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VP of Strategy and Operations at Lori Systems

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Lori Systems is a fast growing, technology venture based in Nairobi, Kenya led by Harvard & MIT graduates and backed by local & international investors and advisors. Leveraging 3 years of research at Harvard and in-house developed technology, Lori has built a logistics platform that is revolutionising the cargo-transport value chain in Africa – from the ground up. The relative cost of moving goods in the region is one of the highest in the world – leading to up to 75% of a product’s cost going to logistics (compared to 6% in the US). Lori enables the logistics space to operate at an order of magnitude more efficiently than it does today. Higher efficiency through Lori has been demonstrated to drive costs down which is expected to create new jobs & stimulate overall economic development in a tangible way.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Support exec team in the execution of strategic projects such as fundraising and partnerships Own and execute complex projects across technology, operations, and finance Lead teams to drive growth and adoption of new products Work with exec team to set targets & track performance across the organization Contribute as a leader in the execution of Lori’s strategy and achievements of key objectives Identify new market opportunities and draft plans to execute on those Use data and analytics to produce business insights and drive strategy Streamline cross-team collaboration for optimal operational efficiency

WHAT IT TAKES:

BA/BS in STEM, Economics, Statistics, or a related technical/business field 6+ years experience in strategy, operations and/or management consulting 2+ years experience in high-growth tech / startups Excellent management, communication and execution skills, proven ability to build and lead teams Very strong analytical thinker who is data driven and able to make decisions quickly Experience developing, implementing and achieving KPIs Strategy planning and execution experience Record of setting and achieving ambitious goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment. Energetic, fun, driven and self-motivated

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

MBA or equivalent advanced degree Experience with leading mobility startups, digital company and/or in logistics (traditional and e-logistics) 2+ years in management consulting or banking Expertise in B2B/B2C, SaaS, FinTech or Data Science Experience with African Start-ups and plugged into the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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