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Position Details: General Manager Financial Analysis and Business Improvement

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Openings: 1



Position: General Manager Financial Analysis and Business Improvement


Our client is looking for a qualified General Manager- Financial Analysis and Business Improvement to collaborate with our Sales and Production teams to achieve profitability in 18 months


About our Client.

Our client an award-winning social venture that builds healthy, prosperous communities by making safe sanitation accessible and affordable in Africa’s urban informal settlements. Their systems-based approach to solving the sanitation crisis involves 3 critical steps: we build a dense network of high-quality sanitation facilities — Fresh Life Toilets — franchised to residents in the community. We collect the waste regularly and safely remove it from the community. Finally, we convert the waste into valuable agricultural products, which we sell to Kenyan farmers.


About the role

The Business Success team provides internal consultancy services in the generation and implementation of projects to achieve profitability, and is accountable for all financial modelling, planning, analysis and reporting for our client. In addition, the Business Success team is responsible for continuous improvement initiatives, particularly around Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE), based on rigorous financial and operational analysis. 


A typical day for you might include the following

·         Create a financial model that can be used to assess the impact of strategic projects on profitability.

·         Meet with and collaborate closely with departmental teams to compile the budget

·         Oversee the financial and operational analysis team to conduct monthly variance analysis against budget and operational scorecards. Compile financial statements for presentation to senior leadership and the board. Lead the audit process with external auditors.

·         Coach leaders of all of our client business units to generate, plan and implement revenue increase projects, margin improvement projects and cost reduction projects.

·         Oversee the QHSE team and coach quality partners to guide business units to achieve process maturity in so far as the quality and safety of people, processes, products and services is concerned.

Skills and qualifications you’ll need  

·         Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or Business Administration. Advanced degree preferred; MBA a plus.

·         At least 5 years of experience in a high impact role.

·         Proven work experience in financial planning, analysis and reporting

·         Expertise in business process improvement with knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, Re-engineering)

·         Demonstrable experience in business systems development and leading cross-functional teams

·         Knowledge of statistical analysis and risk assessment techniques

·         Experience in leading QHSE improvement projects will be an added advantage.


Qualities you’ll need to fit in well among the Sanergy-Stars 

·         A collaborative spirit that compels you to work beyond your team

·         A desire to understand and serve customers

·         A willingness to embrace diversity, integrity and empathy

·         An innovative approach to assessing and testing new ideas 

·         An enthusiasm to achieve set targets and improve yourself professionally


The perks you’ll have

  • A holistic benefits package
  • Unparalleled opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • A unique chance to tackle critical challenges of sanitation, economic empowerment and food security  




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