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Technical Product Manager at Wakanow

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Wakanow is Africa’s leading, full-service online travel company. At Wakanow, we understand that everyone likes easy and affordable travel services, so we provide our customers with a one-stop booking portal for Flights, Hotels, Visa Assistance, Holiday Packages, Airport Transfers, an international Travel SIM, a Prepaid Travel Card, a Loyalty program, and much more.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Product Manager

Location: Lagos
Job type: Full-time

Job Description

  • A Technical Product Manager (TPM) plays a critical role in the development and success of technology products.
  • The TPM bridge the gap between technical teams (engineering, design, and data science) and non-technical teams (marketing, sales, and customer support) to ensure that a product is developed, launched, and maintained effectively.
  • The TPM is responsible for the strategic planning, execution, and overall lifecycle management of a product, ensuring that it meets customer needs and aligns with Wakanow’s goals and objectives.​

Responsibilities

  • Define the product vision, strategy, and roadmap based on market research, competitive analysis, and customer feedback. Collaboratewith stakeholders to align product goals with overall company objectives.
  • Gather and distill customer requirements, translating them into detailed product specifications, user stories, and acceptance criteria  for development teams.
  • Work closely with engineering, design, data science, and other relevant teams to prioritize features, plan sprints, and ensure timely and successful product delivery.
  • Utilize Agile methodologies to manage the product development lifecycle, including sprint planning, backlog grooming, and facilitatingstand-up meetings.
  • Lead the end-to-end product development process, ensuring that the product is developed to meet quality standards, technical feasibility, and user expectations.
  • Make data-driven decisions on feature prioritization, balancing customer needs, business goals, and technical constraints.
  • Coordinate the launch of new products or features, including creating go-to-market strategies, messaging, and collaborating with marketing and sales teams.
  • Monitor key product metrics post-launch, gather user feedback, and iterate on features to enhance product performance and user satisfaction.
  •  Identify potential risks and obstacles in the product development process and work proactively to mitigate them.
  • Stay informed about industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitors to ensure the product remains competitive and relevant.
  • Keep all relevant stakeholders informed about product updates, progress, and potential challenges throughout the development cycle

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or Higher Degree in a relevant field (Computer Science, Engineering, Business, etc.)
  • Proven experience as a Technical Product Manager or similar role in the technology industry.
  • Strong understanding of software development processes and methodologies, preferably Agile.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to translate technical concepts into clear and concise language for non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in tools such as JIRA, Confluence, or similar project management and collaboration tools.
  • Analytical mindset with a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Effective communication, negotiation, and teamwork skills.
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams and managing stakeholders.
  • Certification in Agile methodologies or Product Management (e.g., Certified Scrum Product Owner) is a plus.
  • Previous experience with data analysis, user experience design, or technical writing can be beneficial

Salary
Competitive

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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