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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



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.



Our Nairobi community already has about 500 exceptional members, including some of the most influential leaders in Kenya.  This community is supported by a powerful global community and a strong capital base. Two revenue streams underpin our business model in every city:

  • Membership fees from individual members 
  • Membership and other revenue from organizations that seek to access our influential community for top talent, business development/relationships, and insight/intelligence for their executives.



As the General Manager, your mission is to grow The Room community 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: 

  • 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 Nairobi 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. 
  • Creating work opportunities for young Africans: You will help to facilitate work opportunities for young Africans in Nairobi by enabling early career top talent to build relationships with mid-career members in The Room and  local corporate partners
  • 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


  • 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



  • 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


  • Globally competitive salary

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