Product Manager at Forest

  • Full Time
  • Onsite
  • Remote
  • Lagos

Forest

About Forest Capital

Forest Capital is a Nigerian Private equity fund management and investment advisory outfit based in Lagos with specific interests in banking, technology and agricultural space.

Job Title: Product Manager

Location: Lagos

Job type: Permanent – Contract

Job Description

Summary

Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the group’s digital product & channel strategies in line with business vision & user needs towards achieving the best user experience, remarkable growth, and overall business profitability.

Forest is looking to hire a ‘hands-on’ Product Manager to join its team. The Product Manager will be responsible for delivering products by listening to stakeholders (internal & external) and customers. He or she will be defining requirements, monitoring product performance while scaling up in line with business vision & user needs towards achieving the best user experience, remarkable growth, and overall business profitability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Define (with the product team), monitor, and achieve the product roadmap, KPIs, and/or OKRs
  • Work with the engineering team to ensure the product development cycle goals are met, and the team timely gets the product out the door. Test releases and assure the quality is met before launch.
  • You define the business requirements for new features and experiments, launch in MVP mode, measure, learn, reiterate, validate and ensure deployment at scale.
  • Feature prioritization: by facilitating the decision about what features to build, bugs to test, experiments to run, focusing on solving customer problems while maximizing business results
  • Problem discovery: you constantly talk to customers to understand their needs, the next problem to be solved, and validate it is worth finding a solution for it
  • Research: you constantly map direct and indirect competition, complementary or comparable solutions in our/other markets, transforming others’ ideas into our opportunity.
  • Communication: you are the one who puts all pieces together by getting feedback from all product stakeholders
  • Methodology: you help us craft and continuously fine-tune our product management process
  • You work hand in hand with all relevant teams involved in the entire life product lifecycle (Customer Success, Marketing, Finance, Risk, etc.)
  • Handle partnerships and relationships with partners/vendors required for the smooth running of our product

Requirements:

  • Proactive, with an innate drive to exploring different options for reaching results, autonomously
  • Minimum of 2 years working with tech-based products, either with a technical, design, or business background
  • Strong project management skills: high-quality delivery considering scope, costs, time, and great attention to detail.
  • Great communicator: Ability to listen and collect feedback from different stakeholders, ensuring everyone is constantly aligned with the agreed objectives.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority.
  • Analytical and IT skills, proficiency in Excel. SQL knowledge will be a huge plus.
  • Staying on top of industry news and trends.

Benefits and perks

·       Work with the best minds on the globe.

·       A high degree of autonomy, flat hierarchy, open communication, and getting things done attitude.

·       Pension and health insurance schemes.

·       Flexible but defined working hours.

·       Hybrid (Remote + In-office) work mode with occasional hangouts

To apply, please send your CV to funto@pmafrica.co

To apply for this job email your details to funto@pmafrica.co

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