Product Manager (Dakar, Abidjan, Bamako, Accra, Flexible)

Posted on November 23rd, 2020 | Last day left to apply | 35 views

Who we are, and what we do

PEG delivers Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) asset-based financing to consumers who lack both access to reliable electricity and formal banking services. PEG’s anchor product - a basic solar home system that includes six lights, a phone charger, a radio, and a TV - allows consumers living on $5-10 per day to access clean light for working and studying after hours, avoid harmful air pollution from kerosene based lighting solutions, and also build credit for additional products and services over time. 

To date, PEG has raised over $45 million and has over 600full time staff across Ghana, Ivory Coast,Senegal and Mali. PEG has also won numerous awards, including the prestigious 2017 Ashden International Award for excellence in sustainable energy, and was named as one of the “fastest growing companies in Africa” by the London Stock Exchange.

About the role

PEG is investing heavily in its own ERP system. This is a new role to set the vision and execute this transformation. You would report to the PEG’s Product Team and work closely with all PEG departments (sales, ops etc.), PEG’s CTO and other senior staff.  We are open to all candidates with varying levels of experience. We also welcome candidates keen to take on a development opportunity and be coached into the role. As the ideal candidate you would:

Be passionate about working with a tech platform, specifically a ERP system. 

  • To excel in this role and be the driving force of product development you’ll first and foremost need to be the sole authority on PEG’s ERP system. You’ll have to know the system inside out, anticipate problems and fight any fire that arises.   

As a Product Manager, you’ll shape PEG’s next game-changing product. 

  • This requires that you understand PEG’s business model and that you can dream big to exploit the full potential of such a platform. 
  • You’ll design technologies with creative and prolific engineers and then zoom out to lead matrix teams such as Sales, Ops and Finance, to name a few, in the delivery of any such product. 

You’ll have a bias for action and be detail orientated.

  • You’ll need to be detailed oriented, able to work independently and break down complex problems into steps that drive product development.

Examples of specific work

  • Competitor/peer research to understand best practice.
  • Research user needs through field research and translate to product requirements. 
  • Setting out a product vision to senior leadership. 
  • Scrum/sprint planning with business stakeholders and developers. 
  • Testing, quality control, bug management.
  • Builds user training material. Overseeing market roll outs. 
  • Available for constant troubleshooting/monitoring for roll out of systems to teams. 

Skills

  • ERP Experience
  • Project management experience
  • Ticket (Jira) management
  • Fluent French & English.

How to apply to this role

  • Please submit your CV
  • Please submit a 1 pager covering letter
PEG Africa is a leader in deploying and financing solar to households and SMEs in West Africa. Via its PAYG financing model, it enables customers to replace their perpetual spending on poor-quality polluting fuels such as kerosene and diesel with solar energy. PEG is currently serving hundreds of thousands of daily users in Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal and Mali, and has recently expanded its financing and deployment capabilities to include solar water irrigation and bigger solar power systems for SMEs.
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