Yoco is looking for a senior product manager to join our growing team, as we develop products for small businesses across South Africa and beyond. We are seeking someone with a passion and depth of experience in solving problems and building successful products that customers love. You should have a solid few years of product experience behind you and ready for your next challenge in a fast and innovative environment.
You will be responsible for setting, driving, and executing the strategy for products that fall within your area. Product is a vital role at Yoco and you will be building the tools and services that thousands of people use to run their businesses.
ROLE | WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING?
Define and execute the product strategy and roadmap for a product area within our product ecosystem, in close collaboration with stakeholders.
Act as the subject matter expert in all things in your space, bridging the gap between business requirements and technology solutions.
Prioritise product development by balancing feature requests, market trends, and technical constraints.
Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success, to deliver top-notch products to market.
Oversee the entire product lifecycle, from ideation to end-of-life, driving key performance indicators (KPIs).
Do competitive analysis to identify market gaps and opportunities for innovation.
Collect and analyse feedback from customers, stakeholders, and other teams to shape requirements, features, and end products.
Manage and mentor junior product managers and collaborate effectively with UX/UI designers.
IDEAL CANDIDATE | WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field; or equivalent experience
Minimum 6 years of experience in product management
Proven experience applying product management toolkit, across discovery and delivery.
Experience in building and launching customer facing digital products, across both web and mobile applications.
Proven ability to lead one or more cross-functional teams.
Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
What’s next If you qualify for this position, and our mission and values resonate with you, please apply. Please note that this is a remote based position and we are open to applications from candidates based in South Africa. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and ask that you please send your application in English and help us reduce unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV.
THE YOCO FORMULA
The Yoco formula is a validated approach to work and a set of behaviours that create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.
Core Values - Our way of working to create value & grow
Make Space to Explore
Keep it Simple
Master your Craft
Core Behaviours - How we show up, engage & treat each other
Get to know each other personally
Say what you think
Be courageous and focus forward
Don’t let ego get in the way
To support this, we have built a role-based organisation where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, subscribe to our Exposure Gallery.
Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!
Everyone at Yoco gets 24 days' paid holiday, plus public holidays; contributions to Medical Aid (including gap cover), Retirement Annuities, and Life Insurance (including Critical Illness and Life Cover, and Income Protection).
We’re serious about family, and offer up to 6 months’ paid maternity, paternity, adoption, or shared parental leave, as well as family responsibility leave for unforeseen crises.
Each Yoco team member gets an annual budget to further their education or training.
Training and development includes (but isn’t limited to) formal training courses, conferences, on-the-job training, and online courses.
We gather weekly as a company (attending in a mix of in-person and remote), and organise regular company-wide socials and events.
Within (and often across) teams, we encourage and support more frequent, smaller team dining-out-ings (like brunch), and other social get-togethers (like bowling); and optional participation in one of our interest based clubs, like meditating, hiking, swimming, and yoga.
We collaborate across global talent hubs, with the freedom and flexibility to work where and when we best thrive in our roles.
Our distributed, remote working approach means you’ll be supported with the tech and setup you need.
On Fridays, we don’t schedule meetings - giving everyone time to really focus and get things done before the weekend.
Yoco is expanding its reach – new regions, technologies, and communities await us. As we grow, we face compelling challenges, but we are ready to embrace even the most daunting parts because we know we are building a legacy. Yoco has an enormous impact on the lives of everyday people.
As we grow to enable more businesses to thrive, it means that ambitious problem-solvers with big ideas will easily find their place with us. There will be just as much to learn, as there will be opportunities to thrive.
Yoco is a growing African Fintech, enabling people to thrive through open commerce.
Founded in 2015, Yoco now processes over US$2 billion annually, and we’re the payments provider for over 200 000 self-employed.
By 2024 we aim to serve 3 million entrepreneurs, becoming the leading Open Commerce ecosystem for small business, across Africa and the Middle East.
Product·Cape Town (South Africa)
Senior Product Manager
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