Pula is seeking a Product Development Intern, who will be working alongside our Innovation team to manage products from ideation through launch. This role will get hands-on experience with all facets of product development and gain an insightful perspective on what it’s like to be at a fast-growing organization. The Product development Intern will primarily work with the Innovation team to manage the day-to-day operations for our portfolio of new products currently under development
Tasks can range from carrying out desk research, making calls to insurance agents, sales calls to farmers, designing process flows as well as ideation.
The Intern – Product Development & research will report to the VP - Innovation
A detailed job description for the position is as follows:
Testing of new products by engaging end users (Insurance agents and farmers) in calls to determine product viability
Conducting market research for new products under development
Assisting on ongoing projects on an ad-hoc basis
Prepare high-quality reports and presentations to share insights and conclusions from testing or research engagements
The right applicant would have the following skillset:
Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding academic record in business, technology, engineering or similar relevant field
Extremely strong quantitative and data analytics skills, as well as report writing and presentation skills
You have either experience or interest in working in rural farming contexts and are passionate about helping smallholder farmers build resilience
You have the ability to translate concepts into logical, detailed, written action-plans
You are on top of all your tasks and are very well organized (your manager should never have to remind you about tasks and deliverables, deadlines, email responses, etc.)
You are willing to speak up independently when there is a problem to be solved
You have the ability to professionally and respectfully dissent, and logically debate challenges
You are fully comfortable with GSuite applications (Google Sheets, Google Docs, G-Slides etc.) and are able to adapt to new systems easily (e.g., ClickUp, Slack, Jira, Metabase, CommCare)
You are comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and can manage multiple projects in parallel
Benefits and compensation
Pula will offer a competitive remuneration package to the right candidate with benefits such as pension, health and life insurance as standard. For expatriate candidates we facilitate work permits.
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