VACANCY: Product Lead in Uganda

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Financial Services, Renewable Energy, Social Enterprises
  • Field of Expertise: Project Management, Specialist
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Dec 17, 2021
  • Vacancy closing date: Jan 31, 2022

Job Description

Reports to CEO

Job Purpose
• Propose medium- long term ways to build our portfolio within and beyond solar products, leveraging credit data
• Manage special projects that expand our offering through strategic partners
• Build business case for new offerings
• Oversee the implementation of the full product lifecycle from ideation to commercialization/handover to sales
• Manage external supplier relations (including negotiating contracts and partnership agreements)
• Build internal relationships across multiple departments that interact with the product team, and empower them on product knowledge and training
• Manage projects related to utilizing new products as add-ons to our solar offerings

Outcomes & Key Responsibilities

1. Outcome
Building, executing, and reporting on the vision and strategy of the BrightLife’s product offering

Key Responsibilities
• Create and continuously update the product roadmap, approving each phase transition
• Make the business case for each product within the roadmap and ensure buy-in internally
• Analyse and present reports on the performance of the product portfolio
• Manage the full product lifecycle for all BrightLife’s products

2. Outcome
Leading innovation, research, and testing activities for new products

Key Responsibilities
• Keep up with current events in the solar sector, watching for new initiatives, products, or projects that show promise and may be translatable to BrightLife
• Decide which product to pilot next based off ongoing research
• Oversee and review testing for products being considered for pilot

3. Outcome
Managing the implementation of pilots and rollouts, and supporting sales on commercialization

Key Responsibilities
• Develop a go-to-market plan (including value proposition, pricing, positioning, and communication strategies) for new products
• Coordinate interdepartmental collaboration on product launches include. sales for distribution, call centre for customer engagement, operations for inventory, finance for budgets, marketing team for collaterals and awareness campaigns
• Create training materials and ensure all customer facing teams are educated on products
• Assess if product promotional and training material being distributed is used optimally, and update where necessary
• Conduct regular training with all team members on products and relevant technologies
• Manage all phase outs of end-of-life products

4. Outcome
Managing special projects that expand the portfolio through strategic external partnerships

Key Responsibilities
• Research available product-related grants, working with finance team to apply to them
• Reach out to business partners and negotiate deals on special projects
• Oversee and supervise partner projects

5. Outcome
Ensuring all products launched satisfy customer demand

Key Responsibilities
• Gain a deep understanding of customer experience through pre and post rollout survey
• Work closely with the Sales team to define customer needs and a customer retention strategy focused on designing products that fulfil the customer needs

6. Outcome
Managing Supplier Relations

Key Responsibilities
• Monitor and negotiate best pricing, after sales support, payments and other supplier terms and conditions for new products
• Hold expertise in relevant product lines and suppliers
• Be the ‘go-to’ for all product queries
• Initiate the relationship with suppliers, and support operations and sales where necessary on commercialized products, to ensure an optimal and positive relationship
• Participate in appropriate industry events, conferences, or trade shows
• Establish and maintain a product database

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