Job Summary

We're looking for an exceptional leader who is excited to unlock the potential of the informal economy and is inspired by our mission to empower the local merchants responsible for over $600 billion of sales across Africa every year.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description/Requirements

About Us:
Our Client is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small merchants to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. They aim to provide everything a retailer needs, no distributors or banks necessary.

Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda use their mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.

Role: Global Head of Strategy, reporting to the Global CEO

We're looking for an exceptional leader who is excited to unlock the potential of the informal economy and is inspired by our mission to empower the local merchants responsible for over $600 billion of sales across Africa every year.  You will be charged with developing the Strategy unit’s overall priorities and activities to maximize the long-term enterprise value. You will take ownership of the analysis of current operations while evaluating the return on investment of all new opportunities. You have extensive experience analyzing business fundamentals and building out models to accurately project business performance. You are a proven leader who thinks innovatively and makes decisions using data.

Duties & Responsibilities:
●    Recruit, hire and train a world-class team of project managers and investment analysts
●    Develop and manage the execution of the company corporate development strategy, project prioritization framework, project transition phase framework
●    Cultivate relationships with prospective founders and CEOs of potential M&A targets
●    Develop and adhere to a world-class governance framework that guides the operations of the Unit
●    Present to the Global CEO, board, and investors the growth opportunities of the business
●    Analyze potential initiatives to maximize return and meet the overall strategic goals
●    Continuously monitor team performance to ensure the entire company is working in line with agreed strategies and priorities
●    Support existing business unit heads with medium to long term strategic and operational planning

Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess:

●    8+ years overall experience in high performing operating and investing roles, including:
●    3+ years experience in investment banking, venture capital or private equity investing; focus on technology investing in emerging markets strongly preferred.
●    3+ years of experience working with a high-growth or early stage startup
●    Bachelor’s degree, MBA is a plus
●    Extensive business and financial modeling skill-set
●    Experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation
●    Ability to lead and manage both in-person and remote teams
●    Strong problem solving skills and the ability to think outside the box
●    Excellent organizational and planning skills
●    Excellent communication skills

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