Global Head of Sales at BitPesa


Global Head of Sales

Full-Time in London, Nairobi, Lagos, or Dakar, worldwide - Senior

Title: Global Head of Sales
Location: London, Nairobi, Lagos, or Dakar
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Company Summary

BitPesa ( is a cutting-edge online payment platform that leverages Blockchain settlement to significantly lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments to, from and within sub-Saharan Africa. BitPesa's clients range from African businesses and multinational companies paying suppliers as far as China and Dubai to international remittance companies using our API services for white-label payments to dozens of bank networks and mobile money operators across Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Senegal, and the DRC.

Our diverse team of 40 spans across Nairobi, Lagos, Dakar, London and Talinn and includes former employees of Google, Apple, Facebook, JPMorgan, Barclay’s, Credit Suisse, Wells Fargo, Deloitte Consulting, and PwC. We have raised $5.7 million in funding from institutional investors including Draper Associates, Greycroft Partners, Pantera Capital, and Digital Currency Group.

Our company values are Teamwork, Excellence, Flexibility/Creativity, Integrity, and Passion.

Job Summary
The Global Head of Sales is responsible for managing BitPesa’s sales and marketing operations across the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to help take Africa’s leading digital F/X company to the next level. We’re looking for someone who is comfortable in a dynamic, growing startup, equally comfortable networking with CEOs as analyzing sales metrics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Recruiting, selecting, orienting, training, coaching, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing performance of sales team members; enforcing policies and procedures.
  • Contributing marketing and sales information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans
  • Forecasting sales and budget, scheduling expenditures; analyzing budget/actual variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Developing annual sales targets for each region; projecting expected sales volume and profit for existing and new products
  • Analyzing sales data by product, by region, and by team member
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating digital advertising or managing external consultants or agencies to do the same
  • Maintaining relationships with key clients by making periodic visits and phone calls; exploring specific needs; anticipating new opportunities.


  • University Degree, ideally in Sales or Marketing
  • At least 5 years experience in financial services sales and/or marketing, ideally in payments/money transfer, e-money, mobile money
  • Experience managing a business development/sales team
  • Experience living or working in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Excellent interpersonal, communications, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Willingness to be based in London (must have work authorization), Nairobi, Lagos, or Dakar with travel around sub-Saharan Africa


  • Compensation will be based on level of experience and you will have the opportunity to be awarded stock options based on performance