Datafin

Head of Product: Data (Product Manager) (CPT/JHB/Remote)

Product/Project management
Cape Town – Western Cape ~ Johannesburg – Gauteng ~ Remote

ENVIRONMENT:
A fast-paced Tech Company providing cutting-edge Data Security Solutions seeks the expertise of a forward-thinking Head of Product: Data (Product Manager) whose core role will be to develop and drive the product vision to build the world’s biggest source of consumer intelligence. You will also support customer acquisition goals and grow usage and adoption of the product. The ideal candidate will require 5+ years’ experience with end-to-end Product Management for online products/services with exposure to relevant technologies and tools across the web and desktop app product environment. An essential requirement is experience with Data/Machine Learning or AI, you will also need UX experience, Microsoft Azure and AWS, experience in a start-up environment and strong Project Management with the ability to work to deadlines across functions whilst juggling multiple projects.
 
DUTIES:
  • Develop the product roadmap.
  • Own and manage the product life cycle.
  • Maintain an in-depth understanding of the competitive landscape, market trends and the target customer’s needs and translate these into product feature and design requirements for the Development team.
  • Communicate the product feature requirements to the Development team and the end-user experience requirements to the UX team to ensure product-market fit, maximum client satisfaction, and growth in usage of the product within the customer base and overall market.
  • Develop training and support material to drive product engagement and adoption, ease-of-use and ensure an overall positive user experience.
  • Prioritize features and tasks; build consensus around product roadmap and backlog.
  • Own the product KPI dashboard; set goals and monitor progress; initiate corrective action where necessary.
  • Drive customer research and translate insights into action.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 5+ Years’ experience in end-to-end product management for online products or services, with exposure to relevant technologies and tools, across web and desktop app product development.
  • Data/Machine Learning/AI are essential to have.
  • Experience designing analytical / Machine Learning platforms.
  • Experience in the Data space
  • UX experience.
  • Cloud experience in Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience in a start-up environment.
  • Solid understanding of current best practices when it comes to driving successful adoption and engagement.
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority, well-versed in stakeholder management.
  • Strong planning and Project Management skills including a demonstrated ability to work to deadlines, across functions and juggle multiple projects.
 
Advantageous –
  • Experience with privacy enhancing technologies.
  • Experience in Product Led Growth and Platform strategies.
 
ATTRIBUTES:
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Conceptual and strategic thinking.