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The Skills Mine

Lead Product Manager

Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA

Company: The Skills Mine

Category: Management Occupations

Published on 2022-05-27 12:50

Role requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution (computer science, electrical engineering, business)
  • Fluency in English is a must. Bonus points if you can speak/write one of the more popular languages across Africa (e.g., French, Igbo)
  • 7+ years’ experience in end-to-end product management for online products or services, with exposure to relevant technologies and tools, across web and native mobile app product development
  • At least some of this experience would be expected to have been in a start-up environment.
  • Bonus points if you have also worked with instant messaging-type products before, and also for or with large telco’s
  • Solid understanding of current best practices when it comes to the finer detail of what drives successful adoption and engagement
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority; well-versed in stakeholder management
  • Strong planning and project management skills including a demonstrated ability to work to deadlines and juggle multiple projects
  • Strong analytical skills and ability for conceptual and strategic thinking
  • Experience in serving the global market and working in an international environment. Work experience in Africa is a plus
  • Some (limited) national and international (Africa) travel will be required
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