Country Manager Kenya

New vacancy - open to all applications

Overview of role

Headquartered in Riga, Latvia, our Client operates in 10+ countries across the European Union and CIS region. They offer finance lease, leaseback and instalment loan services with the most customer-centric borrowing process. Their loan portfolio has grown to EUR 100m+ since 2012 and their focus remains heavily growth-oriented. Successful development of the company is underpinned by robust capital structure together with strong management team, highly sophisticated IT platform and industry-leading data analytics capabilities.

Our Client is looking for a Country Manager in Kenya who will report to the management team in Europe. The Country Manager will recruit their team locally, starting with a few initial specialists and extending the headcount along with the business and organization growth.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE IN BANKING, LEASING, MOBILE LENDING or FINTECH.

Job description

General duties

  • Launch of lending business in assigned country
  • Management of daily operational activities of the company
  • Strategic development of the company
  • Cooperation with and reporting to group management
  • Monitoring and analyzing the operating results of the company
  • Representing the company and negotiating with suppliers
  • Building and maintaining an effective team
  • Developing company’s brand awareness and distribution channel

Requirements, Education and Experience

  • Fluent in English and Swahili
  • A degree in Business Administration, Economics or Finance
  • At least 3 years of previous management experience
  • Knowledge of auto leasing or consumer loan business is desired
  • Well-structured and hands-on, capable of managing a fast-growing organization
  • Consumer oriented and performance driven
  • Proactive and dynamic, with high level of energy and motivation
  • A doer, reliable and competent, who can successfully deploy and adapt to local environment the know how provided by the HQ
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Loyalty and integrity
  • Excellent analytical skills, ability to feel data
  • Entrepreneurship and leadership skills

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st November 2018.

Location

Nairobi

Specifications
Match criteria
Region
  • International
Education level
  • Degree
Industry
  • Banking and insurance
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