Business Manager

Date Posted: Sept. 26, 2022, 6:21 a.m.

Safaricom Kenya

Job Description

Key accountabilities


Strategy Formulation & Alignment

Lead the strategic mapping process for the division.

Research on new methodology on Strategic Management to match to business needs.


Strategy Execution

Facilitate the roll-out of the Business Development Strategy. Work with divisional leads to ensure implementation of best practice

Champion the process improvement within the business to attain strategic objectives

Partners in delivery of strategic programs across divisions for turnarounds by tracking & monitoring the roll out

Monthly reporting on progress of implementation of agreed strategy action plans.


Projects Management

Take leadership in strategic projects/initiatives in relating to overall company strategy.

Oversee the formulation, implementation, and review of Safaricom Strategic projects.

Oversee justifications and due diligence for all business acquisitions and key projects undertaken by the business.

Lead the Integration of acquired businesses


Products Gate and Governance

Drive the Governance and Gate process for all products and Services.


Business Intelligence & Thought Leadership

Consistently monitoring operating environment activities of strategic interest and provide thought leadership on changes taking place in the industry.

Research on new areas of business that Safaricom can gain strategic advantage over its competitors

Seek intelligence on competitor strategy from industry experts, Telecom analysts and other media whilst maintaining highest ethical standards.


Costs Containment

Review and advice the Chief on overall company cost management initiatives.

Prepare the department’s budget and forecasts in line with the company policy and manage the department’s Expenditure.

People Management


Oversee the team

Work and manage in a matrix structure Coaching, mentoring, and delegating when need be.


Job Qualifications

Must have technical / professional qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree

Project Management certification Prince II or PMP and / or Six Sigma Yellow or Green Belt.

Have 10 years work experience in the Telecom/ICT space of FMCG; 5 of which must be in senior Management

Minimum 5 years’ experience in project management and information technology

Minimum 5 years leadership experience in a cross-functional or matrix organization.

Requires strong experience in business and solution development, project/program management, and project delivery in a technology space.

Experience developing complex, multi-year project plans to meet business objectives within budget

Very Strong understanding of the system development life cycle

Very Strong understanding of the project management and testing life cycle

Ability to interact effectively with various levels within the organization

Proven experience in risk management and change management

Proficient in project management software

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Ability to effectively communicate and present to all levels of the organization including EXCO

Solid understanding of project management methodology to identify and communicate issues, risks and dependencies across a large-scale program

Experience using automated project management governance tools

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications through Safaricom's portal Safaricom Careers

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