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Product Manager

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Apollo Agriculture
Place
Nairobi, Kenia/Remote
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Added: April 18, 2024
About Apollo Agriculture:

Apollo Agriculture is a leading agri-fintech platform empowering small-scale farmers across Africa to increase their profits and farm more sustainably. Apollo uses artificial intelligence and automated operations to unlock the massive, untapped small-scale farming market. Apollo enables farmers to access the optimized financing, high-quality farm products, expert digital advice, and risk management solutions they need to invest and scale their businesses. Apollo grew paying customers over 2.5x in 2023 to over 200K small-scale farmers in Kenya and Zambia, increasing revenue to nearly $30M with robust unit economics. Apollo partners with key global agriculture companies like Bayer, OCP and Yara, and is backed by Anthemis, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Flourish Ventures, Leaps by Bayer, and Softbank Vision Fund. Apollo’s team brings together technology, credit and operations experience from The Climate Corporation, Google, Capital One, Revolut, and One Acre Fund.

About the Role:

Apollo Agriculture is seeking a Product Manager to help us change how African farmers access farm inputs, credit, and customized advice. We are looking for someone to help design and drive our product strategy as we scale. The ideal candidate rapidly assimilates new information, forms and expresses sound strategic judgements, motivates everyone around them, and is equally comfortable defending their opinion as admitting when they are wrong.

Management: This role reports to Apollo's Head of Product

Location: Amsterdam or Nairobi

Responsibilities:

  • Help design and execute our product strategy and technology roadmap in close coordination with Apollo’s Head of Product and key stakeholders across Apollo
  • Rally people across the organization to deliver high-quality products, on time, for our customers
  • Work closely with our operations teams and learn from our customers in the field to develop technology that dramatically increases our operational efficiency and positions the business for radical scale
  • Transform ideas into clear, functional product features and work with our engineers to ensure projects are managed efficiently and features are built to spec
  • Your core responsibilities will evolve and shift as Apollo grows. You will thrive in this role if you embrace rather than struggle with frequent change


Requirements:

  • Rapidly assimilate new information and turn it into clear strategic judgements with sound logical reasoning
  • Understand the implications of today’s design decisions for future scale and intuitively “see the forest for the trees”
  • Considerate listener who takes the time to deeply understand customers, teammates, and partners
  • Have demonstrated success in a fast-paced environment (not necessarily as a PM); your exact title may vary depending on your experience level with product management
  • Excited to overcome challenges and change the world for the better at massive scale
  • Are technically fluent and excited about having a technical conversation with an engineer
  • Have built working software and/or are comfortable using SQL
  • BONUS Are experienced in one of these areas: machine learning, credit, agriculture, UX design


We:

  • Are a collaborative team of smart and ambitious people who are dedicated to serving our customers
  • Make magic happen to solve hard problems and always come with solutions when challenges arise
  • Are comfortable taking risks that can result in radical scale, and understand that failures are opportunities to learn and improve
  • Are considerate listeners and take the time to deeply understand and seek out ideas from the people around us, even when we disagree
  • Offer a dynamic environment that fosters talent, collaboration and growth
  • Take pride in our work and share the responsibility to see it through from conception to deployment
  • Back up our talk with a competitive compensation and benefits package including equity


Apollo Agriculture does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Apollo Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Apollo Agriculture is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we may conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
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