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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2020
    Deadline: Oct 23, 2020
  • Sankore Investments is a global investment and advisory boutique with a strong focus on African markets. Drawing on the strengths of our people and our strong global partnerships, we provide investment advisory services, wealth management services and offer a variety of funds designed to cater to the needs of a global clientele of both individuals and instit...
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    Head of Product


    • Create the long-term vision, strategy and roadmap for the company’s products
    • Lead, build and grow a high performing team of Product Managers, Design, Customer Support and Developer Relations (including hiring, mentoring, development, etc.)
    • Take responsibility for implementation and maintenance of product management best practices
    • Closely collaborate with the leadership team in order to align on high level business requirements
    • Drive a digital first approach to all Products
    • Implement a clear vision for all Products, digital consumption and commercial proposition and viability
    • Provide thought leadership internally and bring in best-in-class product development practices
    • Develop the roadmap and prioritize execution with the delivery team
    • Have full ownership of the Product roadmap and strategy, across multiple product designers and dev teams
    • Deploy a customer-first approach, utilising data and feedback from across the business to optimise the product

    Required Experience and Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or a similar course of study from a reputable university
    • MBA is an added advantage
    • Minimum of 7 years’ product management experience preferably as a Head of Product/ Product Lead / Senior Product Manager in a finance environment
    • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience leading a product management team
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP), Certified Innovation Leader Credential (CIL) or other Product Management certification would be an added advantage
    • Proven track record designing and delivering consumer facing propositions
    • Deep understanding of Agile principles and experience facilitating Scrum ceremonies
    • Prior experience writing business requirements, user stories or functional specifications required

    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

    • Proven ability to build, lead and grow an effective and results driven team
    • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products, as well as strong interest and understanding of technical architecture, and development tools
    • Sound business case development and good knowledge of planning, monitoring, and controlling techniques
    • Experience in market analysis and determining customers’ needs by obtaining market information
    • A leader and a problem solver with a strategic mindset and ability to see projects through end to end.
    • Deeply understand our products, how they are integrated, what our challenges are, and how we can build a market-leading offering.
    • Ability to understand complex technical challenges and support the team in making the right decisions
    • Comfortable working in large, cross-functional teams 
    • Can produce high-quality market scans, competitor analyses and other reports as they are required
    • A “self-starter” - willing to own all aspects of the product and the team
    • Exacting attention to detail, picking up on the details that others miss
    • Outstanding written and communication skills including a strong track record of cross-team and cross-client team participation
    • An energetic, positive and innovative demeanor, with leadership and facilitation skills to bring projects to a successful delivery

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