Product Manager, Agriculture
About The Role
We are seeking a product manager to own the research, design, and iterative improvement of Apollo’s agricultural product offerings. Our core products have reached nearly 100,000 customers and we are well-positioned to expand our product portfolio into new crops and products that help farmers further increase their profits, access new markets, and help them manage the risks they face. In this role your mandate will be to maximize value per acre for our customers and for Apollo. You are a strong candidate if you have a deep knowledge of farming across Kenya/East Africa, the ability to think critically and commercially about the best opportunities for Apollo and our customers, and comfort designing products that delight our customers.
Your Core Responsibilities
Product Development: Identify, prioritize, and launch agricultural products. Determine the best inputs (seeds, fertilizers, chem) to be used for these products to maximize farmer return on investment. Incorporate information and data to iteratively improve our existing product portfolio.
Training Design: Curate the knowledge that customers need to succeed with our agricultural products. Build curriculums that upskill our customers. Determine the appropriate delivery model and collaborate with other teams to ensure this content is delivered effectively.
User Research: Spend significant time with our customers to deeply understand current farming practices and cash flows; identify optimal opportunities for increased investment and commercialization of farming practices.
Expansion: Define criteria for identifying a product’s service territory that ensure strong product-market fit and personally select pilot areas. Lead expansion strategy for every product and work with our operations team to ensure your strategy is implemented effectively.
Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work with our credit, logistics & distribution, sales, and customer support teams to ensure that all systems support smooth product implementation and launch
Knowledgeable about diverse farming practices across Kenya (and beyond)
Comfortable making commercial judgements about what’s right for our farmers and Apollo
Extremely comfortable and excited to spend extended periods of time in the field
Hungry to learn and excited to make an impact
Able to rapidly assimilate new information and make sound, strategic judgements
Strong at data analysis in Excel or Google Sheets and have interest in learning SQL
Equally comfortable admitting when you are wrong as defending your opinion
Clear communicator who can clearly express complex ideas both verbally and in writing
Considerate listener who takes the time to deeply understand customers, teammates, and partners
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
Value autonomy, honesty, transparency, and respect
Are excited to hear from you!
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About Apollo Agriculture
About Apollo Agriculture
Apollo helps farmers in emerging markets increase their profits. We use agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile technology to help farmers access credit, high-quality farm inputs, and customized advice. Our first product is a customized package of farm inputs, farming advice, and credit delivered to farmers in Kenya.