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Jobs and Vacancies in Colocation Data Center, Nairobi, Kenya

Our Client: The firm has been established with the vision of building a Pan African network of Colocation Data Centers. 

The firm will build and operate a state of the art, (Tier 3), vendor and carrier neutral data centers to serve a broad spectrum of clients - telecom carriers, ISPs and peering points, IT and cloud providers, content providers and corporates. 

The company’s objective is to be the largest independent colocation data center operator in Africa over the next five years. 

Job Title: 
Sales Manager  


Job Purpose: Individual who’s highly driven, quantitative, process & detail oriented and who will develop sales in Kenya.

Job Location: Nairobi

Responsibilities
  • Identifying potential customers and work out a plan to engage with them
  • Follow up and develop proposals that go to customers with regular follow up
  • Work on contracts in tandem with lawyers
  • Build sales collateral relevant for the industry of the customer’s engaged
  • Managing pipeline
  • Representing the company at Industry events
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Completed a graduate business degree or MBA program in an analytical field or business field (e.g.
  • Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Administration, Finance, Management etc.)
  • 1-4 years’ work experience in a quantitative field, technology or sales
  • A strong network in the IT and Financial Services sector in Kenya
  • Good Excel skills, financial modelling skills will be an excellent advantage
  • Can work in a non-office environment and is able to deliver without active supervision
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple concurrent projects and drive initiatives in a cross- functional environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including advance PowerPoint/presentation ability
  • Copious amounts of humor
Application:
 
Send your CV (in Word format) titled with your Name via email with the Subject Line as “Sales Manager” to jobs@genesisconsult.net not later than 11 August 2016. 


Job Title: Customer Implementation Manager   
 

Reporting To: CEO

Job Purpose: Secure installations and new implementation for customers according to technical customer requirements within service, time and pricing expectations/guidelines.

Job Location: Nairobi

Responsibilities

A. Customer Implementation Management

Task: Ensure efficient implementation of customer requirements and specifications
  • Defines customer requirements and translates these into a customer implementation plan, including timeline and deliverables (BE sheet)
  • Provides technical support during installation, according to customer requirements
  • Undertakes testing and commissioning installations
  • Acts as technical/commercial interface between customer and the company.
  • Co-ordinates CIM team
  • Contributes to operational strategy, together with MD and managers
  • Provides input into power and cooling issues within data centres
  • Undertakes administration for CIM processes
Task: Co-ordinate allocation of third parties
  • Procures and allocates vendors and sub-contractors for installation of new equipment, based on customer requirements and optimal allocation
  • Follows up on termination requests and settle partner agreements
  • Co-ordinates sub-contractors and vendors
B. Capacity Planning
  • Keeps up-to-date with data centre developments in terms of capacity planning 

  • Contributes to power upgrade projects, new data centre projects and further development, as required 

  • Prepares monthly capacity planning reports for the MD to determine where risks lie 

C. Sales Support
 
Task: Provide input into sales process
  • Provides technical and pricing input into sales proposals to generate appropriate offers
  • Prepares planning proposals in relation to technical resources available
  • Processes customer order forms (non-recurring sales)
D. Technical Support
 
Task: Act as technical back-up for customers and engineers
  • Acts as single point of contact for customers and technical and operational issues during implementation
  • Acts as a second line escalation point for Site Engineers
  • Maintains log sheets and procedures (Nordics)
  • Prepare build-out business cases in accordance with corporate engineering counterparts
  • Provides 24/7 technical support, as required
E. Other
 
Task: Ensure resources available
  • Purchases material required for implementation of customer requirements
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Educated to Bachelor level, preferably in a technical field
  • Qualified electrician certificate would be a distinct advantage 
  • 4 – 6 years’ experience working in an electro-technical environment within a large company,
  • 3 – 5 years people management experience required  
  • Experience in data centres or a similar environment is considered a significant advantage
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Project management skills  
  • People Management skills
  • Analytical
  • Stress-resilient
  • Communication skills
  • Pro-active
  • Customer focus
  • Flexible
Application:

Send your CV (in Word format) titled with your Name via email with the Subject Line as “Customer Implementation Manager” to jobs@genesisconsult.net not later than 11 August 2016. 


Job Title: Corporate Finance Analyst   
 

Job Purpose: An individual keen to work in a startup environment and passionate about Africa’s growth, understands technology and wants to be part of a great growth story. 

This position works closely with the CEO on building long term value for the company and will be focused on fundraising, analysis of performance, investor relationships and strategy. 

Job Location: Nairobi

Responsibilities
  • Work with the CEO to create strategic growth plans and to raise the equity and working capital needed to implement these plans
  • Lead and work on Structuring equity instruments to raise capital
  • Liaise with large institutional investors to create a pipeline of investors
  • Negotiate with large debtors and banks
  • Support with Tax strategy
  • Manage financial reporting for investors and the Board of Directors
  • Support in budgeting and other finance functions
  • Drive strategic improvements to global operation, including country-specific tax-efficient structures, transactions between parent and subsidiary, and maintenance of global inventory.
  • Evaluate and engage with advisors as needed
  • Participate in risk management and legal reviews
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Three to Five years minimum work experience in Corporate Finance
  • Some investment banking or strategic consulting experience
  • Some work experience in a multinational company, preferably with operations in Africa
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools, including Quickbooks
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Financial modeling expertise
  • Ability to manage a global, multi-cultural team of finance and accounting staff
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature, ability and drive to work independently, solution-
  • oriented
  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent
Further Requirements (Good to Have)
  • Strong investment banking experience specifically in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Good network in the Private equity space
  • Understand deal structuring from a sell side perspective
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of creating efficiencies and navigating global tax structures
  • No shortage of ambition and good karma
Application:

Send your CV (in Word format) titled with your Name via email with the Subject Line as “Corporate Finance Analyst” to jobs@genesisconsult.net not later than 11 August 2016. 


Job Title: Finance Director 

Job Purpose: Individual keen to work in a startup environment and passionate about Africa’s growth, understands technology and wants to be part of a great growth story. 

This position is a unique leadership role and will be part of the core team that is setting out to build a pan African Data Center colocation business. 

The Finance Director will collaborate with the CEO to create strategic growth plans, build the Finance Team and raise substantial amounts of equity and working capital needed to achieve our ambitious goals.

Job Location:
 Nairobi

Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the CEO and COO to create strategic growth plans and to raise the equity and working capital needed to implement these plans
  • Lead and work on Structuring equity instruments to raise capital
  • Liaise with large institutional investors to create a pipeline of investors
  • Be able to build and create high quality term sheets and negotiate with potential investors
  • Negotiate with large debtors and banks
  • Coordinate tax and audit filings in each country of operation
  • Maintain banking relationships and monitor accounts
  • Oversee revenue, expenses booking according to globally compliant practices
  • Manage financial reporting for investors and the Board of Directors
  • Provide clear regular reports to the management team on performance to budget, cash flow projections, and risks
  • Drive strategic improvements to global operation, including country-specific tax-efficient structures, transactions between parent and subsidiary, and maintenance of global inventory.
  • Evaluate and engage with advisors as needed
  • Participate in risk management and legal activities, including client contracts, partnership agreements, investment papers, compliance, insurance, etc.
Qualifications and Skills:
  • Five years minimum work experience in finance
  • Some investment banking or strategic consulting experience
  • Some work experience in a multinational company, preferably with operations in Africa
  • Advanced proficiency in accounting software tools, including Quickbooks
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Financial modeling expertise
  • Ability to manage a global, multi-cultural team of finance and accounting staff
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and collaborative nature, ability and drive to work independently, solution-oriented
  • Master's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent
Further Requirements (Good to Have)
  • Strong investment banking experience specifically in Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Extensive network in the Private equity space
  • Understand deal structuring from a sell side perspective
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness in proposing new ways of creating efficiencies and navigating global tax structures
  • Self starter and requires no operating manual
  • Copious amounts of humor
Application:

Send your CV (in Word format) titled with your Name via email with the Subject Line as “Finance Director” to jobs@genesisconsult.net not later than 11 August 2016. 

No phone calls please. 

In your application, please specify:

  • Current Gross Salary with Benefits;
  • Expected Gross Salary with Benefits; and
  • Related Experience justifying your application.

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