Business Strategy Manager - Benin

Location: Cotonou, Benin

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Fenix

Fenix International is a next-generation energy company. Our mission is to transform our customers’ quality of life through disruptive innovation in energy and financial services. To date, Fenix has sold over 400,000 Solar Home Systems in Uganda and Zambia, bringing clean, reliable power for lights, phones, radios, TV and much more to over 2 million 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 - Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria - and innovative products. Together, Fenix and ENGIE are making universal access to modern energy a reality.

Job Overview
Fenix International is seeking a talented, motivated Business Strategy Manager to join our rapidly growing team as we work to bring affordable solar power to emerging markets across Africa. This is a very strategic role that will sit at the nexus of financial analysis, data, operations & market development. The Business Strategy Manager will work directly with the Benin Country Lead to derive actionable business insights from Fenix’s financial statements, Country Model, budget & forecasting tools as well as various data platforms such as Tableau. These insights will help the Benin country team achieve sales, cost & profitability goals while pushing the market to new levels of scale. The positive benefit of these actions will be reaching a rural, low income customer base with life changing clean energy & financial services.

This Business Strategy Manager role will be based in Benin.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Support the Country Lead with insights, analysis & operational processes that augment country growth based on deep understanding of financial statements, country financial model & budgeting / forecasting process
  • Own the building & monitoring of Country level financial models in order to drive strategic insights that assist key decision makers to increase sales, cut costs & drive to scale / profitability within markets
  • Support Country product team with pricing model updates and preparation of pricing proposals for new products
  • Work closely with Operational Finance to determine, monitor, report & analyze cash flows so teams may meet targets & optimise cash management
  • Manage the budgeting process at the Country level with strong oversight & support from Global Corporate Finance
  • Utilise & build KPI dashboards to offer business intelligence across teams
  • Manage internal reporting to Global team on a monthly basis
  • Help Fenix transform ‘what is’ data (financial statements, budgets, etc) into ‘what if’ analysis (key levers, cost drivers, etc)

Skills & Qualifications

  • 3+ years of investment banking, financial analysis or operational experience in a finance capacity
  • Deep understanding, experience & passion for building, utilising & managing complex financial models primarily based on Excel
  • Knowledge & experience utilising data analysis tools such as Tableau with understanding of programming languages such as SQL a bonus
  • Fluency in French is required and proficiency in English would be preferred
  • Chartered Financial Analyst or other similar designation preferred

Diversity and Inclusion

At Fenix, we know diversity of background, culture, and thought are crucial for building a competitive company and supportive workplace that generate innovative, life-changing ideas to improve the lives of our customers. We particularly encourage African nationals to apply.

To Apply

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

In your cover letter, please be sure to highlight the following:

  1. Why you are interested in Fenix International, and
  2. What excites you about this particular role.

Fenix offers a competitive salary and a fun, fast-paced and high-growth 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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