Channel VAS is looking for a talented Product Manager, in the Product Innovation Department, who will spearhead our strategic entry into banking solutions that provide affordable loans to customers who ordinarily do not qualify due to insufficient credit history, data or low income.
We count on you replicating our success in this new vertical. Success will be celebrated jointly.
You supplement our current Product and Commercial teams with a deep understanding on the banking environment and micro-loan products, whilst leveraging on the best practices and platforms already developed by ChannelVAS.
Major Responsibilities include :
Industry, market and competitor research
Conduct feasibility studies & write business plans
Define product roadmap and specification requirements
Ensure adequate throughput of user stories to the development team
Contribute towards QA test cases and be an active participant in sprints, demos and tests
Support initial product roll-outs and integrations
Product lifecycle management and service performance optimization
Define GTM strategy
Write sales support documentation, proposal templates and other collateral
Draft contract templates in conjunction with the legal team
Product training to the commercial teams
Assist in tender / RFP responses, large account presentations and workshops
Act as the expert in industry media and events
Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills (English)
People person who can get multi-disciplinary teams motivated and aligned
Solid understanding on fintech market and consumer needs and the ability to translate this into innovative, compelling and profitable products
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance / Economics, Marketing, Computer Science
5-10 Years experience in Product Management and Marketing
Proven track record of designing and developing successful software products
At some stage in your career you have sold or marketed financial services, preferably microfinance, mobile banking services, credit rating, card products etc.
and you have developed a working knowledge of standard lending processes, loan product & pricing and underwriting strategies
Understanding on profiling and scoring models
Proficiency in Bank IT & Technology systems
Broad understanding on general data privacy, security and regulatory matters
Affinity with the following would be advantageous : Agile / scrum development methodologies Collaboration platforms such as Confluence, Jira Software architecture and modeling approaches Modern software development and data technologies UX / UI Design
Readiness to travel up to 30%
Willingness to work long hours if the situation requires so