Product Manager - Finserve Africa at Equity Bank Kenya 2020

  • Published date: April 16, 2020
  • Category: Manufacturing / Production
    • Location: Nairobi, Nairobi
  • Jop type:
  • Salary: Ksh Not mentioned
  • Company name: Jobs in Kenya

Job Description


In line with enhancing career progression of staff and to support business growth, we seek to recruit a qualified, experienced, self-driven, highly motivated and passionate candidate to fill the following position in the at Finserve Africa. 

Job Purpose:  

Provide a seamless and real time Marketplace product to merchants and the end customers while ensuring all payments are secure and protected by the most effective systems and supported by a highly skilled team. 

Responsible of the product’s life cycle from inception, product development, Go Live and consumption by the target customer.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support the development and implementation of the Marketplace strategy.

  • Prepare and manage the Marketplace budget, KPIs, targets and other objectives.

  • Create, implement and enforce procedures and SLAs within the company policy.

  • Develop, maintain and distribute system guides.

  • Develop a business plan to grow the marketplace business through effective distribution channels.

  • P&L responsibility for the execution of approved plan to drive growth and development of the Marketplace. Ensure profitability.

  • Manage and monitor day-to-day progress of the product.

  • Prepare, analyse and present timely reports. Update on targets, activities, achievements, pipeline and performance. 

  • Gather and distil customer and market insights, monitor market trends and feedback and share proposals on the same to the management team in a timely manner. Monitor competitor activity and understand trends in the market.

  • Setting and regularly review pricing policies across the Marketplace product suite.

  • Overseeing the liaison with external vendors to follow up on deliverables, handle issues and escalate as required.

  • Develop, organize and execute the product’s roadmap according to defined customer segments and strategy objectives.

  • Develop the product through market research, and combining the findings with general requirements, specifications, timelines, pricing and planning to complete development and market strategies.

  • Actively participate in projects with other partners, training and workshops, marketing events and campaigns.

Key Critical Competencies:

  • A pro-active self-starter who can operate both individually and as part of a team, who is at home with technology, has an enthusiastic approach to their work, able to think out-of-the-box with a high level of attention to detail with limited supervision and within tight deadlines.

  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Ability to proactively monitor customer accounts and take appropriate action applicable.

  • Has a strong sense of innovation

  • Self-empowered to enable development of open communication, teamwork and trust that are needed to support performance and customer-service oriented culture.

  • Networking skills to effectively leverage on relationships that will enhance customer acquisition and retention.

  • Proactive, confident, energetic and able to work under pressure with a positive attitude and use good organization skills; and strong leadership skills.

  • Ability to influence decisions and gain consensus across different channels and lines of business, particularly in the case of competing interests and priorities.

  • Expertise in change management and process improvement


  • A bachelor's degree in business or Information Technology from a recognized university

  • Atleast 4 years product management experience; Marketplace product experience is a plus.

  • Proven track record and display of experience in managing a product from; inception, development, Go Live and consumption by the target customer with quantifiable results.

  • Good understanding of the Marketplace dynamics and the levers that affect conversion, and how to translate that into product functionality. E-commerce experience and experience building B2B products is a plus.

  • Comfortable with agile development practices, with a collaborative approach to working with development teams

  • Enjoy working at a start-up environment and not afraid to jump in and get things done


Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Equity Bank Kenya on to apply

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