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Chief Operation officer 

  • Lagos

Spurt! is a dynamic consortium of professionals keen to collaborate with African entrepreneurs to build more efficient, more productive, and strategic businesses. Our practice is focused on deployments of technology, human-centered design thinking, and data analytics for business growth and expansion.

We are recruiting to fill the position below

Job Title: Chief Operation officer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Job Type: Full time

Description

We are looking for a Chief Operating Officer keen on driving efficiency and growth in Spurt!.

This is a great fit for someone who is motivated and detail-oriented who also wants to grow with the company and learn about the world of startups. If that sounds like you, read on!

Location Profile:

We are a fully remote company and, consequently, can employ individuals passionate about African Development in any part of the world.

Responsibilities

Creating/managing well-written and polished materials for Spurt!’s communications, including quarterly updates, annual impact updates and all Spurt!’s related matters.

Maintaining and updating Spurt!’s marketing materials and portfolio company presentations as appropriate.

Access overall company’s performance, review financial statements and data; also utilize financial data to improve profitability

Assist in the development of strategic plans for operational activity.

Manage customer service by planning and supporting sales and marketing activities.

Implement strategy and vision, build the Company’s culture, and serve as a key member of the senior management team. The COO will work systematically to meet Spurt!’s goals by addressing key staffing, process, and infrastructure issues.

Provide oversight for the training, mentoring, and capacity building at Spurt!. Be an internal advocate for efficiency, productivity, and professional development.

Act as oversight to hire and will partner with the Finance Lead to prepare budgets and forecasts and play a formative role in building the culture of Spurt! around community service, accountability and results.

Interfacing with vendors in support of finance, legal, operations and administrative functions

Plan meetings, own important Company’s internal processes from start to finish including social media, newsletter, events, programming,running the office etc. and maintain internal records and databases.

Coordinate and manage company’s daily calendars and maintain and update internal databases and CRM Software.

Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of departmental and organizations goals; specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning.

Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance), through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.

Assess and identify new opportunities for growth in current and prospective markets.

Supervise employees’ deliverables and give feedback.

Manage the day-to-day Spurt! activities.

Perform regular employee evaluations to determine areas of improvement.

Design business strategies and plans to meet Spurt! ’s goals.

Write reports on activities, suggestions and next steps achieved monthly.

Develop a comprehensive company budget and perform periodic budget analyses.

Establish the company’s goals and objectives.

Recruit and train new employees.

Monitor and assess ongoing strategies and generally keep the team informed of Spurt!’s operations, including how its finances, technology, staffing relate to important goals

Requirements

At minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree, a Master’s Degree will be an advantage.

Experience:

Knowledge of supply chain and procurement, contract negotiation and data analysis.

Exceptional track record of leadership and good communication skills.

Previous vast operations management experience is very essential.

Experience with new business development, technical or service sector.

Must have a good customer relationships management and client engagement skill.

Excellent organizational skills with an ability to think proactively and prioritize work

Willingness to be flexible and nimble

Most importantly, abundant curiosity about how to make this world a better place to live

obsessive attention to detail, responsive communication, thoughtful problem-solving and an execution mindset; zero inbox mentality is strongly preferred

Ability to work autonomously, Incredibly professional, discreet and trustworthy. Gossips need not apply.

Availability to work flexible hours as needed

You are EXTREMELY detail oriented and you don’t drop the ball

Strong organizational skills

Ability to work well independently and in a team

Strong planning and coordinating skills.

Motivated, optimistic, and passionate about our mission

Impeccable work ethic with ability to learn quickly and multi-task

Strong ability to build relationships and trust as part of a small team

Skills:

Strong communication skills (via phone, email, and in-person)

Familiar with tools such as Google Apps, Slack, Microsoft Office, Zoom, etc.

Desired Characteristics:

Dynamism: be able to adjust quickly and effectively to new situations.

Integrity: we need to be able to trust your ability to do what is right, not just what is expedient

Self-Reliance: be able to make important decisions on behalf of Spurt!

Entrepreneurial Mindset: have the hunger to be proactive and take over the lead strategist.

Team Spirit: be able to work with colleagues at all times

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply https://apply.workable.com/spurt/j/907B60D02B/

 

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