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  • Product Manager at Skoll Foundation

  • Posted on: 20 May, 2019 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • We are now one of the leading foundations in the field of social entrepreneurship. Over the past 10 years, we have awarded more than $250 million, including investments in 85 remarkable social entrepreneurs and 70 organizations on five continents around the world who are creating a brighter future for underserved communities. In 2003, we partnered with the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford to launch the first academic center dedicated to social entrepreneurship, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship. We also support and partner with many pioneers and innovators in the field, organizations such as Ashoka, Acumen Fund and Duke University’s Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. As the field has matured and we enter our second decade, we are focusing our strategy. We are developing a deeper understanding of the issue areas where our social entrepreneurs operate so we can apply more resources at critical moments to maximize our collective impact. Learn more about our approach.

    Product Manager

     

     Babban Gona is seeking a passionate, inspiring, and results-oriented individual to lead the product team – i.e. a seasoned engineer with demonstrated experience in managing a world-class design team to develop robust mobile and web applications. The selected candidate will lead members of Babban Gona’s Product Development team and own technical delivery of projects. This role is primarily aimed at Android development, however light web development and scripting will also be required. The role reports to the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and is based in Lagos, Nigeria

    Responsibilities

    • Customer needs analysis and planning
    • Understand business needs and feedback from users to identify new opportunities
    • Collate documenting requirements, writing user stories, and creating feature specs
    • Define product success measures that align with key organizational metrics
    • Establish self as a subject-matter expert on your products, best practices, competition and pay keen attention to latest industry trends
    • Drive qualitative and quantitative research, product analysis and market insights to inform your vision, strategy and roadmap
    • Rally and align designers, tech leads, analysts, data scientists and stakeholders around your plans

    Product road mapping and optimization

    • Define a product strategy and roadmap
    • Work closely with teams within the organization to align project priorities and build product adoption
    • Create and prioritize hypotheses, initiate user research and work with product analysts, data scientists, tech leads and UX researchers to understand user problems and verify ideas
    • Lead team throughout the design, build and launch of relevant products compatible with multiple platforms and operating systems, particularly mobile
    • Support the development of appropriate tracking and reporting to resolve product performance
    • Track product performance, match against success metrics and report to relevant stakeholders
    • Build and continuously refine the delivery and opportunity validation backlog. Determine the metrics which measure our success
    • Conduct experiments and run A/B tests to understand which initiatives will have the most impact on success metrics you defined
    • Own all aspects of product lifecycle – strategy, requirements definition, design, forecasting, launch plans, testing, bug resolution and future enhancements

    Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required (STEM subject field preferred)
    • A strong technical background by training or technical orientation by experience with previous software development or programming experience
    • 3 years of product management experience
    • Demonstrated leadership working effectively with design and engineering teams
    • Experience in data-driven product development and applying A/B testing, user research, conversion optimization, user testing, data analysis, competitor and market analysis in decision making
    • Leadership skills – you are able to inspire your team, build consensus, value teamwork and able to mentor
    • Strong knowledge of Agile methodologies (Scrum)
    • Strong analytical skills with experience in setting key performance indicators, goal metrics and reporting
    • Proven, impeccable product sense and judgment when it comes to working with product designers
    • Intellectual and analytical curiosity – initiative to dig into the why, what & how
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills with fluency in English
    • Compensation and benefits are negotiable, based on the candidate’s prior experience.

    Method of Application

    Send CV and Cover letter to: careers@doreopartners.com. Subject line: Product Manager

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