Product Manager: Financial Services
Cortez Executive Search (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg, South Africa
3d ago

Position Purpose :

  • The main function of this position is to be a business owner for the assigned Product(s), to architect, define and execute the product business strategy, in order to generate, grow and sustain the organisations revenues and profitability;
  • Through effective cross-functional collaboration and project management with all key decision stakeholders, internal and external, this Product Manager will meet the needs, values and expectations of the customer;
  • This Product Manager will lead the overall end-to-end management (Product conception, design, commercial marketing, product marketing, product management and development and operations) of new and existing products and services and the management of the relationships with the various stakeholders and service providers for the financial services product portfolio;
  • Job Requirements : Qualifications :

    Qualifications :

  • Matric essential;
  • Relevant Degree / Diploma NQF 6 / 7 - essential;
  • Experience :

    Job Related Experience Required :

  • Experience in the banking or financial services industry, specifically in the ICT function 6 years essential;
  • Experience in Product lifecycle (either technical, business analysis, project management, segment management, commercial, other) 3 to 5 years strongly desirable;
  • Experience in Data Centre / Cloud industry 1 to 3 years strongly desirable;
  • Experience engaging at executive leadership level 1 to 3 years desirable;
  • Experience in commercial interpretation or creating a business case 1 to 3 years desirable;
  • Experience in sales and business development 1 to 3 years desirable;
  • Experience in technical / engineering field relevant to the product 1 to 3 years desirable;
  • Knowledge Areas :

    Job Related Knowledge Required :

  • Innovation process and Product Lifecycle essential;
  • Telecommunications Industry and Network Knowledge essential;
  • Assigned Portfolio deep knowledge of the systems and applications used by the financial services industry across Africa essential;
  • Product related finance modelling desirable;
  • Legal landscape, contract negotiation, regulatory desirable;
  • Project Management and Vendor / Supplier / Partner management desirable;
  • Skills :

    Job Related Skills Required :

  • Ability to identify, communicate and ensure implementation of the key strategies and objectives for the success of the organisation - essential;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and ability to present complex solutions essential;
  • Ability to plan and organise the Product function for the medium and long term essential;
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex problems to achieve the correct outcomes essential;
  • Ability to negotiate, interact and achieve targets essential;
  • Creative and innovative thinking essential;
  • Proven quantitative analytical and technical skills essential;
  • Ability to interact with diverse departments within the organisation on all levels essential;
  • Ability to manage projects with competing resources and priorities essential;
  • Extremely well organised and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously essential.
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