Head of Business Development & Partnerships at Octamile

About Us:

Octamile is an insurance technology software (insurtech) startup; our All-in-One Insurance Management Infrastructure helps businesses (insurers and online businesses) to simplify easy access to insurance for African consumers.

We are a fast-growing team of 15+ insurance and technology enthusiasts passionate about solving the insurance penetration challenges in Africa with seamless tech-driven solutions like embedded insurance, claims automation and risk assessment.

Since launching on the 1st of December 2022, we have been listed in multiple global reports as leaders in the embedded insurance sector, and recently we made Fintech Global’s #Insurtech100 List. Octamile is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate.

About Your Role:
  • Develop and champion our business development efforts to position Octamile as Africa's leading digital insurance solutions and product company for insurers and non-insurance businesses.
  • Launch, manage and grow strategic partners to align with and exceed Octamile's objectives and key metrics
  • Model, track and analyse partnerships' key performance indicators to report the metrics ROI.
  • Hire, develop, and manage a team of business and partnership executives
  • Own reporting of the performance of the partnership, participating in regular business reviews with leadership and stakeholders
  • Partner with the Engineering and Marketing teams to define product roadmaps from definition to launch and brainstorm product solutions with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Partner closely with Product, Engineering, Marketing, PR, Legal and company leadership in driving growth
  • Leverage your people skills to represent Octamile as a thought leader at events and conferences, and build relationships with prospects, partners and industry stakeholders.
About You:
  • 7+ years of work experience in strategy/sales /business development/partnerships.
  • Experience in driving strategy/sales/business development/partnerships for financial services, telecommunications, and startups is a big plus.
  • Must be a great leader, that inspires teams ownership without micromanagement.
  • Understanding and interest in Insurance
  • Must have demonstrated success in business development and partnerships initiatives focused on growing revenue.
  • Must have strong communication skills, presentation skills, networking skills, and understands the language of incumbents.
  • Track record of delivering mutually successful business outcomes
  • Ability to own OKRs, and enjoy pioneering new approaches while also being result-driven
  • Analytical skill set, with meaningful experience defining, tracking and quantifying ROI of partnerships
Benefits at Octamile for You:
  • Opportunity to Simplify Access to Insurance across Africa
  • Opportunity to become a business leader in Africa's insurTech sector
  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Group life insurance and health insurance
  • Paid annual holidays and paid parental leave
  • Flexible work hours and hybrid work: 60% Office and 40% remote
  • Fully paid pension