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Head of New Product Development for East Africa

  • Full-time
  • Eleving Vehicle Finance | Africa & Asia
  • Kenya

MOGO Kenya is part of Eleving Group – an international FinTech company with a vast reach across the globe and a strong online presence.

Our mission is to enable upward social mobility for people in diverse communities around the world by providing entrepreneurs who are excluded from traditional banking systems access to credit. By combining asset financing, fintech, AI-based underwriting, and proprietary car portals, MOGO Kenya enables these local entrepreneurs (motorcycle taxi riders, Uber/Bolt drivers, and small business owners) to find and purchase their own vehicles.

We are looking for a Head of New Product Development to create and develop new products (business lines). Some of the projects include: find a business model that works and roll out smartphone financing in our East Africa markets; develop battery swapping network for electric motorcycles that we finance; develop new products for our SME customers.

What you will do:

  • Run our internal product ideas incubator
  • Develop MVPs -> test fast -> fail -> repeat. Until you find what works! Then – scale and either go and run it yourself or transfer to other business units
  • Full ownership of Profit and Loss statement, understand and track unit economics 
  • Set-up team(s) 
  • Identify target segments, value proposition, and pricing  
  • Develop go-to-market strategy 
  • Establish and manage relationships with key business partners 
  • Monitor market and competitors, and provide market insights to company leadership 
  • Initiate and implement marketing campaigns incl., digital marketing 
  • Lead the development of new sales channels 
  • Regularly track and analyze key metrics (including the performance of sales teams, conversion rates, and turnaround times), as well, identify and implement improvements
  • Identify technology improvements (e.g., app for customers or sales reps.), prepare requirements, and lead the development from the business side


What you will need:


  • Start-up mindset with a focus on delivering business results 
  • Ambition, hungriness for success, drive to achieve targets 
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills 
  • Strong analytical skills (ability to analyze financial and operational performance)  
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Experience in building and managing diverse teams  
  • Willingness to network, socialize and build relationships 
  • Willingness to travel 
  • Fluent in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Hands-on approach to work with ability to build from scratch & scale up quickly


With us you will get:

  • An adventure of a lifetime
  • Housing allowance
  • Travel allowance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Results-oriented bonus system
  • Friendly and dynamic work environment
  • Excellent opportunity to assist in building a business
  • Opportunity for personal and professional development
  • Open feedback culture
  • Lead change and make an impact without being burdened by bureaucracy
  • Be part of a professional multicultural team
  • Discover & enjoy Africa