Our client is a leader in innovative tech for the agricultural space, with a footprint across Africa – now they are in need a Product Manager to steer the way for their product expansion plans. If you want to join a company whose team is made up of passionate individuals who strive for excellence and who can deliver on strict deadlines with an uncontested level of quality – then this is them!
So, what exactly will you be doing in this exciting role you ask? Well – you will be taking ownership for concept development, product development management, product definition documentation as well as mentoring and leading the product development team. We are looking for someone who can lead through example – someone who comes from an agricultural background but also has their degree in either engineering (industrial/electronic) or information technology (because of course – you are primarily dealing with software and hardware). You would have experience in isolating opportunities (for the product road-map) in terms of new product features through an ability to conduct market mapping, research and landscape analysis… in the same breathe you will use your networks and engagements with industry players and partners to leverage this ability. Your engineering and IT background will put you in good stead as you ensure that the plan goes accordingly in terms of feature specifications, testing, integrations, and the like. We want someone on the ball – someone who picks up potential risks before roll-out, going to market with product issues is not something that you have ever experienced in your career. Through the documentation you create you will be able to get the product to market and facilitate user adoption… in droves. But – you will always turn to your stats to ensure the road-map is will meet its milestones and ROI is inevitable.
If you are passionate about positively making an impact on emerging economies in Africa through use of digital technology and more specifically in the agri space – then you will come home from work each day with a smile on your face. Apply NOW!
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Masters degree in Information Technology, Industrial/Electronic Engineering
MBA is preferred
4+ years of experience rolling our new digital tech products in the agri space from conception through to user adoption
Product management experience in the digital and tech space is pivotal (ideally with programmes across Africa)
Must be happy to travel
Responsible for the overall success of SmartAgri product roll out along with team management
Excellent communication, management and reporting skills
Excellent stakeholder management skills is vital