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Finance and Strategy Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent

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Job Summary

The Company
Lori is building the cutting-edge logistics infrastructure for trucking in Africa.The fastest-growing start up on the continent is using advanced technology and operational systems to tackle a massive issue -$180 billions spent annually on haulage across Africa and up to 75% of the cost of goods driven by logistics (as compared to ~6% across the US and Western Europe.)Lori’s proprietary logistics platforms driving a new-age supply chain management system and has already realized significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and cost savings, which reduces the cost of transportation across the region and the prices of goods for the end consumer.
The market demand for Lori’s platform is increasing exponentially and the company has achieved a 30% month over month growth since system launch in May. To continue driving this pace of growth, Lori has raised capital from institutional and strategic investors from across the region, the continent and the world.
The company recently won Tech Crunch's Battlefield Africa and recognized as the best new startup in Africa.
The team is led by a team of nerds obsessed with revolutionizing logistics in Africa:

  1. Gichini Ngaruiya, CTO:Y Combinator, co-founder/CTO of E la Carte(raised $50mm+), MIT CS, Kenyan native
  2. Josh Sandler, CEO:industrialization + logistics work, Harvard MBA/MPA-ID, South Africannative
  3. Fredrik Johansson, COO:former COO of $80mm Swedish supply chain co,former BCG,Masters Thesis on Tanzania
The Position
Lori is seeking a talented and hard-working individual to be a key member of our platform. The role will require significant autonomy in the execution of strategy. The ideal candidate will leverage their experiences to drive business expansion and optimization. Crucial to this role is the ability to problem solve in a fast-paced environment and a commitment to execute on real-world problems


What you will do

  1. Report directly to the CFO
  2. Be intimately involved in executive-level decisions and implement those decisions
  3. Be expected to problem solve on a daily basis on problems related to Finance, Legal, Operations and Business Development
  4. Develop relationships at all levels within customer organizations and government agencies
  5. Analyze new markets and offerings
  6. Enhance finance processes
  7. Contribute to the design of our next-generation logistics system
What you bring to the table
  1. Track record of delivering results at a top company
  2. Experience interacting with multiple stakeholders at all levels
  3. Bachelor or Master’s degree required
  4. Exceptional communicator
  5. Confidence, charisma, passion;ability to inspire Preferred Experience
  6. > 4 years Finance, 2 years Finance or Management Consulting experience

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Accounting, finance, banking, insurance
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Accounting; Corporate finance; Business strategy; Financial analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

LORI Systems

Transportation, logistics, storageCompany size: 10-20 people

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.