Lead Product Manager at Mkobo Microfinance Bank

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Mkobo is currently pivoting to a full service digital bank/Neobank. Our goal is to help hard working Africans to improve their financial wellbeing by making it easy for them to earn, save, spend and invest their hard earned money. We are currently recruiting for dynamic, creative, flexible and experienced team members with a passion for everything technology and a commitment to add their quota to the success of our vision.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead Product Manager

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Contract

The Role

  • This is a strategic role where you will work closely with the CEO and lead a team of professionals to design, build and roll-out our digital banking products that deliver the company’s vision and strategy.

Role Objectives

  • Manage the product roadmap and backlog for all digital products
  • Oversee and manage lead requirements discovery, solution design, user story writing, feature development, and user acceptance testing.
  • Partner with the executive teams to identify key capabilities needed as well as identifying potential issues
  • Partner with cross functional teams regularly to ensure alignment on feature development and prioritization
  • Partner with IT to manage the roadmap and backlog to ensure that IT delivers all capabilities on time and per expectation.
  • Work with product marketing to develop positioning and messaging to ensure differentiation from competitors.
  • Monitor and evaluate product performance to ensure constant product iteration and improvements.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the product roadmap and backlog for all digital products
  • Oversee and manage lead requirements discovery, solution design, user story writing, feature development, and user acceptance testing
  • Partner with the executive teams to identify key capabilities needed as well as identifying potential issues
  • Partner with cross functional teams regularly to ensure alignment on feature development and prioritization
  • Partner with Technology team to manage the roadmap and backlog to ensure that the team delivers all capabilities on time and per expectation
  • Monitor and evaluate product performance to ensure constant product iteration and improvements
  • Scoping and prioritising activities based on business and customer impact.
  • Driving product launches through collaboration with public relations team, executives, and other product management team members.
  • Act as a product evangelist to build awareness and understanding.

Your Profile

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in a similar role with a solid experience in conceptualizing, developing and launching products on time using a design thinking approach.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field+ MBA would be a plus
  • Demonstrable experience working with Digital Banking products is highly preferred (eg internet banking, Faster payments, mobile apps, Blockchain etc)
  • Consumer financial services industry experience and strong understanding of Digital business, while experience with travel, lifestyle, or other consumer product development is a strong advantage.
  • Strong product management experience in digital companies with a customer focused, results based approach and able to deliver to deadlines.
  • You have a solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Technical mind-set, paired with strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication and stakeholder skills and the confidence in your experience to champion your ideas
  • User journey design and customer testing across digital services.

What’s On Offer?

  • Make a real positive impact on lives of Africans through access to affordable financial services!
  • Leadership position
  • Attractive compensation
  • Leadership position
  • Flexible working options.

Application Closing Date
24th November, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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