to be considered successful?

The Product Manager will manage timelines, securing time and resource commitment from teams delivering towards projects, and ensuring projects are delivered in a timely manner.

You will also be responsible for the following :

  • Product definition; gather input from stakeholders and analyse current use, perceived needs and feasible solutions.
  • Assess risks and opportunities with different delivery options and create and manage timelines (with buy-in from stakeholders) for realisation
  • Work with teams within BCM to secure resources and time towards delivery of projects (e.g. designs, launch events, programming etc.)
  • Continuously evaluate progress, and provide regular status updates to stakeholders
  • How Important are you to the bottom line?

    The role will ideally need someone that is knowledgeable about running medium-sized digital projects, that has an understanding of technical requirements and has good experience with handling stakeholders and gathering and building requirement specifications.

    Biggest problem-solving duties o

    This role poses the challenge of defining software solutions that is targeted at fulfilling multiple tasks for different categories of users.

    You also have to be able to seamlessly weave between cross-functional teams in order to build software solutions with a growth mindset while being able to communicate product vision to non-technical stakeholders.

    What do you need to have done in your career?

  • Proven experience with digital product management
  • Experience with writing technical requirement specifications
  • Surface or deeper knowledge of key internet technologies and their capabilities
  • Proven ability to work with people from different disciplines (tech, marketing, etc.)
  • A good understanding of business requirements for new products (assessing features and requirements in light of return on investment and resource costs)
  • Experience visualising project plans using simple Gantt charts or similar techniques
  • Working at Big Cabal Media

  • They typically try to arrange work between 9am and 6pm WAT and encourage you to have a good work-life balance, but they don’t have a stick up our butt about hours.
  • What they are particular about is quality and results. Their people get things done fast and well.

  • While collaborative work will be the norm and is the requirement, people who want to work at BCM must also demonstrate initiative and the ability to work without creating more work for their line manager.
  • What do you stand to gain?

  • You and #x27;ll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that and #x27;
  • s challenging and telling stories that matter.

  • Industry competitive salary
  • 20 days annual leave
  • Statutory pension contribution
  • Health insurance
  • Flexible working arrangement, hybrid-remote (with most of the team doing two days in the office each week and working remotely the rest of the time.
  • They use Slack, Google Docs, cloud-based solutions where possible.

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