Head of Product Management for Africa

Cape Town, South Africa
GPO EMEA – GPO EMEA - Product /
Full-time /
About PayU 
PayU, a leading payment and Fintech company in 50+ high-growth markets throughout Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, part of Prosus group, one of the largest technology investors in the world is redefining the way people buy and sell online for our 300.000+ merchants and millions of consumers. 

As a leading online payment service provider, we deploy more than 400 payment methods and PCI-certified platforms to process approximately 6 million payments every single day. 

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We are looking for a Senior Product Lead for the Africa business supporting Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa and working closely with leadership to develop and implement the Global Product Strategy.
If you are a passionate, proactive and an innovative leader who thrives in a dynamic, evolving, and global environment, this opportunity is for you!
To succeed in this role, you should love to build awesome products, thrive on analyzing, stay ahead of the market trends and understand the customer and the ecosystem, and shouldn’t be afraid to get your hands dirty.
What you’ll do: but not limited to
·       Develop and drive the product strategy
·       Lead the Africa Product team as part of the global payments organization
·       Maintain relationships with Key partners and vendors
·       Monitor and analyze product performance to drive continuous improvement
·       Work with cross functional teams spread across different geographies, including operations, commercial, engineering, etc
·       Own priorities and manage the product roadmap of the team
·       Understand compliance, legal and privacy impact happening in the market and impact to PayU business
·       Lead products lifecycle from ideation through technical development, and launch
·       Research competitors’ services and products and explore new ways of improving your product
·       Translate merchant and internal stakeholders needs and different regulations into product goals and features.
·       Coordinate product releases with marketing, sales, operations and development teams
8+ years of product management experience.
Strong payments experience
Experienced people manager
Ability to work across geographies
Ability to create strategies and drive decision
Proven experience in managing and executing global projects with clear tracking and performance measures.
Team player and ability to drive culture across organization 

What we offer:

    • Free subscription to an Internal eLearning platform with courses from Udemy,
    • Flexible program and hybrid way of working
    • Truly International Environment with almost 40 diverse cultures
    • An inclusive environment that ensures we listen to a diverse range of voices when making decisions
    • Wellbeing programs driven by our Local and Global HR (Human Resources) teams
    • A positive, get-things-done workplace
    • A dynamic, constantly evolving space (change is par for the course – important you are comfortable with this)
    • Ability to learn innovative concepts and innovation in an agile start-up environment on a global scale
    • A democratic work environment where you can drive your outcomes
About us
At PayU, we are a global fintech investor and our vision is to build a world without financial borders where everyone can prosper. We give people in high-growth markets the financial services and products they need to thrive. Our expertise in 18 high-growth markets enables us to extend the reach of financial services. This drives everything we do, from investing in technology entrepreneurs, to offering credit to underserved individuals, to helping merchants buy, sell and operate online. Being part of Prosus, one of the largest technology investors in the world, gives us the presence and expertise to make a real impact. Find out more www.payu.com 

Our Commitment To Building A Diverse And Inclusive Workforce 
As a global and multi-cultural organization with varied ethnicities thriving across locations, we realize that our responsibility towards fulfilling the D&I commitment is huge. Therefore, we continuously strive to create a diverse, inclusive and safe environment, for all of our people, communities and customers. Our leaders are committed to create an inclusive work culture which enables transparency, flexibility and unbiased attention to each and every PayUneer so they can succeed, irrespective of gender, color or personal faith. An environment where every person feels they belong, that they are listened to, and where they are empowered to speak up. At PayU we have zero tolerance towards any form of prejudice whether a specific race, ethnicity, or of persons with disabilities or the LGBTQ communities.