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Product Manager

Do you want to work in a fast growing international startup while being responsible for managing a product aimed at impacting entrepreneurs in emerging markets?

Who we are

Seedstars is a global organization with headquarter in Switzerland and a presence in 70+ emerging markets. We are on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Our initiatives are focused on connecting stakeholders within these ecosystems, building tech companies from scratch and investing in the top entrepreneurs.

About Seedstars App

The Seedstars App serves as a gateway to the different Seedstars products that we are currently running, and also as the main online networking space for our global community spread around the world. Currently in its MVP version, we are looking for a person who will help us turn it into a vibrant networking and mentoring tool for the different events we are organising.

About the job

Your main objective for the Product Manager will be to tackle the challenge of bringing our offline community online, and make the app the key networking tool our global community will use to connect with the right people they need (whether organically or through targeted introductions).

At the same time, the App serves as an event app to allow the attendees of our events and programs get all the most up-to-date information about the events, rate the quality of our speakers and mentors we bring and sign up for the different sessions and workshops we are running throughout the world.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with cross-functional teams to design, build and roll-out products that deliver the company’s vision and strategy
  • Work together with the marketing team to lead the growth efforts on the products
  • Gain a deep understanding of customer experience, identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that grow market share, improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners
  • Develop product pricing and positioning strategies
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements and prototypes
  • Scope and prioritize activities based on business and customer impact
  • Work closely with the software development team to deliver with quick time-to-market and optimal resources
  • Drive product launches in collaboration with the growth & marketing team, regional sales managers, and other teams on the ground

Your profile:

  • Proven work experience in product management
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to different stakeholders
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies
  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
  • Skilled at working effectively with cross functional teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Benefits and perks

  • Exposure to cultures and ecosystems from over 70 countries
  • Build your network in emerging markets of tech entrepreneurs and investors
  • Join a young, passionate, hungry and growing team of entrepreneurs & facilitators
  • Growth opportunities (both locally and at global level) and support to achieve your mastery (by participating in our internal Seedstars Academy)

We are an equal opportunity employer and since we have more than 30 nationalities represented in our company, we truly value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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