Job Summary

Your mission is to uplift the lives of our users in Senegal. You lead the Senegalese market expansion and build the strongest classifieds ecosystem around horizontal classifieds, jobs and property businesses.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

About ROAM

ROAM operates leading digital marketplaces in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our vision is to be Africa’s Most User Centric Marketplace Company.

What makes us unique is to deeply care to improve our African users’ lives through marketplaces, network effects and technology. We bring together people on our platforms who are at crucial decision points in three of their most important events of their life. Whether it is buying a car, buying a house, or finding your next job - our platforms empower each individual to find the best they possibly can.

Your Mission in our Vision

Your mission is to uplift the lives of our users in Senegal. You lead the Senegalese market expansion and build the strongest classifieds ecosystem around horizontal classifieds, jobs and property businesses.

Your Impact on our users.

Our users gain from you building trustworthy platforms where they can transact with confidence and earn a living, buy, sell, lease property or find their next job.

Location: Dakar Senegal

Reporting into

Head of Classifieds and Head of Property

Direct Reports

●     Head of Sales
●     Marketing Manager
●     Operations Team Managers (e.g. Account Mgmt, HR CR…)
●     Local tech team

Key Responsibilities

Organizational:


●    Fully own your local P&L, including revenue and cost management
●    Supervise and drive your business with data: steer each team across a set of defined and aligned KPIs, set ambitious targets and closely track towards the success of your business
●    Build and empower a great local team with a commitment to our Vision and a high degree of motivation
●    Deliver your local perspective to your respective Product Manager, to strategically develop your solution together
●    Together with your Head of Vertical, develop your business strategy and plan for excellent execution

Reporting:

●     Lead a shared weekly reporting with your respective teams, including targets for key indicators
●     Lead the weekly reporting with the Head of Vertical
●     Contribute to the monthly reporting with the Head of Vertical
●     Work towards the achievement of your quarterly targets

Functional:

●     Sales: Challenge and build your sales team to the best they can be; understand and manage the sales process and the strengths and weaknesses of your sales funnel
●     Business Development: Work towards establishing prestigious and highly targeted local partnerships, with defined and measurable targets
●     Operations: Establish and improve your local processes; ensure a lean setup wherever possible
●     Marketing: Identify the optimal local brand position and strategically position your operations and marketing towards it.
●     Competitive analysis: Frequently analyze your competition’s behavior to reposition yourself strategically
●     Product: Work with the Tech & Product Team to build a world class platform which provides the best experience for all our users

Skills and competencies

●        Minimum 5 years of work experience
●        Proven track record in industry, entrepreneurial or consulting experience (top-tier only)
●        Hands-on experience with the Senegalese market
●        Strong business development skills and track-record
●        Strong communicator and motivator with excellent leadership skills
●        “Can do” attitude, pragmatic and results-oriented manager with well-developed analytical skills
●        Fluency in English and French

Key Relationships

●     Most importantly: Your local team
●     Head of Vertical
●     Product Manager
●     Other local CEOs

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