Senior Advisor to the CEO and Acting Vice President - Operations

African Asset Financing Company
Addis Ababa
Confidential Executive Package
22 Oct 2018
05 Nov 2018
Professional / Specialist
Contract Type
  • Senior Advisor to the CEO and Acting Vice President, Operations

About Our Client

A repeat Michael Page partner, our client, African Asset Finance Company (AAFC), is an initiative of Roha Group Inc., an ambitious, well-capitalised US investment group with extensive operating experience in emerging markets, as evidenced by a portfolio of best practice emerging market ventures spanning, inter alia, Manufacturing, Industrials, IT Infrastructure and Financial Services, and currently looking to find a best-in-class equipment leasing operation in Ethiopia.

Job Description

The Senior Advisor to the CEO and Acting Vice President Operations will be principally responsible for building a best of class equipment leasing organisation and simultaneously hiring and training an Ethiopian successor.

Reporting to the CEO of Ethiopian Leasing Company and the Executive Chairman of the Holding Company, the incumbent will among other strategic duties lead from the front in building the book, establishing field operations and related procedures, and building relationships with local partners for maintenance, operator training and certification, etcetera. He or she will direct the workflow of all employees from operators to management, with a view toward sustainable, profitable growth.

The Job Requires:

  • Mastery of top-tier methodology, awareness of best-in-class technology, and expert knowledge of best practice operating procedures for equipment leasing
  • Broad experience in all sorts of equipment leasing, including, but not limited to, finance leases, operational lease and rentals
  • Familiarity with and exposure to field operations, maintenance, asset management, repo, yard management, and equipment manufacturers
  • Ability to productively manage the operational challenges of emerging markets
  • Cross-cultural people and management skills, with a view toward impressing best practices into procedures and policies
  • A seasoned commercial mind-set to underpin operational decisions and strategic initiatives
  • A keen knowledge of trends in the equipment leasing space

The Successful Applicant:

  • Has an extensive relevant experience, with solid track record in equipment leasing in mature markets
  • Has been exposed to emerging or frontier markets, preferably with some years of on the ground experience - not necessarily in leasing
  • Likely comes from an engineering, manufacturing, or maintenance background
  • Has prior exposure to field operations, asset management monitoring and tracking, yard management, repo, and maintenance management
  • Has been exposed to multiple relevant sectors, either by employment or via clients
  • Is skilled in customer relationship management and business development

What's on Offer

A rare, career-defining opportunity to design, initiate, and develop a legacy in the form of a socially beneficial, profitable equipment leasing operation in Ethiopia.

Lucrative compensation package-commensurate with candidate experience and aptitude-with expat benefits and sizeable bonus potential upon successful completion of assignment.

Ref Code: MPFE26306Z

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