Product Development Specialist

at Telkom
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted May 23, 2020
Category Social Services & Nonprofit
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Position: Product Development Specialist

Regions: Nairobi

Reporting to: Head of Product & Innovation

Band: 3

Department: Mobile Division, Marketing

Who We Are

Telkom connects the people that keep Kenya on the move. It does this by providing integrated telecommunications solutions to individuals, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Government and large corporates in Kenya, drawing from a diverse solutions suite that includes voice, data, mobile money as well as network services. Powered by its vast fibre optic infrastructure, it is also a major provider of wholesale, carrier-to-carrier traffic within the country and the region.

Role Purpose:

This role will have focus on Product Management throughout the Product Life Cycle from development to execution. He/she will ensuring that the commercial goals for the Value Added Services (VAS) and Digital products are met and also grow and develop the VAS and Digital products portfolio.

How to Apply

This position is open to Kenyan citizens only. If you fit the required profile, please apply highlighting how your qualifications, experience and career aspirations match the requirements for this position. Application should be sent by latest 5th June 2020 , provide an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV) including details of your current telephone contacts and names of three referees. Apply through for internal applicants and to for external applicants and ensure the job title is quoted on the subject field. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Telkom Kenya is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, tribe, religion, gender, age or disability.

Experience Requirements

Minimum 3-5 years of experience preferably in Product Management

Experience in Telecommunication / ICT industries is preferred

Job Responsibilities

Execute the Mobile product strategy and roadmap
Develop and implement innovations that enable customers derive more satisfaction from Telkom VAS products and Digital products
Deliver forecasted revenue targets and growth in usage of existing VAS services
Drive the customization of VAS for key market segment and ensuring that commercial partners adhere to Telkom quality standards
Identify, develop and commercialize new revenue streams for the VAS and Digital products
Drive the positioning of Telkom VAS and Digital products in the market place
Conduct reconciliation with the different content providers.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing or related field from a recognized institution


Working knowledge in VAS functions, its application in various markets and revenue models
Demonstrated success in defining and launching excellent products
Management / flexibility : Experienced in managing, developing and motivating others to get work done
Team-work / collaboration : must be a strong team player with a commitment to value-based leadership
Initiative & pro-activity : must be self-driven, energetic, resourceful, creative, and possess strong leadership skills
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