• Job Opportunities at Altima Africa

  • Posted on: 7 December, 2016 Deadline: 17 December, 2016
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    At Altima Africa, creating sustainable competitiveness is at the heart of what we do. Altima Africa is a strategy implementation firm that seamlessly integrates its consulting, training and recruitment services to effectively support the implementation of organisational strategies. This is in line with our mission, to provide innovative solutions that create and strengthen our clients competitiveness. Our solutions are delivered in the context of our values: creativity, innovation, collaboration and agility.

    Head of Product Development


    Role Profile

    Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for:


    • Developing the product strategy for the company in conjunction with the General Manager: Group Business and General Manager: Retail to meet new business objectives for existing and new distribution channels;
    • Designing new products and solutions and manage new product development through all life stages to ensure successful uptake in the market;
    • Developing business cases and client proposals for new businesses, partnerships, products and channels;
    • Supporting product development initiatives including the design and pricing of insurance products and maintenance of existing products;
    • Development and sign-off of pricing models and policies;
    • Collaborating and managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
    • Providing actuarial consulting, peer review and advice;
    • Managing and developing Actuarial staff within the team
    Desired Competencies
    • Business Acumen;
    • Creative and Innovative;
    • Deciding and Initiating Action;
    • Strong Communication and Negotiation Skills;
    • Leadership and People Development;
    • Relating and Networking.
    • Bachelor’s degree in  Actuarial Science;
    • A relevant professional  qualification;
    • At least Six (6) years’ experience in Life Assurance in a product development environment;
    • Experience in Group Risk Pricing is an added advantage;
    • Knowledge of Legislative and Regulatory Framework;
    • Knowledge and understanding of Market Forces and Competitor Environment.

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    Head of Corporate Affairs


    Role Profile
    Reporting to the Managing Directors, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with Corporate and other organizations in the country so as to facilitate worksite strategy and cross-selling;
    • Leveraging and aligning all corporate communications with the business strategy by designing communication plans to be implemented throughout the company to enhance the company’s image;
    • Effectively developing and implementing a brand strategy that will enhance our brand presence in the market;
    • Responsible for editorial, design, production and distribution of all company publications, internal and external to ensure effective articulation of the company brand;
    • Developing and executing online strategies that improve the company’s visibility in the social media;
    • Generating media visibility by securing speaking engagements and high-profile media opportunities to ensure regular contact with target media;
    • Establishing and maintaining productive relationships with internal sources, reporters and other third party news agencies;
    • Organizing and managing the human capital within the department through training, coaching & development, performance management and proper positioning to ensure optimal productivity and high value services to internal and external customers;
    • Representing the Managing Directors in various company events and to support the office to ensure timely execution.
    Desired Competencies
    • Business Acumen;
    • Creative and Innovative;
    • Deciding and Initiating Action;
    • Strong Communication and Negotiation Skills;
    • Leadership and Relationship Management;
    • Relating and Networking.
    • Master’s Degree in Communication, International Business, Finance, Strategy & Management;
    • Bachelor’s degree in business / Marketing related field from a recognized institution;
    • A relevant professional qualification;
    • At least five (5) years’ experience in Marketing, Communication, Public & Media Relations, Business Analysis, three (3) of which must be at managerial level from a PR agency or media house;
    • Experience in building brand awareness;
    • Expertise in marketing and campaigns on Internet and online technology platforms;
    • Demonstrated successful experience in media lobbying and writing press releases;
    • Prior experience in insurance or financial services sector would be an advantage.

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    Investment Director - 2 positions


    Role Profile
    Reporting to the Managing Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
    • Portfolio management of existing investments across various sectors;
    • Supporting the Managing Director in executing and realising the commercial objectives of the company strategy across sectors;
    • Advising the Board Investment Committee on formulation of investment objectives for investee companies;
    • Overseeing and managing the end-to-end investment process of multiple projects and different stages of the development cycle;
    • Formulating winning strategies;
    • Negotiating and structuring investment transactions;
    • Monitoring the execution of the company’s commercial objectives in active developments projects / portfolio companies;
    • Interacting and maintaining good relationships with the Management of portfolio companies;
    • Driving timely value realization through third party equity investments and higher valuation and / or eventual exit;
    • Developing and managing a lean high performance team of junior analysts and associates to support the company’s day-to-day portfolio management.
    Desired Competencies
    • Commercially aware and entrepreneurial with a track record of building and effectively leading profitable enterprises;
    • A highly networked and influential individual with the ability to cultivate and retain relationships with a globally diverse group of institutions and individuals;
    • A leader with proven ability to position and create demand for products and services;
    • A no-excuses individual with demonstrated capacity to successfully execute multiple projects simultaneously;
    • An effective and ethical leader with a track record of building and leading successful teams;
    • A personable individual and excellent communicator.
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a strong analytical or business focus;
    • Possession of professional qualifications in CFA, CPA or ACCA;
    • Possession of an MBA or any other postgraduate qualification in a relevant field would be an added advantage;
    • Minimum Ten (10) years’ leadership experience;
    • Portfolio management of a private equity portfolio, preferably in Sub-Saharan Africa;
    • Extensive Board level experience;
    • Investment transactional experience including leading teams in end-to-end investment / fundraising / exit processes.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) / email(s) below to apply on company website.

    If you are qualified and up to the challenge apply online by 5pm 17th December, 2016.
    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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