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Senior Product Manager



Cape Town, South Africa
Posted on Saturday, December 23, 2023
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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field; or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in product management
  • Proven experience applying product management toolkit, across discovery and delivery.
  • Experience in building and launching customer facing digital products, across both web and mobile applications.
  • Proven ability to lead one or more cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

What’s Next

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

Please note that this is a remote based position and we are open to applications from candidates based in South Africa.

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

  • Stay Connected
  • Make Space to Explore
  • Keep it Simple
  • Master your Craft

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

  • 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.

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

Yoco is a growing African Fintech, enabling people to thrive through open commerce.

Founded in 2015, Yoco now processes over US$2 billion annually, and we’re the payments provider for over 200 000 self-employed.

By 2024 we aim to serve 3 million entrepreneurs, becoming the leading Open Commerce ecosystem for small business, across Africa and the Middle East.