POSITION: Product Manager
LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya
SALARY: Competitive
REPORTS TO: Chief Executive Officer

Our client is currently looking for a Product Manager. The Product Manager will support product planning and associated project management for our client. This includes business analysis, business justification, client needs analysis and the development and execution of product commercialization plans to ensure that the overall product vision is being fulfilled.
JOB DESCRIPTION
  • Able to create business plans, financial models and go-to-market product plans that describe the value proposition, product strategy and commercialization strategy, constantly looking at and evaluating ‘as is' and ‘to be' scenarios;
  • Able to support the CEO in the development and management of product launch strategies, able to serve as the subject matter expert for internal and external customers;
  • A clear commercial and strategic focus, with an in-depth understanding of the market, market drivers and competitive landscape, as well as consumer needs as they relate to product interaction, satisfaction and usage.
  • Able to monitor and evaluate product performance and consumer reviews in order to provide feedback to the Development team to refine future product releases;
  • Recommends the nature and scope of present and future product lines by reviewing product specifications and requirements; appraising new product ideas and/or product or packaging changes
  • Assesses market competition by comparing the company's product to competitors' products
  • Provides source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives
  • Obtains product market share by working with sales director to develop product sales strategies
  • Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests

REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer science, Information Technology, from a reputable institution, an MBA or equivalent qualification would be advantageous;
  • At least five years' experience in a similar role, being responsible for product development, product management and product marketing, in a technical/technology-related environment;
  • Should have a solid understanding of technology concepts and solutions in order to facilitate an in-depth understanding of the product offering in relation to customer needs.
  • Programming languages: Java, HTML, XML, SQL, PHP, MySQL
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010(.NET Frame work 4.0), Eclipse, Dreamweaver & Android Application
  • A creative and abstract thinker;
  • Well-developed relationship management skills;
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills
If you meet the above qualifications send your detailed CV with the subject Product Manager to excelwiseconsultant@gmail.com before Friday 29th January 2016.