Nigeria Country Lead - OkHi

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About the Company4 billion people do not have a physical address, costing businesses around the world $200bn a year.OkHi is a digital addressing network solving this problem, enabling 4 billion people to “be included”. Imagine a world where anyone can use their OkHi address to access reliable services and identify themselves easily.
We Need YouOkHi has just launched in Nigeria with our partner Interswitch and we need to grow asquickly as possible. We need a country lead to drive the business towards product market fitand deep market penetration.

You Are

  • Entrepreneurial: you are resilient, motivated and you think outside-of-the-box
  • Personable: you have a strong professional network and excellent relationship skills
  • Goal-orientated: you have a proven track record in hitting ambitious targets
  • A problem solver: who is energised by challenges and looks for solutions
  • Persuasive: you know how to influence, persuade and sell
  • Experienced: you have 7+ years in a startup or entrepreneurial environment
  • Commercial: you’re a dealmaker that always thinks win win
  • Organised: you’re always on time and well prepared
  • A go-getter: you’re always trying to get out, meet people and make things happen
  • Emotionally intelligent: you are able to read people and situations

You Will

  • Drive OkHi’s Nigeria growth strategy to create millions of accurate and verified addresses through new customers and partners.
  • Own business development, identifying and validating new use cases, as well as challenging and iterating on our pricing model.
  • Lead sales, building out and executing on a sales strategy that generates sustainable month-on-month growth, proving product market fit.
  • Own account management, managing all customer relationships, while maintaining a busy CRM and happy customers.
  • Manage enterprise partnerships, driving progress to ensure they never stall and we are constantly growing, hitting mutually agreed targets.
  • Share your insight, always reporting back to the product team with new learnings and suggestions on how we can optimise the product.

We Are

  • Purpose driven and passionate about having a big impact on the world, enabling people to “be included”
  • An international company attempting to create the best company to work for in Africa
  • An open and inclusive working environment with a culture that encourages innovation, experimentation, willingness to fail and collaboration
  • Guided by values which support us in our daily decisions across all aspects of the business
  • Motivated by your growth, working with the team to provide resources and support that will accelerate your professional and personal growth
  • Excited to meet diverse, multi talented and engaged people to help us on our journey
  • Backed by world class investors including the co-founder of AirBnb Nate. Blecharczyk, ex-CFO of Google Patrick Pichette and iNovia
We're on a mission to power founders to go further, faster. We believe that by providing phenomenal founders with capital, expert operational support and access to world-class corporates, we can create technology companies that solve our world's biggest challenges. We partner with the world’s best founders and corporates to build, fund and scale ambitious startups worldwide. Started by Brent Hoberman and Henry Lane Fox, Founders Factory has received investment from some of the world's most influential companies, to build and invest in exceptional founders solving global problems using technology. Combined with unparalleled access to our corporate partners, we invest cash and deliver bespoke support with our team of 100+ specialists. We run two programs across London, New York, Paris and Johannesburg - our Accelerator invests in founders and their teams who have a product in market and are ready to leverage our expert team and global partners to scale. Our Venture Studio builds start-ups from scratch, investing in founders who know what it takes to turn bold ideas into venture backable businesses. We are proud of our commitment to making diverse and ethical funding decisions. That means investing in startups that can make a positive impact globally, and powering diverse founders and their teams. To date, we have backed and built almost 200 companies.