HR and payroll processing for SMBs in Africa

Product Manager

Nairobi, Nairobi County, KE
Job Type
3+ years
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Jackson Kibigo Kungu
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About the role

Location: Nairobi

Does the challenge of building the rails for payroll and compliance infrastructure across Africa excite you?

Workpay is on a mission to help organizations in Africa manage and pay employees easily, legally, and compliantly. Whether for remote employees in Mali or a local team in Mozambique, Workpay’s tech tools ensure that payrolls, compliance, benefits, and payments arrive on time. With employees at the core of our work, you will join a team that cares deeply about people and inspires them to grow. 🥰


Workpay is helping organizations in Africa connect with their employees to ensure they are paid quickly and compliantly, every time. We do this through our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that enables businesses to manage and process employees’ payroll, in addition to leave, benefits, documents, and either key data.

With hundreds of African organizations using Workpay, we have recently introduced new financial services and benefits products. Our platform provides payroll financing to cover tight cash months, ensuring their hard-working employees receive salaries on time. And when their employees need money they have earned before the end of the month, we enable Earned Wage Access (EWA). These are just a few of our new financial products, with more to come.

Role Overview

Now we must seamlessly deliver these financial services, payments, and benefits products through the Workpay platform. Workpay is seeking a creative technical Product Manager with experience in the fintech, HR, and/or financial services sector. You will report directly to our CEO, while working alongside fellow Product Managers to help the Customer and Business teams translate user requirements and market trends into designs and technical work streams. You will then collaborate with our CTO and Engineering team to set priorities and ensure successful delivery. You will manage Designers and Product Associates. If successful in driving product-led growth, new opportunities product leadership and executive opportunities may arise.


  • Manage roadmap for financial partner integrations, and execute on new integrations with technical teams
  • Collaborate with engineering teams on integrating with global payment partners.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders across Payment Operations, Risk, Compliance, Legal, and Engineering on compliant payment flows
  • Become subject-matter expert in global payment methods and act as an advisor to product development functions
  • Support needs of internal accounting, reporting, and reconciliation teams by ensuring solutions provide observability.
  • Manage the priority of work and the trade-offs between time to value for a customer and time to market
  • Write product documents, requirements, user stories, or product specifications as needed, ensuring clear communication and coordination with the business, design, and engineering teams
  • Analyze customers and business problems to identify the pain points

Required Qualifications & Experience

  • 4+ years prior experience as product manager, ideally at a high-growth company and a B2B Saas environment
  • A passion for products that just work, even if the problems they solve are boring and complicated
  • Excellent strategic decision-making (what to prioritize) and tactical decision-making
  • Demonstrable, self-driven results that have moved a product in the right direction
  • A strong sense of design and UX
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills, including across different departments to ensure that we’re satisfying critical business requirements

Added Advantages

  • Experience in the HR Software Industry
  • Familiarity with Jira and Clickup

Why Workpay?

  • Competitive, incentive-based remuneration, health cover, and gym membership.
  • Purpose driven work. We are building the rails for employment payments and compliance across Africa, helping drive economic growth and development.
  • Career advancement through constant opportunities for learning and growth
  • Working in a flexible, vibrant team environment with a flexible remote work policy. Work from home or from our fun, funky modern office in Westlands.

Why you should join WorkPay

WorkPay provides SMBs in Africa with tools for time tracking, payroll processing, and salary disbursement to banks and mobile wallets.

Team Size:19
Location:Nairobi, Kenya
Jackson Kibigo Kungu
Jackson Kibigo Kungu
Paul Kimani
Paul Kimani