Country Manager (Egypt)

Our growing company is searching for a Country Manager for Egypt to help manage operations as we expand into the country.

We are searching for an accomplished all-rounder executive based in Cairo, Egypt, with a diverse background in business development and operations. The Egypt Country Manager will be an entrepreneur at heart, who embraces the pace of change of start-ups and appreciates the power of social enterprise impact. The candidate will grow Egypt into a thriving ecosystem in Africa, and will be making significant social and environmental impact in the process.

Nice to have:

    • Experience working with a social enterprise
    • Understanding of the plastics recycling industry
  • Based in Cairo, Egypt.

Compensation:

    • Salary and commission structure (in Egyptian Pound) to be discussed in further stages.

Application Method:

Please email Christine Deacon, our Head of People & Culture, at careers@plasticbank.com with an up-to-date resume and a brief description of your skill fit with the requirements of this role.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Play an indispensable leadership role in Plastic Bank’s growing Egypt team in operating, developing the business and community/market adoption of Plastic Bank activities and initiatives across Cairo and relevant Egyptian centers
    • Deliver significant positive financial impact to collectors and reduction of ocean bound plastic
    • Build a network of locations that accept plastic in exchange for reward tokens and locations where tokens can be used for a wide range of goods and services
    • Secure our Plastic Bank app/blockchain is fully implemented to all our collectors and partners
    • Activating the local community to enrol in Plastic Bank, recruiting collectors and advocates through continued community engagement to individuals, households, businesses and government actors
    • Scale plastic collection through investigating and working with local actors who influences the recycling industry
    • Building a high performing team, to drive a high performing organisation
  • Ensuring the smooth operations of the Egyptian ecosystem from its conception stage, to meet the demands of Social Plastic and Plastic Neutrality orders from clients around the world.

Requirements:

    • Managerial experience (8-10 years) in operations, business development, and general area/regional management (previous General Manager or Regional Manager experience strongly preferred)
    • Demonstrative success in leading geographically dispersed teams (10+ people)
    • Enterprise level experience developing fruitful partnerships with local or international businesses
    • Have a strong grasp of the Egyptian local market, in terms of its key corporate players, government agencies and actors, and other relevant advocates that can further Plastic Bank’s cause
    • Ability to negotiate with executive ‘gravitas with senior executives
    • Agile intellect and professional confidence in spearheading key stakeholder meetings
    • Strong public engagement skills; Highly self-motivated, driven and a ‘go-getter’
    • Skillful problem solver and tactful communicator
    • Passionate about reducing ocean pollution, alleviating poverty and growing Plastic Bank’s mission into a phenomenal global movement
    • Ability to work creatively, entrepreneurially, resourcefully, and remain open to rapid changes.