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We’re on a mission to give informal retailers tools to improve their businesses
Nomanini is not just a software company.
We’re building a fintech platform that’s already improving the lives of real people, communities and economies.
Nomanini respects all people, values dialogue and discussion, and encourage growth through the process of experimentation. We have laid solid foundations, formed powerful partnerships, secured multiple rounds of funding, and facilitated millions of dollars’ worth of transactions. Now we’re taking things to the next level, and looking for the right people to help us do it.
Current career openings
If you’re passionate about using technology to improve lives, please explore our job openings below.
Product Manager expand_more
Closing date: 20 November 2022
We are looking for a Product Manager who will be responsible for the product planning and execution of Nomanini’s Product Life-cycle, including: defining the product vision, gathering and prioritising product and customer requirements, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met. The Product Manager’s role includes ensuring that the product supports the company’s overall strategy and goals and measuring whether product initiatives produce the expected stakeholder value.
A successful candidate:
Defines the product vision, strategy, and roadmap.
Gathers, manages, and prioritises market/customer requirements.
Acts as the customer advocate, articulating the user’s and/or partner’s needs.
Works closely with engineering, sales, marketing, and support to ensure business case and customer satisfaction goals are met.
Measures whether product initiatives produce the expected stakeholder value
Key result areas:
Define a niche product roadmap that makes sense to financial service institutions, FMCG partners and informal merchants
Develops the business case for new products, and improvements to existing products
Develops Go To Market and Implementation and Support plans with the Head of Product , Revenue and Engineering teams to ensure external customer goals are met.
Develops positioning and look and feel of the product
Drive product growth, scaling teams and set the relevant product vision & strategy
Design optimal strategy for the relevant product delivery across the key markets factoring in the current and projected future state of the relevant markets, competitors, regulatory pressures etc.
Be an internal expert, staying engaged with key ongoing market developments, regulatory interventions, competitor activity, events and conferences etc
Provide efficient and effective operational reporting for the relevant product
Influence internal stakeholders during the life cycle of the relevant product development, improvement and implementation
Continuously measure and report on if the relevant product produces the expected stakeholder value
Influence internal stakeholders during the life cycle of product development, improvement and implementation
- Act as a contributor and/or lead through the development life cycle working as an integrated part of the engineering and operations team.
- Bachelors degree (or equivalent)
- A post graduate qualification is advantageous
- Technical background in product management is a plus
- 2 – 5 years Fintech or relevant experience
- Demonstrated success in defining and launching products that meet business objectives
- Subject matter expertise in a particular product or market.
- Experience of engaging with external customers
- Experience of engaging across the organization with internal colleagues and third party suppliers (e.g. Software development, Operations, Finance and Revenue, Marketing)
- Ability to quickly learn complex domains
- Technical knowledge and ability to effectively communicate and discuss technical requirements with engineers
- Product Design – UI/UX
- Credit modelling
- Financial Products
- Business process documentation
- Data Analysis
- Ability to distill complex metrics into product decisions
- Ability to communicate technical issues in a non-technical manner to a diverse audience
- Critical thinking skills and ability to draw insight from incomplete data to make final decisions
- Comfort in a fast-paced and agile development environment
Proven organizational ability and working within tight deadlines, often under pressure.
The ability to work in a cross-functional team.
Empathy with retailers and the stakeholders around them.
Ability to process and make decisions where certainty/data is limited.
Strong analytical skills and financial literacy.
Ability to apply quantitative analytical approaches, communicate effectively and confidently (both oral and written).
Collaboration / Influence
Vision, creativity, presence, and credibility. A collaborative and flexible style. Ability to interact effectively with leadership and business partners
Ability to influence and negotiate effectively at all levels (including C – Level) and across a variety of businesses.
Exceptional leadership skills, with the ability to collaborate across a highly matrixed organization.
Consulting ability to determine context, collate relevant facts/data, analyze and coherently articulate the challenge, potential solutions and recommended solutions.
Nomanini, founded in 2011, is a pioneering fintech company that provides informal retail merchants with access to digital payment solutions and credit to improve their business. Our platform provides interoperable retail payments and supply chain financing by combining new digital financial services with existing distribution networks.
Nomanini currently has 30+ staff and is growing 500% year-on-year, expecting to continue scaling up at this rate for the next 3-5 years.
This role is an opportunity to have a massive positive impact on many tens of thousands of lives. We are looking for someone who finds motivation in the work we do and is willing to work with us to deliver services in this underserved space.
We are recruiting for a recent Graduate to join Nomanini as an Intern.
What do we look for in our people?
Intelligence – our people are smart
Friendliness – our people say hello to each other
Humility – our people are great at what they do, but they don’t boast about their achievements
Curiosity – our people are interested in what, why and how things work and this shows in their approach to work
Continuous learner – our people strive to learn and be better at their jobs and to be the best versions of themselves
Socially minded – our people are passionate about financial inclusivity and helping people run their businesses
Proactive – our people get things done
We are excited about using innovative approaches and delivering SaaS products to our clients and are looking for graduates from any degree discipline to join us and embrace a career in Fintech.
During the internship you will gain experience in Business Operations and Support, Customer Success Management; Product design and management as well as the world of SaaS.
To be successful in this, you will need:
To work creatively and think commercially
To be confident & client focused
Have strong interpersonal skills – the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively
A willingness to ‘get your hands dirty’ and a genuine hunger to earn your stripes
Thrives on delighting people through over-delivery and going the extra mile
Receptive to learning and working on everything related to our business
Have a getting stuff done – approach
Some of your key roles & responsibilities will include:
Working with the Operations team to learn everything about business operations, customer success and getting to know everything about our platform and customers
Involvement in our product team and learning about the product life cycle, writing products specs, systems documentation including process flow diagrams
Understanding the commercial side of the business and helping our Trader Direct, StockNow and Umoja teams to scale
Have exceptional attention to detail whilst being creative, innovative and analytical
We offer a starting salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience
You will be encouraged to take responsibility from the outset – thrown straight into working on live projects. We have a structured programme providing a comprehensive foundation in understanding the fintech ecosystem
You’ll be trained in Customer Success management, Product management and the nitty-gritty of business analysis, client relationships, systems documentation.
You’ll learn through real life, hands-on experience, and specialist workshops.
We will provide you with dedicated training, experience and coaching.
We work fully remotely, with some dedicated in person team meetings and company team huddles.
We have a flexible working culture where we work collaboratively with our colleagues and celebrate our successes.
We invest our time in you and you will benefit from working alongside our expert team members.
Your manager will help you set goals to achieve your personal objectives throughout the year and help you reach these
And the fun stuff…
20 leave days
Flexi working hours
Annual team huddles
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Careers at Nomanini
We envision a future where informal retailers in Africa can thrive rather than just survive.
Nomanini is not just a software company. We’re building a fintech platform that’s already improving the lives of underserved people, communities and economies.
We respect all people, value dialogue and discussion, and encourage growth through the process of experimentation. We have laid solid foundations, formed powerful partnerships, secured multiple rounds of funding, and facilitated millions of dollars’ worth of transactions. Now we’re taking things to the next level, and looking for the right people to help us do it.
As the pioneering fintech platform for the informal retail ecosystem, Nomanini connects merchants, distributors, and global service providers, integrating payments, working capital, and data analytics to unlock the latent potential of Africa’s economy.
Nomanini turns any mobile device into a retail point-of-sale solution for informal merchants that is connected to an interoperable merchant wallet. The interoperable merchant wallet allows merchants to offer a broad range of digital banking (including cash-in/cash-out), mobile, utility and entertainment services to their customers, boosting competitiveness. In turn, digital service providers rapidly increase the scale and reach of their offerings. With data analytics, we help extend working capital loans to merchants, allowing them to invest in inventory to grow their businesses.