Nofence is a Norwegian scale up who has built the world’s first virtual fencing solution for livestock.
Nofence is currently the global leader within virtual fencing with 50,000 active collars in 4+ markets. Our current milestone is to be the first company in the world to reach 1,000,000 active collars, disrupting how farming is done across the world.
Our Product & Engineering team consists of engineers with a wide range of skills. We design and develop the mechanics of our physical product and the electronics that goes into it. We develop the firmware that runs on the device, and the cloud service it communicates with. We design and develop the mobile and web apps that our customers use. We are also responsible for the development of many internal applications and tools that keep our business humming. In short, there’s a lot of exciting work to be done!
About the Role
As our Product Manager for the NPI-team (New Product Introduction) own the vision and direction of the future versions of our physical products and you will prioritize the work for our NPI-team. The NPI-team consists of the world’s most experienced crew within HW development for virtual fencing. The scope of your work and the NPI team is the following:
The entire process from early prototyping to volume production of new HW
Developing and implementing production testing and physical testing (cattle literally don’t care about HW, and robust HW is a foundation for our whole business!)
As a product manager, you will also be part of our Product Team and report to our Head of Product. The overall responsibility of this team is to make sure we make the right decisions on which problems to solve for which users so that we can reach our overall goal as a Company. Your responsibility as a Product Manager for the NPI-team is simply that Nofence develops HW with the best possible product market fit!
Your main responsibility is that Nofence develops HW with a very good product market fit!
You will ensure that the team is always working on what gives the most value to Nofence as a company.
You will work closely with stakeholders, both internally and externally to understand their needs and translate those needs into market and product requirements.
You will work on defining the product vision, strategy and roadmap.
You will work closely with the NPI-team to ensure we build HW that will scale as we prepare for international expansion.
You spend time with our customers/farmers to understand their pain points and how improvements on our product can make their lives easier.
You are interested in and see the value of keeping up with tech trends and the opportunities it can give your product
You make priority calls, and communicate them clearly to the stakeholders.
You will report to the Head of Product.
Experience and qualifications
- Bachelor or Master degree in HW-related engineering disciplines or similar experience
- Experience with defining and launching new HW products to the market
- Enjoy working in a cross-functional team
- Default to using an analytical and data driven approach to problem solving
- Comfortable working in an English speaking work environment
- Good written and verbal communication skills
What can we offer?
The right candidate will get a competitive salary, stock options, contemporary office from which to work from, IT equipment, pension and a fun and rewarding environment which will enable you to thrive within a supportive team that is driving change in the agricultural industry. We have 2 company wide gatherings per year and another 2 gatherings within Product & Engineering. In addition we can also offer free use of collars.
The role will include some traveling. At Nofence, we aim to facilitate a hybrid work life where one can combine working from home and physical presence at one of our hubs: Batnfjordsøra (HQ), Oslo and Trondheim. We value flexibility, but also believe that social interaction is important for our development and team building.