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Executive Assistant



Lagos, Nigeria
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Executive Assistant

About MAX:

MAX is a team of passionate people building digital infrastructure to deliver the future of mobility in Africa and Emerging Markets. We attract people with conviction who are willing to bring new ideas and perspectives to a problem that affects everyone on the planet.

At MAX, you’ll have a unique opportunity to align your passion with a meaningful mission.

You will get a real opportunity to grow and make a real lasting impact on the lives of millions of people, and help deliver access to safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable transportation.

Our Mission:

We are Powering Africa’s Forward Movement, and this is being actualized through our transformative Mission: Making mobility safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable through the deployment of high-performance technology and operators.

We are building the largest vehicle subscription and financial services platform for commercial drivers and transport operators across Africa. Our proprietary technology is enabling Drivers with no banking history to access low to zero-emission vehicles, insurance, digital wallets and eHailing services on a subscription basis. From 2019 to 2020, we scaled from 200 to more than 10,000 drivers and have raised more than $40m to achieve our mission. Our goal is to serve 14million gig drivers across Africa's $250B mobility industry. In the short term, we are scaling our impact to 100,000 drivers across 10 cities in 3 countries.

Our Values:

In everything we do, we uphold these 5 values without compromise;

Transparency: We’re taking everyone along for the ride.

Integrity: We stand by our word to remain consistent with all parties, including you!

Initiative: We prioritize ingenious ideas and nurture them which has brought us this far and we’re not stopping now.

Partnership: We always keep the welcome mat rolled out on MAX Land; everyone is welcome.

Safety: Safety to us at MAX means taking all road safety precautions, telling others about safety so that mobility is safe and comfortable for all.

Our Impact:

Financial Inclusion: We fill a critical funding gap for informal operators in Africa by arranging credit to drivers and micro-entrepreneurs who have few credible options.

Economic Empowerment: We have onboarded +15000 drivers onto our platform with thousands more in the pipeline in a bid to fulfil the transportation needs in Africa.

Sustainable Job Creation: We are creating direct and indirect jobs through income-generating assets, technology, and continuous skill development training.

Transport Infrastructure: Our drivers are professionals and can guarantee high quality of service and safety to passengers.

Environmental Sustainability: We are deploying electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and battery swapping stations to propel the transition to clean mobility.

Our Investors and Strategic Partners:

MAX has raised $70m+ in funding to date, from strategic and financial investors including Lightrock (member of the LGT Group), Global Ventures, Yamaha, Mastercard, Shell Foundation, Novastar, Goodwell Investments, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Techstars, and DLM Capital. Its Series B first-close of $31m was delivered in December 2021 after which the company announced plans to scale Vehicle Subscriptions, Fintech Products, and Electric Vehicles (EVs) across Africa. Max expects that 31% of its fleet will be made up of EVs by 2024 and 69% by 2026.

MAX is raising $100m+ within the next 12 months to permanently transform mobility across Africa.

Role Overview: Executive Assistants to Co-Founders

We are looking for two (2) reliable, well organized and seasoned Executive Assistants to our Co-Founders who will be responsible for providing high-level administrative support to MAX Co-Founders to ensure they efficiently accomplish key tasks and company initiatives.

This role will play an important role and oversee various aspects of our Co-Founders schedules, keep the Co-Founders communications organized so that they can easily access the most important information without having to sort through low-priority items.

As an Executive Assistant you’ll report to the Co-Founders (CEO and President New Ventures respectively) and work closely with external stakeholders and internal stakeholders across all departments in prioritizing schedules to enable them deliver value to all stakeholders.

What You’ll Do:

Act as the first point of contact for the executive to all employees, clients and other external partners

Ensure upcoming meetings are relevant, well structured, and that the preparation is complete and correct

Manage information flow in a timely and accurate manner

Manage calendars and set up meetings

Make travel and accommodation arrangements for the executive

Format information for internal and external communication – emails, presentations, reports

Screen all visitors and determine what level of support they need while offering polite, professional customer service

Represent the executive in designated departmental meetings and ensure feedback is given

Take minutes of meetings and documentation of action plans for proper follow through

Assists in preparation ahead of formal and informal Board/external meetings

Monitor and report on strategic projects and initiatives

Act as the communication arm for the executive with team members, clients, investors, community members, and other stakeholders

What You’ll Need:

First Degree

5+ years of experience in EA role, out of which 3 years should be with organization top executive/HNI’s

Time management and ability to meet deadlines

Proactivity and self-direction

Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask

Discretion and confidentiality

Highly energetic, self-motivated & proactive

Here’s Why You Should Join Us

At MAX, we encourage diversity and are open to meeting just about anyone with the right passion and skill set regardless of looks, gender, sexual orientation, colour, tribe, nationality, and ability.

The MAX Work Environment:

Drive: We are building a team where everyone is a leader and therefore run on internal motivation

Empathy: We have a clear understanding of the problem we are trying to solve and its impact on Africans, we are committed to providing a lasting solution.

Humility: We are committed to continuous learning and improvement. We learn, unlearn and relearn

Initiative: We welcome novel ideas and encourage creativity

Diligence: We take great pride in our work.

Candor: We value open and honest communication

Collaboration: We are a team of passionate, innovative optimists, solving challenging problems and creating an impact.

Bias for Technology: We automate everything

What You’ll Get:

Competitive pay & benefits

Premium Health insurance cover

Flexible work and hybrid working model

Consistent Learning and Development

Location and Travel:

The candidate needs to be based in Nigeria. Travel to MAX’s growing footprint of markets across Africa may be required.

Want to be part of a forward-thinking and innovative team?