Help Create Synergies Across Operating Companies and Deploy Capital with South African SMEs in the FMCG and Agribusiness Sector  

Our impact investing private equity fund is looking to hire a head of synergies--with some M&E work, as well. At Secha Capital, we provide patient capital to established African SMEs in the "missing middle"; address the management gap by joining the management team; reach full potential via our accelerator toolkit.

Head of Synergies Associate Role

DEVELOP PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Get On-The-Ground Training in Management Roles:

  • Serve as “Head of Synergies” across Secha operating companies
  • Implement strategic initiatives with SME teams and Secha MDs
  • Up-skill founder and SME team

LIVE THE ENTREPRENEUR JOURNEY

Understand the mind-set and pain points of founders and CEOs; Advise & mentor the next great SA companies:

  • Get On-The-Ground Training in Management Roles
  • Grow SA SMEs; create value and jobs
  • See the hard work & execution required “after the slides”  

The Associate Leading Operating Company Synergies Will:

  • Execute growth / improvement opportunities in Secha’s portfolio of operating companies: This requires day-to-day work with the opco management teams to design and execute projects (e.g. reporting, sales force effectiveness, channel prioritization, route-to-market upgrade, pricing, etc.)
  • Identify and size value-add opportunities across opco portfolio
  • Develop and transfer tools / skills to operating company management team in order to ensure smooth management of growth phase 

You Will Also Perform M&E for the “Blended Capital” Project

  • Identify, track and scale impact KPIs (aka manage beneficiary monitoring database systems)
  • Obtain buy-in from operating companies in order to document results of the blended capital project
  • Ensure quality & relevance of the project’s M&E design
  • Monitor execution through strong governance and project management

What We Look for in Candidates:

  • Interest in a mission-driven company
  • Knowledge of consumer-facing industries
  • Problem definition and structuring
  • Analysis (excel)
  • Synthesis of findings / developing recommendations
  • Communication – verbal & written (PowerPoint)
  • Teamwork; M&E experience a bonus

Our Associates Come from the Best & Go on to Great Things! Prestigious VC/PE Firms, VC-Backed Start-ups, Big 3 Consulting

SECHA INVESTMENTS TO DATE: 3 of ~10-15

  • Plant-based natural hair and body care for ethnic women nativechild.co
  • A packaged biltong that South African can be proud of stoffelbergbiltong.com
  • Quality, affordable fashionable white and private-label shoes geestep.co.za - bklyn.co.za

Company Overview

Secha Capital, founded by two former Bain consultants, is a patient capital impact holding company which provides investment and human capital support to established South African SMEs in the FMCG and agribusiness space.

Secha invests in South African SMEs at a growth inflection point and then take operational roles for nine months in order to install a scalable strategy and embed a comprehensive set of management capabilities to accelerate growth and reach full potential.

Our mandate is both financial returns (20%+ IRR) and impact (specifically, job creation). The team has already helped grow its first three investments, nativechildStoffelberg Biltong and Geestep.

For more information, please see additional links to: 

If interested, feel free to reach out to brendan@sechacapital.com, subject heading - "Secha Capital, Head of Synergies Role".

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