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Sales Operations Manager

N/A, Lagos - N/A

At Lidya, our vision is a future where every great business owner has fair and fast funding to build and grow high impact businesses. To achieve this, we use data-driven finance and technology to help great business owners build high-impact businesses in the fastest growing economies in the world. Lidya currently operates in Nigeria, Poland, and Czech Republic where close to 200,000 businesses have signed up for our service. Lidya is backed by Flourish Ventures, Accion, Bamboo Capital, Alitheia Capital and Newid Capital. Lidya has raised close to $15m USD in venture capital and has teams across Lagos (Nigeria), Prague (Czech Republic), Warsaw (Poland), Porto (Portugal) and New York (USA).

Lidya is run by Tunde Kehinde, the Co-Founder, and former Managing Director of Jumia Nigeria, the largest eCommerce platform in Africa. Jumia is publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Tunde also co-founded Africa Courier Express, the largest direct-to-consumer delivery provider in Nigeria. Tunde attended Harvard Business School for his MBA and graduated with honors with a bachelor’s in business administration from Howard University.

Lidya is expanding its activities. To support our development, we are looking an OWNER. A strategic and experienced Sales Operations Manager that believes in our vision and shares our values. We believe that brilliant people operating in a great culture will produce the best outcome. We operate, hire, develop, and promote people based on our OWNER culture below.

  • Ownership: Ownership is taking the initiative to bring about positive results. It means not waiting for others to act andcaring about the outcome as much as an owner of the company would. It is being accountable for the results of your actions -that are of the highest quality and delivered in a timely manner. Taking ownership shows others that they can trust you to do the right thing.
  • Win: We understand we will be measured against our results and work every day to show we deliver the metrics and KPIs that demonstrate we offer the best solutions to our customers. This means we have an obligation to the organization in terms of results, and that we have an obligation to act on the items that impact those results. You may have to assemble a team to help bring about results, but ultimately, you must be accountable and own the results of your actions.
  • Navigate: We digest data, navigate challenges,and solve problems. We exist to help our customers succeed. Keeping our customers top of mind is the foundation of everything we do. That is why we communicate proactively and frequently with all stakeholders (customers, internal team, and external partners) and we deliver high impact with ethics and integrity, consistently.
  • Excellent: We operate with high standards and with rigor. We dive deep into the details to understand the problems of the customer and analyze how we can improve. At Lidya, we do our homework, test rigorously, and the best ideas win.
  • Rapid Results: We have a start-up mindset. We must deliver results to our customers faster and more sustainably than any other option they have.

Job Description

The Sales Operations Manager is making sure sales teams are running as efficiently and productively as possible. Much of this role revolves around optimizing the company’s digital CRM — customer relationship management — system to ensure there is clear and effective communication between the sales team and clients. This role also includes data tracking and analysis to provide stakeholders with recommendations and insights to improve performance. Sales operations managers interact with all levels of the sales team. For new sales team members, they help with training, onboarding, and mentoring. With sales leaders and managers, they help make data-driven decisions and recommendations for improving the sales funnel and process. Outside of the sales team, sales operations managers often work alongside the marketing team to build a lead qualification process, arrange email campaigns and share information to create marketing content.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Support the sales team with process improvement by developing and maintaining daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports and Key Performance Indicators, tracking and analyzing key metrics including pipeline growth, win/loss rates, sale productivity and quota attainment.
  2. Partner with Sales and Marketing department to refine lead qualification process, analyze and report on campaign performance with reporting and dashboards.
  3. Own the end-to-end process of tracking the sales funnel and operational metrics and delivering regular insights to the business; define and deliver techniques to improve the funnel performance for sales management.
  4. Assist with on-boarding and training new sales talent and Enterprise partners including, creating, and maintaining sales department policies, procedures, training manuals, and sales-related resource material.
  5. Refine customer segmentation, assist with territory management, and create a plan to enhance renewal and upsell processes.
  6. Maintain regular check-ins with Sales Managers/Enterprise Sales Representatives and others who contribute to opportunity development to determine how sales opportunities are tracking against plan and identify any problems for internal review and problem solving.

Desired Qualifications and Skillset:

  1. 3-5 years of experience in sales operations as a subject matter expert with proficiency creating reports, optimizing processes, training new hires, and managing dashboards. Experience in the finance sector is a plus.
  2. Experience building and managing a team of 5+ sales operations and customer success professionals.
  3. Bachelor's degree required, technical or business-related field preferred.
  4. Ability to understand high-level sales strategies, translate them into system and process requirements, and ensure local execution and business impact.
  5. Advanced Excel skills with a strong understanding of Microsoft Office, other CRM applications and email marketing strategies.

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