Company Description

Mobisol combines solar energy with an affordable payment plan via mobile phone, comprehensive customer service and innovative remote monitoring technology. The Berlin-based company offers low-income customers in developing nations quality solar home systems that are a clean alternative to unhealthy, environmentally harmful, and expensive fossil fuels. Systems come in varying sizes from 80 to 200 Wp to match the various energy needs of differing households. Mobisol solar home systems provide enough electricity to power bright LED lights, radios, mobile phones and a variety of household and consumer appliances. The larger systems can also power small businesses enabling entrepreneurial customers to create additional income. In this way, Mobisol stimulates economic and social development in project countries while simultaneously contributing to global environmental protection.

 

Job description

With a strong background in product portfolio planning and pricing

Location: Berlin, Germany with frequent travel to East Africa

 

As Mobisol´s head of product portfolio management you will be responsible for our existing product portfolio as well as for the development of new bundles of products in close cooperation with the country offices in Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya and the technical departments in Berlin. You will build products from existing ideas and work on pricing and product strategies for Mobisol to remain competitive in our target markets in East Africa. You will play the key role when it comes to decision making before we launch a new product or vary specifications of existing products.

 

Your Tasks

  • Close monitoring of the profitability of the existing product portfolio
  • Involvement in the product development process including the sourcing of appliances
  • Lead 10+ people across the countries
  • Management of the product life cycle
  • Pricing of new and existing products
  • Coordination between the country offices (sales, customer experience) and the departments at headquarters
  • Establish and lead the product management board and the costumer centric innovation lab at Mobisol in close cooperation with the R&D department
  • Lead the decision making process in close cooperation with the executive board
  • Requirements management
  • Documentation of product version´s history
  • Direct reporting line to C-Level

 

Our Requirements

  • MBA or management diploma with a minimum of 7 years experience in the role of a product manager, ideally in a technology driven company
  • A least 3 years leadership experience
  • High level of familiarity with the management of the product development process including pricing and customer experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams and to mentor junior colleagues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Willingness to travel frequently (worldwide and in particular to our East African subsidiaries)
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate team members and stakeholders across three continents to develop and streamline Mobisol´s products
  • A flexible and analytic mind who is able to work in a fast paced environment
  • A teamplayer who is able to prevail if necessary

 

Your Perspective

The position offers you the chance to build and shape a global player in the off-grid energy market with strong commitment to product-quality, design, user friendliness and environmental sustainability. You will be part of an outstanding international, highly motivated team of individuals who combine professional expertise with personal passion. In addition to joining a wonderful global community, you will receive an attractive benefit package with direct participation in the success of our company.

 

If you feel intrigued by this challenging opportunity, please send your application (letter of motivation, CV, references) with the subject line “Product Portfolio Manager” to jobs@plugintheworld.com . If you have any questions, please contact Ms Anne Heiduck in Berlin via phone at +49-30-9700-2556.

Deadline:

As soon as possible