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Global Head of Strategy

Sokowatch
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Sokowatch 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. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no wholesalers or banks necessary.
Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda use Sokowatch's 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 CEO
We're looking for an exceptional leader who is excited to unlock the potential of the informal economy and inspired by our mission to empower the local merchants responsible for over $600 billion of sales across Africa every year. You will take ownership of the operating and financial strategy of the company and lead all quantitative analysis of current operations while evaluating the return on investment of all new opportunities. You have extensive experience analyzing business fundamentals and building out financial models to accurately project business performance. You are a proven leader who thinks innovatively and makes decisions using data

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 startup
  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA is a plus
  • Extensive business and financial modelling skillset
  • Advanced analytics skills with extensive modelling-driven decision-making experience
  • 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


Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Lead end-to-end strategic planning for resource allocation across the company
  • Analyze potential initiatives to maximize return and meet Sokowatch’s overall strategic goals
  • Build a comprehensive operating financial model of Sokowatch’s business while constantly incorporating the latest performance figures to continually refine the accuracy of projections
  • Present to the CEO, board, and investors the growth outlook and drivers of the business
  • Identify new strategic initiatives and allocate resources for their development
  • Lead corporate financial analyses and work alongside the CEO in supporting investment initiatives
  • Continuous monitoring of team performance to ensure the entire company is working in line with agreed strategies and priorities
  • Recommend best practices based on past experience, research, frameworks, design patterns, and visionary thinking
  • Recruit, develop, and motivate your team to achieve its potential
  • Use stakeholder feedback to inform necessary improvements and adjustments to technology


Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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