Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)

Group Product and Platform Manager - Commercial & Operations

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Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is recruiting for Full time Group Product and Platform Manager - Commercial & Operations

Job Description

Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast growing Software company with a vision to build an enduring organization with an ecosystem of value creators- while delivering high impact technology solutions for emerging markets through a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Group Product and Platform Manager - Commercial & Operations
Location:
 Ikeja, Lagos

Job Description

  • We are looking for a hands-on Product & Platform Manager – commercial and operations with deep enterprise platform expertise to achieve and deliver Venture Garden Group’s Platform Hold Co status.
  • This is an exciting period of rapid growth for the company as we are transitioning from a product focused company to a platform-oriented company where our strategic business units can plug into data analytics and a payment platform, subsequently rolling out to companies within the VGG ecosystem and outside.
  • This person should have a wealth of experience in product operations, product and technology strategy, and has a command of scalable architectures. This person thrives in ambiguity and is adept at shepherding value through the organization and into the market.

Principal Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Develop a team of product managers.
  • Product thought leader on the platform including requirements, prioritization, and the roadmap
  • Synthesizing market needs into product requirements and driving alignment with leadership on prioritization for the roadmap
  • Leading design sprints and other cross-functional exercises to explore product opportunities
  • Owning the product roadmap within a product line, and executing with cross-functional teams to deliver on it
  • Collaborating with Marketing, Technology, and Engineering groups to develop and drive product strategy for a product line while ensuring alignment with greater business goals and objectives
  • Articulating a compelling product vision and inspiring cross-functional teams to rally around it
  • Systematizing and scaling product processes within the Product team and across the organization
  • Mentoring and fostering the development of best practices within the Product Management team
  • Working across the organization to partner with and support various stakeholders key to delivering product
  • Enabling customer-facing teams with product knowledge and direction
  • Engaging with customers and lending product thought leadership in support of further product development, customer success, and BD activities
  • Owning and managing the product backlog including writing stories, mitigating risk, prioritizing effectively, and unblocking the team
  • Enabling highest-leverage work for yourself and others
  • Supporting customer audits as a Product SME
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience

Qualifications
FSLC /SSCE /JSCE /NABTEB /ADN /OND /ND /NCE /B.Sc /B.Ed /B.Tech
Other Requirements

Qualifications
Essential Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.
  • Led multi-disciplinary teams
  • Product management of B2B SAAS enterprise platforms
  • Excels at systems-level thinking
  • Analytical and data-driven
  • Comfort with a fast-paced environment and ambiguity
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Extreme focus on detail
  • Collaborative work style
  • Demonstrates initiative and results driven
  • Customer and user-centric
  • 5+ years’ experience in product management
  • Experience in FinTech infrastructure is a plus.
  • Experience in telephony/Telco Infrastructure is a plus.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent Communication
  • Execution Focused
  • Decision Making
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Leadership

Working conditions

  • Flexibility is important.
  • Equal opportunity
  • The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality

Remuneration
Competitive based on experience.

Note: The role is open to anyone who meets the above criteria regardless of race or nationality

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About Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN)
Venture Garden Nigeria (VGN) is a fast-growing B2B/B2G Fintech Platform Holdco Company with six subsidiaries, two platform entities and a suite of shared services offered to all subsidiaries. At VGN we wage war against the average, go beyond the ordinary to explore limitless opportunities; breaking the norms and aggressively pursuing success through- Relentless Hard-work, Pursuit of excellence, calculated risk-taking and a hunger for knowledge and we have a lot of fun at it!As a company, we feel...
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Job Summary
Published
November 12, 2018
Offer Type
Full time
Location
Lagos
Deadline
November 25, 2018
Specialization
Advertising/ PR / Marketing
Industries
Internet / Software
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