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Product Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Information technology, software development, data
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

Who we are

Motorcycle taxis are immensely popular and serve as the lifeblood of many cities in Africa, but they are extremely unsafe and disorganized. SafeBoda is a startup on a mission to make motorcycle taxis (bodas) more safe, affordable, and convenient across Sub-Saharan Africa—while providing a more meaningful and lucrative career for drivers. And we think we have a shot to build a very valuable tech company in the process. SafeBoda is growing fast with our mobile app in terms of completed rides in Kampala, Uganda. We are venture backed with investors from Silicon Valley, UK, Africa and Asia and we have high ambitions to scale our solution rapidly across East and West Africa.

What you are
Product management at SafeBoda leads the integration of engineering, data science, and design to achieve the company's vision for mobility in cities in Africa. You are responsible for shaping the product roadmap, developing the product positioning and owning the growth strategy for the product. You will work with and energize the team to deliver highly impactful product development. We are looking for entrepreneurial and passionate Product Manager to innovate and execute across a rapidly growing, fast paced company and industry.


Responsibilities

What we are looking for

  1. Have 3+ years of experience in product management, development and design, delivering highly successful and innovative products
  2. Have an understanding of computer science and agile development methodologies
  3. Focused on building businesses, not simply features. Entrepreneurial experience building and leading businesses, including ownership and optimization of business performance metrics
  4. You are excited to become a master of our product, have great knowledge of our market, customers and competition
  5. Be emotionally intelligent, humble and excited to work with in a team with a diverse set of experiences, backgrounds, and skills
  6. Possess strong data analysis skills. Be comfortable presenting to senior stakeholders.
  7. Exhibit the ability to navigate ambiguity, juggle multiple tasks, think independently and problem solve like a boss.
  8. Strong undergraduate degree (or higher) with demonstrated strong academic performance
  9. Excitement for SafeBoda and what we are trying to achieve

Responsibilities
  1. Lead all dimensions of product development visioning, long-term roadmapping, daily prioritization, feature design, development, and testing.
  2. Be the CEO of the product – make the tough calls. Support the development team and hold them accountable.
  3. Manage and lead a growing team and work with the CTO to steer product development.
  4. Oversee the product testing and iteration with a strong focus on user-centred-design. This means understanding the customer needs and being the voice of the customer.
  5. Communicating with stakeholders on the product, its development, performance, opportunities.


General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Information technology, software development, data
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 18 months
Required skills: Product knowledge; Product development; Product management; Prioritization; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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SafeBoda

Transportation, logistics, storage

SafeBoda is a community of entrepreneurs and boda drivers working together to improve professional standards across the urban transportation industry in Africa. Our aim is to improve the industry for both drivers and passengers by increasing the number of safe trips taken per day and by making travel around cities convenient and stress-free


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