New Product Manager (AspireED)

Job Title: New Product Manager (AspireED)

Department/Team: Business Development Team

Type of Contract: Full time

Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya (role includes some travel within and outside Kenya)

About Moringa School

Moringa School is transforming higher education in Africa, starting with software development. In our current program, we transform ambitious amateurs to coding professionals.

We are a premier advanced immersive program, training exceptional full-stack and mobile Software Engineers. Moringa School is currently expanding rapidly into other courses and geographies across Africa and is looking for top talent to accelerate our growth.

Moringa School was named one of the 'Top 10 Most Innovative Companies' in 2018 by Fast Company.


Our Mission

Moringa School's mission is twofold:

  • To empower people &
  • To transform education through rapid-iteration teaching.

Our Culture

Employees enjoy a fun, collegial startup environment, you will be surrounded by talented, friendly, brilliant, & mission-driven professionals who work hard to provide the best student experience of its kind in the world.

We are committed to employee health & wellness- we truly believe that you need to take care of yourself first. We understand the value in remote working & support it as needed.


Why We Are Hiring For This Role

Moringa School is a growth stage start-up. We are constantly iterating our model, our product offering & our target market. For instance, we are consistently launching new courses in existing markets. Our Learning, Classroom & Curriculum teams are expanding as we design new curriculum material & expand our student base.

Another example could be that we are testing our model in new geographies (from Ghana, West Africa to Pakistan, East Asia to Rwanda, East Africa). To this end, our marketing, growth & infrastructure teams are expanding to pilot these models.

In a nutshell, Moringa is growing in all capacities. More specifically, we are consistently looking for new talent to join our team. The Outcomes Lead will be leading the end to end graduate recruitment process and acquisition of hiring partners for each of our verticals. Your work will be impactful both internally & externally.

Moringa School is rapidly expanding and we would like to centralize all our processes and have all our different stakeholders access and interact with the various services that we have to offer from our platform AspireED. You have a deep understanding of the market and consumer which will lead you to define, plan and execute improvements to the AspireED Moringa School product.


Responsibilities

  • Design and implement an internal product experience containing the various relevant elements that makeup Moringa School and ensures scalability

  • Create and present different business case strategies pertaining to AspireED

  • Work closely with the Infrastructure team to define the required technology specifications

  • Collaborate with Marketing and Admission teams to develop effective positioning and communications strategies

  • Develop annual budgets and long-term plans and manage P&L for assigned segments of the product

  • Responsible for short and long-term revenue goals associated with AspireED

  • Ensure that AspireED aligns with market needs by collaborating with the various relevant teams e.g. Learning Team, Classroom Team, Marketing Team etc.

  • Contribute and make improvements to the entire Moringa School eco-system experience i.e students, partners etc. with a focus on the product experience through AspireED

  • Continuously monitor product performance, the competitive environment, and market changes so that you can increase product effectiveness and ultimately drive profitability

Please note that the responsibilities may change as per business demands


Experience

  • 3+ years of professional product management experience

  • Computer science or technical degree preferred

  • Product management experience

  • New product launch experience

  • Experience managing data

  • Firm grasp of product development frameworks and processes

  • Knowledge on financial models

  • Proven capability to influence and negotiate across cross-functional teams

  • Ability to present program strategies, plans, and finished products to senior management and the Moringa School staff

  • Possess a portfolio of products you have developed from a conceptual stage to implementation

  • Passion for transformative education

Required Competencies

  • Product development

  • Financial modeling

  • Experimental mindset

  • Project management

  • Critical thinking

  • Strategy

  • Data Analysis


Values Alignment: The Moringa Way (HERO)

  • Have humility (because we believe those who are humble have the greatest capacity to learn, grow and build epic solutions, bringing about change over time)

  • Celebrate excellence (because we all strive for greatness and our ability to learn and grow isn’t just bound to time)

  • Be revolutionary (because if we are going to leave our mark on this world, we need to be different and think different)

  • Stay open (because choosing honesty over fear is a better way to live)

Career Growth & Development

We do not believe that an organization can grow without the growth & development of its staff. At Moringa, we are consistently building systems to invest in the growth of our employees. We are deeply invested in offering career growth within Moringa, provide actionable feedback through “weekly check-ins” & thorough career reviews. We will work together with you to craft roles that both support the needs of the organization and that you can be passionate about


How Can You Apply?

  • You will need to email the following to Recruitment at joinus[at]moringaschool.com
  • Your CV
  • A cover letter (answering 3 questions, why Moringa, why this position, why you)
  • Subject Line: Application for insert "role name", insert "full name"