Who We Are
Twitter is looking for a highly entrepreneurial product leader to help us establish a bespoke product strategy for Twitter in Africa and execute against it with support from a dedicated local team. We are piloting a new approach of building an in-market team to locally tailor our global product to the needs of a specific region.
What Youll Do
As product lead for Africa, you will help us customise the Twitter experience to best meet the needs of our customers in Africa. Youll use your deep understanding of the unique ways that people use Twitter in Africa to highlight gaps in our global product strategy and ensure that Twitter is successful and locally relevant across the country. Youll work with a cross-functional team covering everything from design and engineering to business development and product marketing to make this happen, which will be dedicated to this work.
Who You Are
Were looking for someone who has repeatedly proven success in achieving product-market fit with consumer products in African countries, either through a new venture or within a larger company. Youll be experienced with partnering with researchers to gain local insights and translating these insights into products that people love. You have a strong, customer-centric approach to product management and have repeatedly used this to deliver past successes.
If this sounds like it might be you, you probably have:
An ability to develop a deep understanding and empathy for customers whose daily life, circumstances and needs might be very different than your own.
A strong quantitative background to support data-informed decision-making.
Excellent interpersonal skills which allow you to excel at being an advocate for your team and the customers that youre serving.
Demonstrated success working in a resource-constrained, highly-ambiguous environment, such as at a startup or new venture.
A willingness to travel to spend time with your customers and our product teams around the world.
7+ years of product management experience working on consumer products.
Shipped at least one demonstrably successful consumer product in Africa.
Experience working in startups or on highly ambitious zero-to-one projects.
Outstanding written and spoken communication skills in English.
Proficiency in at least one local language.
Twitters mission is to serve the public conversation, and its essential for the world and for Twitter to increase the number of people who feel comfortable participating in it. In line with our growth strategy, were excited to announce that we are now actively filling roles in Ghana. Our teams must be more immersed in the rich and vibrant communities that drive the conversations taking place every day across Africa, and we can only do this by engaging local teams and tapping into their expertise and exceptional talent.
Twitter believes real change starts with conversation. Here, your voice matters. Come as you are and do what’s right (not whats easy) to serve the public conversation. The opportunity to help the world connect, debate, learn, and solve problems is what draws individuals to opportunities at Twitter.
To apply for this job please visit careers.twitter.com.