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Product Strategy

We are search high and low for the next Product Strategist to join the team
Johannesburg, ZA
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Discipline overview
Skills & Experience required

Are you looking to become part of a team that is changing the way businesses across the world build software? Our mission is to design, build, deploy and maintain innovative custom software that allows our clients to start, run and grow world-class businesses with globally distributed teams based in Johannesburg, London, Nairobi, and Cape Town 🌍

We invest in people who can see the future & who work hard to achieve it. SovTech has a young, dynamic, and fast-growing team. We’re only looking for outstanding people – those unique individuals who are brilliant, always happy to help, socialise, get involved, work hard, and enjoy what they do! We have a continuous learning culture that allows our people to grow and develop in the opportunities across our various teams. Keep reading to learn about what else we have to offer πŸ™Œ


Discipline Overview

Who are we looking for?

We are searching high and low for our next Product Strategist to join our Worldclass team.

What will you be doing?

  • Design product solutions
  • Defining product requirements
  • Determining business case feasibility
  • Formulate clear product vision, goals, objectives
  • Delivering product solutions within the constraints of the product budget
  • Scoping and defining features sets
  • Managing a product team to design world-class products
  • Testing products hypothesis
  • Planning & iteration of features, flows & functions based on data gathered
  • Gathering the voice of customers
  • Understand the user & identify needs, mapping those needs to features
  • Implementation of product metrics, define what needs to be tracked in collaboration with engineering teams
  • Collaborating with engineering teams on best 3rd party platforms from which to leverage functionality
  • Evangelising new products within the company
  • Building product roadmaps, particularly technology roadmaps
  • Developing products on schedule, working to a critical path
  • Advocating for good product habits
  • Accountable for highest standards of product execution
  • Manage and ensure shared stakeholder alignment both internally with product teams and externally with clients
  • Managing a product design team's happiness & growth



Skills & Experience Required

Product Advocacy & user experience:

  • You need to be able to show experience with a variety of digital products at a very minimum
  • Facilitated and define a product’s vision, goals, objectives, and roadmap whilst building a shared understanding amongst all stakeholders (external and SovTech side)
  • Advocating for user needs and what is convenient for them.

Business Analysis:

  • Bridge the gap in understanding between the management of an organisation, and the complex data and technical systems businesses with the aim of improving processes and helping impact decision-making.
  • Leading the research, design, and implementation of any technology or processes that require a more substantial technical understanding within the group, including the development of functional specifications.

Data Analysis:

  • Analyse product data from implemented systems and turn it into information for teams.
  • Play the role of data scientist for the design teams, ensuring our data usage in apps is relevant to the end-users.

Talent Development:

  • Empower anyone working on the product to be a world-class product person, ensuring your designers have a clear personal development roadmap and can visualise their career at SovTech.

World-class Processes:

  • Ability to evolve processes to be at the forefront of product development.
  • Empowering teams to make use of best practices and make use of tools that support performance at a world-class level as a team.



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