Summit Africa RecruitmentSummit Africa Recruitment
Job title: Product Owner
Employment type:Full Time
Experience:5 to 10 years
Job published:18 March 2021
Job reference no:762370017

Job Description

An innovative digital financial service provider who specializes in fast, flexible loans and funeral
cover policies. Our aim is to become a favourite financial service provider for our customers by
offering products that are affordable, transparent, and easy to access.

The ideal candidate for this role will be responsible for the analysis, project management and
product ownership within our Platform area; act as liaison between the business and IT and will
deliver on business objectives through technical and design innovations and enhancements.

Key Performance Areas

Business analysis

  • Facilitate workshops with stakeholders and analyse user requirements
  • Compile artefacts needed to complete development tasks (documentation)
  • Compile wireframes and flow diagrams
  • Conceptualise and document solutions and features that will be developed in our products
  • Effectively liaise with different business units (engineering, customer services, marketing, credit risk) to enable the delivery of comprehensive specifications

Product management

  • Be the custodian of the product vision on behalf of your stakeholders
  • Build a strategic roadmap for the product
  • Conduct data driven analysis that informs product roadmap and feature decisions
  • Analyse user data and trends and compile reports for analysis
  • Manage the specification backlog to make sure that specs are ready for development
  • Facilitate the release management of the product

Product ownership

  • Facilitate agile sprint planning, daily scrum meetings and day to day team delivery
  • Responsible for the Quality of the Product
  • Define user stories and success criteria
  • Engage with customers to understand how your product is used


  • Collaborate with the testing team on test schedules for the complete system(s) to test if the outcome and results meet the business requirements


  • Provide adequate support and documentation for the training to users of the new and approved
    system(s) and procedures

Reporting and communication

  • Responsible for the compilation, distribution and presentation of status and analysis reports to
    relevant parties

Ad hoc projects

  • Complete any ad hoc projects as and when requested by line management


Qualifications & Accreditations

  • BSc / BCom / IT Degree
  • Analytics Certification

Experience & Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years’ business analysis experience
  • 3 Years’ experience within a financial services environment
  • Good working knowledge of agile development practices
  • Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, JIRA, Confluence,
  • Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures, and guidelines to support operational processes
  • Experience in a Product Owner role within a FinTech business will be a great advantage

Attributes & Behaviours

  • Strong communication (verbal & written) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Mature self-starter with high energy levels and strong time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to create logical and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Flexible, delivery focus and self-motivated
  • Independent with a proactive entrepreneurial approach