Senior Product Manager Job in Kenya

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by
revolutionizing access to essential goods and services.


We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and
motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup
environment.


Sokowatch is seeking a data-driven highly-technical product
professional with 5+ years of experience managing success of software &
hardware products through experiments, established tools, and working with
cross-functional teams to deliver one or more product lines for users that
increase efficiency, automation and customer happiness.


Sokowatch’s products and systems
currently cover a variety of different functional areas:

  • Warehousing

  • Dispatch & Fleet

  • Growth & Marketing

  • Financial Services

  • Merchants

  • Suppliers

Location: This role may be based out of any
one of our following major offices:

  • Nairobi, Kenya

  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

  • Kampala, Uganda

  • Kigali, Rwanda

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop a product vision & roadmap to
    transform the Sokowatch product set

  • Manage all product development efforts
    including interviewing teams, analysing the automation opportunities,
    presenting recommendations to senior leadership and supporting
    integration, training and measuring of automation outputs

  • Ensure existing hardware and intellectual
    properties from current business functions are being assessed and
    repurposed to drive improvement and accountability, and create business
    value

  • Advise senior leadership on world-class
    operational and digital procedures for running our important business
    functions, including the co-creation of a delightful innovative
    environment

  • Co-develop predictable processes, data models,
    execution plans and support tools for teams

  • Represent the business teams in the product
    cycle, and lead prioritization of clear use cases and communication of the
    product strategy

  • Maintain a self-help knowledge base and
    appropriate communication tools for staff for discussing and documenting
    new issues and their solutions

  • Support adoption of new processes for business
    teams by using data and agile tools like sprint trackers

  • Review and give feedback on features being
    built by engineers

  • Manage innovation budget and opportunities to
    implement open-source and other plug and play software tools with clear
    cost-benefit analyses to preserve engineering resources

Requirements:

  • Technical knowledge of coding languages
    including Java, XML, and SQL, or automation tools like Google Scripts,
    IFTTT, Zapier.

  • Degree, certification or demonstrable impact
    in Product Management, IT, Computer Science or a related field

  • 5+ years of experience with product management
    or building products with immense traction

  • Epic communication skills and empathy for
    technical and operational staff in order be the bridge between them

  • Passion and drive for solving problems,
    building, planning and designing tools for teams to thrive

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a
    self-directed manner, seeking out areas that need attention, rather than
    being asked to look at specific problem areas.

  • Consistently asks for help and seeks advice
    from colleagues to let the best idea or process win

  • Ability to grow and maintain a current network
    of hardware, software and support providers

  • Entrepreneurial drive, and proven ability to
    take ownership, and lead the team’s combined learning

  • Naturally curious and constantly improving



How to Apply

Send your updated CV to [email protected] clearly indicating ‘Senior Product Manager’ on the subject
line by 15th May, 2020.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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