Assistant Product Manager – Mtaa Fresh

About the role

The Assistant Product Manager – Mtaa Fresh is role will support Mtaa Fresh services in product and market development. Mtaa Fresh supports pit emptiers by safely managing waste from pit latrines in the urban informal settlements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and implement plans to grow and improve the Mtaa Fresh market and services ensuring adherence to set timelines
Put in place mechanisms to evaluate performance against plans and guide implementation of corrective action
Plan and ensure effective use of resources to achieve the agreed objectives
Lead teammates and stakeholders in problem solving and risk analysis of Mtaa Fresh operations
Identify opportunities to capture more waste volumes at existing Mtaa Fresh sites
Based on gaps identified in the market, propose new Mtaa Fresh sites to reach coverage targets
Lead research activities aimed at understanding the market for Mtaa Fresh including who we are serving/not serving and why
Identify existing gaps in the market (number of people/pits served vs. the serviceable addressable market
Analyze data and use findings to propose viable options
Consistently engage and build relationships with all your stakeholders to understand and meet their needs
Demonstrate adaptability in your willingness to change your point of view based on objective feedback
Identify opportunities to improve partnership and increase collaboration for Mtaa Fresh stakeholders
Develop and implement strategies to build relationships with Manual Pit Emptiers (MPEs) to increase the reach of Mtaa Fresh services
Develop mechanisms to capture waste sources including the number of people served, MPEs served as a proportion of total market
Put in place mechanisms to accurately capture data on volume of waste received compared to targets
Review results and propose actions to improve performance (increasing the reach for Mtaa Fresh services in the market
Lead the testing of new proposals on Mtaa Fresh growth/expansion in collaboration with relevant stakeholders
Evaluate iterations to the current business model to achieve growth and cost targets, potentially in partnership with the Business Excellence, Strategic Projects, or New Products & Services teams
Identify opportunities to further achieve cost efficiencies at Mtaa Fresh to support organization-wide cost reduction targets

Leader with blend of business and operational savvy, with strategic thinking and tactical execution skill sets
3+ years in product management role, with experience in leading individuals and teams;
Proven ability to manage customer / product journey across the value chain, identifying challenges, and prioritizing solutions to address customer needs and pain points;
Strong analytical problem solving skill set, with comfort with intermediate / advanced financial modeling and analysis;
Ability to collaborate across teams and lead problem-solving brainstorming;
Excellent communications skills across all mediums (spoken, formal written, email)
Growth mindset and intrinsically motivated to solve problems as they arise.
Strong comfort with ambiguity, entrepreneurial AND analytically minded, and passionate about scaling a business unit and solving the global sanitation crisis


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About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making hygienic sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Our systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves five key steps: we build a dense network of franchised micro-entrepreneurs, who operate low-cost, high-quality waterless sanitation facilities - called Fresh Life Toilets. We provide critical support services - such as access to finance, business analytics, training, and marketing. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. We convert the waste into valuable end products, such as organic fertilizer, insect-based animal feed, and renewable energy. Finally, we sell the end products to Kenyan farms under the brand name Farm Star.