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Market Launcher - Emerging Markets


3 - 4 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Nationality

, Posted on March 28, 2018 1 Opening

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The Market launcher is responsible for launching the new markets that Careem wants to enter and fixing Careem s existing markets across supply, demand, quality and captain support.
The Market Launcher role at Careem is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles that an individual will come across. The Launcher is in the forefront of Careem s operations and expansion plans. The team basically creates something where previously there was nothing and turns around Careem s different markets.
Nothing is better than watching a city that you've launched (and the team you've launched it with) take off and grow. Or hearing from a partner that, due to his increased business, he's able to expand his fleet and hire additional captains (We call our drivers captains). Or getting a note from a friend that they've just had the BEST experience riding in Careem.
Before launching a city, the launcher does her/his research well in order to understand the transportation pain points, regulations and market opportunity. As a baseline, the launcher needs to understand how a city lives and breathes before he/she sets foot in a city.
The market launcher role is the biggest contributor to growth at the company.
Before stepping the city, the launcher must do;
• approvals, legal clearance and research about a city where is launched
• research and map out supply landscape
• research demand and market sizing
• pricing benchmarks
• find your first customer and develop your market launch campaign strategy
Once in a city, the launcher must do simultaneously;
• recruit, hire, and train a local team
• develop partnerships and manage relationships with local hire car operators
• create a marketing strategy to scale the client base and increase visibility
• explore business development opportunities
• kick off the city!
If you like travelling, the travel is intensive in this role. Launchers are on the road over 300 days per year. If you tend to get homesick after a few days or don't sleep well unless you're in your own bed, this is not the right position for you. In addition to that, our Market Launching team is deeply devoted to the cause and we are passionate about what we do and Careem.
• You don t fold under pressure; in fact you thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• A problem-solver; you have an analytical mind and can navigate obstacles on the fly in a thoughtful and logical way.
• Detail oriented; your Google calendar can be crammed, but it s organized, totally manageable and you don t miss a beat.
• A confident communicator at all levels; you can easily identify and network with the influencers of a city.
• Fired up about Careem; you are ready to live, eat and breathe Careem, spreading the love to everyone you encounter
• Travel lover; you are ready to live out of your suitcases, the most important possession is your Passport.
• A person of high integrity; you will be running the show on a launch and we need trust that you've got the best interests of the company in mind. You'll have a lot of responsibility, so you've got to step up to the plate.

Industry Type : Logistics / Transportation / Warehousing / Courier
Functional Area : Marketing / Brand Management / Marketing Research / Digital Marketing


Service Logistics Analytical Marketing Strategy Market Sizing Management Funding Research

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Careem is a multinational transportation network company operating an app-based car booking service company based in Dubai. Riders can make requests for immediate or later scheduled pick-ups through the Careem phone app.

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