BURN Manufacturing – Head of Product (Ruiru).

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Roles & Responsibilities:

The roles and responsibilities below are all in the pursuit of the overall goal of this role, which is to: Design and develop a viable PAYG EPC product.

Specific roles and responsibilities may change as the position, and the company, and the product, evolve. This is a flexible and demanding post with numerous associated responsibilities. The key areas identified are:

Develop PAYG product: The role holder will manage the development of the integrated PAYG technology, the cooking product and related software, for the customer throughout the entire customer journey, but also for the related internal stakeholders This will entail.

  • Managing co-development of the product with external suppliers
  • Manage Hard-ware development (PCB and integration in the cooking product)
  • Manage Firmware development for the PCB and integrated PayGo technology.
  • Manage the transition of OEM production to in house production and related product changes.

Technology Implementation: The role holder will be required partly in-house and partly outsourced and manage the implementation of any required third-party technology, to suit the local markets and fit the business model.

Continuous product improvement: The role holder will innovate and improve the currently available solutions from a UI/UX and technical perspective. S/he will manage Product improvement with regards to user interface and functionality.

Strategy: You will work in collaboration with the senior team to ensure the product vision, business model and product are well aligned.

Software Development & Management: Develop Software architecture and a high-level integration strategy. Manage the develop backend, front-end, data warehousing, in addition to managing the development of an App.

Project Management: You will be required to make detailed specifications/requirements and milestones for outsourced tasks and ensure that they are within set timelines, budget and costs. manage supplier communication contracting and integration of results into the existing system and team.

Pilot Management: In collaboration with the team, he/she will setup. scope and implement larger market research pilots and use the feedback to inform decisions driving the improvements.

We expect: 6-10 years of relevant experience in EA, PayGo, product management. You are a strong communicator, have always an overview of all moving pieces in your team. You have tremendous experience in managing diverse teams that might span different time zones. You are a product person, a peoples person and you know how to set priorities and coordinate with all stakeholders within and outside of the company.

You are not shy to ask questions and are always striving to deliver the best results, taking into account the complexity of the system and its requirements.

We offer: A role with significant responsibility and compensation including benefits matching the level of the candidate.

Qualified women candidates encouraged to apply.

Degree qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree


Apply by 31 May 2021




BURN Manufacturing

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