Research and Development

Senior Product Manager

Work Type: Full Time

Position: Senior Product Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Type: Full-time

Reporting to: Head of Product

About SunCulture, 

Founded in 2012, SunCulture’s Vision is to build a world where people take control of their environment in rewarding and sustainable ways. SunCulture does this by developing and commercializing life changing technology that solves the biggest daily challenges for the world's 570 million smallholder farming households. We are the largest distributor of solar water pumps / solar irrigation for smallholder farmers in Africa and were selected by Fast Company as one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2021. Here is a good explainer video recently made by CNBC. Over the last 5 years the company has grown significantly and now employs 400+ people around the world. 

About the Role

SunCulture specializes in solar power irrigation systems and has various products that support customers' needs. The Senior Product Manager will lead a team of engineers in developing and commercializing life changing technology for our small holder farmers..

Key Responsibilities

  • You will build detailed domain knowledge of SunCulture's business priorities, markets, and partners as a technology 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 product in every release

  • You’ll motivate a group of committed, smart people to do the best work of their careers

Does this sound like you?

  • 5+ years experience in product management with a proven track record of shipping impactful products

  • We prefer candidates who have experience working in combined software and hardware businesses

  • 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 hardware ,web and/or mobile applications


Please apply online via this job portal. We respond to all candidates however only shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.


Please Note

SunCulture is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. 

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