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Senior Product Manager



Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

About us

Sabi is Africa’s leading provider of enabling infrastructure powering the distribution of goods and services. Our platform enables and empowers a broad ecosystem of users, allowing merchants, importers, exporters, distributors, and manufacturers to expand their capabilities and grow their businesses using Sabi’s technology rails.

Job Description

About Us
Sabi is Africa’s leading provider of enabling infrastructure powering the distribution of goods and services. Our platform enables and empowers a broad ecosystem of users, allowing retail merchants, exporters, aggregators, distributors, and manufacturers to grow their capabilities using Sabi’s technology rails. These rails provide access to physical goods supply, logistics, business tools, financial services, and data insights. Since its launch in 2021, Sabi has grown to be the largest B2B marketplace serving sub-Saharan Africa.

Our Values

  • Excellence - Be the Best. Highest standards. Consistently.
  • Value Focused - Make sure we give users the best value all the time.
  • Big minds - Innovate. Think big. Be open. Don’t be petty. No ego. No castles.  
  • Knuckle down - Do the work. Get your hands dirty. Deliver.
  • Kindness - Be considerate.
  • Ownership - Everything is your job. Take responsibility. Drive it.     
  • Simplicity - Strip it down. Get to the essence.
Job Purpose

As a Senior Product Manager, you will be responsible for working collaboratively and guiding the strategic, tactical, and operational components of our Product Portfolio. The successful candidate will be at the helm of sometimes complex business strategy and help crystallize it into tangible and innovative product offerings through curating successful analysis, design, and development. This will involve organizing & facilitating ideation and incubation sessions to uncover creative and disruptive digital solutions that will result in an actionable portfolio roadmap for execution toward business strategy. We are seeking a savvy, tech, and product minded individual with a flare to grow and lead our businesses strategic intentions.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead as a Senior Product Manager as well as enable activities within a Product Owner capacity, when necessary
  • Understand and research customer needs, market trends and potential partnerships, basing it on cost vs revenue perspectives.
  • Translate and collaborate with the Cofounder/Head of Product on the Product Strategy and concisely articulate it into detailed requirements and prototypes.
  • Dive product and business-planning processes across different business units in the company
  • Collaborate with business analysts and stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements. Translate business requirements into technical specifications and design solutions accordingly.
  • Ensure that product deadlines are met, and the relevant stakeholders are always kept up to date on interest elements.
  • Create and maintain a high standard of reliability, quality and usability during product phases and ensure measurements are adhered to.
  • Strategize and derive go-to-market plans with the Head Product and Product Marketing/commercial teams.
  • Report and measure product launch success through qualitative and quantitative metrics.
  • Actively coordinate, prepare, and manage up product aligned business strategy for execution.
  • Support the build and delivery through to our delivery teams in building a range of products & services that could include responsive digital apps, APIs and data solutions to drive our digital strategy.


Special Skills and Qualifications
  • 7-10 years’ experience in Product Management building Fintech, AgriTech or ecommerce products.  
  • A bachelor's degree in any related field of study such as Business, Marketing, Computer Science / Engineering.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and translate business needs to technical requirements.
  • Demonstrated skill in Product Management with tools and technology to effectively manage, prioritize and strategize.
  • Experience working, facilitating, and leading in multi-disciplinary teams consisting of Designers, Engineers, Business, Product and Marketing
  • Strong business acumen and business analysis abilities
  • Experience in launching Digital and Physical products in emerging markets.
  • Understanding the application of human centered and service design concepts and assist in delivery facilitation with close collaboration with the UX/UI team.
  • Fluency in technology and emerging trends in the African context to drive adoption, inspiration to help product and technology teams grow.

Candidate Specification
  • Motivated by the mission of Sabi
  • Pragmatic with quantitative and analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Driven, independent thinker and leader who can juggle multiple projects simultaneously with fast-changing priorities
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency.
  • A focus on execution. Willing and able to get hands dirty.
  • Flexibility to roll up your sleeves and attack problems and projects as they arise, where you will need to set out a clear structure, method and outcomes yourself .


  • Rapid Career Growth
  • Annual Training Budget
  • Robust Health Coverage, including
    • Optical Cover, and
    • Dental Cover
  • Wellness Programs, including
    • Free Gym Cover
    • Free Spa Cover
  • Competitive Pension Plan
  • Opportunity to work in other global office.
  • Life Cover
  • Performance Bonus
  • Paid Vacation Days
  • Fully-funded Team Bonding Activities