Internal Intelligence Analyst

Nairobi, Kenya Full-time

Greenlight Planet is a social, for-profit business that designs, distributes, and finances solar-powered home energy products, with an underserved population in mind: the 1.3 billion global consumers for whom the old-fashioned electrical grid is either unavailable or too expensive.  

Over a decade in business, the company is now a leading global brand in emerging markets across Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Greenlight’s Sun King™ products provide modern light and energy to 30 million people in more than 60 countries.

From the company’s wide range of trusted Sun King™ solar lamps and home energy systems, to its innovative distribution partnerships, to its EasyBuy™ pay-as-you-go consumer financing model, Greenlight Planet continuously strives to meet the evolving needs of the off-grid market.

Greenlight stays in touch with underserved consumers’ needs in part by operating its own direct-to-consumer sales network, including thousands of trusted sales agents in local communities.  But to reach most consumers, Greenlight partners with hundreds of of last-mile distribution companies, ranging from small retail wholesalers, to the world’s largest micro-finance institutions, mobile network operators, and energy companies.

Today, with over 900 full-time employees in 11 countries, we remain continuously impressed at how each new team member contributes unique and innovative solutions to the global off-grid challenge, from new product designs, to better training strategies, to more efficient logistical and after-sales service systems.  We listen closely to each other to improve our products, our service, and ultimately, the lives of underserved consumers. 

Position: Internal Intelligence Analyst

Reporting to: VP, Corporate Affairs

The Role:

We are looking for a hard-working, well organized, highly analytical individual to join our Corporate Affairs department as an Internal Intelligence Analyst. The Internal Intelligence Analyst will help build a corporate intelligence function, and serve as the central point of contact for various teams to share and access pertinent, critical information about the marketplace. The right candidate should be personable, have strong research and investigative skills, ability to organize lots of information from disparate sources into logical, easy to access systems and be comfortable proactively identifying ways to improve our knowledge gathering practices and communicate internally.  

Greenlight Planet offers numerous opportunities to grow professionally, across a variety of geographies.  This role will have exposure to all of the company’s core departments and regularly interact with Greenlighters across all levels, from field sales executives to heads of departments. We are looking for strong performers that are innovative by nature, entrepreneurial and excited about the opportunity to progress in a high-growth business.  

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Build Greenlight’s global intelligence management systems
  • Gather and organize insights on marketplace trends; create and maintain an up to date competitive landscape to inform product development and business strategy decisions. 
  • Conduct primary and secondary research through market visits, published and internal resources to keep abreast of the most current market and industry information
  • Develop reliable processes to regularly gather information from field and corporate sales and marketing teams to help the company stay current with industry trends
  • Liaise with leaders from the Sales, Finance, Operations, Research and Product Development functions to support research 
  • Regularly communicate internal knowledge of industry updates with leaders across Greenlight’s regional offices. 

The ideal Internal Intelligence Analyst has:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or Post Graduate qualification from a Premier institution
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills; an ability to collate, synthesize and make sense of large volumes of disparate information, organize centralized intelligence into easily accessible formats
  • A knack for getting detailed, accurate information from hard to reach and disorganized sources. This role requires conducting a lot of research through phone and email conversations, first-hand field visits and diligent, careful following of local and global news. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An inquisitive mind and sharp critical thinking, this person knows the questions that need to be answered and how to ask questions to get the right answers. 
  • A clear ability to organize and interpret messy data from multiple sources, distill the most relevant information and consolidate it to a format that is useful to people in a variety of functions, based in different geographies. 
  • An ability to work independently, with limited day to day supervision to achieve established goals.
  • The spirit of innovation in his/her DNA.  The Internal Intelligence Analyst will drive development of the systems used to capture and leverage all of Greenlight’s competitive intelligence and should constantly seek to improve how and what we seek to gather internally.  

We are looking for someone who is driven, passionate and excited about the opportunity to bring honest, affordable, energy to homes in Africa and Asia.  If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. 

Greenlight Planet offers a competitive salary, a fun, supportive work environment and opportunities for continued professional growth within a fast-growing global enterprise. 

Greenlight Planet believes in equal opportunity for all people, everywhere. It is the reason we exist! So, regardless of your race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, HIV/Aids status, disability or any other protected characteristic as established by law, we will accept your application and make a decision based on your suitability for the position.