Product Manager

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Recruiter: HR Advance
Job Ref: JHB004349/NM
Date posted: Friday, October 4, 2019
Summary: Our client is looking to hire a skilled Product Manager to be based in the north of Johannesburg



Job Description

Key purpose of the role:

A Product Manager is responsible for managing a set of products or product lines over the life of the product from ideation through development, launch, and finally discontinuance.  They interface between the sales team and the product team during development representing the voice of the customer


Minimum requirements:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s Degree
  • Business / Work Experience
  • An ex developer (preferable) that has moved into the more business side
  • Knowledge of the payment industry and specifically acquiring transaction processing
  • (mandatory)
  • Must have some exposure of analysis
  • Some project management exposure would be an advantage


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Product Management
  • People Management
  • Understanding the Customer
  • Product Development
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Planning
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Analytical
  • Attention to detail
  • Collaboration
  • Co-ordination
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Data-driven


The successful candidate will be responsible for the following, but not be limited to:

  • Solicit ideas for new products from others and contributes ideas for new products
  • They collect information on new product ideas, analyses new product ideas, and helps evaluate new product lines
  • Translating product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes
  • Lead the effort to understand the customer needs and define requirements for new products
  • Works with the team to develop a comprehensive set of requirements that address all defined customer needs and that are complete.  Product requirements are effectively communicated to team members to assure a complete and consistent understanding of the requirements.  Product requirements are managed to minimize changes once development is underway.  Any changes in products requirements are carefully evaluated to minimize disruption to the development team and plan
  • Balances out requirements with cost to maximize the value proposition
  • Brings new products to market by analysing proposed product requirements and product development programs; establishing time schemes with development teams and sales teams
  • Manage the activities to support the commercial launch of a new product
  • Provides needed analysis to support product portfolio planning
  • Create buy-in for the product vision internally
  • Contributes to, develops, and maintains product roadmaps and other representations of the product line plan and strategy
  • Conducts a critical review of his/her product line or product portfolio to identify needed actions to discontinue poor performing products, overlapping products, or products that may require repositioning or re-launching
  • Manages any required functional, usability testing and beta testing
  • Works effectively with the project manager, helping to plan the project, provide guidance, and monitor the project results



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