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About the Role
- The Junior Product Manager position presents an exciting opportunity to manage/midwife the rollout and complete lifecycle (from development to improvement) of our cooking product categories.
- This role will be responsible for supporting all product-related matters but is not limited to product opportunity identification & evaluation, product development & design, product & innovation project management and product marketing. These four specific core responsibilities will have an associated team that will collaborate with this role and responsibilities will evolve throughout the duration of the position in line with the company’s product strategy.
- BURN has been developing, testing, and bringing to market new cooking products for 10+ years in Kenya. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing organization and contribute to a fast-moving company committed to improving economic, environmental, and social outcomes across Africa.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Support the execution of product development projects, ensuring timely delivery within budget and meeting quality standards.
- Execute day-to-day activities related to existing product management.
- Updating and maintaining all product-related documentation; project plans, development stage gate documents, product specifications, SKU libraries etc.
- Assist in managing and project planning existing product engineering change notices and temporary process deviations that affect the customer.
- Assist in developing and maintaining the product roadmap based on input from stakeholders, market research, and company goals.
- Collaborate with designers, engineers, and other teams to define product requirements.
- Coordinate with cross-functional teams to achieve project milestones.
- Track and analyze product performance metrics, user engagement, and customer feedback. Identify areas for improvement and recommend adjustments to the product strategy.
- Assist in developing and executing product marketing plans, including pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies.
- 1-3 years of relevant experience, in physical product/marketing management, New Product development and commercialization. An engineering background will be a significant plus.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are crucial to assess market data, customer feedback, and performance metrics to make informed decisions.
- Familiarity with the product development lifecycle and understanding of basic product management concepts is beneficial.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential for collaborating with cross-functional teams, presenting ideas, and creating product documentation.
- Junior Product Managers need to be flexible and adaptable to handle changing priorities and requirements in a fast-paced environment.