Product Manager for Sport at Showmax

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Our goal is to be Africa’s most loved online storyteller. Showmax is one of the largest and most successful subscription video on demand services serving sub-Saharan Africa. Our apps are available for smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and gaming consoles. A small-ish team in Prague (about 120 people across engineering, design and PM) manages the majority of the product and enjoys reasonable freedom. MultiChoice Group (ex Naspers) offers an umbrella and benefits of a stable company

Your area and tasks:

Showmax Pro is the premiere tier of Showmax, combining access to the whole catalogue of movies and shows with live news and sports events. We launched Pro two years ago, the fundamentals are in place. Now we’re looking for a full time Product Manager to take this product to the next level. You will run full product discovery to understand the customer needs and stakeholder expectations to shape the vision for Showmax Pro. By carrying out a continuous series of iterations, you will bring Pro closer to the outlined vision.

Your work will have two major phases:

  1. First, we need to run full product discovery to understand the customer needs and stakeholder expectations to shape the vision for Showmax Pro. We expect this to take a few months. 
  2. Second, based on the vision a team will be set up (engineering, design) to help you deliver on that vision. This should not be a big-bang project, rather a continuous series of iterations that will bring Pro closer to the vision outlined in phase one.

We imagine you like this:

  • Sport fan! 

  • You have experience with engagement focused online B2C products (think games or productivity tools rather than e-commerce). 

  • Experience with creating a long term vision for a product and implementing a strategy to achieve it.

  • You focus on frequent, constant delivery of impactful changes, rather than shipping large projects.

  • You have solid experience working with a dedicated engineering team:

    • Backlog prioritization, ability to decide what is critical to achieve the current goal. Balancing technological debt and new feature work.

    • Involving engineering in discovery work.

    • Building a relationship and working closely together, not handing over specifications.

  • You’re data savvy, but can make decisions based on both data and user feedback

  • Experience with gathering user feedback is a strong plus. Not necessarily user testing, but being able to source user feedback yourself (polls, surveys, etc.).

  • Ability to interpret user data. We have people to help with this, but it is much faster to do some things yourself.

  • You’re a positive person that can keep the spirit of the team high.

  • You have advanced English proficiency, both written and spoken.

    • Weekly calls with South Africa.

    • Visits to South Africa.

We can offer:

  • Remote work.

  • Ability to be part of a B2C product with an African twist.

  • Agility of a smaller company, stability of a large one.

  • Chance to learn and grow in a multinational environment.

  • Offices in Prague 5 right on a subway line, should you choose to visit.

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