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6 Vacancies in Cytonn Investments, Nairobi, Kenya

Cytonn Investments is an independent investments management firm, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and D.C. Metro – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global and local institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region.

Our investments are in real estate and private equity. Real estate investments are made through our development affiliate, Cytonn Real Estate, where we currently have over Kshs. 82 billion (USD 820 mn) of projects under mandate across ten projects. In private equity, we invest in banking, insurance, education, hospitality and technology.
Our financial services investments in Sub Saharan Africa are made through our Cytonn Financial Services Fund (CFSF) through which we are the 5th largest shareholder in NIC Bank in Kenya. Investments in education and hospitality are made through Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Hospitality, respectively.


Business Administration Assistant
Reporting to the Business Administration Associate, the Administration Assistant will be the first point of contact for the office, answer all incoming phone calls in a pleasant and informed manner for the purpose of providing information and responding to queries.

Responsibilities

·         Managing the office by ensuring that facilities are clean and standards maintained
·         Oversee all aspects of front office co-ordination – maintain a visitor’s register, handle and direct inquiries and ensuring the reception area is manned at all times
·         Screen, welcome and manage all visitors and vendors by settling them, recording their details, and giving them the required attention
·         Switchboard management including receiving, transferring and giving appropriate answers to incoming calls and providing a call log summary
·         Monitor inventory levels of office supplies on a regular basis and ensuring that the re-order process is done in a timely manner
·         Assist in planning and coordinating team activities and events such as book reading and cake cutting
·         Prepare and ensure delivery of mails to appropriate offices
·         Receiving, checking and signing for various deliveries in the office
·         Chairing departmental meetings and taking minutes
·         Organizing Saturday lunch for staff members
·         Ensuring all office equipment are working
·         Following up on suppliers’ payments
·         Tracking of any items/assets that are entering or leaving the building and ensuring they have the appropriate approvals and exit passes
·         Any other tasks as asigned from time to time

Qualifications

·         Must have achieved at least a C- or equivalent in high school
·         A diploma certificate in a business related field
·         Be committed to succeeding in a team context
·         Excellent communication
·         High levels of energy and enthusiasm and ability to work long hours and under pressure to deliver timely solutions/deliverables
How to Apply

Procurement Manager/Associate
The procurement Manager/ Associate will be responsible for the procurement of products and services essential for the company’s operations.
He/she will strategize to find the most cost effective deals and suppliers. The procurement manager’s role is to discover the best ways to minimize our procurement expense so that the company can invest in its growth and people

Responsibilities

·         He/She will be the in-house procurement expert, providing advice and guidance to colleagues on all procurement matters and managing higher value procurement directly
·         To be responsible for the issuance, update and control of the company’s procurement policy and procedures
·         To be responsible for the formulation of procurement strategies
·         Deliver and monitor compelling analysis and insights that inform management of the results of the company’s procurement activities to inform strategic decision making
·         Provide input into the business planning and budgeting process
·         Carry out forward planning of procurement activity including reviewing tender events schedules
·         Proactively build, develop and maintain valuable relationships with key stakeholders, across businesses and geographies, and with the wider supply chain services team
·         Develop effective supplier relationships and ensure implementation of effective supplier management practices in conjunction with contract management and business, according to best practice and in a cost effective manner
·         Development of robust and appropriate contracts including liaison with specialist across businesses to ensure compliance to contract management and group policies
·         Development of robust and appropriate contracts including liaison with specialist across businesses to ensure compliance to contract management and group policies
·         Clearly define the supply chain in coordination with the cross-functional project team and aligning the team with the various procurement strategies to be executed
·         Creating and maintaining project procurement plans, assuring superior supply chain execution throughout the entire project, documenting and communicating the supply chain strategy to cross functional project teams
·         Implementing professional sourcing process and coordinating procurement activities to deliver optimized material /service cost and ensure supply base meets the project’s cost, delivery and quality requirement and proactively driving procurement strategies in the project process- pooling, bundling, designing to cost etc.
·         Understanding the scope of supply and customer contract agreements, performing risk analysis and preparing for negotiations with suppliers and identifying supply chain risks and monitoring the market forces related to supply chain during the project execution to avoid potential issues/risks
·         Present overall supply chain status to Management within organization, including status of Engineering release, RFQ status, Purchase Order Status
·         Managing resources within supply chain to cover workload peaks during project ramp ups in collaboration with the Project Manager
·         Where applicable be responsible for inventory management
·         Getting involved early within the project at the proposal stage, to drive material cost optimization and establishing project material budgets
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

·         Relevant university degree with at least 2nd Class honours, upper division
·         At least B+ in KCSE
·         3-5 years’ experience in Procurement
·         Member of a relevant professional body
·         Knowledge in sourcing techniques and market understanding
·         Aptitude in decision making and working with numbers
·         Attention to detail and accuracy
·         Knowledge in clearing and forwarding and overseas procurement
·         Strong leadership capabilities
·         Possess comprehensive knowledge in ERP application software
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Strong negotiations and networking abilities
How to Apply


Sales and Marketing Manager/Associate
We are seeking an experienced and motivated sales associate to join our team as a Sales and Marketing Associate and have direct impact on Cytonn sales and marketing.

Responsibilities

·         Be involved in developing marketing strategies for one of our iconic developments and sourcing for prospective clients
·         Taking the clients through the product until the execution of the sale
·         He/she shall attend and represent Cytonn in events held such as expos and sales activations
·         Monitoring and analysing sales and market trends
·         Identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with them
·         Building market position of the development by locating, developing, defining, negotiating and closing business relationships with clients
·         Carry out product demonstration to clients and brief them about the benefits, location, prices and payment methods
·         Carry out site visits to showcase the products to the clients
·         Share a daily report on the achievements, products uptake, as well as any challenges encountered
·         Carry out regional marketing campaigns for the development
·         Carry out any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time by your supervisor
·         Responsible for being a brand ambassador for the development involved and acting professional at all times
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

·         KCSE grade B+ and above
·         A second class upper division degree from a reputable institution
·         At least 3-5 years’ relevant sales experience in real estate and financial products
·         Individuals with youthful energy and a team spirit
·         Ability to meet targets
·         Resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgement and tact
·         Presentable and with good command of the English language
·         Strong communication skills and ability to identify prospective clients
·         Good understanding of Cytonn products and willingness to learn
·         Ability to confidently explain and sell financial products and real-estate
·         Excellent client service skills
·         Ability to guide clients to the activation desk, hold a conversation and create interest in the produce
How to Apply

Portfolio Manager
Cytonn investments is inviting applications from talented individuals to join the team as a Portfolio Manager with a specialization in the Financial Services Sector. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a strong incentive programme, including equity ownership into the company.
The position is primarily responsible for creating and managing investment allocations. The position is also responsible for determining the appropriate level of risk based on the risk preferences, return expectations and market conditions.

Responsibilities

·         Maintain an in-depth understanding of market conditions, trends and overall economic outlook in the Sub-Saharan Africa space,
·         Active oversight of the portfolio management of the Cytonn Financial Services Fund, including periodic updates to the relevant on investment and market performance and securities trading,
·         Keep up with relevant investment and trade news by reading timely, expert finance or investment publications,
·         Maintaining client relationships: regular contact with investor clients regarding market conditions, updated investment research and economic trends,
·         Periodic evaluation of the performance of predetermined investment packages, as well as meeting standards provided by regulatory organizations,
·         Ensuring compliance with investor disclosures, privacy laws, anti-money laundering requirements and anti-fraud measures,
·         Participating in the evaluation, formulation and implementation of investment strategies,
·         Preparing written reports and verbal presentations,
·         Contributing in investment meetings and review sessions,
·         Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

·         Must have achieved at least a B+ or equivalent in high school,
·         A graduate degree, with a minimum 2nd Class, Upper Division in Accounting, Finance or a business related course,
·         At least 5 years’ experience in the financial services or investment field, with a focus on providing portfolio recommendations to clients or in-depth financial or market analysis,
·         Applicant required to have relevant industry designations or certifications (e.g. CFA), with a strong financial background,
·         High degree of efficiency in data interpretation and a penchant for research and analysis,
·         Applicant must demonstrate an in-depth understanding of financial markets, economics and portfolio theory more so in the Sub Saharan Africa region,
·         Must be client-focused, with a desire and ability to communicate frequently with investor clients regarding their accounts and investment performances
·         Strong communication skills (both written and oral),
·         Good analytical and quantitative reasoning,
·         Strong organizational and time management skills -ability to adhere to deadlines, multi-task and be able to prioritize,
·         Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated creativity & innovation in business,
·         Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, with exceptional skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint,
·         A team player with strong interpersonal skills, and
·         Ability to learn quickly and manage workload, work effectively under pressure in a demanding environment.
How to Apply

Distribution Manager
In order to better service our clients, we are looking for highly motivated, self-driven, team players to work as the Distribution Manager in Nairobi, and work to manage their respective Units, Unit Managers and Financial Advisors.
The position will afford successful individuals a unique opportunity to participate in both a strong incentive structure and equity ownership plan.

Responsibilities

·         To formulate marketing, sales and distribution channels for the company as well as manage the distribution process
·         Head the sales & distribution team, alongside other Distribution Managers, with each Distribution Manager having several units to manage
·         Formulate marketing, sales and distribution strategies for the company
·         Formulate marketing, sales and distribution strategies for the company
·         Recruit, select, motivate, supervise, train, develop and manage sales teams on company products and policies
·         Coordinate and supervise sales efforts
·         Participate in the development of the marketing plans, budgets, pricing, for the Cytonn products
·         Plan and coordinate sales and marketing activities to build and generate new business
·         Generate performance benchmarks and measure sales team performance against these benchmarks
·         To build, maintain and strengthen good public relations with existing clients, investors, corporate companies, business community, professionals, high net worth clients and government agencies
·         Participate in the development of investment products that meet client needs
·         Liaise with different regulatory bodies on matters of policy and regulations and participate with the bodies in policy reviews and formulation
·         Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications

·         Degree, preferably with at least a 2nd Class Upper Division
·         At least a B+ in KCSE is preferred
·         Excellent stakeholder management and communication skills
·         Understanding of product management principles
·         A minimum of 5 years’ sales experience in the financial services industry
How to Apply

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