Where restaurants in Africa buy food supplies
TECHNICAL PRODUCT MANAGER - Supply Side Lagos State, Full time
OVERVIEW: Vendease is in the business of fast-moving consumer goods and e-procurement for B2B clients in Nigeria.
About the Role:
We are looking for a talented and qualified senior technical product manager to join our product team. At Vendease we are building procurement and financial services for restaurants, hotels and other food businesses. Our products include procurement dashboards, supplier dashboards, Inventory Management systems and embedded financial tools.
What you’ll be doing:
Manage product development projects concentrating on identified areas. Liaise with all relevant departments/markets to ensure the quality, the consistency and the success of the developments related to identified projects. Coordinate the development of communication tools with specialised teams including writing user stories, product requirement documentation. Manage the budget allocated to various projects. Management of consumer centric product & portfolio, respecting the business needs. Build strong relationship with our partners & suppliers to ensure smooth project developments Formulate and deliver effective sales & marketing strategies and plan to achieve business objectives Responsible for brand building & management (including product innovation and renovation). Initiate and manage programs & projects on a timely basis that complement approved strategies. Plan and execute a full range of marketing activities, e.g. advertising, branding, CRM, PR, digital & data-driven marketing etc. Work with Line Managers and brand team to transfer category visions and plans into local marketing execution plans. Identify relevant market and consumer insights and turn those insights into opportunities to satisfy customer needs. Work with Suppliers (Manufacturers, Farmers, Distributors) to understand their needs and create products to digitise their needs. Create business requirements for dashboard and supply side. Facilitate the quick on-boarding of suppliers following proper KYC documentation. Manage relationships with suppliers and ensure to have classified information for business purposes due to relationship Create and implement business plans of activities that will introduce Vendease to its target market in a bid to enhance her image position in the Agrotech and Fintech space.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or any IT-related field /proven work experience Minimum of 6 years of experience in the same capacity Exceptional problem solving skills and an ability to work independently Exceptional coaching skills Advanced presentation, influencing, and relationship management skills. Strong communication, organizational, analytical, critical thinking, and team building skills. Product Management or related experience Experience developing digital products and technologies. Knowledge of multiple functional areas such as Supply Chain, Operations, sales, Customer Support, Finance or Marketing. Additional information: Our work culture is great, we value ADVENTURE, TRANSPARENCY, EMPATHY, RESPECT and OWNERSHIP. We are a team of audacious Ants whose vision is to ensure that no restaurant ever goes out of business again due to capital or product issues. Our mission is simple, ensure that restaurants can focus on serving their customers. We want to take the headache of food supply and access to capital so that restaurants can continue to serve their customers.
Why should you join Vendease? It is not just because we are growing rapidly and want you to be part of a winning team, we are a group of intelligent Ants constantly challenging ourselves to be the best in our industry. Being part of us is an opportunity to be part of a success story, grow an outstanding career and work in a friendly-environment where you can be yourself and thrive in your chosen field.
Vendease is Africa’s leading agrifood-tech company digitizing the food supply chain. We operate an online marketplace that allows restaurants and other food businesses to buy directly from farms and food manufacturers.