Product Manager

One Acre Fund- Kenya

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

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Product Manager

Seeking an exceptional Senior Product Manager with minimum 3+ years of progressive experience in stakeholder management, enterprise IT systems, product management, agile, solution selection and design, creation of requirements and product documentation.

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1.6 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 10,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers' homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund. Our Kenya program, founded in 2006, is our largest.We operate under the farmer brand Tupande, serving 830,000 farmers and employing 4,000 staff. We aim to transform every farming community in Kenya by delivering sustained food security and pathways to prosperity. tupande.co.ke.

About the Role

We are looking for two Product managers who will handle two seperate portfolios.

Supply chain portfolio:

You will manage products that serve our Supply Chain program which include procurement, stock management and demand forecasting. Your portfolio will also include products for One Acre Fund’s Market Access program, which is designed to provide farmers with improved access to markets for their agricultural products.

Client Facing Portfolio:

In this role, you will guide the development and optimization of our client-facing applications, collaborating with cross-functional teams to create impactful solutions that meet both business objectives and client needs. You have a strong blend of technical expertise and client-centric focus as you will manage our client-facing channels like Tupande App and USSD .

More about the role(s)

You will work with clients, and partners to identify and document user needs, define product vision, develop product roadmaps and work with developers to bring your vision to life. You will be the Product Owner in a scrum team and collaborate with Business Analysts, developers and UX designers. You will report directly to the Senior Product responsible for the Supply Chain and Corporate Solutions portfolio OR Channels portfolio, in the Global Tech Solutions team.

Responsibilities

  • Identify specific customer needs within the larger business context

  • Define success for your product portfolio and lead your development team to turn your product vision into a reality

  • Monitor product performance metrics, gather feedback, and implement optimizations to drive continuous improvement.

  • Balance short-term tactical activities with your long-term strategy and product roadmap

  • Subject Matter Expert for your portfolio, delivering impactful demos and creating clear requirements and user documentation

  • Agile Product Owner responsible for defining epics and roadmaps, prioritizing requirements

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You'll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You'll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive experience in product management, application design and configuration and the creation of functional documentation

  • Experience with cloud-based implementations of product that serve Finance, Procurement and Supply chain, HR, Logistics modules, Odoo ERP, SAP, Payments and workflow management solutions OR Client-facing tools like USSD, Mobile Apps

  • Experience implementing new solutions applications with an understanding of the functional changes between versions.

  • Experience with open interfaces and application programming interfaces (APIs).

  • Understanding of cloud shared services.

Job Location

Nairobi, Kenya OR Kigali, Rwanda

Workplace type: Hybrid working with travel to engage partners and users #LI-Hybrid

Benefits

Housing allowance, Retirement benefit, Comprehensive Health cover, Child Benefit and paid time off

PERKS 

  • Flexible work environment

  • Connect and collaborate with engaging colleagues from diverse backgrounds

  • Professional development opportunities, including Product Management coaching and training

Eligibility

  • This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya or Rwanda.

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization's mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

 

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