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Senior Product Manager



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024
Yoco is looking for a senior product manager to join our growing team, as we develop products for small businesses across South Africa and beyond. We are seeking someone with a passion and depth of experience in solving problems and building successful products that customers love. You should have a solid few years of product experience behind you and ready for your next challenge in a fast and innovative environment.

You will be responsible for setting, driving, and executing the strategy for products that fall within your area. Product is a vital role at Yoco and you will be building the tools and services that thousands of people use to run their businesses.


  • Define and execute the product strategy and roadmap for a product area within our product ecosystem, in close collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Act as the subject matter expert in all things in your space, bridging the gap between business requirements and technology solutions.
  • Prioritise product development by balancing feature requests, market trends, and technical constraints.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Engineering, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Success, to deliver top-notch products to market.
  • Oversee the entire product lifecycle, from ideation to end-of-life, driving key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Do competitive analysis to identify market gaps and opportunities for innovation.
  • Collect and analyse feedback from customers, stakeholders, and other teams to shape requirements, features, and end products.
  • Manage and mentor junior product managers and collaborate effectively with UX/UI designers.


  • You’ve got 6+ years of experience as a product manager or in a similar role
  • You’ve built customer-facing products or features before - all the way from ideation to launch and beyond
  • You’ve led cross-functional teams, collaborating daily with engineers, designers and data analysts.
  • You understand that product management is about outcomes not outputs, and can define and drive product KPIs.
  • You enjoy working with multiple players across the org, to influence how your products are positioned, sold and supported.
  • You love messy problems and are comfortable working in ambiguous problem spaces.
  • You have a strong. clear communication skills - both verbal and written.

What’s Next

If you qualify for this position, and our mission and values resonate with you, please apply.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply and ask that you please send your application in English and help us reduce unconscious bias by leaving out your picture, age, address, and other unnecessary information in your CV.


The Yoco formula is a validated approach to work and a set of behaviours that create maximum value for our customers and help us grow.

Core Values - Our way of working to create value & grow

Core Behaviours - How we show up, engage & treat each other

Join us on a meaningful journey at Yoco, and help enable our merchants to thrive through Open Commerce!

  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft
  • Get to know each other personally
  • Say what you think
  • Be courageous and focus forward
  • Don’t let ego get in the way

To support this, we have built a role-based organisation where every individual is given the space to focus and develop their innate strengths. Everyone at Yoco has the opportunity to lead a project and become a specialist, enabling flexibility, collaboration and accountability at all levels. You will be working with a diverse, motivated and skilled team who will continuously stretch you as an individual. To learn more about our culture, subscribe to our Exposure Gallery.

Yoco is one of Africa's largest fintech companies. We enable small businesses to thrive through open commerce.

Founded in 2015 we have helped over 400,000 small businesses across South Africa accept card payments and access capital - often for the first time. We have over 330 team members across our key hubs in South Africa and the Netherlands, all working to deliver world class payments and software solutions to small businesses. We have raised $170M from some of the leading institutional investors in the world such as TPG, Dragoneer, Partech, Velocity, Quona, Raba, 4DX and many more.