Chief Operating Officer at Ativo


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    Electronic Payplus Limited is a customer focused, smart card and payment solution service provider incorporated in 2004. The company commenced operations in 2005 with POS terminal deployment and changed its line of business to Smart card production and personalization in 2009. Electronic Payplus Limited is known for its world class service delivery, and has …

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    Chief Operating Officer

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience 8 years
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field Administration / Secretarial&nbsp

    Location: Ajah, Lagos

    About the Chief Operating Officer Business Growth Driver Role

    • You will develop a comprehensive strategy for driving business growth for Ativo and all our products including Quickraiz. You will be responsible for executing the strategy and delivering on business goals and strategic objectives as agreed with the board of Ativo. You will responsible for aligning the organization to deliver on these goals and objectives.
    • The ideal candidate will come from “start-up” like environments, be mission-driven, a clear communicator with a solid background in the payments space. The candidate must have a passion for social and economic change on the African continent. He/She must experience in developing products, building a business and scaling quickly to achieve rapid growth. Experience with courting investors to fund start-ups would be a huge advantage.
    • The role is based in Lagos, Nigeria. You will be reporting directly to the Group CEO.

    What you’ll be Doing

    • Articulating a vision for the business and the products
    • Developing a strategy to actualize the business goals and strategic objectives to achieve the vision
    • Build and manage a high-performance team
    • Drive the execution of the business strategy to achieve growth coordinating the activities of all the business functions including sales, marketing, product, engineering, etc.
    • Build and maintain relationships with customers and partners
    • Provide periodic feedback to the Group CEO and the Board of Ativo.
    • Achieve business and financial targets
    • Position the business to be attractive to investors
    • Support the engagement of investors and the raising of capital to accelerate business growth.

    What it takes to Succeed

    • 8+ years in a role that involves building and growing a business from start-up
    • Experience in payments/financial services
    • Ability to develop deep relationships with customers and partners
    • Excellent sense of judgment – able to help steer the company to achieve innovation and growth
    • Critical problem-solving skills
    • Ability to drive business, market and product development
    • Knowledge of what it takes to position a company to attract investors with the Fintech space.

    While this is not a requirement, it would be a plus if you have:

    • Prior experience in running a Fintech company as a COO and achieving a successful fund raise
    • Prior experience in running a crowdfunding platform / business


    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible working environment
    • Housing/car assistance
    • Full medical coverage
    • Pension contributions

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as subject of the email.

    Note: Ativo is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We’re committed to providing employees with a work environment that is progressive and open-minded. Our employment philosophy is to hire the best people and empower them to do the best work of their lives. Employment decisions are based on business needs and individual merit without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, gender or age.

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