KOKO Networks is on a mission to imagine and deliver technology that transforms life in the world’s fastest growing cities. The role we’re looking to fill is a career defining opportunity for someone passionate about this mission and about product management who wants to build and lead amazing teams of engineers and product designers in Nairobi and Pune.
The products and solutions you’ll help build and shape touch hundreds of thousands of people in some of the fastest growing cities in the world every single day. Your job will be to help us grow our business and revenue, acquire and retain customers, make complex logistics and operations more efficient, and delight our colleagues, customers, and partners.
This role requires significant time in the local market and close to our operations in Nairobi. We will only consider candidates based there or willing to relocate there.
What You Will Do
You will build detailed domain knowledge of KOKO’s business plans, markets, and internal realities as a manufacturing and logistics company offering combined hardware and software products
You will manage the roadmap: capture work from a wide range of inputs, understand and prioritise this work so your team is always working on the most impactful projects
You’ll deeply understand the problems that you’re tackling through research and regular interaction with customers, partners and colleagues; define and frame those problems for the team
You will collaborate with your team in thinking big, to imagine solutions that solve these problems
You’ll scope these solutions to their smallest coherent state to ship to users as early as you can
You’ll constantly evaluate if your solutions have solved the problem through quantitative and qualitative measures, both in MVPs and after full release
You will own and maintain the quality of the product areas your team is responsible for; deliver high quality software in every release
You’ll motivate a group of committed, smart people to do the best work of their careers
What You Will Bring to KOKO
5+ years experience in product management with a proven track record of shipping impactful products
Ideally you have some UX experience as it’s important to us to think deeply about product design decisions and how to create simple user interfaces
We prefer candidates who have experience working in combined software and hardware businesses (with manufacturing and logistics)
You’re entrepreneurial; you need little direction; you're self driven and show ownership
You can clearly communicate product decisions and the rationale behind them. You’re comfortable with making decisions in ambiguity. You can help others make decisions by being persuasive
You’re able to easily switch between thinking creatively and analytically for best results
Have an understanding of the technical architecture of complex web and mobile applications