VP of Commercial (Uganda - Nigeria)

Posted on December 8th, 2020 | Last day left to apply | 20 views


The VP of Commercial plays a pivotal role in the company steering the business verticals across the on-demand platform. The VP of Commercial will report directly to the CEOs and will be crucial in shaping the direction of the company. 


  • Responsible for SafeBoda’s on-demand (food & shop) and payment’s business lines. 
  • Lead the commercial focus - oversee and grow the P&L of the business units.
  • A key member of senior leadership that will steer the direction of the company, reporting directly to the CEOs. 
  • Manage the marketplaces of new products and lead and support teams across a number of areas including delivery services, transport services, financial services, etc.
  • Manage a fast-growing team through leadership that values humility, empathy, growth of our people, and leading by example.
  • Explore and develop pilots for potential new business lines 

You should have:

  • +5 years of experience in consulting, technology, finance, and business development or a similar area
  • Passionate about innovation and new products that will serve millions of people across East and West Africa
  • Previous experience in P&L ownership in a start-up or business 
  • Familiarity with on-demand services, such as e-commerce, food, and grocery delivery
  • Knowledge of growth hacking and understanding how to grow marketplaces is a plus 
  • Significant managerial experience growing and empowering a team
  • Passionate entrepreneurial mindset with proven experience starting and growing projects or enterprises
  • Data-driven decision-making mindset and solid analytical skills with advanced experience in Excel and other data analysis tools 
  • Solid academic performance with at a minimum a completed Bachelor/Undergraduate degree
  • Live the SafeBoda values, represent the company in everything you do and constantly fly the flag


  • Contribute to our mission, scale with a rapidly growing startup, with lots of opportunity for growth
  • Competitive salary based on experience, free SafeBoda transport, free lunch, and many more! 
The need for this role is urgent, and we’d like the right candidate. Send an email to alastair@safeboda.com stating why you would like to be VP of Commercial and with your CV/Resume attache
SafeBoda is a community of entrepreneurs and boda drivers that is revolutionizing transportation, payments, and on-demand services in Africa’s cities and believes that everyone in African cities should have access to affordable services at a click of a button.
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