Where restaurants in Africa buy food supplies

Head of Product

$100K - $120K
Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria
Job Type
11+ years
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About the role

Role - Head of Product

Job Type: Full Time (Hybrid)

Reporting To: Chief Product Officer

About Vendease

Vendease is an e-procurement platform for B2B clients in Africa, with a mission to ensure restaurants are free to focus on catering for their customers. We take the problem of food supply- availability and quality of restaurant owners, so that they can focus on serving their customers. As an online marketplace, we give restaurants the opportunity to buy everything they need remotely and seamlessly from anywhere in the world.

About Role

As the Head of products, you will be a key member of the product leadership team responsible for crafting the vision and strategy for our products - Vendease e-Procurement, Vendease Inventory Management System, CostEasy, Point of Purchase and FoodDI - while scaling critical growth engine of our business. You will also be responsible for overseeing the delivery and management of the Vendease products.

What You’ll do

  • Collaborate with senior leaders and executives across Vendease to clearly define and articulate the product vision and desired functionality, scalability and success metrics for our Product Users
  • Take charge of the product vision and plan the roadmap for all Vendease product to ultimately drive user adoption and self-service
  • Ensure in-depth analyses of user cohorts in terms of key commercial metrics as well as attributes such as demographic, location, customer segment/business vertical etc. to guide roadmap decisions
  • Influence, oversee and be accountable for all Vendease product delivery by ensuring the team run frequent field trips and in person user research to deepen understanding of the target persona and most pressing needs
  • Drive design, prototyping, A/B testing and solution development of key features to attract & retain more users and improve key metrics
  • Creatively overcome challenges to deliver value for large customers in a scalable way that unlocks future growth opportunities for the company
  • Become an active promoter for the Vendease Product team, including the creation of future product vision and strategy with product roadmaps, and report out to a variety of stakeholders and senior leadership on metrics and adoption
  • Facilitate a collaborative and agile environment, while also leading process improvement efforts
  • Manage a team of seasoned product leaders with a large and growing set of surface area and products
  • Partnering with internal Product and Tech teams, partners, and contractors to creatively deliver on product commitments


  • 10+ years of product management experience (including 3+ years of executive leadership experience)
  • Specific experience leading and building SaaS/Software products that have scaled beyond Nigeria and for large enterprises
  • Proven experience in working with large customers to deliver solutions at scale
  • Entrepreneurial spirit in building new products and services
  • A track record of success in managing Product Managers and in building a high performing product management team
  • Knowledge of restaurant/hospitality industry and a background in software development is a plus
  • Good command of Jira and SQL
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill
  • Excellent teamwork skills and proven ability to influence cross-function

Why should you join Vendease?

Our work culture is great, we value ADVENTURE, TRANSPARENCY, EXCELLENCE, RESPECT and OWNERSHIP. We are a team of audacious Ants whose vision is to ensure that no restaurant ever goes out of business again due to capital or product issues. Our mission is simple, ensure that restaurants can focus on serving their customers. We want to take the headache of food supply and access to capital so that restaurants can continue to serve their customers.

It is not just because we are growing rapidly and want you to be part of a winning team, we are a group of intelligent Ants constantly challenging ourselves to be the best in our industry. Being part of us is an opportunity to be part of a success story, grow an outstanding career and work in a friendly-environment where you can be yourself and thrive in your chosen field.

Our benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Health Insurance
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • Paid time off (maternity/paternity leave, annual leave)
  • 13th Month Pay
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on meaningful projects within the tech ecosystem

About Vendease

Vendease is Africa’s leading agrifood-tech company digitizing the food supply chain. We operate an online marketplace that allows restaurants and other food businesses to buy directly from farms and food manufacturers.

Team Size:250
Location:Lagos, Nigeria
Gatumi Aliyu
Gatumi Aliyu
Olumide Fayankin
Olumide Fayankin
Tunde Kara
Tunde Kara
Oyewale Oyepeju
Oyewale Oyepeju