Full-Time

Startup & High Growth

Movemeback African oppportunity location Nigeria

REACH Technologies - Marketing Associate Movemeback African opportunity cover image

Description

Who we Are
Our app, technology, books and other tools show people how to set budgets, track their expenses, and pursue financial goals with those they love. We have partnered with lenders and retailers to offer credit at the point of checkout. Our proprietary credit-scoring algorithm determines credit capacity and credit worthiness for anyone with a transaction history. We know that responsible credit is a transformative force, enabling people and businesses to achieve their fullest potential. As we unlock credit ethically, those we serve can expand their reach to live their best lives.

 

The Opportunity

We are looking for a Market Insights Associate to join the Data & Insights Team at REACH Technologies. Markets Insights Associates support our clients in market expansion and other strategic initiatives in a number of sectors and regions in Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa. This support includes strategic initiatives, sector analysis, and investment advisory work in a number of consumer-facing sectors. As a member of the team, your research and analytical output will have a significant positive impact on investment decisions, new product/service development and job creation on the African continent.

 

A Little About Our Clients

We work with organizations that serve African communities.Some of our recent clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Albright Stonebridge Group,EXP Agency,and Nestle.Our recent projects include helping a juice manufacturer in Nigeria determine product pricing; market landscaping across Rwanda, Ghana and Kenya for a large international investor; category analysis for a restaurant chainconsidering entry into the Nigerian market; advising on the creation of a new drink brand for the West African market; and a multi-country study of millennials for a South African client.

 

 

What You Will Do & How You Will Grow

Market Insights Associates play a significant role in attracting investment capital to the African continent by providing the market data and guidance that businesses - local and global - need to make informed decisions about opportunities to serve African markets. You will lead research and analysis for various market categories, framing our knowledge base around each consumer purchase category. This includes both, quantitative rigor and gaining primary insights through interviews with experts and stakeholders. You will dive deep into the issues, think critically and creatively to develop insights based on your findings from the research process and deep dives into large datasets.

 

For young companies, we provide critical research needed by SMEs to price accordingly and make informed strategy choices that improve their chances of survival. For governments, we present an accurate picture of realities on the ground to aid in policy formation and social research via polls and quant studies. We also provide the market research that improves investor confidence and attracts capital into African economies.

 

In addition to providing training, management-level advising, and mentoring, we empower teammates to learn by doing, engaging them as core members of client projects from day one. We also support your growth into the next opportunity, be it preparing for the MBA or other graduate studies.

 

 

The Application Process
 

  • Your application should include a resume, cover letter and a short essay
     

In addition to your cover letter, please respond to ONE of the following questions (and limit your response to less than 500 words):
 

  • ​​​​​Describe the most important way that understanding the spending data of African
  • consumers can transform the African continent.
  • Working here, you will get to advise startups, African companies, and international entrants
  • on what they should do to effectively create products and services for African consumers.
  • What messages would you like to bring to these leaders and why?


Candidate applications will be considered on a rolling basis. As this role is fully remote, candidates who make it past this round of applications will be invited to complete two tasks to further assess their fit and qualification for the role. A candidate’s specific title and level of entry will be assessed during the interview process.

Criteria

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, International Relations or a related field
  • Excellent academic record
  • Minimum 1 year’s experience in management consulting, corporate and project finance or investment banking
  • Strong analytical abilities, both quantitative and qualitative
  • Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner, both written and oral
  • Professionalism and demonstrated experience working directly with clients, including senior management the private and public sectors
  • Sensitivity to the economic, political and cultural environments of complex market environments
  • Demonstrated fluency with English speaking and writing skills; proficiency with French is a plus
  • Experience in and understanding of working in African markets
  • A critical thinker, aware of current events, who is intellectually stimulated to work at the confluence of data analytics and human-centered design
  • Excellent analytical ability and discipline, ability to think clearly and communicate effectively, solve problems, and a voracious hunger to dive into and find meaning in large and powerful datasets.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple client work-streams with effectiveness
  • Demonstrated attention to detail while maintaining a holistic picture of overall goals

Benefits

  • Globally Competitive salary

About REACH Technologies

The REΛCH mission: We leverage transaction informatics to create simple, beautiful, and intuitive tools that empower individuals, communities, and companies to better manage, deploy, and grow their money. Personal money management is daunting. Intelligent money is not how most of us would describe whatever money we do have. REΛCH is rethinking how we manage and understand our money. To do this, they are building a platform that is clear, elegant, simple and delightful. REΛCH is an invite-only app that brings a community of friends together to set, plan, track and achieve financial milestones, from saving for medical emergencies all the way to fun weddings and vacations. Rooted in the tenets of human-centered design, REΛCH will build the best financial experience ever seen on the face of the planet, enabling each person to chart his or her financial roadmap while in a group setting.

 

Our app, technology, books and other tools show people how to set budgets, track their expenses, and pursue financial goals with those they love. We have partnered with lenders and retailers to offer credit at the point of checkout. Our proprietary credit-scoring algorithm determines credit capacity and credit worthiness for anyone with a transaction history. We know that responsible credit is a transformative force, enabling people and businesses to achieve their fullest potential. As we unlock credit ethically, those we serve can expand their reach to live their best lives.

 

Financial literacy and responsible credit will radically transform and uplift every African, enabling people and businesses to achieve their fullest potential. As we create financial literacy tools and help people unlock credit responsibly, those we serve can expand their reach to live better, more hopeful and confident lives.