Product Specialist

  • Imagine Concepts
  • Lagos, Nigeria
  • Mar 13, 2018
Full Time Information Technology

Job Description


  • Coordinate and provide support on overall innovation strategy and product roadmap, including formulation, design, planning and implementation in close collaboration with the technical team and business units where applicable.
  • Proactively scout for new innovative ideas and opportunities in mobile technology.
  • Promote and incubate products contained in the roadmap to support the attainment of the business’ growth targets.
  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships and lead proposal development efforts with mobile network operators in collaboration with the Business Development Unit where applicable.
  • Develop partnerships and network with local innovators, youth organizations, NGOs, cultural and religious organizations, the private sector, local media and academia to build and provide a space to nurture and test new and innovative ideas and build capacity.
  • Coordinate and support development and testing of innovation products to strengthen and improve efficiency and effectiveness of iConcepts service delivery. More specifically, provide technical support for deployment of data-driven products and services –including negotiations with mobile network companies and other service providers.
  • Train iConcepts staff and other end users, where applicable on the use of products and processes.
  • Document tested products and ensure effective sharing and generation of knowledge on mobile technology innovations in the entire business.
  • Support iConcepts efforts to showcase successful product innovations at mobile technology forums.
  • Set up clear monitoring mechanisms for effectively launched products to ensure their continued performance throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Coordinate and facilitate project approval, RFQ, Vendor selection and product management up until the commercial launch of services.
  • Transforms user needs & functional designs/specifications into technical system designs
  • Designing and development of solutions, debugging, POC etc.

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Computer science, Economics, Marketing or other relevant disciplines
  • Training or requisite experience in Product Development in the Telecommunications or Tech space
  • At least 2 years of experience with demonstrated results in Project/Program Management
  • Good to have a Product management or product marketing Certification

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiar with the concept of growth hacking.
  • Hands on experience in product flow designing (Wire framing).
  • Understanding of product APIs.
  • Product briefing and presentation skills to technical team.
  • Demonstrated communication, presentation and relationship building skills.
  • Proven capacity to work with collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills.
  • Experience in budgeting and coordinating projects.
  • Results oriented individual.
  • Entrepreneur in spirit and ideology.