SIL - Product Manager:  Enablement

  • Standard Bank
  • Constantia Kloof, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Feb 17, 2020
Full Time Insurance & Assurance

Job Description

Job Details


Job Purpose

The Product Manager takes on many product management responsibilities including envisioning the product, managing the product roadmap, understanding the market and describing product functionality. The job holder is responsible to ensure that the features on the Product Backlog are delivered to the right level of quality by the relevant Product Team Feature Squad.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

Voice of the Customer

  • Knowledge of Business strategy and ability to clearly formulate business priorities to Programme team.
  • Facilitate the relationship with the end-customer and business leadership/owners, bringing the Voice and priorities of the customer to the fore.
  • Collaborate with the business unit to define business case for the product on the platform
  • Drive out issues and have sufficient autonomy to make decisions.

    Product solution and delivery

    • Hold the programme vision and outcomes

  • Own the product vision and initiate the product road map, articulating the epics and features that should seed the product backlog.
  • Initiate the Discovery process
  • Active participation in the Design Solution thinking
  • Identify features to be delivered
  • Perform GAP analysis on the technical, operational and environment considerations for new product development and differentiating/expanding products.
  • Roll up product dashboard and provide additional, periodical and frequent communications to the external clients and partners.
  • Ensure the solution solves the business problem / meets the customer needs
  • Accountable for business leader engagement and socialisation of Programme updates as well as business readiness
  • Drive out adoption/utilisation and commercial targets.
Backlog Management

  • Become the content authority for the Programme Backlog,
  • Prioritise the backlog in agreement with the Business Owners and work with Product Owners to actively manage scope and quality.
  • Provide content for Programme backlog
  • Active daily participant in Programme planning
  • Decide on feature prioritisation by prioritising the Programme backlog
  • Decide whether a feature get de-scoped during the release process
  • Collaborate with the Product Owner, the Scrum Master and team, collaborate on a regular basis to groom the product backlog.

    Continuous Improvement

    • Identify ways to improve processes so they are lean and efficient whilst meeting business delivery requirements in line with backlog.

  • Identify ways to continuously improve on quality standards
  • Identify opportunities to drive down costs

    Preferred Qualification and Experience

    Formal minimum qualification:

  • Degree in Information Systems, Product Management or Human Computer Interaction disciplines; or
  • 3 year degree in Computer Interaction disciplines or related field.

    Required Post graduate qualification:

  • Senior post graduate qualification

    Other required knowledge:

  • Strong knowledge of Agile methodology


5-7 years Practical experience in working in a variety of business areas within IT. Understanding and experience of the various disciplines within IT and how they relate to each other.
7-10 years Experience in system analysis, design, construction and testing. Experience as a technical and application architect. Hands-on application development and architecture experience

Knowledge/Technical Skills/Expertise

Other required knowledge:
• Strong knowledge of Agile methodology