Feb 2016

We’re Hiring! Head Of Product

Head of Finance


Full-Time. Nairobi, Kenya

Kopo Kopo is transforming the way merchants and their customers interact in emerging markets and developing countries. Kopo Kopo leverages successful mobile money and other digital payment systems onto a customized merchant payment platform to help merchants grow and prosper. Using a data-driven approach, the platform leverages all available data to offer a suite of value-added services such as marketing tools and cash advances.

Kopo Kopo seeks a Head of Product who will play a lead role in developing Kopo Kopo’s products that specifically addresses customer needs. The Head of Product will work closely with business, design, and technology stakeholders to ensure alignment of visions.


  • Set a long-term vision for the Kopo Kopo platform. Think strategically about our product/market fit and our abilities to execute on this vision
  • Own the product roadmap of the Kopo Kopo platform, thinking holistically across the entire value chain to further Kopo Kopo’s position as a global leader in digital payment acceptance
  • Work with our customers to better understand their problems and issues with digital payment acceptance today
  • Develop products that specifically addresses our customer’s core problems
  • Define the product management process with a focus on rapid iteration, testing, and re-tooling using the agile methodology
  • Help recruit, develop and retain top product management and design talent
  • Think intrinsically about integration points with legacy systems and repercussions on product features.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders (customers, product owners, designers, engineers, management) in crafting the Kopo Kopo product and services

Desired Skills & Experience

  • 4+ years of product management experience, with experience in financial services, payments, or merchant services highly preferred
  • Experience working for startups and a track record of growing a business
  • Degree in engineering, science or related technical field. An MBA is a plus
  • Passion and desire to think big and build a global billion dollar business
  • Data-driven approach of measuring product success and driving teams
  • Demonstrated track record managing all aspects of a successful product throughout its lifecycle, including product strategy, requirements definition, and product marketing
  • In-depth knowledge of Agile development processes, and a clear understanding of pros and pitfalls
  • Thrives in an environment of continuous change and complexity- can drive quality insights and deliver high impact projects.
  • “Can do” attitude, team player, fun, energetic personality, works well under pressure.

If you meet the requirements, Email your CV and cover letter with subject line “Head Of Product” to


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