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Chief Product and Operations Executive at Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance)

Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners is a business advisory and market intelligence services firm. Our objectives are to assist organizations to achieve their growth aspirations by providing market intelligence, strategy formulation and implementation expertise and business operation improvement skills

 

Chief Product and Operations Executive

 

Location: Lagos  


Duties & Responsibilities
  • Responsible for providing leadership in all activities related to the development and delivery of the company's technology from software design, software development, quality assurance, release, enhancement, and implementation.
  • Define product development directions (features, user experience, application flow and optimizations) and drive ongoing product initiatives in close collaboration with the development team.
  • Monitor market trends, analyze competitive products and activities; find, communicate and leverage relevant benchmarks (including business models) outside of the core market.
  • Build and execute marketing plans and promotional activities to drive traffic and increase brand awareness and sales.
  • Present and champion the product vision within the organization and coordinate the execution of the marketing plans with the various stakeholders and departments.
  • Develops strategies to increase revenue and performs cost-benefit analysis and return-on-investment analysis.
  • Manage profit and loss account of products and relevant Strategic Business Units.
  • Track and report progress and performance of marketing projects and recommend improvements.
  • Develop and implement product strategies consistent with company vision.
  • Collect and analyze feedback from customers, stakeholders and other teams to shape requirements, features and end products.
  • Work with senior management to create product strategy and roadmaps.
  • Lead product managers and coordinate cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure products and releases are launched correctly and on schedule.
  • Make creative recommendations to expand product base and vision.
Key Performance Deliverables
In light of the identified responsibilities, the following are specific deliverables that the position is designed to achieve:
  • Cycle time excellence and on-time product delivery to market
  • Quality of Service and customer satisfaction
  • Retention and recruiting
  • Employee satisfaction and motivation
  • Development of staff e.g. Goals completed, performance reviews completed etc
  • Functionality and performance of the system and applications
  • Budget management as well as technology cost
  • Developer Productivity
  • Responsiveness e.g. to technology advances, consumer behavior trends
  • Achievement of overall corporate goals
Job Requirements
  • Prior senior level management experience is required
  • Experience in product lifecycle management and software development
  • B.Sc/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or related field
  • 10-15 years relevant experience is required
Skills:
  • Strong delivery and proven execution skills.
  • Strong organizational change management skills.
  • Strong team management skills.
  • Ability to think strategically whilst achieving results in immediate area of responsibility.
  • Excellent communicator able to communicate at all levels and adopt a flexible and consultative approach.
  • Commercially astute.
  • Strong analytical and data manipulation skills.
  • Strong influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing business and market place.
  • Ability think creatively and exploit business opportunities
  • Methodical and detail conscious.
  • Problem-solving aptitude.
Competency Profile
Role Expertise:
  • Demonstrates critical technical or professional knowledge/skills related to the role.
  • Has thorough knowledge of relevant products, services and methods.
  • Expands technical knowledge/skills and keeps up-to-date in own area of expertise.
Planning and Objective Setting:
  • Systematic in approach to work.
  • Produces action plans in which objectives are defined and steps for achieving them are clearly specified.
  • Plans by breaking down large task into subtasks.
  • Develops plans that anticipate obstacles. Is realistic about time-scales and builds in appropriate checkpoints, milestones and controls in order to ensure that desired results are realized.
Team Skills:
  • Helps to create a sense of team spirit and harmonious relations through cooperation and support.
  • Balances personal goals with those of the team.
  • Fosters collaboration among team members
People Management:
  • Establishes and communicates clear priorities and sense of direction.
  • Clarifies roles and responsibilities.
  • Adapts management style to achieve optimum results.
Developing and Coaching Others:
  • Accurately assesses strengths and development needs of employees.
  • Adjusts coaching style based on each employee's ability and motivation level.
  • Challenges others to improve their abilities and actively supports their development.
  • Continually provides timely and constructive feedback, coaching and challenging learning opportunities
Customer/Client Orientation:
  • Strives to provide customers/clients with personalized and efficient service.
  • Anticipates customers'/clients' needs.
  • Quickly follows up on customer/client contacts and complaints.
  • Monitors and acts on measures of customer/client satisfaction.
Industry and Market Awareness:
  • Seeks to anticipate and respond to industry and market changes/challenges by understanding key characteristics, issues and the factors driving them.
  • Aware of competitor's products, services and position.
Method of Application

Applicants should send their applications and CV's to: contact@gvapartners.com using the Job title as the subject of the email.
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