Product Manager- Digital Lending at Equity Bank Kenya

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2 months ago

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Job Description (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Equity Bank Limited (The “Bank”) is incorporated, registered under the Kenyan Companies Act Cap and domiciled in Kenya. The address of the Bank’s registered office is 9th Floor, Equity Centre, P.O. Box – Nairobi. The Bank is licensed under the Kenya Banking Act (Chapter ), and continues to offer retail banking, microfinance and related services. The Bank has subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Its shares are listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange and Uganda Securities Exchange. Equity Bank was founded as Equity Building Society (EBS) in October and was originally a provider of mortgage financing for the majority of customers who fell into the low income population. Job Purpose: Reporting to the Head of Digital Lending with the responsibility to oversee the development of products from start to finish to ensure they meet the clients’ needs and preferences. Their main duties include determining the overall vision of products, managing various backlog items and deciding which features each product will have according to clients’ preferences.To manage and co-ordinate the Product Management Initiatives and driving business growth. This is from design, implementation and successful delivery of the respective business cases in line with the bank’s goals and objectives. The job holder has responsibility to ensure that the product definition, planning, monitoring and control, identifying critical issues, recommending and implementing solutionsJob Responsibilities/ Accountabilities: Directs product formulation and implementation for the Digital Lending Credit Portfolio within the Bank.Collaborating with prospective users and clients to understand and anticipate their needs and translate them into product requirements and nuances.Defining the vision for the product for the target clientele.Creating a product road map based on this visionManaging the product backlog and prioritizing them based on changing requirementsOverseeing all stages of product creation including design and developmentDeveloping user storiesMonitoring and evaluating product progress at each stage of the processLiaising with the product team and end-users to deliver updatesParticipating in Scrum meetings and product sprints Requirements: University degree or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in operational Credit functions. Proven ability to analyse complex business issues and identify, design and implement effective practical recommendations. Experience of working in the Fintech environment would be an added advantage IT literacy Able to operate in a performance driven organization Detailed understanding of defining product policies and procedures. Culturally aware and adept at working across multiple geographies Knowledge of English Essential Knowledge Excellent business relationship management skills and business closure techniques. Ability to develop, plan , execute and implement according to corporate and project plan strategies. A high aptitude and comfort level with technical environments and the ability to work in a highly demanding environment and able to meet aggressive deadlines. Key Critical Competencies In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Product delivery Methodology Working knowledge of product development architecture Proficiency in the use of analytic tools Ability to prioritize effectively Excellent knowledge of user-centred design principles Excellent oral and written communication with complementary interpersonal skills. Ability to work with large teams Understanding of design quality standards Commercial awareness Excellent and effective communications skills, both orally and in writing Enthusiastic attitude and focus on results. Culture sensitivity

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