Vice President of Operations / Chief Operating Officer at Lori Nigeria

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Lori is a venture-backed, high growth start-up that has built a cutting-edge, logistics services software platform that seamlessly coordinates haulage across frontier markets. With a mission to reduce the cost of goods in frontier markets, Lori is tackling a massive issue; $180 billion is spent annually on haulage across Africa, and up to 75% of a product’s cost is due to logistics (compared to 6% in the US).

Lori was recognized as the fastest growing start-up in Africa and won TechCrunch’s Battlefield Africa. Our tech-enabled and operations-driven marketplace efficiently connects transport to cargo. The system brings transparency to the logistics industry and has significantly improved flexibility, reliability, and cost savings (upwards of 20%). Billions of dollars of cargo move through the Lori platform annually.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Vice President of Operations / Chief Operating Officer

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time /remote optional (must reside +/- 3 hrs from East Africa timezone).
Career level: Executive Management

About the Role

  • The Chief Operating Officer will help Lori achieve its goal of becoming the largest e-logistics company in global emerging markets.
  • The position requires a driven, thoughtful, self-motivated leader with strong analytical and organizational skills and a strong track record of driving execution through people management, structured processes and data.
  • The COO will be largely responsible for day to day management of the business allowing the CEO to focus on strategy, partnerships, fundraising, and growth.

What you will do:

  • Implement and execute global strategy while leveraging technology and data to increase efficiency
  • Collaborate with CEO to exponentially grow Lori’s operational capacity
  • Collaborate with CFO in financial operations management
  • Work with the executive team to set targets & track performance across the organization
  • Manage Regional GMs and BD in reaching growth objectives
  • Lead budgeting and resource allocation efforts
  • Oversee talent acquisition and people training to building an A-team
  • Structure the organization effectively; build, grow and manage
  • Streamline cross-team collaboration for optimal operational efficiency

What it takes:

  • MBA or equivalent advanced degree preferred
  • 15+ years experience in management, operations and/or management consulting
  • 7+ years experience in high-growth or technology environments
  • Excellent project management skills balancing multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Excellent management, communication and execution skills, proven ability to build, train and lead teams
  • Strong analytical thinker who is data driven yet able to make decisions quickly
  • Experience developing, implementing and achieving KPIs
  • Experience with day-to-day operational finance
  • Tech-savvy, charismatic, energetic, passionate and inspirational

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with leading mobility startups, digital company and/or in logistics (traditional and e-logistics)
  • Expertise in management consulting and banking
  • Expertise in B2B/B2C or FinTech

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online