Technical Product Manager, West & Central needed at Sun King

4 weeks ago

Job title : Technical Product Manager, West & Central

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : March 07, 2024

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About the role:

  • This role is an exciting career opportunity for a value-motivated innovator with a combination of technical and organizational skills who is passionate about working with off-grid consumers and delivering the next generation of Sun King products.
  • The products and services you will build will have a transformative impact for millions of households.

What you would be expected to do

New Product Identification

  • Generate, refine and consolidate new product ideas, market research and customer requirements, drawing from relationships across the company, including R&D, sales, marketing, and operations teams.
  • Develop customer survey templates, collect feedback, and present to internal stakeholders
  • Evaluate current offerings from industry peers, seeking opportunities for differentiation.
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction.
  • Test prototypes and potential new products to validate its commercial viability. Specify product requirements and feedback for R&D. 

New Product Pilots

  • Act as the Project Manager to deploy successful pilots, defining the purpose, major deliverables, KPIs, timelines, risks, and roles of internal stakeholders.
  • Track and document key pilot project deliverables, including customer engagement, usage habits, product availability, and the weekly number of generated prospects.
  • Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure deliverables (selecting pilot areas, inventory readiness, training, etc.) are met on time. 
  • Carry out Engineering Validation Testing (focusing on the features) and Technical Validation Testing (focusing on integration) and generate a Product Requirements Document (PRD)
  • Collect Customer Feedback on the product performance and expectations and present to internal stakeholders. 
  • Report the progress and results of the pilot through a comprehensive memo or a presentation. Provide insights on lessons learned, recommendations for a successful GTM approach, product design or process changes, if needed. 
  • Oversee a successful transition from the pilot stage to commercial scale. 

New Product Introduction

  • Clearly convey the product vision. Translate technical specifications, benefits, differentiation against rivals, and its fit with Sun King to a language customers can appreciate.
  • Work with various departments to design a sales and service process for new products and the route to market.
  • Assist in the Training and Marketing Teams by reviewing training materials, spec sheets, packaging, and highlighting the Customer Value Proposition (CVP)
  • Assist in the development of service requirements for new products, working closely with the After-Sales and Call Center teams to ensure customer service is prepared prior to the product launch.
  • Work with the R&D Team to define and implement product iterations and cascade the changes to respective stakeholders. 

You might be a strong candidate if you

  • Have a Bachelors Degree in product design, engineering, energy systems, the physical sciences, or a related field. Experience in Solar Refrigeration will be an advantage.
  • Have minimum 4 years experience as technical Product Manager preferably in the solar industry
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and with the ability to work well on your own, ability to figure things out with innovative thinking, problem-solving skills, and presence of mind.
  • Are curious to ideate and expand product offerings in segments complimentary to solar energy, such as clean mobility solutions. 
  • Have the ability to collect and synthesize user feedback for actionable items.
  • Have critical thinking skills: Strong ability to structure problems and drive towards solutions even in ambiguous situations
  • Have financial knowledge to quantify economic value propositions and commercial opportunities of new product offerings.
  • Have experience in spearheading the expansion of new product lines or segments
  • Can execute and manage projects effectively.
  • Are Open to travel within the region and possibly to other Sun King markets
  • Display excellent communication skills, energy, and the ability to handle obstacles at a rapidly growing organization. You can communicate product choices through the lens of multiple stakeholders.

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