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Product Growth Manager (based in Kenya - 11 months contract role)

This is a Contract Role

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Approximately 1.5 billion people and growing are using the service in over 100 languages. 83% of the people on Facebook are from outside North America and we continue to expand internationally

Facebook is seeking a Growth Manager who is obsessed with technology, social media and business strategy. The ideal candidate will have experience in the consumer Internet and mobile space.  As a Growth Manager for Kenya you will lead Facebook to its full potential in the local market.  With a deep understanding of the local competitive and product landscape, you will determine product gaps, identify growth opportunities, drive execution of growth initiatives, and add value to the Facebook user experience.  Come join our team and help us connect the people in Kenya.

Responsibilities:

Provide market insights – identify and monitor strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats relevant for Facebook’s adoption in Kenya
Explore, Identify and Evaluate strategic growth opportunities
Ensure product is fully functional and well adapted to be successful in Kenya
Partner with the Analytics organization to validate key findings with data
Escalate to and drive solutions with product management for identified market specific product issues and gaps
Design and execute a continuous testing plan for important end-to-end flows
Track progress on market specific product improvements and measure impact
Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into market specific product reviews
Understand Facebook’s strategic and competitive position in Kenya and work to improve it
Maximize efficiency in a constantly evolving environment where the process is fluid and creative solutions are the norm

Requirements:

2+ years product development and/or testing experience
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Extensive knowledge of online and mobile business models and Internet/consumer technology
Creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, highly organized
Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web and mobile applications
Experience with social products, technologies and platforms is strongly desired
Experience working in startups / successful entrepreneurial adventures and/or working in a global company/environment highly desired
Self-driven, comfortable with a fast-paced, always-on, highly ambiguous start-up environment
Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills in the primary market language and English
Good project/product management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines

Education

BA/BS in Computer Science, engineering or related technical field or equivalent working experience

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