Product Manager – Financial Services
Job TypeFull Time
Job FieldICT / Computer
Sokowatch is seeking an experienced, data-driven & highly technical product management professional with an extensive background in the financial services technology industry.
This role will be reporting directly to the Global Head of Product.
This role may be remote (as long as the time zone difference to East Africa is not impractical) or based out of one of our offices in
Nairobi, Kenya (HQ)
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Duties & Responsibilities:
Take charge of developing the product vision and planning the roadmap for financial services at Sokowatch
Perform in-depth qualitative field research with customers and credit management teams as well as quantitative research on credit disbursement and repayment behavior
Determine essential features for development that will grow the loan book and minimize PAR
Prepare meticulous make-or-buy analyses for key technology implementations
Draft detailed product requirements for UX designers and engineering teams
Lead sprint execution in collaboration with engineering management
Communicate & coordinate diligently with technology stakeholders
Plan and orchestrate feature releases
Measure & report success on implementations
The ideal candidate has ≥3 years of experience in designing & implementing as well as integrating third-party financial services technologies for underserved communities in Africa or Asia and possesses the following skills & traits:
Expert in agile product management practices and tools
Deep knowledge of successful micro-lending approaches
Experience in developing essential fintech features such as proprietary credit scoring algorithms and tools to optimize repayment behavior
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Diligent and forthcoming collaborator across multi-disciplinary teams
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