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Senior Strategy and Operations Manager

M-KOPA SOLAR
Kampala, Uganda

Salary range: 11,000,000 USh - 21,000,000 USh | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

M-KOPA is seeking a dynamic individual to take a key position within the Uganda Management Team.
The individual would excel at solving strategic business problems as well as at achieving operational improvements. He or she would be equally comfortable between conducting analyses and supporting field operations. The role will support the business on key internal strategic, business development, data analytics, research, operational, and cross-department projects that drive commercial success.
The role requires strong analytics and a track record of driving business impact.

Responsibilities


  1. Drive Value and Business Improvements
  • Assisting M-KOPA Uganda’s Management in identifying, analyzing, problem solving and executing on the business’s highest priority problems, questions, and initiatives
  • Drive strategic, operational, and cross-functional improvement initiatives across the company
  • Manage and work with teams across the business to implement, execute, and operationalize business improvement initiatives to become operationally self-sufficient
  • Support company-wide strategic projects such as international expansion, new product and channel development
  • Work as a liaison and thought partner with M-KOPA’s Group business intelligence, market development and commercial and operational teams to drive improvements in M-KOPA Uganda
2. Drive Insights from Research and Analysis
  • Oversee M-KOPA’s piloting and research priorities to drive key business insights
  • Conduct original research and drive rapid and rigorous analyses
  • Up-skill staff in how to use research methodologies and analytical tools to support critical decision-making
  • Drive thinking on new ways M-KOPA can understand its customers, channels, etc. and convert these into action plans for the business
  • Drive continuous improvement in the operations of the business
3. Operational Change Management
  • Lead key operational change projects within the business to ensure successful change management
  • Use data analytics, modelling, and deep field experience to understand complex problems and recommend practical and easy to operate solutions
  • Drive results within the business, e.g., through greater sales, better engagement, improved credit
  • Be an inspiring and strong leader and manager within the overall M-KOPA business
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
  • At least two years in consulting, finance or process improvement positions, ideally in multinationals or large cap firms. Extra benefit if candidates worked in a related asset-financing / solar / credit / direct sales business
  • Strong preference for candidates based in or with experience working in emerging markets within M-KOPA’s footprint (or similar)
  • Preference for candidates with advanced analytical, statistical, data science and/or programming skills, including R, Python, SQL, Excel and data visualization tools (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau)
  • Preference for individuals with research experience, including primary research methodologies, experiment design & evaluation and statistical analysis
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across geographies, cultures, functions and seniority. Fluent English required. East African languages a bonus.
  • Experience and a high capacity in managing multiple projects and people simultaneously while delivering high quality outputs
PLEASE NOTE:

M-KOPA Solar is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, M-KOPA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment.
M-KOPA, as a policy, does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’ or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

Mandatory attachments

Please have a scan or photo of these documents ready when you start the application:

Self-prepared CV file - the employer wants to see a CV that you have prepared yourselfEducation certificate - the official certificate for your highest education

Compensation

Salary range: 11,000,000 USh - 21,000,000 USh
Discretionary performance bonus as per company policy


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