At M-KOPA, We Finance Progress. The scale and impact of our work is massive. M-KOPA is a fast-growing FinTech company offering millions of underbanked customers across Africa access to life-enhancing products and services. From our roots as the pioneer in pay-as-you-go “PayGo’” solar energy for off-grid homes, we have grown into one of the most advanced connected asset ﬁnancing platforms in the world, empowering a broad range of customers to achieve progress in their lives.Our people reflect this mission; we pride ourselves in empowering our people to own their own careers, and encouraging growth through our learning and development programs, coaching partnerships, and on-the-job training. As a collective, we value diversity, knowing every journey brings its own reward, and support each employee as they travel theirs. This includes our family-friendly policies, commitment to employee mental and physical well-being, and flexible working practices. Our aim is for every employee to be able to shape their own career, whilst helping shape the future of M-KOPA as we grow together. Want to know more about M-KOPA? Click this link: The Retail Expansion Lead plays a crucial role in facilitating M-KOPA's expansion in Ghana by identifying and establishing new retail shops and ensuring the maintenance, repair, and rebranding of existing shops. This position requires expertise in shop location assessment, lease contract processing, shop readiness, licenses and permits, property maintenance, and other assigned tasks.KEY JOB FUNCTIONSShop Location:Identify and evaluate potential competitive areas for opening new M-KOPA shops in Ghana.Conduct thorough market research and analysis to determine strategic locations that align with M-KOPA's expansion objectives.Shop Acquisition:Close off shop lease agreements within specified timelines, in accordance with the expansion timetable.Liaise with property owners, agents, and other stakeholders to negotiate favorable lease terms and conditions.Lease Contract Processing:Carry out and maintain all property lease contract data in compliance with M-KOPA's procurement processes.Ensure accurate documentation, record keeping, and adherence to legal and contractual requirements.Shop Readiness:Coordinate the branding process and procure all necessary shop fittings and furnishings to create a functional and appealing retail environment.Oversee the setup and preparation of new shops, ensuring they are ready for operations within the specified timelines.Licenses and Permits:Obtain all required licenses and permits in accordance with local and state government policies and regulations.Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements throughout the licensing process.Property Maintenance:Manage maintenance and repair activities for all M-KOPA properties, including new and existing shops.Coordinate with vendors, contractors, and maintenance teams to promptly address any issues and ensure the upkeep of the properties.Other Assigned Tasks:Execute additional responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor, contributing to the overall success of M-KOPA's retail expansion in Ghana.EXPERIENCE/ SKILLS & COMPETENCIESAt least 2 years of experience in a structured retail chain company, specifically in opening new stores and preparing them for operations.Tertiary level education or equivalent qualification in a relevant field.Good knowledge of areas outside Accra in Ghana, with an understanding of local market dynamics.Excellent negotiation skills and the ability to build and manage relationships with various stakeholders.Strong project management skills, with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced project environment.Proficiency in computer applications relevant to the role.M-KOPA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.M-KOPA explicitly prohibits the use of Forced or Child Labour and respects the rights of its employees to agree to terms and conditions of employment voluntarily, without coercion, and freely terminate their employment on appropriate notice. M-KOPA shall ensure that its Employees are of legal working age and shall comply with local laws for youth employment or student work, such as internships or apprenticeships. M-KOPA does not collect/charge any money as a pre-employment or post-employment requirement. This means that we never ask for ‘recruitment fees’, ‘processing fees’, ‘interview fees’, or any other kind of money in exchange for offer letters or interviews at any time during the hiring process.
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