Job Summary

This role’s purpose is to support the CEO in the development and implementation of business unit strategies, policies, procedures, and practices. He/ She will work closely with other departmental heads in managing, monitoring, and improving the efficiency of the credit and general business processes.

  • Minimum Qualification: Masters
  • Experience Level: Management level
  • Experience Length: 10 years

Job Description/Requirements

Reporting to: COO

Core Hours: 8:30 - 17:30, Monday- Friday and beyond as needed

Location: Kampala, with occasional international travel required


Company Introduction 

Our client is a market leader in unsecured working capital solutions with a significant presence across multiple African countries. We empower micro and small businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa to grow and succeed by providing instant access to credit that unlocks business growth. Our products blend business credit with financial education to maximize the credit’s impact for business owners, and all are managed and delivered through our proprietary core banking platform. 


Company Purpose:  To Unlock Human Potential for Good

Company Mission: To Grow Business With Capital And Knowledge

Company Vision: The first choice for Micro Enterprise growth in Africa



Purpose of the position 

This role’s purpose is to support the CEO in the development and implementation of business unit strategies, policies, procedures, and practices. He/ She will work closely with other departmental heads in managing, monitoring, and improving the efficiency of the credit and general business processes. This role is responsible for the credit policy; float management, strategic review, and enforcement of a smooth, efficient, and effective lending and collections process.


Responsibilities & duties

Responsibility 1 – Product Delivery and Business Coordination

  • Maintain and oversee growth of all products and services and their supporting policies and recommend changes as required to meet business KPIs
  • Ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the business unit’s services through regular review and improvements to each department and product head as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.


Responsibility 2 – Credit Sales & Collections

  • Ensure KPIs are consistently achieved
  • Oversees the full range of managerial duties for the loan review, compliance, collections, and credit analysis functions including adherence to policies and practices of the organization and applicable regulatory and governmental agencies


Responsibility 3 – Operational Financial Management

  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems, and controls
  • Undertake the business unit’s financial reporting; revenue tracking; cost control measures; forecasting and budgeting functions
  • Manage and control disbursement capital on mobile money platforms
  • Set up and provide reports on key financial indicators as required


Responsibility 5 – Business Development 

  • Lead and oversee the business support functions on a day to day basis to deliver high-quality services to stakeholders 
  • Direct short-term and long-term planning and budget development to support strategic business goals
  • Work with all teams to ensure delivery against the strategic direction set by the CEO and Board. This includes setting clear targets, financial planning, and risk management
  • Proactively seek opportunities to improve, develop and enhance our products and services
  • Work with operational areas to ensure that effective processes exist and are maintained for all business support functions
  • Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to
  • accommodate the rapid growth objectives of the organization


Academic and trade qualifications

  • 10+ years experience in senior management in developing and emerging markets
  • Advanced organizational leadership and people management skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and client-facing communication skills
  • Delivery-focused mindset
  • Cost-control and ability to operate within budgetary requirements
  • Strong analytical abilities and problem resolution skills
  • The strong strategic focus for business planning
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong client service orientation


Relationships

COO

  • Direct line manager, who will offer ongoing support and supervision, as well as the conduit to the Management Board


Departmental heads

  • Implement internal work procedures and policies consistent with overall company goals and objectives


External Specialists

  • Manage and maintain these strategic alliances


Subordinates/Direct Reports

  • Determine work priorities; schedule work assignments; select, orient, train, evaluate work performance and recommend associated personnel action; provide staff with clear and concise written guidelines.


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Kampala
| Full Time |
Confidential