Head of Growth, Strategy & Analytics (East Africa) Job in Kenya

Vacancy Announcement: Head of Growth, Strategy & Analytics (East Africa)

Our client is one of the leading online based company connecting people to buy, sell and exchange goods and services by making it fast and easy to anyone to post advertisements through their mobile phone or computer.


They offer a platform for online shoppers to trade their electronics, cars or property but they have also pioneered new applications of large online marketplaces to the unique challenges found in African markets in areas like Agriculture.

Are you a data driven professional with a niche for strategic thinking geared towards business growth and revenue generation?

Do you have a flair for technology oriented solutions and is adept to online business within East Africa?

If so then you are the person we are looking out for.

Job Purpose / Summary: The job holder will be working in liaison with the Country Manager who will help set his strategic agenda and make the correct decisions.

This role need somebody who has proven track record of personal, academic and professional achievements who is passionate about online and has deep interest in bringing businesses to the next level.

Independence, flexibility and speed are as important to you as gaining international experience.

Working closely with the Country Manager, this position is responsible for the organization’s growth strategy, operation optimizations, user insights and Business Intelligence services and General strategy analysis and strategic information provider.

Duties and Responsibilities

Growth Strategy

  • To grow the platform usage includes bring new users on board as well as retaining them;
  • Strategic planning and identifying new ways of acquiring /retaining users while optimizing existing channels using structured tools and techniques such as Customer Life Cycle management and Digital Marketing.
  • Support new business development teams in re-thinking new ways of marketplace usage / application in Kenya and other SSA countries

Operational Optimizations

  • Adding analytical rigor and depth to all other business functions and projects.
  • Pricing and revenue optimization to adding analytical rigor and depth to all other business functions and projects by asking critical questions to developing full-fledged business cases for their projects.

User Insights and Business Intelligent Services

  • Manage the BI team’s reporting and business analysis work stream while instilling data-driven decision
  • Responsible for making ethos across the organization including marketing campaign performance analyses.
  • Designing self-built dashboards, responding to ad-hoc analyses requests
    Developing “customer intelligence” projects.

General Strategic analysis and strategic information provider.

  • Responsible for crafting new market entry strategies.
  • Conducting advanced competitive analysis, this task is open ended including being an information provider, internal consultant and analytical “sparring partner” to the key local and regional decision-makers.

Minimum Requirement

  • Top of class academic achievements from a reputable university in a quantitative discipline.
  • Masters preferred in Mathematics, Engineering, Econometrics, Physics, science or any other
  • Numeric discipline plus/or an MBA from a top business school. 6-8 years of experience with at least 2 years spent in a top tier management consulting firm, investment bank or a high performance Technology/internet firm.
  • Advanced expert proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint, working knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience with query and data programming languages such as SQL, R, Python.
  • Experience with reporting and analytics tools such as Micro strategy, Google Analytics, Tableau, Mixpane.

Required skills and key competencies

  • Great business sense that allows you to rapidly analyze business opportunities and challenges, and come up with strategic and tactical recommendations.
  • Hands-on entrepreneurial, problem-solver –ready to get hands dirty altitude
  • Love new venture building and possess an entrepreneurial altitude to hustle around in testing things on the ground
  • Ability to structure ideas, thoughts and analysis in a way that enables clear and concise communication for decision making by senior executives.
  • Business acumen.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • People Management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • High level of integrity and honest.
  • Mature
  • Team player with ability to;
  • Work calmly under pressure
  • Adapt to changing priorities
  • High degree of confidentiality.

Key Result Areas

  • Ability to develop and maintain a network with stakeholders inside and outside the organization on every level (from analysts to C-suite).
  • Ability to structure ideas, thoughts and analysis in a way that enables clear and concise communication for decision making by senior executives.
  • Leadership abilities to effectively manage your team of analysts and coach/mentor others while owning multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-changing environmental.
  • Workforce planning and on-site support
  • Try out and implement solutions fast.

Salary budget: Kshs.500-600, 000 Gross

How to apply: If you are interested in the position and have the skills and talents our client is looking for, we would like to hear from you through our website www.dorbe-leit.co.ke vacancy page by the 12th June 2017.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


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Updated: June 8, 2017 — 8:47 pm