Senior Product Manager Jobs, Current IT Jobs, Sokowatch Jobs

  • 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.