Product Development

Senior Product Manager

South Africa   |   Full Time

The Opportunity

One of the biggest untapped markets in fintech is personal financial advice. It’s also one of the toughest domains to crack.  If you’re looking to build a successful career and make a huge impact in the lives of many South Africans, then this is the opportunity you’ve been searching for.

 

What are we all about?

LifeCheq is a personal finance fintech business operating across South Africa. Our very unique approach to financial advice and our market-leading advice platform has redefined the category. We’re looking to scale our operations significantly in an exciting new chapter.

 

Our technology touches consumers, financial advisors and large enterprise institutions. The vision for our advice platform is to become one of the most transformative technology platforms in South Africa’s financial services landscape. As part of this journey you will be leading the charge. 

 

We are looking for an experienced PM who lives, breathes and loves building successful technology products in startups. A passion for personal finance in particular will be an advantage. Prior experience in this sector is less important than being a quick learner.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape our product strategy with exciting opportunities in both consumer and advisor facing platforms.

 

This role will report to the Head of Product Development and will interface with all levels of the organisation.

 

Your Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Head of Product Development to shape the product vision and strategy for the projects 

  • Manage from concept, to design, production, testing, rollout, and support of applications/services on our platform.

  • Take responsibility for business outcomes of the products you’re responsible for

  • Collaborate with engineering team on platform features;

  • Own tradeoffs, between cost, value to customers, internal stakeholder concerns; 

  • Ensure the product achieves targets in terms of client conversion, revenue, retention etc. 

  • Perform market research (including competitor analysis)  and help develop go-to-market strategy, plans and strategies to support sales and revenue growth 

  • Gather feedback from client teams, and clients directly

  • Routine and ad-hoc management reporting on all activity and product performance

  • Manage and recruit for roles within the product development team, including contractor/freelancer relationships.

 

What Skills You Will Bring

  • You can communicate well with team members and stakeholders on deliverables and approach, demonstrating the ability to communicate and listen appropriately depending on the audience

  • You strive for success, are keen to learn and develop, are collaborative with a can-do attitude, and can build positive relationships

  • Strong commercial understanding and good business knowledge

  • Good technical understanding of relevant technologies

  • Experience with online consumer services is valuable (or small business B2B) 

  • At least 5 years' experience in a commercial or product management role working  in either eCommerce/Online travel booking/Merchant payments/Tech industries

  • Experience with financial services a plus

 

What It's Like To Work Here

We take the development of our people very seriously! We will work with you to carve out your success plan and an opportunity to accelerate your career and make a real difference. In addition to your competitive salary, medical and insurance benefit, you’ll enjoy some great perks including: 

  • Flexibility: Feel free to skip the commute and hit your deadlines from home, or choose to work from our hotdesk office space in Johannesburg or Cape Town (hotdesk office from 2021)

  • Wellness: Enjoy half a day off dedicated to your health and wellness and receive a medical aid benefit paid directly to your account each month

  • Planning: How about a free LifeCheq plan to help you action and drive towards your goals

  • Maternity Leave Benefits: Bond with your little one whilst on paid maternity leave

  • LifeCheq Shares: Celebrate your 1 year anniversary by receiving LifeCheq Shares Scheme 

This is a permanent, full-time position. 

 

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