Product Manager, Biomass, Job in Kenya

Product Manager – Biomass

About the role

The Product Manager – Biomass position presents an exciting opportunity to manage one of our cooking product categories’ rollout and complete lifecycle (from development to improvement). 

This role will be responsible for all product-related matters but is not limited to product opportunity identification & evaluation, product development & design, product & innovation project management, and product marketing. These four specific core responsibilities will have an associated team that will collaborate with this role and responsibilities will evolve throughout the duration of the position in line with the company’s product strategy.

BURN has been developing, testing, and bringing to market new cooking products for 10+ years in Kenya. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a growing organization and contribute to a fast-moving company committed to improving economic, environmental, and social outcomes across Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducting market research to identify new product opportunities and evaluate the potential of existing products for innovation or renovation efforts.

Developing a comprehensive product roadmap that aligns with the company’s overall product strategy.

Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure smooth product introduction into operations.

Managing the product development process, from ideation to launch, to achieve planned timelines.

Documenting product development processes and creating new ones as needed to improve efficiency and consistency.

Serving as a liaison between R&D, operations, and commercial business functions to ensure product goals and strategy alignment.

Analyzing and interpreting product performance data to inform product optimization and improvement efforts.

Managing the product lifecycle, including product end-of-life decisions and exit strategies.

Developing and executing product marketing plans, including pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies.

Monitoring industry trends and competitor activity to stay ahead of market developments and identify potential threats or opportunities.

Building strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, and partners, to ensure successful product outcomes and collaboration.

Skills and Experience:

3-5 years of relevant experience, in physical product/marketing management, New Product development, and commercialization.

An engineering background will be a significant plus.

Strong communicator, collaborator, and hands-on manager.

Ability to keep track of all the moving pieces in your cross-functional team and product management process.

You have experience in managing and working cross-functionally with diverse teams that might span different time zones.

 You are not shy to ask questions and are always striving to deliver the best results, considering the complexity of the system and its requirements.

How to Apply


                                                 Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply

BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).