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  • Posted: Dec 3, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Head of Electric Mobility

    The scale and impact of our work is massive. M-KOPA is a fast-growing Fin Tech company offering millions of underbanked customers across Africa access to life-enhancing products and services. From our roots as the pioneer in pay-as-you-go “PayGo’” solar energy for off grid homes, we have grown into one of the most advanced connected asset financing platforms in the world, empowering a broad range of customers to achieve progress in their lives.

    We’re looking for a Head of / Senior Manager of Electric Mobility Product to lead M-KOPA's electric mobility product line. You will be based in Nairobi or be able to travel there frequently and will report to the Managing Director of M-KOPA Mobility

    In this role, you’ll be expected to:

    • Know all things electric mobility - from battery supply chains to battery management system AI algorithms to future price curves to electric charger types to manufacturing assembly tax benefits
    • Be a key leader in defining the strategic direction of M-KOPA's electric mobility business
    • Design, run and iterate M-KOPA's electric vehicle and electric charging / swapping tests and feed that input back into product evolution
    • Responsible for creating and adapting a business model and generating a financial forecast that will see PAYG e-mobility scale amongst lower-income markets
    • Develop the product roadmap, setting realistic product goals and targets relative to operational constraints and firm market understanding
    • Lead on product hypotheses validation through rigorous market-testing and underpinned by an iterative product discovery process
    • Leverage existing datasets and gather new data for financial modeling, including pricing and revenue forecasts
    • Manage M-KOPA's electric vehicle, charging infrastructure, and supply chain partners
    • Engage and communicate confidently with key stakeholders to articulate the performance of PAYG Mobility prelaunch and demonstrate a strategy for the continued success of PAYG motorbikes
    • Manage multiple ongoing projects, bringing efficiency and focus to drive these projects/phases of work to a conclusion

    Key Details

    • Location: Ideally Nairobi, Kenya - but other locations possible with frequent travel
    • Travel: Moderate travel to/within Kenya, and other locations where supply chain partners operate (Africa, India, China, Taiwan, etc)
    • Compensation: Competitive, reflective of skills, knowledge, and experience, inclusive of performance bonus
    • Benefits: Comprehensive


    • Minimum of [5] years of professional experience working with electric vehicles and/or electric vehicle charging infrastructure
    • Priority will be given to those with deep experience building electric mobility products and/or managing electric vehicle supply chains and partners
    • Understanding of the practical implementation of product management tools, processes, and techniques

    You Might Be A Good Fit If

    • You are passionate about mobility and engaging with motorbike drivers, riders, and small business owners
    • You understand and appreciate the power of credit financing for underbanked populations
    • You have experience building mobility products and services
    • You thrive equally as well in the field engaging with and running customer tests as you do in the Board room reporting on key metrics and building a long-term strategy
    • You thrive in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, work environment
    • Be excited about the future of electric mobility and all the social and customer benefits it brings
    • You like to have fun and being part of a close-knit team

    Mobility is M-KOPA’s newest business unit and we believe vehicle financing will be M-KOPA’s next breakthrough product. We believe in the power of financing and connected technology to empower transport entrepreneurs to own their future and we want to lead Africa’s transition to clean, electric transportation. We are rapidly building out a Mobility team of talented high performers who are passionate about the power of mobility

    M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to M-Kopa Solar on to apply

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