Client: Fenix International
Sector: Renewable Energy
Requirement: Global Talent Recruitment Manager
The Client Fenix International is a venture-funded next-generation energy company with offices in Uganda, Zambia and Silicon Valley. Their flagship product, ReadyPay Solar, is an expandable, lease-to-own solar home system financed through affordable installments from just $0.19 per day. Since joining forces in 2017 with ENGIE, one of the largest energy companies in the world, Fenix have embarked on a rapid growth journey.
The Challenge One of the greatest barriers to their growth (as we see with many of our clients) is finding the right talent to help drive those growth initiatives. Fenix approached KCH to help them find an effective and passionate Recruitment Manager to join their Talent team and help source for key talent across their African operations.
The Results KCH were well placed to assist with this role, knowing how challenging it can be to recruit within a high-growth environment in a relatively new sector. Understanding the company mission and culture, the deliverables of the role, potential challenges, and the soft skills and technical skills required is critical. Then you need someone who can think creatively about sourcing methods, leverage on networks, and demonstrate the tenacity needed to fill those tricky roles. Despite an extensive search, one meeting with Jeniffer and we knew we’d found the perfect candidate. With 12 years of experience recruiting for roles across 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Europe, she was excited about working in Uganda and being part of supporting Fenix’s impact across Africa.