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About the role 

We now have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer product development manager to join ADC. Reporting to the head of strategy and operations, you will take ownership for initiating and managing the new product “Concept to Customer” process that ADC uses to introduce new products to market. 

The right candidate will be responsible for overseeing the product plan and delivery throughout the product lifecycle, and working closely with internal and external stakeholders to deliver products that align with the ADC brand and vision whilst meeting customer needs. 


  • Develop a new product development strategy 

  • Propose new products after conducting market research to identify customer needs; generate product requirements; develop new products to meet customer needs; and develop time-integrated plans for product introduction to the market 

  • Prepares a cost and price analysis on the development of a new product by utilizing market research data; reviewing production and sales costs; and anticipating sales volume 

  • Develop product positioning and go to market strategy by analyzing and defining the total market share, competitor market share, and available market share  

  • Collect and analyze feedback from customers, stakeholders and other teams to shape requirements, features and products 

  • Keep up to date with changes in the market that would affect new product development 


  • Previous experience in a senior product development role 

  • Investigative abilities are required in order to conduct thorough and accurate market research when evaluating product ideas 

  • Analytical strengths are important to assess market data and evaluate the production strategy 

  • Marketing abilities are essential for this position, as these managers are involved in developing sales and promotional strategies for their products  

  • At least 2 years of relevant experience 

  • Available to volunteer at least 7 hours a week 

What we offer you: 

  • Free training and learning opportunities 

  • An opportunity to build your work experience within your profession  

  • An opportunity to be part of a team that is changing lives in Africa 

  • We provide work reference for you 

We look forward to receiving your application 

ADC Recruitment Team 

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Posted on: 16 September 2020
Closing date: 15 December 2020
Tags: Management, Business Development
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