Product Manager

BitPesa - London

7 months ago

BitPesa is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of over 40 members spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Luxembourg and includes former employees of Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Moneygram, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised $10 million in funding from institutional investors including Draper Associates, Greycroft Partners, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Job Summary:

The product manager acts as the owner of a BitPesa product line. S/he manages analytics, planning, design, and customer research associated with a BitPesa product line.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Product Management

  • Managing the entire product life cycle from strategic planning to implementation

  • Specifying market requirements for current and future products by conducting market research supported by data analytics

  • Driving a solution set across development teams (tech and marketing) through market requirements and positioning.

  • Developing and implementing a company-wide go-to-market plan, working with all departments to execute.

  • Analyzing potential partner relationships for the product and work with the commercial team to execute the partnerships

  • Develop and maintain product metrics for existing and current product lines


  • 3+ years of software product management and/or data analytics experience.

  • Knowledgeable or interest in blockchain/bitcoin/digital currencies or financial trading system preferred

  • Computer science or economics/finance degree or work experience a strong plus.

  • This position requires travel occasional travel in EU and Africa


  • Data analytics skills

  • Critical problem-solving ability

  • Project management skills

  • Experience with trading tools and system preferred


  • This position has a competitive salary and full health benefits


  • Shortlisted Candidates must be willing to provide a minimum of two references

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