Careem is hiring a

General Manager - Kampala

Kampala, Uganda

Do you want to help build a world-class institution from the region, experience the thrill of being part of a high-growth technology company, and improve people’s lives?

There is only one way to build an awesome institution: to attract exceptionally talented people who are aligned with the mission of the organisation and make them partners in success. At Careem, our mission is to simplify the lives of people, initially through solutions that make transportation in the region reliable, and over time, through disruptions in payments and logistics. In the process, we want to build an organisation that inspires and become a world-class institution from the region.

We have had a phenomenal start. Founded in 2012 by former entrepreneurs and McKinsey alums, Careem is an innovative transportation service operational in 32 cities from Morocco to Pakistan. With 30% monthly growth, we are one of the fastest growing companies in the region. Our recipe for success has been a team that thrives on challenges, is passionate about solving problems, is not afraid to work super hard, and is a true partner in the company through generous stock option grants. We have attracted strong regional and international investors and are positioned on the cusp of significant scale. Read more about us in the New York Times or Arabian Business.

We are looking for an experienced GM to establish our presence in Kampala into one of the most respected businesses in the country providing high quality services, social impact, and attracting exceptional talent. The person in this post has an opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the region and the trajectory of the company.

Key responsibilities

  • Own the growth strategy for the market and lead its implementation
  • Manage the product to best meet the evolving needs of the market
  • Build deep relationships with key stakeholders, including regulators and suppliers
  • Secure big partnerships that could change the game in the market
  • Manage the P&L of the market and set/achieve ambitious targets
  • Build and lead an aggressive, bold, and highly operational team
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