M-KOPA

Head of Product E-Mobility

1 month ago

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a company where progress and humility are valued as highly as technical excellence? At M-KOPA we use the latest technologies and tools to build fantastic customer experiences with a socially and environmentally conscious mission that echoes throughout the organization.

You can join our journey too as a Head of Product_ E-Mobility

You will be based in Nairobi or be able to travel there frequently and will report to Managing Director of M-KOPA Mobility.


In this role, youโ€™ll be expected to :

  • Know all things electric mobility - from battery supply chains to battery management system AI algorithms to future price curves to electric charger types to manufacturing assembly tax benefits
  • Be a key leader in defining the product strategic direction of M-KOPA's electric mobility business
  • Design, run, and iterate M-KOPA's electric vehicle and electric charging / swapping tests and feed that input back into product evolution
  • Manage M-KOPA's electric vehicle, charging infrastructure, and supply chain partners

We foster a very low-ego environment at M-KOPA, a place where diversity, innovation and collaboration sit comfortably with commercial growth and social impact. The team prizes psychological safety above all. We have a Discovery first approach. Meaning you get to make very clear cases for prioritization of the solutions we develop.

Recognised twice by the Financial Times as one Africa's fastest growing company (2022 and 2023) and by the TIME100 Most influential companies in the world 2023 , we've served over 3 million customers, unlocking $1 billion in cumulative credit for the unbanked across Africa.

At M-KOPA, we empower our people to own their careers through diverse development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. We support individual journeys with family-friendly policies, prioritize well-being, and embrace flexibility.


Your application should include;

  • Evidence of Data Driven Product Development and management
  • Successful collaborations with cross-functional team members
  • Experience working closely with external stakeholders such as supply chain partners
  • Technical experience with products involving electric vehicles and/or lithium ion batteries and/or EV battery management systems and/or finance lease software systems. 


You Might Be A Good Fit If:

  • Minimum of [5] years of professional experience working as a Head of Product or Sr. Product manager
  • Priority will be given to those with deep technical experience with products involving electric vehicles and/or lithium ion batteries and/or EV battery management systems and/or finance lease software systems. 
  • Priority will be given to those with market experience in the markets M-KOPA operates in
  • You are passionate about products and product management and leading product teams
  • You are passionate about electric mobility and lithium-ion batteries and engaging with motorbike drivers, riders and EV companies
  • You understand and appreciate the power of credit financing for underbanked populations
  • You have experience building electric mobility products and services
  • You thrive equally as well in the field engaging with and running customer tests as you do in the Board room reporting on key metrics and building long-term strategy
  • You thrive in a fast paced, highly dynamic, work environment
  • Be excited about the future of electric mobility and all the social and customer benefits it brings
  • You like to have fun and being apart of a close-knit tea


Key Details

โ€ข Location: Ideally Nairobi, Kenya - but other locations possible with frequent travel

โ€ข Travel: Moderate travel to/within Kenya, and other locations where supply chain partners operate (Africa, India, China, Taiwan, etc)


Our hiring process is as much about us selling to you as the other way round. Our hiring process is a series of meetings as follows;

Recruiter call 30 mins - an introduction to the process and M-KOPA

Hiring Team call 45 mins - High level introductions with an Engineer

Presentation/Task done at home 2/3 hrs prep

Task Deep Dive/Final interview 60 mins - This is where most of the magic happens.

About M-KOPA

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As one of Africaโ€™s leading fintech lenders, M-KOPA issues millions of micro-loans to our customers every year with a focus on financial inclusion for empowering assets, including Smartphones, Digital Financial Services, and now Electric Motorbikes. M-KOPA is positioned to lead the African e-Mobility financing sector.

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