Product Manager (Telecommunication) Job in Rwanda & Tanzania

Product Manager (Tele communication)

Location: Rwanda* and Tanzania

Terms: Permanent

*Candidates interested in positions based in Rwanda must be Billingual (English and French)*

The Organisation

Our client is has a mission to change the face of IT in Africa. With a presence in 21 countries; 17 of which are in Africa this company is looking for innovative, energetic and dedicated candidates to join their expanding team in Tanzania and Rwanda.


The individual is responsible for the Revenue, P&L and Total Life Cycle of Telecommunication Products. You are responsible to deliver customer friendly, high quality, and cost-effective implementation of Category XYZ products. 
You will champion acceptance of new and innovative products internally and externally. 
You are also responsible to contribute to the overall profitable growth of the XYZ Category and to continuously improve cross-functional cooperation and communication.

The Way We Work

You are open-minded, passionate and the way you work energizes others. You are committed to the timely delivery of a job well done. You behave with integrity and transparency.

Core Responsibilities

  • Local research and development aimed at improving current products or developing new ones to satisfy consumer demand and substantially contribute to the company‚Äôs revenues and profitability growth.
  • Work closely with the Consumer Understanding Team to review and use consumer insights to aid the ideation process and product fixes.
  • Develop promotional activities to increase penetration and/or usage to improve overall revenue
  • Coordinate with different areas the technical and commercial implementation of new products and changes to existing products ensuring flawless product delivery and communication
  • Develop pre-launch quality check procedures
  • To ensure quality implementation of the Products
  • To establish revenue assurance as an integrated function within XYZ Category
  • To develop adequate training plan with KPIs for our product portfolio roadmap
  • To design manuals and training support materials (customer operations, sales force, etc.)
  • Compliance with Operational Excellence initiatives and regulatory requirements (risk, revenue assurance, legal, etc.)
  • Conduct post-launch assessment of newly implemented initiatives.
  Qualification and Experience
  • University degree, preferably in engineering, marketing and/or business administration
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in the field Product Management or Similar.
  • In-depth and thorough knowledge of products, strategic/analytic, and marketing concepts
  • Experience evaluating new product/market ideas
  • IT Industry networks is a plus
  • Creative thinker with an open mind to learn and explore new areas and opportunities
  • Familiarity with technical systems
  • English fluency is mandatory, French a definite advantage.
Core Competencies
  • Demonstrate excellent project management skills, with a proven track record of successful delivery of projects on time, in line with budget expectations and to strategy. Actively analyse and propose new product/process ideas opportunities
  • Ability to engage in effective and persuasive negotiations.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of cultures in a diverse community.
  • Mature ability to work collaboratively with management teams throughout the organization and to be seen as a valuable expert resource to be sought out.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations to senior management.
Application Process:

To apply send CVs and cover letter to by Saturday, August 4th 2012. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please note that applications received after the deadline will not be considered for the position.

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