Job Position of Investment Director at Bboxx, Kigali, Rwanda, Deadline: 17/07/2022

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Investment Director

Reports to: Managing Director

Location: Kigali

Who we are:

Bboxx is a UK-based Next Generation Utility company providing affordable, reliable and clean energy solutions to meet off-grid customers’ energy needs. We are fully vertically integrated, controlling every part of our customer experience.  having already impacted over 2 million customers’ lives with our solar home systems (SHS) so far and diversification into clean cooking and other utilities underway, we have 1000+ staff working across five offices in Europe, Asia and Africa – who are waking up every morning to transform the lives of our customers and to unlock their potential.

Key responsibilities:

Manage Bboxx’s investments in its different Opcos. Drive their growth and financial performance
Support Bboxx Operating Entities (Kenya, Rwanda, DRC, Togo, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso) in defining and executing their strategic roadmap and growth
Act as Board Director for some of those entities
Track and analyse performance of our operating entities vs business plan objectives
Support key local HR local issues such as new country Director, or their first line, recruitment
Organise sharing of operational best practices and market insights between operating entities
Be involved in the definition of the targets for these entities and in their remuneration committees
Lead the decision-making process with other internal and external stakeholders
Lead project development through unit economics and pricing analysis
Support M&A opportunities or opening of new markets
Work on local B2B and B2G projects


5 to 10 years’ experience in consulting, banking, corporate strategy, or operations
Previous experience or strong interest in business in Africa and energy is a plus
Strong communication and oral presentation skills
Fluent in English and French
Bachelor’s and/or Master’s in business, finance, engineering, political studies, or economics
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint specifically)
Willingness to travel regularly to the different operating entities

Core competencies:
Analytical and problem solving: very strong analytical and problem solving skills, and the ability to think in a structured way
Stakeholder management: ensure alignment among the different shareholders of each entity to ensure smooth governance
Self-motivation: ability to identify problems, and lead the collaborative charge to solve them
Project management: ability to multi-task, strong project management & decision-making skills
Financial acumen: excellent understanding of financial metrics and risk/reward analysis
Team player: able to engage with colleagues to raise questions and receive feedback

At Bboxx, we celebrate our differences, and recognize the strength in the diversity of our people.  We are a global employer who believe in providing opportunities for all its employees to unlock their potential regardless of background, age, sex, race, religion, or personal beliefs.

We look to recruit individuals from all different backgrounds and encourage you to apply to roles you are passionate about, even if you need help from us to develop your skills.   We strive to create an inclusive environment and regularly celebrate the diversity of our people through events arranged by our Culture Committee.  Bboxx provides a workplace where you can be your authentic self and focus on our mission of transforming lives through access to energy!

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