Easy Solar is the leading solar company in Sierra Leone, distributing and financing high-quality solar products and appliances for those with limited, or no access, to the conventional grid. This social enterprise is committed to improving the livelihoods of the people they serve; delivering energy access, savings and financial inclusion, education and employment, whilst working towards their core objective - reducing the effects of climate change. Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices on a rent-to-own financing structure. Customers can finance their purchase over time through weekly or monthly instalments, with the option to pay via cash or mobile money. Enabled by data-driven consumer finance, it is a trusted brand built on superior customer service and an expansive network of community-based agents, going the last mile. Easy Solar’s growth is transforming and empowering the lives of families and businesses across West Africa. Currently operational in Liberia and 15 of Sierra Leone's 16 districts, their products have served over 350,000 people since operations launched in 2016. Easy Solar are seeking a highly motivated Retail Product Manager to join their Marketing & Customer Experience team.
As the new Product Portfolio Manager, you will be responsible for Easy Solar's portfolio of solar powered off-grid products, complementary life-improving range (including phones, cook stoves), as well as managing special projects that expand the team's product offering through their partners. You will join Easy Solar's Marketing & Customer Experience team, working across both Sierra Leone and Liberia. As a last mile distribution company, a key focus will be considering medium to long term ways to build Easy Solar's portfolio within and beyond solar products, by heavily leveraging the wealth of credit data on existing customers. As the ideal candidate, you are someone who excels at building business cases for new offerings and is able to successfully oversee the implementation of the full product lifecycle. You are also adept at managing external supplier relationships, negotiating contracts/partnerships and building relationships across the multiple departments that interact with the product team, to foster effective collaboration.
Building, executing and reporting on the vision and strategy of the product department
Leading innovation, research and testing activities for new products
Managing the implementation of pilots and rollouts, and supporting sales on commercialisation
Managing special projects that expand the portfolio through strategic external partnerships
Ensuring all products launched satisfy customer demand
Managing Supplier Relations
Easy Solar is the leading solar company in Sierra Leone, distributing and financing high-quality solar products and appliances for those with limited or no access to the conventional grid. Easy Solar is currently operational in 12 of Sierra Leone's 16 districts, and their products have reached over 100,000 Sierra Leoneans since operations launched in 2016.
Easy Solar makes clean energy affordable to off-grid communities by distributing solar-powered devices on a rent-to-own financing structure. Customers can finance their purchase over time by paying in weekly or monthly instalments, with the option to pay via cash or mobile money. Enabled by data-driven consumer finance, a trusted brand built on superior customer service, and an expansive network of 90+ community-based agents going the last mile, their growth is powering and empowering families and businesses across West Africa, and has driven over $1 million p.a. in household savings for their customers.
Easy Solar, through its parent company Azimuth, has received copious support and recognition for its innovative approach to solving the challenges of energy poverty in West Africa. Deeply embedded within the renewable energy landscape in Sierra Leone, their continued success is enabled by partnerships and support from the following key organisations: SOBA, Angaza Design, Orange Money, REASL, PRESSD- SL, Sun King.