Sokowatch Senior Product Manager Jobs in Kenya

Sokowatch Senior Product Manager Jobs 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

  • careers@sokowatch.com clearly indicating ‘Senior Product Manager’ on the subject line by 15th May, 2020.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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