Our Travelstart team is seeking a dynamic, technically-minded Product Owner with a flare for the Commercial aspects of the business to join our Product team. The focus of this role is to drive the delivery and adoption of this travel management platform across the industry. This will include the development of enhanced features as a result of ongoing market needs analyses and strategic goals based on the organisation's roadmap. A key focus point will be expanding this product into new territories, creating strategic partnerships and continuing customer success.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Team Work - Collaborating with prospective users and clients to understand and anticipate their needs and translate them into product requirements
  • Structure and Planning - Defining the vision for the product and maintaining a cohesive vision throughout the process and creating a product road map based on this vision.
  • Product Management - Managing the product backlog, creating user stories and prioritising the tasks based on changing requirements.
  • Delivery Management - Participating in Scrum meetings and product sprints.
  • Project Management - Monitoring and evaluating product progress at each stage of the process. Working with the product team and end-users to deliver updates and status reports.
  • Design Thinking - Overseeing all stages of product creation, including design and development.
  • Performance Analysis - Conduct planned user testing and sentiment analysis to drive continuous improvement.
  • Data-Driven Approach - Use data to provide insights into the product and its users; taking a technical approach to decision-making.

    Requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, Engineering or a related field.
    • 3-5 years of experience as a Product Owner, Technical Project Manager or in a similar role, preferably within the Travel Industry or a B2B environment.
    • Proven track record of successfully launching and managing digital products.
    • In-depth knowledge of Scrum and Agile Software Development Methodology and the SDLC.
    • Working knowledge of product development architecture.
    • Proficiency in the use of analytic tools and strong analytical thinking.
    • Ability to prioritise effectively.
    • Excellent knowledge of user-centered design principles.
    • Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills.
    • Ability to work with large teams and a variety of people, including users, product development team members and management team members.
    • Understanding of design quality standards.
    • Strong Commercial acumen and negotiation skills with an understanding of the Sales Cycle.
    • Software: Skilled with the use of G-Suite and Microsoft Office; Jira and Confluence; knowledge of CRM tools such as Zoho and Salesforce.

    About Travelstart

    Travelstart is Africa’s leading online travel agency (OTA) that helps today’s business and leisure travellers search, compare and book the best flight, bus, hotel, car hire, holiday packages and activities all in one place.

    With a huge focus on affordable travel and simplifying the travel booking experience for our customers, visit the Travelstart website or download the Travelstart app, to find some of the lowest fares around. Pay quickly and safely online with your preferred payment method and you’re off!