Product Manager

Job Category: Business Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nairobi

Company Information:

Lipa Later is a buy now, pay later platform that allows consumers to shop and pay for items in monthly instalments. Lipa Later is a Pan-African organization with a presence across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Nigeria – with plans of opening new markets in the near future. The company is growing quickly, and as such, we are looking to recruit and onboard a team of industry leaders with a hustler mentality, ambition and desire to rapidly build a Pan African business. This position is based in Kenya.

About the Role

The Product Manager is responsible for managing our E-commerce platform both – product planning and product management. This includes managing the product throughout the Product Lifecycle, gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with teams, to deliver winning products. This includes working with sales and marketing to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager’s job also includes ensuring that the product and marketing efforts support the company’s overall strategy and goals.

Reports to: Country Manager Kenya

Product Manager Responsibilities:

  • Drive the execution of all product lifecycle processes for products, including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and product launch.
  • Analyse product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they’re successfully achieved.
  • Implement, and maintain production timelines across multiple departments.
  • Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate to-market plans.
  • Work with external third parties to assess partnership opportunities.
  • Be an expert with respect to the E-commerce platform.
  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for the product.
  • Perform product demos.
  • Manage the current pipeline of non-technical products within the organization including Lipa Later MarketPlace and Insurance.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Product Manager or Product Marketing Manager or Associate Product Manager.
  • Demonstrated success in defining and launching excellent products.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Product DesignBusiness Development or any relevant field.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Previous experience delivering finely-tuned product marketing strategies
  • Strong problem-solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job.

If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for the role, please submit your application quoting in the subject line the Job Title “Product Manager” and attach a detailed CV with the correct e-mail address and telephone contacts. All written applications and CVs should be submitted via the email below: careers@lipalater.com.

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