Product Manager at Energy360 Africa

Energy360 Africa Limited is providing independent technology solutions to the retail fuels industry. Energy360 uses the power of real-time data to reduce fuel losses, lower operational costs, lower operational control breaches and improve margins for fuel retailers.Job Responsibilities

We are looking for an experienced Product Manager who is knowledgeable and passionate about software technology with the ability to design outstanding products.
It is expected that you have lived a full product life-cycle having brought multiple products to the market.
Creative thinking and strong business acumen are vital in this role.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following:

Determines customers’ needs and desires by specifying the research needed to obtain market information.
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.
Assesses product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results.
Provides information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product sales forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests.
Facilitates inventory turnover and product availability by reviewing and adjusting inventory levels and production schedules.
Brings new products to market by analyzing proposed product requirements and product development programs; preparing return-on-investment analyses; establishing time schedules with engineering and manufacturing.
Introduces and markets new products by developing time-integrated plans with sales, advertising, and production.
Determines product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; anticipating volume; costing special and customized orders.
Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees; following up on work results.
Maintains product management staff job results by counseling and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Qualifications

Possess Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or any relevant field.
An MBA in Business Administration and membership with a relevant professional body will be an added advantage.
Minimum of 3 years experience in same role.
Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role in a technology or retail fuels company.
The successful applicant will be goal driven and result oriented with “can do” attitude.

Job Requirements If you are the person we are looking for you must have:

Project management and data analysis.
Ability to get hands on with data and derive insights from a complex data set.
The Ability to translate user needs into cohesive product solutions.
A “can do” attitude and result driven.
Understand the back end workings and effort required to make the right decisions.

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