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Head of Product

freelance BitPesa Berlin

Head of Product

We are passionate technologists who believe in making a difference to the lives of millions living in emerging markets. We aim to change the landscape of finance and remittance.

If you're someone that loves to solve complicated problems using only the tools you build, then you're already the right fit to join us as at BitPesa. The BitPesa development team is already well-known for their cross functional development knowledge and hands on approach to getting things done.

We are looking for a head of product like no other to join us. Our product and engineering headquarters are located in London.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the executive team to ensure the strategy aligns with the company vision and to ensure the business growth, by meeting customer needs.
  • Frame & create strategic product vision that can affect business direction. Understand impact and the difference between optimisation & disruptive innovation.
  • Establish shared vision across the company by building consensus on priorities leading to product execution.
  • Nurture product development excellence within the product team and across the company overall.
  • Report product performance and identify correct metrics / measurements to report on (as well as avoiding vanity metrics). Expert in lean analytics practice as well as deeper business metrics.
  • Ensure team members are clear on their areas of responsibility and accountability, and use consistent practices to develop valuable products with high quality results.
  • Grow, lead and mentor the product management team, to ensure the team is delivering high-quality results.
  • Minimize risk of product failure through validating product market fit prior to investment in software solutions.

Ideally, You Should You Have

  • 7+ years of experience in product/project management.
  • 3+ years of experience in managing a high performance team, ability to attract, retain and develop top talents.
  • Experience building a digital platform in emerging markets, and experience in financial services and/or blockchain.
  • Experience in building complex products from the ground up.
  • Experience in developing mid-long term product strategy.
  • Proven success in delivering online products and services in a high growth environment.

published: July 3, 2018

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