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Okechi Bright Uwaomah

eCommerce/ Marketplace | Product Management | Strategy | Sales & Marketing
About

A focused and results-driven product strategist with 9+ years of broad experience across E-commerce, Luxury and Retail . Skilled in manual testing and creating test plans. Successful in building strategic product roadmaps, collaborating with product team, managing product test cycles and providing sales support.

Previous Brands
Uniqlo Europe Ltd
Lux Afrique
Schneider Electric
Luxe Corp.
Jumia
Jumia
Konga
Work Experience
Sr PRODUCT STRATEGIST - ECOMMERCE
Mar ‘21 - Oct ‘22
Uniqlo Europe Ltd

Strategy Lead: Responsible for shaping the vision and strategy and translating these into functional roadmaps and backlogs, to clarify what my team of designers, developers and online marketers will work on. Collaboration: Analyse the market landscape to Identify new uses, and user needs and make recommendations on new uses/features and collaborate with internal team to implement. Business Development: Led development of new products/services with focus on customer needs and value proposition by spotting arising trends, prioritising customer feedback.

Product Manager
Aug ‘20 - Feb ‘21
Lux Afrique

Led project of newly launched E-commerce product to increase product adoption. Strategic Roadmap Contribution: Collaborated with product team to build strategic product roadmap to ensure the overall achievement of product objectives and determine product vision, positioning, and direction. Product Testing: Responsible for payments efficiency and executed manual regression test across 5+ functional product areas surpassing team efficiency averages by 25% against work completion deadlines. QA & Testing : Assisted in developing 100+ test plans and test cases, including performance test plans and security test plans Collaboration: Performed functional tests on 7 software projects and collaborated with 4 different software development engineers to build a deep understanding of features and architecture prior to testing. Marketing and Sale Support: Provided the sales team with competitor analysis, market analysis, business performance analysis, and other research information. Making sure that product launch activities align with marketing activities. Product Lifecycle Management: Oversaw product lifecycle management with constant feedback from customers and identified new opportunities for service/feature improvements, and cost reductions.

Digital Strategy Consultant - MBA project
May ‘20 - Jun ‘20
Schneider Electric

Led project consulting team of five assigned to evaluate and devise strategic recommendations for Schneider Electric Exchange B2B digital marketplace platform. Market Intelligence • Go-To-Market Strategy • Team Management

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER
Jan ‘18 - Apr ‘19
Luxe Corp.

Managed the development and commercial operations of Luxury Connect Africa, a pioneer business resource & B2B Marketplace platform, covering EMEA regions. •Project Management •Business Development •Retail Expansion Strategy •Supplier Negotiations and Partnerships

CATEGORY MANAGER - MENSWEAR & SPORTS
Jul ‘15 - Dec ‘17
Jumia

Oversaw the regional commercial expansion project in 3 new markets (Ivory Coast, Kenya, Morocco). Focusing on Marketplace business scale up, Business development and Strategic partnerships. In this role i managed 8 direct and +50 indirect reports. •Business Development •Retail Performance and Insights •Purchasing Management •Business Transformation Lead

Lead Buyer/Key Account Manager
Jan ‘14 - Jul ‘15
Jumia

Key Account Management •Buying Management •Process Improvement

SS I N ESS ANALYST
Aug ‘11 - Dec ‘13
Konga

Project Manager •Process Improvement

Languages
Dutch - Basic
English - Native
French - Work Proficiency
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Full-time
Part-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Freelance Assignments
Hourly Consulting
Recommendations
Anonymous
Aug 2020 - Feb 2021
Manager

Very easy to work with Bright, clear and honest communication allowed me to be confident when making decisions internally on our deals. Also ready to support even at short notice which was highly appreciated.

Education & Training
EDHEC Business School
‘19 - ‘20
Master of Business Administration - Global MBA
Digital Innovation
Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply
‘16 - ‘17
Advanced Diploma
Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Covenant University
‘06 - ‘10
Bachelor of Science (Business Economics)
Business Economics
Paris, France