My journey to putting payments on autopilot - Rita Ojieh

Hi there! My name is Rita Ojieh, a Product Manager at Seerbit. I joined Seerbit in December 2022 and it has been a wonderful ride.  

Want to know my experience so far with Seerbit? Stay with me while I walk you through my journey. 

Finding my career

As a child, my eyes were set on becoming a banker, inspired by my father's prominent position in one of Nigeria's top banks. However, everything changed when I stumbled upon the enchanting world of Literature. It was like love at first sight, an overwhelming love for books and captivating literary works that pulled me in. I couldn't resist its allure, and I wholeheartedly embraced the Arts, bidding farewell to my banking dreams. The power of words and the beauty of storytelling became my true passion, forever shaping the course of my life. 

Early career days  

In the early stages of my career, I started off in Communications. However, it wasn't until the latter part of 2020 that I started exploring Product Management. I would consider my transition into product management a divine intervention 😂. It was Mobi Chukwunalu, the product lead at the company I where I worked at the time, who quickly recognized my enthusiasm, drive, and untapped potential in product transformation. With Mobi's invaluable guidance, I fully embraced the path of Product Management in 2021. Till this day, I am deeply grateful to Mobi for playing a significant role in shaping my career journey. 

Interestingly enough, my academic background had no prior ties to Engineering. I actually studied Communication and Language Arts at the prestigious University of Ibadan. Surprisingly, this unique study experience had a profound impact on my career trajectory. From navigating technical interactions to effectively managing people, the qualities that define my core professional skills were rooted in my academic background and the remarkable individuals I encountered during my university years. 

Choosing to study Communication and Language Arts proved to be an excellent decision for me. Not only is communication an integral part of human existence, serving as a fundamental asset in achieving success across any field, but it also accelerated my learning process in the tech industry. It provided a solid foundation that propelled my growth and adaptation within this dynamic field. 

 Joining SeerBit   

To be completely honest, I wasn't actively seeking a job change when the opportunity to join the SeerBit team presented itself. However, I distinctly remember the day I Googled SeerBit and instantly fell in love with everything I discovered. From that moment on, my fate was sealed, and the rest became history. 

Working at SeerBit has been an absolute delight, to say the least. The culture here is simply beautiful, and the people I work alongside are truly exceptional. The products we create are nothing short of amazing. 

When it comes to my colleagues, I can confidently say that they are the cream of the crop. They make the work environment feel effortless, seamless, and incredibly rewarding. I consider myself blessed to have such sweet and kind-hearted individuals as my teammates. The working relationships we've built are superb and extend far beyond the confines of the office. 

Proud moment at SeerBit

let me tell you about one of the projects that I am proud to have led as a Product Manager at SeerBit.

Picture this: a bustling African market landscape filled with mega-businesses that are thriving, yet grappling with a common challenge—managing their payments efficiently. Now, imagine being the catalyst for change, revolutionising the way these enterprises handle their financial operations. That's exactly what we set out to achieve with our technical integration with Microsoft Dynamics.

In Africa, businesses in various sectors such as FMCG, retail outlets, quick-service restaurants, hotels, etc., have a heavy cashflow, but are however face a daunting task when it comes to payment collections and overall financial management. Their accounting teams are stressed with hours of manual work, from tedious data entry to juggling multiple accounts across different banks. On top of that, they must navigate the intricate process of disbursing funds to suppliers and vendors. It is a lot of complicated paperwork, prone to human errors, and it leaves these businesses drained of time and resources.

But fear not, because SeerBit is here to transform the payment landscape! With our integration into Microsoft Dynamics, we've created a seamless and powerful solution that empowers businesses already using Microsoft Dynamics. Imagine having a single touchpoint, right within the familiar Microsoft environment, where these enterprises can effortlessly manage their payments and automate their day-to-day operations. It's a game-changer.

No longer will these businesses and their accounting teams need to drown in paperwork. Our integration allows them to streamline their payment processes, effortlessly manage their inventory, and gain real-time visibility into how their money moves. It's like waving a magic wand and unlocking a treasure trove of financial efficiency.

Witnessing the positive impact our integration brings to these enterprises is simply awe-inspiring. We're not just providing a technical solution; we're empowering businesses to thrive in a competitive market. We're giving them the freedom to focus on what matters most—delivering exceptional products and services to their customers—while we take care of the financial nitty-gritty.

As a Product Manager, I juggle multiple projects, but this integration with Microsoft Dynamics stands out as a beacon of progress and further ignites my passion. It's a testament to SeerBit's unwavering commitment to revolutionise payment systems in Africa and support businesses in their growth journey. And for me personally, it's an honour to play a role in this transformative endeavour.

So, join us on this exciting adventure as we unlock a new era of seamless payments and financial management for businesses across Africa. Together, let's pave the way for prosperity and success, one integration at a time.

The journey so far

My journey with SeerBit has been a transformative experience, opening my eyes to invaluable lessons that now shape my perspective. One vital realisation I've had is the power of consistency, complemented by the collaboration of people with an optimistic mindset. It's astonishing to witness what can be achieved when a team works together, unwavering in their commitment to excellence.

Another profound lesson that has resonated with me is the impact of decision-making on the quality of our lives. At SeerBit, we understand that the choices we make, both big and small, shape the path we tread. It's a constant reminder to approach every decision with care, foresight, and a commitment to making a positive impact.

Looking ahead, I am excited and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to continue building world-class products with the remarkable team at SeerBit. Together, we are pushing the boundaries of innovation, and there's no limit to what we can achieve as we forge ahead.

If you, too, find yourself captivated by the spirit and vision of SeerBit, I invite you to explore the possibility of joining our team. We have several open roles that may pique your interest and provide an opportunity for you to contribute to our mission. Together, we can continue building a future where seamless payments and financial empowerment are within reach for businesses across Africa.

For 3 years and counting, Global and African businesses have trusted  SeerBit to help them collect payments securely from customers. Now we're hiring, as we need more hands to join us in building for Africa. Join us on this incredible journey to build, and let's make a lasting impact together.    Check our open roles


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