Senior Product Manager

Posted on December 7th, 2021 | 41 days left to apply | 221 views

Lori is looking for a world class Senior Product Manager to join our technology team and elevate our product strategy, processes and solutions. In this role, the successful candidate will collaborate with the Chief Product Officer to articulate a winning strategy, and with the engineering, product and other functional teams to deliver on Lori’s ambitious vision. You’ll be responsible for leading a product category throughout the development lifecycle, while seamlessly interfacing with a diverse network of global partners, clients and other stakeholders. You'll also be expected to fully own and lead product launches and landings, and collaborate closely with business and users. The ideal candidate is driven, ambitious, collaborative, visionary and relentless in her pursuit of product excellence. Attention to detail and experience building scaled products are essential, as are a passion for problem solving and a fundamental belief in technology as a force for shaping the future. If this resonates with you, we cannot wait to meet you and share Lori’s vision to digitize and revolutionize the $200B+ logistics industry in Africa.

The role can be based remotely +/- 3 hours from the East Africa time zone.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with product and engineering leaders as a key strategist and thought partner 
  • Collaborate with Lori’s Executive Team  to articulate and execute on product strategy
  • Own and drive all day-to-day aspects of product management in your pod
  • Master Lori’s customers and their needs, the industry, and market dynamics across multiple geographies 
  • Identify market opportunities and refine product vision and strategy
  • Engage closely with the engineering team to determine best technical implementation methods and implementation schedule
  • Design products to align with business strategy and stakeholder requirements
  • Own adoption and drive product excellence across the organization

Requirements

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or  related technical field. Master of Science or Business a plus
  • Min. 5+  years of product or engineering management experience with a focus on software products and technologies
  • Experience in B2B, SaaS, FinTech or Data Science a plus, as is experience across multiple functional areas such as UX/UI, mobile development, finance or marketing 
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve ambitious goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to strategically work through competing demands and priorities with a solutions driven mindset  
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Proven leader with ability to motivate and inspire teammates and colleagues   
  • Experience managing and mentoring small teams 
  • Experience at a start-up a plus
Lori is a venture-backed, rapidly growing start-up that is building a cutting-edge, tech-driven, logistics services platform that seamlessly coordinates haulage across frontier markets. With a mission to reduce the cost of goods, Lori is tackling a massive issue - $180 billion is spent annually on haulage across Africa, and up to 75% of a product’s cost is due to logistics (compared to 6% in the US). Lori was recognized as the fastest growing start-up in Africa and won TechCrunch Battlefield Africa. Our tech-enabled and operations-driven marketplace efficiently connects transport to cargo. The system brings transparency to the logistics industry and has significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and cost savings (upwards of 20%). Billions of dollars of cargo move through the Lori platform annually. In November 2020, CNN published a feature article on Lori and how its robust technology will transform African economies and their ability to compete on the global stage.
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