Full-Time

Small & Medium Business

Movemeback African oppportunity location
  • Accra Ghana

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Description

Are you an entrepreneurial leader who enjoys building things and can operate with ambiguity? Are you nimble and agile? Can you create  high performing teams? Do you enjoy operations and ‘getting things done’ with excellence?  Are you adept at using data to make decisions? Are you strong with finance and excited about  driving  revenue & owning a P&L? Then this could be the role for you

 

ABOUT THE ROOM
 

In 2035, Africa will have the largest workforce in the world and will need to catalyse transformation by empowering its largest untapped resource - its people. The African Leadership Group is an ecosystem of institutions with a shared vision to harness Africa’s abundant human capital and transform the continent and the world by selecting, developing, and connecting 2 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders by 2030.  The Room is our connection arm, a community that our young talent join to access a lifetime of extraordinary opportunities and meaningful relationships.

Our mission at The Room is to help the world's most extraordinary talent to fulfil its potential. We do this by selecting the most extraordinary talent in every city, engaging them through in-person experiences, and connecting them to exceptional opportunities for impact. We are building a global community of extraordinary talent who do hard things- one city at a time. The Room is part of the African Leadership Group and is designed to ultimately create opportunities for millions of talented young Africans. To learn more about the philosophy behind The Room, please read this article & go through this deck.

 

ABOUT THE CITY COMMUNITY TEAM
 

Do you enjoy creating something out of nothing? The City Teams are startups within a larger startup. Each City Team harnesses the power of The Room global network by training exceptional talent and connecting them to jobs and other opportunities for professional development. Along the way, each team unlocks value by making it easier for companies to find the top talent they need. Each City Team is like a standalone business that is blazing a new path for The Room, but is supported by the history and reputation of the African Leadership Group.

 

In pursuit of our mission, we encourage autonomy, creativity, and experimentation. We embrace risks and failure. We seek those that have a beginners’ mindset, are lifelong learners, thrive in uncertain circumstances and uncharted territory, and have a deep passion for youth engagement. If you're entrepreneurial and ready to work in a hyper-growth environment, this is a chance to build a new business and learn an insane amount in a compressed period of time.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE
 

As the General Manager, your mission is to grow The Room community in Accra while driving its commercial success and impact. You will build and oversee a high performing team, run day to day operations, and oversee revenue generation. 

 

As General Manager, you will be responsible for: 
 

  • Creating work opportunities for young Africans: You will help to facilitate work opportunities for young Africans in Lagos by enabling early career top talent to build relationships with mid-career members in The Room and local corporate partners
  • Membership Growth: You will ensure that the community grows, while maintaining its high caliber membership
  • P&L Ownership: You will have full P&L ownership as you grow revenue and manage costs to ensure profitability and sustainability
  • Business Development & partnerships: You will establish strategic partnerships with key stakeholders
  • Setting up a local franchise:  You will identify a hospitality partner to host the physical space/member’s club called ‘The Room’ (once Lagos has  a critical mass of members)
  • Serving as the local Face of The Room: you will be The Room’s representative in key forums and with local media etc.
  • Managing stakeholders: You will build and maintain key stakeholder relationships
  • Driving a culture of execution: You will serve as the custodian of The Room’s entrepreneurial ‘doer’ culture, rolling up your sleeves as a Founder--from engaging with VIPs and celebrities to setting the table for an intimate gathering -- no job is out of scope

KPIs:

  • Membership Growth: Measure by monthly new member growth
  • Customer experience: Measured by member net promoter score 
  • Commercial success: Annual Recurring Revenue, Gross profit
  • Impact: Number of work opportunities created for young talent

Criteria

  • 5+ years of experience in management consulting, finance, or operations management
  • 3+ years experience building partnerships
  • Entrepreneurial DNA & high level of self-motivation
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Strong relationship building skills & stakeholder management.
  • ‘Roll up Sleeves’ GYSHIDO mindset
  • Excellent  written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience building & managing lean, high-performance teams
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, highly organised and agile
  • Data-Driven decision making
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Office and G-suite, especially Excel (intermediate skills minimum)
  • Capable of building financial models
  • Experience in a subscription-based or community business is a plus
  • Flexibility to travel frequently around your region, as well as working late nights and weekends as and when required

This position is based in Accra, Ghana, and all applicants need to have work authorization to be considered.

Benefits

  • Globally competitive salary

About The Room

What Makes The Room Different?

 

Born Global
Born in Africa, not in Silicon Valley, The Room is inclusive and global from inception.  We seek to build the most diverse community of top talent in the world.


An ‘offline’ community
We believe trusted relationships are best built in person. While we leverage the best technology and virtual experiences (esp in the pandemic), we prioritize in-person events and spaces.

 

Built on a higher purpose
Each member is expected to not only strive for their personal success, but to ultimately aim for “significance”. We challenge our members to use their influence to enable positive outcomes for society. 


We give as much as we get
Every Room member is expected to create opportunity for others. As Michelle Obama said: “When you’ve walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed”.

 

Relationships, not transactions
We seek to build long-term, trusted relationships with our members as they progress through different stages of their lives.

 

Always fresh
Because we are tied to the AL Group (which is training 3 million leaders in Africa by 2035), we constantly infuse the community with fresh, innovative young leaders with new ideas for solving the world’s big challenges.