Nena Sanderson
Nov 20, 2016 · 3 min read

Use data to accelerate our mission of lighting Africa

Off Grid Electric is a growth-stage startup on a mission to light a million homes in Africa with clean, affordable solar energy.

The Business Intelligence Manager will accelerate us towards this mission by harnessing data to drive focus and good decisions.

The role:

The Business Intelligence Manager will lead our business intelligence function by generating data-driven insights to guide operating strategy; developing dashboards, metrics, and reports; and shaping the vision of how we use data as a company.

We’ll count on you to do the following:

Manage our pipeline of business intelligence projects and requests:

  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly dashboards and other reporting
  • Respond to and prioritize inbound data and analytics requests
  • Communicate data infrastructure needs and issues to the software team
  • Recruit, support, and train entry-level business intelligence analysts
  • Ensure consistency and accuracy of business metrics

Support our quarterly strategic planning and performance tracking:

  • Use data to identify key drivers of business and customer success
  • Monitor and evaluate ongoing strategic initiatives
  • Prepare presentations for company leadership

Manage strategic business intelligence projects:

  • Design and lead in-depth quantitative analyses to generate insights around key functions (e.g., customer acquisition, retention, and last-mile distribution)
  • Conduct statistical analysis and modeling to track progress, identify trends, forecast performance, and suggest refinements to business operations (e.g., sales incentives; logistics and manufacturing processes; customer service and payment management interventions)
  • Develop corporate data dictionary, Looker training materials, data analysis best practices, and other aspects of the OGE business intelligence playbook

Must-have experience:

  • University degree, ideally in Computer Science, Math, or Economics/Business
  • 3+ years in consulting, finance, or other quantitatively rigorous position
  • Experience with product/project management (i.e., ability to balance priorities, clarify stakeholder requirements, lead cross-functional efforts, pay keen attention to detail, and generally keep deliverables on schedule)
  • Proficiency with SQL and/or statistical analysis
  • Comfort designing and preparing spreadsheet analysis and slide presentations
  • Fluency in English

Nice-to-have experience:

  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Math, or Economics/Business
  • Fluency in Swahili or French
  • Previous experience with renewable energy, consumer financing, or African markets
  • Proficiency with Looker

Location:

Flexible (ideally, based in Arusha, Tanzania or a compatible time zone)

Reports to:

Director of Operations

Let’s connect:

Send us info about yourself to matt@offgrid-electric.com. We’ll get the ball rolling from there!

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ZOLA Electric

ZOLA Electric delivers clean, affordable, reliable solar + smart storage solutions — designed specifically for energy access in Africa 🌞⚡️We operate in Nigeria 🇳🇬 Tanzania 🇹🇿Rwanda 🇷🇼Ghana 🇬🇭Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮 Netherlands 🇳🇱 USA 🇺🇸

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