VP of Product [Remote]

Product · Nairobi, Kenya
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Executive

ABOUT LORI

Lori is a venture-backed, rapidly growing start-up that has built a cutting-edge, tech-driven, logistics services platform that seamlessly coordinates haulage across frontier markets. With a mission to reduce the cost of goods in frontier markets, 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’s 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. 


CNN International published a feature article on Lori and how its robust technology will transform African economies and their ability to compete on the global stage. Today, Lori moves goods across nearly 20 countries on the continent


If our mission resonates with you, we cannot wait to meet you and share Lori’s vision to digitize and revolutionize the logistics industry in Africa.


ABOUT THE ROLE

The VP of Product will lead Lori’s product team and own Lori’s product strategy, processes, and solutions. As a thought partner to the C-Suite and key product strategist, the VP of Product will develop Lori’s product roadmap to capture the market opportunity, deliver on executive goals and lead the team in execution.


WHAT YOU WILL DO:

  • Refine and execute an ambitious product roadmap and strategy.
  • Lead all day-to-day aspects of product management, including supporting and coaching Product Managers.
  • Master Lori’s customers and their needs, the industry, and market dynamics across multiple geographies.
  • Identify new market opportunities and refine product vision and strategy.
  • Improve product development processes, product adoption and performance data visibility.
  • Design products to align with business strategy and deliver on stakeholder requirements.
  • Adopt and drive product excellence across the entire organization.
  • Engage closely with engineering leads to accurately plan and deliver on the  product development schedule.


WHAT IT TAKES:

  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related technical field.
  • 7+ yrs Product Management experience  in a venture-backed technology company (Series A or beyond).
  • Experience in Scrum/Agile/and  E-logistics/SCM/Mobility.
  • Record of setting and achieving ambitious goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment.
  • Validated ability to lead, coach and inspire teammates and colleagues.

      BONUS:

  • Master of Science or MBA
  • 2+ years of experience in a strategy consulting or banking environment.
  • Expertise in B2B, SaaS, FinTech or Data Science.
  • Experience across multiple functional areas such as UX/UI, mobile development, finance, and/or marketing.
  • Experience with Start-ups and plugged into the entrepreneurial ecosystem.


LOCATION

  •   Full-time remote (must reside +/- 3 hrs from East Africa timezone).

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  • Location
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Department
    Product
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Executive