Vacancies in PULA, Kenya 2020
Career Kenya: Vacancies in PULA, Kenya 2020
Employment vacancy : Today Recruitment Kenya

Project Manager

Pula is seeking a well-rounded, experienced Project Manager
to grow our agricultural insurance products.
The incumbent must have a love for solving complex problems, while also being
comfortable building a
cutting-edge start-up company.


The Project Manager is expected to dive-in to the details of developing new
products and iterating on
existing products within the Product team: tasks will range from liaising with
the tech team to ensure
smooth delivery of projects, to visiting the field to understand the
on-the-ground perspective, to
synthesizing learnings from the business and contributing to the creation of
new value-additive products
for farmers, agrodealers, agents, and clients.

ROLES
● Support on the development of new products, such as implementing new business
intelligence
tools for clients, improving Pula’s system for tailored agronomy messages to
farmers, and
building out the content of Pula’s automated WhatsApp response system
● Proactively determine improvements to existing products, leveraging
information gathered from
field visits, surveys, and data analysis to drive better results from Pula’s
existing core products
(insurance registration, referrals, agnostic registrations, etc.)
● Implement systems to drive toward automation of the business, including key
areas such as
farmer payouts, reporting of claims, incentive payments, and SMS/WhatsApp
campaigns
● Visit the field to speak directly with Pula’s stakeholders, including
farmers, agents, and
agrodealers, to determine the design for key products and features
● Liaise with call center agents and field agents to conduct key research and
gain insights from
what’s happening at the agrodealer/farmer level
● Conduct User Acceptability Testing (UAT), providing the tech team with
feedback on new
developments to ensure proper field deployment
● For key features, work closely with Pula’s Tech team to ensure a smooth
process of development
and that all features reach necessary specifications
● For key projects, ensure that information is synchronized across Tech and Ops
teams at Pula and
major changes to rollouts/field work are implemented in a timely fashion
QUALIFICATIONS:
● You have a University degree
● You have 5+ years of overall project management experience
● You are willing to speak up independently when there is a problem to be
solved
● You have the ability to translate concepts into logical, detailed, written
action-plans
● You are on top of all your own tasks and are very well organized (your
manager should never
have to remind you about tasks and deliverables, deadlines, email responses,
etc.)
● You have the ability to professionally and respectfully dissent, and
logically debate challenges
● You are fully comfortable with Google Suite and Microsoft Office
● You are able to quickly adapt to the team’s digital systems (e.g., Asana for
task management,
Google Drive for file management, Slack/WhatsApp for communication, Jira for
tech)
● You are passionate about helping smallholder farmers build resilience
How To Apply
We accept applications on a rolling basis but recommend applying as soon as
possible.
If interested, please send your resume to
 rob@pula.io
PULA is seeking a well-rounded, experienced Commercial
Manager to manage and grow their agricultural insurance market in the region
based out of Nairobi. Reporting to the Director of Sales, the incumbent must
have a love for building value for rural communities, while also being
comfortable building a cutting-edge start-up company and interacting with a
wide range of stakeholders.
This is an exceptional individual will have a proven track record in developing
new business, selling business value, insurance solutions and professional
services to Executive levels – CEO, CFO, Sales and Marketing leaders,
Governments and functional practitioners.
Duties and Responsibilities
● Research, prepare and execute a sales plan focused on delivering new and
recurring revenues through partnerships with agro-input companies and the
public sector
● Think strategically about which accounts to target and come up with creative
solutions to get customers to engage. You are expected to qualify
opportunities, know which deals to work on, and which ones to pass on

● Be an outstanding external spokesperson for the company, its values and
products. You will have the authority to prepare as well as negotiate
commercial proposals.
● Progress prospects through a defined sales process to eventual contracting
and implementation. Manage the handover of new customers to the operations team
for the implementation of the solution
● Generate new sales by creating new opportunities and nurture leads via
leveraging existing relationships and building new relationships across
industries from scratch
● Manage and nurture existing client relationships across a wide range of
stakeholders including commodity associations, farmers’ aggregators, insurers,
government and private companies.
● Provide market feedback to product development, technology and operations
teams based on customer feedback
● Analyze data and use it to make key strategic decisions
● Travel to field sites and conduct visits to rural locations up to 50% of the
time
Desired Candidate Profile
Does this sound like you?
● You have at least 5 years’ experience in strong demonstrable sales and or
consulting in the area of agriculture, preferably in the insurance/seed/fertilizer/agrochemical
industry
● Experience and knowledge in the insurance industry will place you at an
advantage.
● You have an Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline
● You have knowledge and understanding of dealing with C-suite executives with
excellent communication and presentation skills, integrity and impeccable
professionalism
● You have experience working with Government officials at all levels and
navigating government structures.
● You are data driven and able to convey the potential of data driven marketing
to a sector that has traditionally had very little access to data
● You are comfortable working against a sales quota target
● You have the ability to translate concepts into logical, detailed, written
action-plans and proposals
● You have the ability to professionally and respectfully dissent, and
logically debate challenges
● You have the ability to use data and KPIs to make management decisions
● You have substantive experience working and/or living in rural African farming
contexts and building relationships across sectors and disciplines
● You are fully comfortable with Google Drive applications such as Google
Sheets, Google Docs etc
● You will be asked to demonstrate fluency in key work tools such as Microsoft
Excel. Full comfort with Pivot tables is considered a minimum standard measure
of fluency
● Fluency in a second language such as French or Portuguese is a definite
advantage

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