Product Owner / Technologist Job at Intelligent Debt Management – Western Cape

Due to the expansion of the business, IDM needs a Product Owner to focus on some of our internal platforms for the Sanlam, DebtBusters and JustMoney brands.

We are looking for an intelligent and creative individual to join the IDM team. This individual will have strategic and practical input into the on-going management of existing platforms and the creation of new ones.

Key responsibilities:
Work with internal and external customers to analyse the needs and align product roadmap to strategic goals.

Owns the product roadmap.

Develop scope and define backlog items (epic/features/user stories) that guide the Agile software development team.

Solve product related problems, make decisions, complete trade-off analysis to stay on track towards business deliverable commitments.

Draft key objectives and results, strategies and apply the data for the product to make business decisions.

Possess a fundamental understanding of end-to-end customer experience integration and dependencies.

Collaborate with stakeholders during the visioning and concept development of a product.

Accountable for the created product(s), delivering in the product model and communicating the product needs with business partners.

Asses value, develop cases, and prioritize stories, epics and themes to ensure work focuses on those with a maximum value that are aligned with product strategy.

Identifies and help the client understand the business model, value and value proposition.

Develop and maintain an appropriately prioritized backlog of user stories for implementation.

Act as an ambassador for the product internally and externally and as the primary contact for queries related to the product.

Develop appropriately detailed specifications for the product features so they are clearly understood by the development teams.

Represents team in front of stakeholders, clients or users.

Work closely with product management and senior management in order to create a product that fits the company portfolio.

Research and analyze market, the users, and the roadmap for the product

Follow our competitors and the industry

Increase an understanding of Agile practices, Lean Startup, new technologies opportunities and other new trends.


Entrepreneurship skills or experience.

Creative thinker.

Strategic thinking.

Product Management.

The experience in sales or marketing is an advantage.

Management of stakeholders and their expectation.

Deep understanding and experience with Agile methodologies.

Ability to work with cross-functional teams to deliver on a common goal.

Interpersonal skills and developing relationships with team members and customers.

Experience with a definition of minimum marketable features and minimum viable products.

Knows how to define the product roadmap.

Outstanding communication, presentation and leadership skills.

Organizational and time management skills.

Analytical and problem-solving skills

Attention to detail.

Overall understanding of technologies used in the product.

Minimum requirements:
Degree in relevant areas. Commerce, IT, Data, Project Management, Engineering, etc.

3 to 4 years of experience in the areas of product management, product ownership and/or development.

Experience with technical concepts and development.

Advantageous requirements:
5 years’ experience in data intensive or fintech industries.

Experience with coding languages

Experience with project management systems like Jira.

Worked with credit or transactional data.

Experience with analytics and platform technologies like Google Analytics, Hotjar, Firebase, Azure, AWS, Amplitude, etc.

About the Company

Company: Intelligent Debt Management –

Company Location:  Western Cape

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