Blue Marble

Product Manager Blue Marble

Full time
Remote working

About Blue Marble

We are an Impact InsurTech that aims to narrow the global protection gap by developing innovative solutions that protect the financially underserved. We are owned by five major insurance organizations that support our activities and global profile, which span Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our partners include international development organizations, such as WFP and IFAD, as well as multinational companies with strong sustainability programs, such as Necafé and Nespresso, for whom we assess, design, and implement insurance programs.

About the role

The Engineering and Modeling & Data teams work closely with the Operations team to fulfill different tasks, such as developing, maintaining, and documenting  internal user apps and dashboards, process automation, customer facing apps, desktop research on remote-sensing, etc. Therefore,  this position will require a confident manager who can guide cross-functional teams in the creation of products that improve team and customer experience and grow market share.

As a Product Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the development of the vision, roadmap, and definition of software products within Blue Marble. The ideal candidate will exhibit solid technical knowledge and project management and organizational abilities. They will have a tenacity for learning, excel as an effective communicator, heavy collaboration with many teammates and be a flexible thinker as technologies and strategies change.

Responsibilities

  • Translate business strategy into product strategy. Define a clear product vision that connects product initiatives to business objectives and develop well-defined business models for new products. When needed, create buy-in for the product vision both internally and with key external partners, where applicable. 
  • Own the product roadmap. Drive action throughout the organization to release products with quick time-to-market by setting feature prioritization, timelines, and acceptance criteria . 
  • Translate product requirements between Operations, Data & Modeling and Engineering teams
  • Collaborate across functions during planning and execution of product strategy, driving product processes for Data Pipelines, Modelling and Policy Admin tools
  • When needed, work with customers to understand the challenges they face and conduct demos. Identify and fill product gaps and generate new ideas that improve customer experience and drive growth
  • Stay up to date with industry trends and customer needs to continuously enhance the product roadmap. Conduct  market research and competitive analysis to identify opportunities for differentiation while actively sharing this knowledge with the team and stakeholders
  • Work with Operations and Business Development to develop  effective Go-to-Market strategies, product pricing, product positioning, key differentiators and sales enablement materials.
  • Work with Operations and Business Development teams to help clearly articulate the value for a new feature, helping to create demos, slides, and other materials that help Operations and customers understand the value..

Required skills and qualifications

  • Strong experience in product management.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness being the nexus between cross-functional teams to drive the product processes and strategy
  • Solid technical background with understanding and/or hands-on experience in software development and web technologies in a non managerial role
  • Proven track record of managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle
  • Excellent project management and organizational abilities
  • Good quantitative analysis skills
  • Proven ability to develop product and marketing strategies and effectively communicate recommendations to executive management
  • Strong problem solving skills and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves to get the job done
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, enabling effective communication with both technical and non-technical audiences, and the ability to present and defend ideas
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Engineering, Data Science, Product Design or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in product management
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Nice to have

  • Experience using R, Python, and cloud computing platforms (GCP, AWS, Azure)

Why work with us

We offer a flexible working environment and a collegial, high-performing team culture. You will have the opportunity to make an immediate and tangible impact in underserved communities across the developing world alongside dedicated and passionate colleagues. Join Blue Marble to boost your career; our unique ownership structure will expose you to top leaders in the insurance industry and international development organizations.

How to apply

Please submit your application to hiring@bluemarblemicro.com with the subject “Product Manager” including:

  • CV and cover letter.
  • Approximate remuneration expectation.
  • A list of 1 to 3 references.

Please note that we will not accept any applications from recruitment agencies. References will be possibly contacted only for shortlisted candidates after a first introductory meeting.