Data Jobs – Business Strategy Analyst – Fenix International

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Organisation: Fenix International

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:

Fenix International is a for-profit corporation and the creator of affordable, Pay-To-Own renewable energy products that empower those living off-grid. Over 34m people in Uganda are off-grid, which equates to 6.2m households who have no access to power and instead depend on kerosene for light and local businesses for phone charging. To address this, Fenix International has developed ReadyPay, a new Pay-To-Own Solar Power System. Coming in a range of kits, ReadyPay Power Systems are designed to provide clean light, phone charging, entertainment and more for those living off-grid.

Job Summary:  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 Duties and 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the Fenix International Business Strategy Analyst job must hold a Master’s  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

How to Apply:

All candidates who wish to join Fenix in the aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.


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