Head of Product



Posted on Friday, July 7, 2023
Permanent contract
Global Remote

Amini is an environmental data infrastructure company fixing Africa’s data gap through deep tech (AI, IoT and Satellites), to enable the prosperity of 1 billion people by 2030.

About Amini

Amini is a Kenya based company with pan-African ambitions. We are technology driven team with broad experience across AI/ML, IOT, fintech, software engineering, banking, and impact. Our solution has infinite possibilities across sectors including insurance, agriculture, finance, supply chain monitoring and more. We are looking for a product guru with a proven track record of delivering at the highest level of tech, who is driven by our mission, and comfortable occupying several worlds simultaneously: operating in Africa, selling to an international market, and covering a range of industries from finance to food and beverage to carbon markets.

About The Role

Our Head of Product is a visionary who is also rich with applied experience and is ready to determine what is next for the product. In this role you are expected to:

• Work cross-functionally with engineering and business development to bring world class products to market across verticals

• Be curious, with a strong attention to detail and passion for customer success,

• Takes hands-on approach,

• Work closely with the founder and leadership team to enhance, own, and implement a fully-fledged product strategy and game plan (product roadmap), and

• Move at a fast pace while maintaining excellent quality and a positive attitude to take Amini to the next level.

About You

You will be a good fit if you bring a blend of business and technical understanding, make decisions based on facts from the market, and can implement these quickly and profitably. Additionally:

• You can translate complex relationships and solutions into understandable visual representations and strategies and communicate these both internally and externally,

• Your main abilities include excellent communication and great people skills as you interact with partners, customers, analysts, and titans of tech,

• You are a combination of entrepreneurial thinking and action.

• Have a deep understanding of the processes and methods of product management and technical development,

• Ready to drive strategy & big-picture thinking with a strong sense of user empathy &perspective.


• Strategic planning and management of the entire product portfolio

• Rallying internal teams towards a common goal, managing people, and leading discussions and initiatives to move things forward.

• Definition and alignment of the vision, strategy and roadmap, in order to establish the company as a global player.

• Create and present visionary innovations, strategic decision proposals, as well as the calculation of business cases

• Definition, monitoring of the relevant KPIs and control of the measures to achieve the set objectives

• Research market needs - guide the team towards goals that meet the needs of both the end user and business.

• Ensure stakeholders have a solid understanding of the product and its capabilities to ensure company-wide success.

• Manage product releases - Draft and distribute product briefs to ensure the smooth introduction of each new release. Answer questions and troubleshoot issues throughout the release lifecycle.

• Practice customer-centric development - work with clients to understand their unique needs and pain points. Capture and share client feedback with team to best investigate ways to create a solution. Collaborate cross-functionally to ensure features and functionality are meeting market needs in new and innovative ways. Report the success of the products and strategize improvements needed.

• Monitor the progress of issues and provide solutions for the development team.


• 10+ years of relevant product management experience

• At least 5 years of leadership experience in an international environment

• Prior experience in a startup or other high-ambiguity environment

• Focused experience shaping enterprise software and shipping globally.

• Versatility - ability to understand disparate markets and verticals.

• A passion for impact and effecting deep systemic change via tech – especially in Africa.

• Great interpersonal and communication skills paired with a high level of assertiveness.

• Strong analytical, strategic and coordinating skills

• You are a leader and an entrepreneur that people willingly follow

• High level motivational skills to work with virtual teams

• Sound knowledge and understanding of both business and technology

Scrappy–execution & outcome-focused

• Highly mission driven.

perks & benefits

At Amini, we value our employees and offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Some of the perks you can expect include:

• Comprehensive health insurance coverage.

• Flexible work hours to support work-life balance.

• Unlimited time off to recharge and relax.

If you are a reliable, team-spirited problem-solver with a passion for making a difference, we would love to hear from you. Join us as a Head of Product and play a vital role in our mission to build an innovative tech company that positively impacts people and the planet.

To Apply Please fill in this brief form: https://bit.ly/AminiPro