Application deadline: 15 March 2018
Alistair James, who has been a resident in Tanzania since 2002, founded Alistair Group in 2006 and started transporting goods in 2008. Since then, the Company has gone from strength to strength and grown rapidly. Today, Alistair Group has become one of the largest logistics providers in the region, providing a number of end-to-end solutions to clients in a variety of sectors. We offer integrated services based on our core competencies of warehousing, material handling, road freight and customs clearance. Alistair Group has been able to develop quickly thanks to our approach to continually improve and innovate to surpass the best in the world. While we develop our core businesses, there are a number of associated opportunities and challenges that we would like to analyse further. Our summer internship programme is designed to be an immersive yet independent experience to help us analyse a variety of potential opportunities. This year we have selected the two opportunities / challenges below to focus on in detail.
MBA INTERNSHIP FOCAL AREAS
1. Alistair Technology: Development of the Business Case Alistair Technology is a standalone Alistair Group entity domiciled in the UK. This entity holds the intellectual property for all of Alistair Group’s technology developments (developed by our team in California). To date the Group has invested close to $2M developments ranging from a transport management system, tire measure application, automated quotation platform, and sub-contractor management service and is constantly developing new solutions to improve the efficiency of our business and our customers’ businesses. We want to package a few of our developments into a standalone product / business and look to finance further expansion with outside investors. This project will entail working with our technology and business development teams in order to define a business case, develop a pitch deck and identify potential investors.
2. Analysis & Recommendation of Organizational Structure and Location: Alistair Group is celebrating its 10th birthday in 2018. Although the Company was founded in Tanzania today operations are spread across Sub Saharan Africa. As we look to our next phase of growth we believe that we need to centralise some functions and domicile them in a different geography and find ways to better support field staff and sales people spread across the region. This project will focus on understanding the Alistair Group structure and requirements, looking at best practice from other global businesses and making a recommendation as to the structure and location of the Alistair Group team going forward.
Alistair Group will accept applications from students who are in between terms or have completed a Masters in Business Administration (or similar degree). Interns should have relevant experience in logistics, technology, consulting, finance or infrastructure development projects as well as great enthusiasm for working in an exciting organisation. Relevant work and language experience will be considered an advantage.
Interns will be based in our Dar es Salaam offices. Interns will be expected to work standard office hours of 8am – 5pm and regularly engage in meetings with various stakeholders and management. Interns will be expected to work independently to progress projects between meetings including undertaking regional travel as required. On a weekly basis interns will report on progress to a panel of Alistair Group management. At the end of the session interns will be expected to present findings to the Alistair Group board.
Alistair Group will provide international flights, local transport and accommodation and a weekly stipend. We will also ensure that interns are able to experience Tanzania’s wildlife by hosting a safari over the summer period. Exact length of internships can be flexible depending on schedules, but will ideally range form 8-12 weeks.
Successful interns will be considered for long-term full-time employment with the Alistair Group team. We are happy to provide references from past interns if of interest.
Send your CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “MBA Internship.” Application Deadline: 15th March 2018