Product Manager
Juru Holdings
CapeTown, ZA
5d ago
source : WHATJOBS

We are recruiting for a Product Manager for a 12 Months renewal contract.

We empower our product teams to solve hard problems in ways that our customers love, yet work within the constraints of our business.

Our product teams are cross-functional and durable, and are generally composed of a product manager, product designer, customer support and several engineers.

We expect our product teams to have all of the skills necessary to come up with effective solutions that are valuable to our customers, feasible given our engineering skills & technology stack, viable for the business given our constraints and usable by our customers.

The product manager is accountable for ensuring that a solution is both valuable & viable, while the engineers are accountable for ensuring a solution is feasible and the product designer is accountable for ensuring the solution is usable.

We expect the Product Manager to have a deep knowledge of our customers and the data about how our customers engage with our products.

The Product Manager is expected to track industry trends and the competitive landscape around our product. They must also understand the various constraints of the business - from marketing, sales, operations, finance, legal, data privacy etc.

Our Product Managers actively engage with the cross-functional product team to drive innovation and enable each member of the team to contribute their skills and ideas.

We expect the Product Manager to collaborate closely with the designer, customer support and engineers on their team to discover effective solutions to customer problems and deliver those solutions to market.

We hold Product Managers and the product teams accountable for the results of their work. We are looking for Product Managers who are not afraid of owning their results, even if this means they have to work through others to achieve them.

You will need to be able to influence your teammates, colleagues, stakeholders and executives through your use of data & logic.

You will work on challenging, thought-provoking work every day. You will work with a team of diverse, driven individuals and be exposed to a wide variety of Senior , strategic partners and other external stakeholders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop a deep understanding of our customers and their problems, determine effective solutions to those problems and enable the product team to deliver those solutions

Define the future vision for your product area (along with the Chief Product Officer) and the strategy we will take to achieve that vision.

You should always know where we are heading and what we are focused on over the next 3 to 6 sprints.

Be the custodian of the product teams backlog. Define & prioritize epics & user stories. Groom the backlog along with lead engineers and drive sprint planning with the product team.

Enable the product team to ship features every sprint which drive tangible user value and move our key metrics. You are held accountable for your output and its impact on metrics.

Actively mitigate impediments (risks, issues, constraints, blockers) impacting successful team completion of release / sprint goals

Regularly communicate status of the products to the broader team

QUALIFICATIONS

5+ years experience in core product management, building products from scratch

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

Experience of working in multi-disciplinary product teams (Experience designers, Product Owners, Engineers) within a fast-paced environment whilst maintaining calm under pressure

Strong understanding of SCRUM development methodologies

Evidenced understanding and application of human-centered design and delivery

Strong understanding of mobile and web technologies and industries across B2C & B2B products

A demonstrated desire to build products and services that customers will love

Experience navigating ambiguous environments and solving complex problems while exercising good judgement

Familiarity with tools such as JIRA / Confluence / Figma

SKILLS

Ability to think-out-of-the-box / lateral thinking with a balance short and long-term thinking

High drive / self-starter / proactive and anticipate requirements

Excellent attention to detail

Strong coordination, prioritisation, organisational and planning skills

Excellent interpersonal, communication and networking skills across all levels

Professionalism, excellent judgement, use of discretion and problem-solving abilities

Metrics driven

Stubborn yet Flexible and adaptable - rigid on the vision but flexible on the details to get there

Cultivate Innovation

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