CAREERS

Director of Product

March 7, 2019

Overall Description

BRCK has been developing Moja, a free to access WiFi platform engaging users with digital work to fund connectivity and content. We’ve got almost 500,000 unique users every month and are growing fast. We are looking to expand our product leadership with a Director of Product that is going to take Moja into the next phase of growth, both in user number, engagement and geographies.

We use a combination of cutting edge software and data science combined with our own hardware platforms to build a highly compelling product designed to connect the next 800,000 Africans to the internet.

The Director of Product reports to the Executive team and is a member of the company’s Senior Leadership team. They are responsible for the direction and management of all product planning, development and design. The Director of Product is in charge of the following departments at BRCK: hardware engineering, software engineering, design, and user experience.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Lead, manage and mentor a team of product managers, software and hardware developers, and related personnel to execute on the Moja vision and goals.
  2. Product lifecycle management from concept to launch of the product(s) across all products/product lines.
  3. Align product vision with the businesses short and long-term goals.
  4. Lead, define, represent and communicate product strategy to all stakeholders.
  5. Manage the various projects within smaller teams and their to align with the efforts of other teams with clearly defined timelines, deadlines and key performance indicators.
  6. Develop and execute strategic plan for BRCK’s product growth plans.
  7. Build incredible teams and processes to deliver products that satisfy the needs of customers.
  8. Define and oversee compensation, training, and incentive programs that motivate the teams to achieve product deliverables.
  9. Prioritise and plan which features which teams will be working on so time and resources are not wasted before product/version release.
  10. Manage the department budget and accounts to provide detailed and accurate expenditure forecasting and reporting every quarter.
  11. Work with the Director of Operations to manage software and hardware update releases.
  12. Become the key evangelist of {product} and participate in press activities, conferences, discussions with thought leaders and market analysts..

Team

The Director of Product reports directly to the executive team with executive sponsorship from the CTO and additionally works closely with all members of the leadership team including the other directors and leads of the various teams.

  • Hold regular team meetings and conduct quarterly evaluations of team members.
  • Ensure team are aligned on organizational strategy and goals
  • Travel for in-person meetings with customers and partners to develop key relationships.
  • Be a role model for the company culture.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] with the subject “Director of Product Application”