Global Director, Commercial Planning and Performance

at Nova Pioneer Kenya
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted July 10, 2019
Category Business Operations
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day
Street Address Nairobi Branch


Global Director, Commercial Planning and Performance
Nairobi, Kenya or Johannesburg, South Africa

Multiple Countries Full Time Finance Executive
Nova Pioneer is developing Africa’s leading schools network, setting a new standard for high-quality, 21st-century learning accessible to middle-income families across the continent. We are a mission-driven organization with a strong commercial model and discipline. Currently 10 schools, Nova Pioneer plans to expand significantly over the next 2-4 years and reach tens of thousands of students across the continent.

To help lead both our commercial and expansion success, we seek to hire a Global Director of Commercial Planning and Performance to lead commercial management and financial planning across Nova Pioneer. Reporting to Nova Pioneer’s Chief Financial Officer, he or she will help lead new investment/business planning, commercial performance management and commercial deal execution.

Experience Requirements

Experience in business planning / feasibility / commercial analyses
Experience developing complex financial models
Experience in creating and managing budgets
Experience with investment/new business evaluation, capital raising and/or deal execution preferred
Experience making recommendations and implementing new technology and tools within an organization

Job Responsibilities

Own and update NP’s financial model across school, regional and group level
Determine and implement improvements to the financial model across schools and the organization – working with other leaders across the organization to develop and track implementation of them – including both revenue adjustments and cost optimization to meet our cost-to-FCF+ and stable EBITDA margin goals
Lead business case feasibility, scenario planning, operating model updates across the organization to provide the necessary analysis for any key business decisions

Education Requirements

CFA / CA preferred but not required
You have a passion for education and Nova Pioneer’s vision of transforming schooling across the African continent


Highly motivated self-starter with bias for action and teamwork, comfortable working in a startup environment
Outstanding organization, project-management, problem-solving, and communication skills
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