Product Manager
SUMMIT Africa Recruitment
Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
1d ago

What you will do

You will take full ownership of our School Management Solution. The School Management Solution provides real-time communication between school principals and education department leaders translating data to inform decision-making.

You could be part of facilitating the effective management of schools in Africa.

As a Product Manager, you will be responsible for protecting the WHY, understanding the WHAT, and guiding the HOW of your product.

More specifically, this role involves identifying opportunities and developing proposals for new features, facilitating the product forum to prioritise features, managing the product roadmap, scheduling deliverables for and managing the development team, monitoring deployments, ensuring that the product addresses clients’ needs, and driving user adoption.

You will need to have good interpersonal skills to engage with all the various stakeholders, excellent project management skills, and experience within the public sector.


  • 4+ years’ experience in managing software development with supervisory responsibilities
  • Degree
  • Attention to detail
  • Project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Insight and a passion for technology
  • Willing to travel regularly
  • Advantageous

  • Experience with product development in the education field
  • Master’s Degree
  • What to expect :

  • Passionate and dedicated team members - We work hard and support each other because we are passionate about what we do and the impact we are making.
  • Growth opportunities - We have annual personal development discussions to craft out your journey ahead. We have 5 study leave days for those that are pursuing a qualification or certification.
  • Flexibility - 3 remote workdays with core hours being 10 : 00 - 15 : 00. We are output, not input focused.
  • An energising environment - We celebrate differences and value individuals. We enjoy celebrating successes, having coffee-walks, playing ping-pong and care about each other's personal lives.
  • Income protection & death cover - We care about our staff and their family when unexpected events occur.
  • Employee Wellness Programme - We are holistic beings and therefore we invest in the health and wellbeing of our staff.
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