Product Manager – Nairobi

Angaza creates software for selling life-changing products in markets around the world.

Our customers are the distributors of these products located in over 30 different countries around the world.  We’re building a web and Android based platform that enables these companies to address the unique challenges of scaling a pay-as-you-go business, e.g. remote sales agents working in rural areas with limited internet connectivity.  In addition to making these distributors successful, our products can dramatically improve the daily lives of their customers in the next decade. To date, over 5 million people worldwide have benefitted from Angaza’s technology, and in the next decade it could grow to hundreds of millions.  We’ll get there by building great teams that are passionate about innovating with technology and measuring their impact in financial and social returns.

This Position

Distributors on the Angaza platform need to better manage their local and remote workforce, especially as they scale their operations around the globe.  We’re looking for a Product Manager to join our growing Nairobi based product development team which will address these customers’ challenges. As our Product Manager, you’ll help identify the problems we need to solve, work with our designer to develop a well defined set of functional and UI/UX project requirements, and collaborate with technical & non-technical stakeholders to bring the features to life:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in business or a technical field (e.g. Computer Science)
  • You have at least 3+ years of product management experience building B2B/enterprise web and mobile products. You’ve had successes and failures, and you can demonstrate what you’ve learned from each.
  • You’re as excited about working at a mission driven organization as you are about building game changing products.
  • You thrive in dynamic environments by managing expectations, communicating effectively in person and over e-mail, and walking a fine line between process enforcer vs. rebel
  • Your stakeholder engagement skills allow you to effectively engage with both customers and co-workers (experience collaborating with international users is a plus!)
  • You’ve operated within a data-driven product development process or can explain why you’d thrive in that environment. Data doesn’t trump everything, but it should be at least a starting point in the conversation.
  • You’re not necessarily a UI/UX expert, but you can start to build a set of user experiences and basic wireframes that will delight and enable your users.

On a typical day, here’s what you could be working on:

  • Engaging with customers to understand the forces and dynamics that shape their business: Why are they organized this way today?  How will that change several months from now? A year from now?
  • Visiting agents in the field (e.g. Western Kenya) to uncover the unique challenges of internet based sales in areas with little/no connectivity
  • Coordinating with other members of the Product team (in both San Francisco and Nairobi) to ensure the platform is evolving in line with our product vision
  • Developing low fidelity wireframes in coordination with our Designer to collect stakeholder feedback
  • Participating in roadmap prioritization discussions with key stakeholders in the company

Next Step

This position is full-time and on-site in our Nairobi office, and will require occasional travel.

Send us a résumé as well as a cover letter explaining what interests you about the role. If you have past work that you’re willing to share with us (e.g. sample wireframes, requirements docs) to better help us evaluate your skill set, please send it along as a part of your application!  We’ll review all candidate submissions and do our best to get back to you shortly.

We look forward to hearing from you!