Our client is a social enterprise building the technology and finance infrastructure that powers mobility across Africa.
They have been growing rapidly and operate in multiple African cities targeting market across Sub Saharan Africa.
Their mission is to make mobility safe, affordable and accessible to 1 billion Africans providing Asset-Backed Vehicle Financing, eHailing Platform, and Identity Management services to its network of customers.
Due to expansion they now have an opening for an experienced Product Manager.
As a Senior Product Manager, you will guide a team that is charged with increasing the profitability of existing products and developing new products for the company.
You will build products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your industry experience and your contact with customers and prospective customers.
You must possess an innovative blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality.
You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.
You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company :
You will work with the engineering team to define product requirements and ensure products are released on schedule.
You will work with marketing communications to define the go-to-market strategy, helping them understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer.
You will also serve as the internal and external evangelist for your product offering, occasionally working with the sales channel and key customers.
What you will do :
Managing the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities, including defining the product road-map.
Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by on-going visits to customers and non-customers
Driving a solution set across development teams (primarily)
Development / Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product benefits, and positioning.
Collect and analyze feedback from customers, stakeholders and other teams to shape requirements, features and end products
Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.
Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product.
Produce and review product requirements documents (PRD)
Key Competencies :
Strategic thinking and problem solving skills
Initiative and curiosity
Observant and attentive to detail
Communication skills verbal and written
Multitask and manage competing priorities
Judgement and decision-making ability
What you should have :
Minimum of 3+ years of software marketing / product management experience
Solid experience in Product Life-cycle Management
Knowledgeable in technology
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or engineering and relevant experience is a strong plus
Solid technical background with understanding and / or hands-on experience in software development and marketing technologies
Familiarity with Agile framework and scrum
Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
Strong working knowledge of productivity software such as Trello and Asana
Highly professional and well presented