Digital Product partnerships

Job Title:      Digital Product partnerships       Manager    Location:                   Head Office                                                  
   Function:     Digital & Business Ventures                        Department/Unit:   Digital & Business Ventures                    
   Job Grade:                                                                         Line Supervisor:        Head Digital business Ventures             
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  Job Summary    Develop the product strategies/roadmap that will drive significant growth products and for articulating the local market requirements for successful commercialization, focusing on increasing revenue.   Duties & Responsibilities   The primary goal of this role is to develop a new product through partnerships for co-creation of products & service/content and definition of clear user journey for consumers, payments flows and other enhancement to drive growth The role will also manage and nurture business relationships with key strategic partners, aggregators and third-party developers  Leads the development and management of platform capabilities, managing the end to end product lifecycle including product design Develop and documentation of business and functional requirements for training, project management, and on-going product development Own key vertical/features/product strategy with development team to deliver the best overall products and Services (P&S) Interface with technical platform OEMs and developers to help translate product requirements ensuring mutual understanding and minimizing time to market        
Preparing business plans for new proposed P&S, including future projections and feasibility.       
Develop product roadmap and long-term vision where digital financial service is going. Develops and maintains relationships with all stakeholders. 
Manage digital product development from the planning phase through deliverables coordination, execution, communication, and results tracking 
Provide strategic guidance across digital products, programs and projects by Influencing and engage cross functional teams 
Build the partnerships pipeline across various sectors to grow product portfolio
Develop and manage offline and online direct and or indirect Merchant/Biller relationships 
Manage the partner negotiation, contract agreement process, ensuring scope of work and Terms / conditions are in our best interest as approved
Manage the strategic framework for partner / vendor/ enabler / joint venture integration with capabilities to sustain competitive advantage
Collaborate with colleagues across functions to integrate products and service while expanding new opportunities by integrating with existing products and solutions.
•          Presenting pitches and said business plans to executive management.   
  Key Performance Indicators   Achieve annualized active user target  Achieve annual product revenue target Achieve partner Uptime SLA  Achieve time to market target for product delivery   
Job Requirements     Minimum of 6 Year’scommercial experienceBachelor’s degree required, advanced degree or MBA preferredDemonstrable experience in product conceptualization, design and development Experience in technology relating to banking and payments; particularly strong working knowledge and understanding of Digital Payments and Account to Account payments Strong English language skills required in both verbal and written communication     
                                                                       Job Knowledge   Knowledge and experience with project management tools and content management software  Knowledge and experience in digital product development  Provide direction and leadership for digital strategy, UX and design, digital quality assurance, product management, and product analytics. Experience of working with Agile and design thinking principles is desirableKey Competency Requirements                         Skills/Competencies   A flexible, adaptable and innovative thinker Successful track record engaging at senior levels in organization and with customers Solid project planning and management capabilities  Process and/or workflow planning and design skills  Excellent communication (oral & written) skills  
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Job Location: Lagos Nigeria

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