Business Strategy Analyst

Location: Kampala, East Africa, Uganda

Department: Business

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

We are building a diverse and inclusive team and this opportunity is open to any qualified internal and external applicants. Women, as well as candidates from Africa and those with experience working on the continent, are particularly encouraged to apply for this role.

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy and technology company. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our customers through inclusive energy and financial services. Our flagship product, Fenix Power, is a modular, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable instalments from just $0.11 per day. We use real-time transaction data to create a next-generation credit score to finance power upgrades and other life-changing loans, unlocking modern financial services for our customers. To date, Fenix has sold over 500,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda, Zambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Benin, Nigeria and Mozambique, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2,500,000 people.

In early 2018, Fenix joined forces with ENGIE, one of the world's largest energy companies and a leader in the move to renewable, decentralised and digital energy. This has allowed Fenix to make significant commercial investments to accelerate the path to our mission, via new markets and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

Job Description

As part of Fenix’s engagement to bring life-changing products to its customers, Fenix has created a largely independent, start-up like team, the "Fumba team". The team's mission is to expand Fenix's product base to include a new range of innovative clean-cooking products and services.

Fenix is looking for a highly motivated, innovative and well organised Business Strategy Analyst to join this new team. The Business Strategy Analyst will be responsible for making data-driven strategic recommendations that will directly contribute to the team's business plan, business model and processes, as well as regional business development efforts.

This position offers an incredible opportunity to work with a team of business development professionals and engineers and directly contribute to the success of the team. Candidates must have a passion for entrepreneurship, renewable energy and sustainable development in Frontier Markets.

As a Business Strategy Analyst, you will be based in Kampala, Uganda, working on critical projects with immediate impact under the supervision of the Business Development Manager. 

Key Responsibilities

Business Strategy

  • Develop, update and maintain the financial business plan as new data is collected and development hypotheses are refined
  • Explore cost optimization strategies in the different departments of the business whilst maintaining an excellent customer experience
  • Set up and conduct A/B tests and perform statistical analysis on the results to drive necessary business and marketing insights 
  • Identify and communicate areas for continual improvement of staffing and commission models for the human intensive departments (technical, call-centre, sales, etc.); recommend and initiate process improvements
  • Build scenarios into the financial model (cost analysis, break even, etc.) and strategically analyze results
  • Design and develop interactive dashboards and reports to enable key strategic decisions that will impact the entire business with the use of our data analytics and visualization software 
  • Develop cutting edge new metrics and analysis to evaluate customer behaviour and sales trends
  • Collaborate with the software team on database architecture and data collection processes

Market expansion

  • Conduct macroeconomic analysis of potential new markets (new customer market segments and new geographies) and draw actionable recommendations
  • Revise hypotheses and adjust the business model for each new market taking into consideration local specificities

Required Skills & Experience

  • Master degree (MBA, engineering, economics, finance) and work experience in data analysis/ statistics/ financial analysis, or related fields
  • At least two years of work experience in financial modelling and financial data analysis
  • A team player who’s also an independent thinker
  • A robust analytical skill-set, endless curiosity and a desire to think outside the box
  • Deadline-driven, organized and able to multitask
  • Excellent Excel skills, including the capacity to build outstanding charts, diagrams and dashboards
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis programs such as  STATA
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills (English)

Desired Skills

  • Experience with visualization software tools, in particular, Tableau strongly desired
  • SQL knowledge and experience
  • Experience in analyzing financial models and write financial scenarios
  • Education and/or work experience in the developing world, ideally East Africa

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter through the job posting at www.fenixintl.com/careers/.

Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun work environment. We recognize the value of diversity in our workforce and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all candidates who choose to apply, however, only those selected for a further interview will be contacted. 

 

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