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Head of Division - Bboxx New Products

Published on 21.10.2022


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Position : Head of Division - Bboxx New Products


Bboxx is a super platform, transforming lives and unlocking potential by providing access to essential products and services across Africa.

Bboxx has built a fully integrated operating system Bboxx Pulse®, backed by an extensive on-the-ground network to provide goods, services and utilities across Africa. We offer African households, businesses and communities a highly convenient and affordable way to access life-changing solutions, through last mile logistics and data-powered innovative financing methods.

Bboxx is championing the economic development of Africa, accelerating the transition to the digital economy and creating new markets. We are connecting both underserved rural communities and aspiring urban ones with services including clean energy, clean cooking, smartphones, and loans, enabling African consumers to unlock their potential. Bboxx is positively impacting the lives of more than 2.5 million people in 11 markets, directly contributing to 11 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Bboxx has over 3,000 staff across Africa and offices in the UK and China.

Role Purpose: 

 Bboxx is currently in 11 countries, this role will take on centrally the responsibility to create new business lines. You will be responsible for identifying new products and services (some of these include financial services, e-mobility,…) to add on the platform to get to a large platform business within 1-2 years! This is a really exciting role as Bboxx is expanding into urban segments with new products and services. You will have to work closely with innovation leads in each countries but also with the product teams to make this a reality.

About the role:

  •  Defining the overall vision, strategy, and roadmap to be able to scale the new products
  • Help formulate the vision for new ventures and create buy-in at the Executive Committee and in the Country of Operations
  • Propose commercial objectives and strategic direction for new product lines
  • Manage the consolidate P&L and budget for the new products
  • Determining customer demand and market potential 
  • Understand and represent user needs throughout the product lifecycle
  • Monitor the market and analyze competition, acting on product gaps
  • Create high-level business cases for new value-added services
  • Prioritize product and payment integrations 
  • Assess potential providers of third-party HW and SW
  • Build technology partner and supplier relationships 
  • Perform user tests and run prototypes (proof of concept)  
  • Coordinate pilots and support the rollout in Countries of Operations
  • Measure impact and evaluate adoption
Required profile for job ad : Head of Division - Bboxx New Products

About you:

  •  4-8 years work experience in top companies, e.g. top 3 consulting firm (MBB), startups such as Rocket Internet or Jumia, larger blue chips such as Amazon, Google, or TelCos
  • Some experience in financial technology, insurance technology, or eMobility is a plus
  • Team player expert communicating with a large variety of stakeholders (ops teams, sales teams, product teams,…)
  • Very strong analytical skills and prove track record of solve complex problems and creating audacious solutions
  • Fluency in English, Fluency in French is a plus

At Bboxx, we celebrate our differences, and recognize the strength in the diversity of our people.  We are a global employer who believe in providing opportunities for all its employees to unlock their potential regardless of background, age, sex, race, religion, or personal beliefs. 

We look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply to roles you are passionate about, even if you need help from us to develop your skills.   We strive to create an inclusive environment and regularly celebrate the diversity of our people through events arranged by our Culture Committee.  Bboxx provides a workplace where you can be your authentic self and focus on our mission of transforming lives through access to energy!

Job criteria for job ad : Head of Division - Bboxx New Products
Job category :
Marketing, communication
Industries :
Import-export business
Industry, production, manufacturing and other
Employment type :
Permanent contract - Fixed-term contract
Region :
Eastern Province - Kigali Province - Northern Province - Southern Province - Western Province
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 1
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