Planning Specialist
Karachi, Pakistan
4d ago


At Careem, we are driven by the purpose of simplifying the lives of people and building an awesome organisation that inspires.

Based in Dubai, we started our journey as a pioneer of the Middle East’s ride-hailing economy. Today, Careem is the region’s everyday Super App operational in 13 countries and over 100 cities.

The Super App provides a host of daily services that people need to move around, to order things and to transfer money in one unified smartphone app.

Our goal is to simplify people’s daily lives so that they can spend their precious time and mindshare on things that really matter and on realizing their potential.

Role overview and responsibilities

Define strategy, capital allocation, budgets and targets, and provide decision support for entering new markets and businesses, by performing the following responsibilities :

  • Create models and metrics to guide the markets, cities and basecamp to achieve goals
  • Work closely with teams in basecamp and mountain peaks for planning, setting targets & budgets, and influencing performance
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of planning and budgeting processes and deliverables
  • Monitor performance, highlight trends and analyse drivers of variances; prepare monthly management reports; create scorecards, measurement tools and KPIs
  • Prepare / support ad hoc reports and analyses
  • Special projects
  • You will also be responsible towards board reporting for Careem, and undertake responsibilities and tasks towards its execution, including but not limited to the following :

  • Articulate financial and operational performance and business strategy for monthly, quarterly and annual reviews and meetings with the board and shareholders
  • Create Corp Dev related deliverables including but not limited to long term forecasts, valuation models and investment memos
  • Qualifications / Skills required

  • MBA and / or Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance
  • 4-5 years of investment banking and / or consumer tech experience
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting and financial modelling
  • Expert in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, ability to translate and effectively communicate analytical data to non-technical professionals
  • High business acumen, ability to understand the business
  • Ability to engage with all levels of the organization and collaborate cross-functionally
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