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  • Posted: Oct 6, 2022
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    Kuda is a full-service, app-based digital bank. Our mission is to be the go-to bank not just for those living on the African continent, but also for the African diaspora wherever they might live, anywhere in the world. Kuda is free of ridiculous banking charges and great at helping customers budget, spend smartly, and save more.
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    Product & Projects Portfolio Manager

    About role

    You will work closely with company management to create a processes and structure to support growing number of products and projects that the company is pushing to the market.

    You will find best practices and set standards for product and project teams, helping to connect business with product delivery teams, and ensuring effective management of product roadmaps, programs and projects into a unified portfolio plan.

    You are expected to provide standardized quality-assured information that enable data-driven decisions to effectively manage the portfolio, shorten time-to-market cycles, and drive effectiveness of the teams.


    • Create and maintain company products and projects portfolio, implement required toolset and ensure adoption across the company
    • Analyze and optimize the allocation/reallocation of resources (e.g., people, tools, technology, facilities, financial) to ensure portfolio efficiency and effectiveness.
    • Manage portfolio intake – reviewing, assessing, prioritizing, and allocating resource in line with company priorities.
    • Plan, allocate and deploy resources effectively and manage efficiently to meet portfolio goals.
    • Create and foster adherence to an effective product roadmap and program lifecycle governance in accordance with enterprise guidelines, policies and practices.
    • Work with product and project teams to manage/ oversee the full range of initiatives, product roadmaps and project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, close) covering the portfolio and ensuring focus on the business needs and strategy.
    • Direct the creation, lead the adoption and maintain the required product and project portfolio documentation and artefacts.
    • Manage dependencies, identify risks, and drive alignment across teams on complex projects.
    • Coordinate regular health checks of product and project lifecycle checklists.
    • Build and effectively manage budgets and financials and reporting.
    • Create and oversee and maintain portfolio reporting providing consolidated views on status, progress, budget, resource allocation, risks and dependencies on a portfolio, product, program and project level.
    • Develop and implement service level agreements (SLA) and Objectives & Key Results (OKRs) and conducts regular portfolio reviews against those goals.
    • Ensure adherence to portfolio management standards and processes and socialize standards and processes through portfolio performance management, meetings, workshops, etc. to drive adoption


    • Ability to break problems into parts to see relationships or interdependencies, forecast challenges and apply critical thinking to resolve timeously
    • Ability to gather, analyze and interpret the data in order to know how and when to take action.
    • Solid business understanding, independently use quantitative and qualitative data to support portfolio decision making and tell a clear story with the data/ insights
    • Ability to understand architectural and technical aspects of projects.
    • Ability to drive collaboration across teams and mentor, coach and effectively transfer expertise to others.
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, with excellent attention to detail and commitment to quality.


    Why join Kuda?

    At Kuda, our people are the heart of our business, so we prioritize their welfare. We offer a wide range of competitive benefits in areas including but not limited to:

    • Pension
    • Competitive annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Group life insurance
    • Health insurance
    • L&D training

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Kuda Bank on to apply

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