Location(s) : Mali
Department : Management
Job Type : Full-time
Application Deadline : 31-12-2019
Oko is recruiting for Country Manager
JOB SUMMARY
The country manager runs the day-to-day operational activities in Mali as well as P&L responsibility, stakeholder management, product management, new product development, administration of distribution channels, and people management. Overall, the Country Manager must be attuned to value the details as well as be able to understand and drive towards the big picture. Analytical and quick thinking in a fast-paced environment are essential. The Country Manager is an enthusiastic problem solver and thrives on being engaged at all levels of the operation in Mali. As the key point of contact for our business partners and the local team, the Country Manager plays a pivotal role in the success of our local operation
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Execution of current plans and development the operation in the market - working with local OKO team, local mobile operator team and local insurance company to achieve agreed mid and long-term plans and goals
Responsible for meeting subscriber targets and cost efficiency initiatives for the local entity as a whole (P&L responsibility)
Carry out day-to-day activities and monitor performance of members of the local team (including a project manager and sales agents) and ensure work is progressing as planned
Manage schedules, budgets, financials, and overall company organisation to ensure plans and new projects are clearly communicated, understood and executed upon
Ability to multi-task across several initiatives
Effectively and efficiently plan and prioritise all resources working across the operation based on company goals
Actively monitor risks to foresee potential issues and proactively identify solutions to address them in advance
Consistently identify new opportunities and needs that clients may not recognise and ensure approaches and solutions are linked to objectives and future needs
Consistently manage client relationship and expectations, ensure delivery of the highest quality service, and solicit and act on client feedback.
REQUIRED DISCIPLINE:
Business Administration
MIN REQ. EXPERIENCE:
2
MIN QUALIFICATION:
Tertiary/Diploma
DESIRED SKILLS:
Languages: fluent in French and English. Bamara is a plus.
2 years minimum work experience within an implementation/operational role in the telecoms space, consulting or equivalent experience in PMO in this sector
Looking for someone eager to live and work in Mali and enthusiastic about running and developing an operation
Demonstrated ability to motivate, support and understand different stakeholders and cultures, ideally in emerging markets
Strong attention to detail, with focus on stakeholder management, product management, product development and performance of distribution channel
Experience in sales is a plus but not a must.
Experience within Africa, Lat-Am and emerging Asia/Pacific or insurance industries is a plus but not a must.
Candidates with a WAEMU region nationality will be considered in priority (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo)
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: recruitment@oko.finance using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.