Associate Director

Website Careem

Job Description:

Careem is building the Everything App for the greater Middle East, making it easier than ever to move around, order food and groceries, manage payments, and more. Careem is led by a powerful purpose to simplify and improve the lives of people and build an awesome organisation that inspires. Since 2012, Careem has created earnings for over 2.5 million Captains, simplified the lives of over 50 million customers, and built a platform for the region’s best talent to thrive and for entrepreneurs to scale their businesses. Careem operates in over 70 cities across 10 countries, from Morocco to Pakistan.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing analytical and conceptual frameworks to help leadership prioritise potential strategic initiatives and new sub-business/products
  • Identifying new/emerging use cases that Careem Pay should consider and developing the business case and commercial strategy for them
  • Identifying areas where Careem Pay needs strategic partnerships or investments to meet licensing, tech, commercial or operational objectives
  • Defining priorities on an annual and quarterly basis, at the Careem Pay level
  • Driving goal and target setting exercises across the different Careem Pay teams
  • Reporting performance to the company’s senior leadership and C-Suite
  • Working closely with our investors to drive relevant synergies and collaboration for Careem Pay
  • Working with POCs across legal, commercial, product, engineering, marketing, regulatory, compliance, and other functional areas to achieve milestones
  • Driving required analyses including benchmarking, market size assessments, user surveys, business plans, etc.
  • Ensuring project management and delivery against milestones
  • Developing progress updates for Careem Pay Board and other leadership groups

Job Requirements:

  • Start-up mindset
  • Laser focused on growth, speed and results on a daily basis
  • Resourceful
  • Action-oriented
  • Self-starter with high level of ownership and limited need for oversight and support
  • Willingness and ability to work cross-functionally and organise and influence colleagues in other Careem Pay and Careem teams (e.g., including product, finance, business units, marketing, corp dev, markets) from inception to delivery of projects
  • Detail-oriented and organized with a strong talent for project management
  • Relevant education background, including MBA or strategy, finance, innovation, or computer science degree from a top-tier academic institution
  • 8 years + of professional experience, especially working with the strategy, business development or corporate development arm of a leading fintech and/or a top-tier management consulting firm
  • Knowledge of fintech business models, value chain, players and industry trends
  • Understanding of tech infrastructure and networks / partnerships critical for fintech players
  • Strong track-record of problem-solving, including structuring problems, performing detailed analysis, and developing & implementing recommendations
  • Ability to independently engage with and communicate recommendations to C-level and senior leadership

Job Details:

Company: Careem

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Dubai, UAE

Application Deadline: N/A

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