Operations Business Manager Job at Cytonn Investments

Cytonn Investments is an investments and real estate company, with offices in Nairobi – Kenya and DC Metro area – U.S. We are primarily focused on offering alternative investment solutions to global institutional investors, individual high net-worth investors, local institutional investors and diaspora investors interested in the East-African region. Our alternative investments solutions are based on four main products: real estate, structured solutions, private equity and advisory. Most of the investment opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa are not in the listed markets, hence our focus on alternative investments to find uncommon value and returns for our clients.

Operations Business Manager

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationKCSE   BA/BSc/HND
  • Experience8 years
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldSales / Marketing

Job description

Operations Business Manager Job Responsibilities

  • Overseeing identification and evaluation of sites for development of Cytonn Institute of Building Technology;
  • Overseeing the research and analysis on the financial viability of developing the Cytonn Institute of Building Technology on various locations identified through research;
  • Seeking approval from the Cytonn Education Services and Cytonn Investments Boards on implementation of the Institution’s strategy;
  • Development and implementation of a business strategy that is geared towards the growth and continuity of the Cytonn Institute of Building Technology Brand;
  • Informing the Cytonn Education Services’ Board on the progress of development and implementation of the Cytonn Institute of Building Technology’ Strategy;
  • Overseeing and coordinating the development of Cytonn Institute of Building Technology;
  • Identify and follow up on partnership opportunities for the Cytonn Institute of Building Technology with other organisations and prospective investors;
  • To be responsible for talent acquisition and personnel management; including the development of roles, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff;
  • To ensure the development and implementation of the Cytonn Institute of Building Technology Brand management structure across all our campuses;
  • Lead the development and implementation of our education curricula in the institution.
  • Manage the development and implementation of the Cytonn Institute of Building Technology strategic plan, inclusive of the annual operating plans, with concrete timelines and financial targets, in collaboration with all other stakeholders;
  • Develop and manage an overall strategy and business plan for the institution that will achieve both long-term vision of the college and deliver necessary return to investors;
  • Any other duties as may be prescribed from time to time

Requirements for the Operations Business Manager Job

  • Must have 8+ years of strong operational experience; ideally having worked in a Senior Management role in a similar institution setting, e.g. (General Manager, Business Manager, Technical College Principal or Deputy Principal etc.). Experience as a Lecturer in Building Technology and Engineering courses related to real estate development is an added advantage;
  • At least a Second Class Upper Division Degree. Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Building Technology, Education, or a related field is preferred, with a minimum of B+ in KCSE or equivalent
  • Must have relevant experience in and passion for education;
  • Must demonstrate strong skills in organizational development, personnel management, budget and resource development, and strategic planning;
  • Should demonstrate experience in financial modelling, planning and analysis related to education institutions;
  • Should be flexible and able to multi-task; can work within a multi-cultural, fast-moving environment, while demonstrating resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people/systems;
  • Should demonstrate ability to cultivate and manage productive relationships with team members, public officials, funders and lenders, other staff, and the community;
  • Demonstrate ability to express ideas clearly, verbally and in writing;
  • Strong computer skills, including high level of proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
  • Ability to work independently, problem solve, and be persistent;
  • Creativity, entrepreneurial, and a self-driven attitude towards work;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of the Institute;
  • Strong problem-solving skills, with a bias to a sense of urgency;
  • Is preferred to have basic knowledge of legal and regulatory issues governing educational institutions.


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