Overview

Project Manager

The impact you will make

In this role you will be responsible for oversight of strategic business projects from initiation through to completion; including business process analysis, risk and change management.
You will lead, develop and implement processes, procedures and policies relevant to strategic project management; including strategic priority setting, organizational change management and continuous improvement. Act as the Project Manager for these special projects including leading the project teams, monitoring timelines addressing any issues or challenges related to or arising from the projects.

Role Responsibilities

Responsible for managing the overall project team output, budget and business case creation for project members and their new initiative.
Developing and managing the projects to facilitate RejaReja’s short term & long term growth plan given set timelines.
Contributes to developing comprehensive risk assessment and budgets during project conception for new initiatives in the project team.
Monitors and reports on the progress of all project activity within the project including significant milestones and any conditions which would affect project cost or schedule; asking for help, and immediately escalating issues and problems as necessary.
Responsible for overall project schedule that enables the teams to be successful based upon the project milestones and Go-Live
Plans, directs, supervises and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned program, project, or sub-task.
Develop collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the company to strategically develop, implement and optimize sourcing processes
Mobilizes cross-departmental colleagues & resources through effective liaison, to create project teams capable of completing effective quality work.
Handling the human resource arm of the sourcing team by recruiting, orienting, training employees & overseeing daily operations
Comfortable in different roles, sometimes supporting, sometimes leading
Reports to Project Management Officer

What we are looking for

Proven working experience in project management with project management software tools experience.
Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
Exceptional multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage multiple end-to-end project life cycles
Strong leadership skills and ability manage diverse staff with excellent organizational & time management skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
Strong communication (written and verbal) and relationship-building skills.
Ability to thrive in an agile environment with excellent analytical, problem-solving and interpersonal skills

What will catch our eye

Project management experience in the FMCG market.
Proactive self-starter with strong work ethic
Comfortable in dynamic, constantly changing environments
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication / relationship-building skills
Effective working with diverse personalities and a team player

MODE OF APPLICATION

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About Market Force

MarketForce is a fast-growing African tech startup headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. We are building the operating system for retail distribution in Africa. Powered by technology and driven by heart, our mission is to drive Africa forward by creating economic empowerment for everyone along the retail supply chain. Our B2B marketplace, RejaReja, enables corner shops to source, order and pay for inventory at any time via interactive SMS and mobile app, and get it delivered directly to their store within hours. We empower retailers further by providing them with tools to act as a one-stop shop for popular digital financial services like buying airtime, paying their water & electricity bill and accessing banking & insurance services. The impact we will make together We will empower African retailers to make more revenue. We get goods to the retailer more efficiently, creating less friction, traceability and purchasing insight visibility. We are creating job opportunities across Africa by employing hundreds of gig workers we fondly call troops. We are encouraging adoption and the use of technology helping our retailers leapfrog into the digital economy by training for basic smartphone use and designing products that are super user friendly Together we believe that we can be the preferred partner for the African retailers who are serving the 1 billion African consumers. Our Culture Responsibility and Accountability Being a self-starter who is keen on integrity, acts like an owner, and is open to bringing and adopting different ideas. Impact and Innovation Focusing on greater results rather than processes, voicing out your ideas to create a better product, client, and employee experience. Collaboration and Care Care for your job, your colleagues, and our clients. Let's face it, we rarely collaborate in activities with people we have little care for 🙂 Happiness While at MarketForce your happiness matters as a team member, you in turn need to carry it forward to make sure anyone you interact with is happy or happier than you found them! In a nutshell, we value people who exercise good judgment on execution, practice respect for themselves, their teammates, our clients, and the company. Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships - Micheal Jordan