Product Manager at Brave Venture Labs Nairobi, Kenya

 Product Manager 





Brave Venture Labs
Nairobi, Kenya






About us
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About the company
Recognizing that buying and selling cars in Sub-Saharan Africa is a fraught process, The company was founded to radically improve the customer experience with buyers and sellers. They are currently revolutionizing car ownership in Kenya through its marketplace purpose-built to connect buyers and sellers of used cars combined with dramatically improved customer experience. Our values:
● Ownership ~ Complete work is the expectation; going above and beyond is who we are
and what we do
● Respect ~ Communication is key and this is always done in a respectful manner, no
matter how difficult; as a team, we may disagree but we commit
● Challenge ~ As a company, we are anti comfort zones; This is a place for learning and
growth

About the role
They are looking for an ambitious, strategic yet detail-oriented Product Manager who has strong collaboration skills, great technical acumen, excellent communication skills, is familiar with how to use data to inform and drive decisions and is motivated by driving change to better serve our customers.
In this role, you will work cross-functionally to guide products from conception to launch by connecting the technical and business worlds. You can break down complex problems into steps that drive product development while maintaining an understanding of and appreciation for the larger aims and objectives we’re building toward vis-a-vis our tech stack.
This role requires a mix of product thinking, technical depth, user-centric design, cross-team collaboration, and external customer engagement.

This role is a first time hire and the successful candidate can evolve over time to a Senior Product Manager or a Head of Product if the responsibilities are carried out efficiently.

Responsibilities:
• Product strategy / leadership - Work with leadership and other stakeholders to co-create a product roadmap, based on reviewing product specifications and requirements, appraising new product ideas, etc. and then own the tactical implementation of this product roadmap, adjusting as necessary with changing business contexts or factors
• Management of product development cycle - Work collaboratively with engineering, sales, marketing, legal, and other stakeholders - internal and external - to scope needs, design product solutions, manage development and deployment, and iterate as needed
• Knowledge management - Maintain a deep theoretical and applied understanding of the business model and our decision-making factors, as well as the automobile market in Kenya / East Africa more broadly, and apply a data-driven approach to product-based decision-making; lead on product-related documentation and other relevant knowledge management efforts
• People management - Managing the day to day efforts and outcomes of individuals directly involved in product development, including engineering and external service providers, as well as assessing talent needs and recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding of staff related to the Product team
• Other - When/how needed, contribute to the future of the company apart from tech / product development ~ help make and remake strategy and operations across the business units, problem-solving for challenges and acting thoughtfully but nimbly to take advantage of opportunities

Requirements:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.
• 5+ years of experience in product management, or related technical roles.
• 1 year of experience building and shipping technical products.
• Experience developing/launching products/technologies within one or more of the following: Cloud, SaaS, enterprise, internal tools, and/or supply chain networks.
• Experience managing day-to-day technical and design direction.
• Experience in one or more of the following: cloud infrastructure, SaaS, big data, security and privacy, development and operations, or artificial intelligence/machine learning.
• Experience managing a product team / product organisation
• Knowledge of and practical experience in multiple functional areas such as Product
• Management, Engineering, UX/UI, Sales, Customer Support, Finance or Marketing.
• Ability to influence multiple stakeholders without direct authority.

Perks
• Competitive Salary
• Health insurance cover
• Flexible work plan/ hybrid work plan
• Business related expenses covered.
• Transportation during work hours / for work purposes fully covered
• Airtime and data used for work purposes fully covered
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