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Clean Cooking Product Manager

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

This position offers an incredible opportunity to work with a dynamic team of business development professionals and engineers and to directly contribute to the success of the Fumba Team startup. Candidates must have a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy and sustainable development in Frontier Markets and be willing to spend significant time with customers in the field.

Required Skills & Experience
  • Minimum Bachelor in product/industrial design, engineering, architecture, ethnography or other relevant field,
  • 3+ years of experience working in product design or product portfolio management roles within a company, or 2 years of experience as an entrepreneur bringing a product or service to market.
  • Good knowledge of best practices in the field of product management and development,
  • Proven experience designing or developing new and innovative products,
  • Professional experience working with last mile customers in at least one developing African country,
  • Project management experience (in particular planning, scheduling and execution),
  • Strong communication skills to translate needs between technical and non-technical teams,
  • Experience in designing and conducting rigorous quantitative and qualitative research (focus groups, in-depth interviews, surveys),
  • Experience piloting products or programs with smart, iterative design processes
  • Organised and able to follow through and prioritize tasks,
  • Strong attention to details, strong critical and analytical thinking skills,
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data to develop strategies and make rigorous decisions,
  • High competency in Microsoft Office products and data visualization tools,
  • Proven experience with graphic design and UI/UX tools skills,
  • Experience as a collaborative, hands on team player and eagerness to learn new tools and/or roll-up sleeves to get the job done,
  • Willingness to travel to Fenix markets across Africa,
  • Commitment to live and work in Uganda for at least 2 years.

Responsibilities

Clean cooking product portfolio
  • Refine product portfolio strategy.
  • Be the voice of the customer in the Fumba Team – Ensure that products are committed to smart, iterative design.
  • Analyze customer needs, design and prototype using Human-Centered Design approaches.
  • Involved in market awareness campaigns
  • Supervise the design, rolling-out and iteration of pilots on product usage drivers strategies, changes in/ new products (cookstand, design and features of controller, etc.), pricing and other initiatives with the aim of driving products’ performance.
  • Conduct diligent market research to build a strong case for each new products in Fumba markets.
  • Define test procedures in partnership with the Engineering team.
  • Contribute to the product pricing strategy.
  • Determine core KPIs and develop monitoring frameworks to frame the goals and to monitor the success of our product portfolio.
  • Ensure exceptional user experience by constantly monitoring customer feedback and propose and test small, measured design changes whenever beneficial.
  • Produce customers voice reports on our product portfolio.
  • Assess competition by comparing products.
  • Create product marketing communications objectives driven by customer insights.
  • Develop product training material for staff facing customers.
  • Inform the team about lessons learned through the product management process.
  • Keep informed of best practices and technological developments in your fields in order to recognize improvement opportunities and articulate the potential benefits these could bring to the role.
  • Supervise the Social Market Researcher
Proprietary web/digital applications and backend database system
  • Create user stories, detailed specs and work closely with the software team to iterate on implementable solutions, by testing and monitoring.
  • Supervise the design of mobile and web products’ user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) technical and functional specifications by gathering and validating users insights, business and technical requirements.
  • Create wireframes, mockups and prototypes to help define and visualize expectations as part of the solution development process.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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