Vara - International Launch Manager Egypt

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do

Better breast cancer screening should be an universal offering to every woman in the world. Vara’s AI-powered software platform, created with screening radiologists in Germany, mitigates much of the human subjectivity associated with reading mammography results - and reduces the repetitive work screening physicians are routinely subjected to - we’re making breast cancer screening more effective, more measurable, and more accessible for everyone, everywhere. By democratizing access to early screening around the world, we deliver measurable impact backed by clinical evidence. We are partnering globally, to deliver breast cancer screening where it is needed most.

As the first company from Europe’s leading AI venture studio Merantix, Vara has grown since 2018 to become a 30-member international team. Our diverse team consists of highly motivated and ambitious entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and technology experts. 

Further information can be found on our website: vara.ai

To strengthen our business team in expanding to Egypt, we are looking for you as an International Launch Manager (m/f/d) based in Cairo. We have already validated the market in an initial phase, found first partners and are now ready to bring AI-powered screening to millions of women in Egypt. Together with you, we would like to launch and scale our business in the country.

Your role

As an International Launch Manager (m/w/d) you will report directly to our Chief Growth Officer and will be the main representative of Vara’s business and mission in the Egyptian market. The role is specified to evolve into a country manager position once the local team grows. The following tasks fall within your area of responsibility:

  • Lead the establishment of Vara in the market by collaborating with local stakeholders (i.e. strategic partner, hospitals, radiology groups, marketing agencies, law firms, corporates) as well as Vara’s team in the Berlin headquarter.

  • Acquire and maintain screening providers that want to host high-quality AI-powered screening at affordable prices by using Vara’s platform and commercial solutions as the backbone of their business.

  • Supervise demand generation activities to attract new customers by assessing the KPIs of our channels (B2C / B2B / Medical) and by initiating channel mix adaptations together with the agencies and our marketing managers.

  • Create convincing materials such as presentations for potential partner centers, corporates and the ministry of health.

  • Represent Vara at local events (e.g. official center openings), trade shows, or speaking opportunities.

  • Collaboration with our specialized tech team and our partner’s IT resources to ensure smooth roll-out of our technology.

  • Be the on the ground point of contact for operational and regulatory topics.

Your profile
  • 2-5 years of professional experience at a VC-backed startup, management consultancy or in a similar fast-paced and relevant professional environment. 

  • Prior work experience in an Arabic country is required.

  • English and Arabic language skills at a business fluent level are required.

  • Willingness to work from Cairo in a permanent position and willingness for frequent travels to Berlin (approx. 1-2 trips every quarter) are required.

  • Previous experience in leading a small team is a big plus.

  • Large professional network in Egypt is a big plus.

  • Excellent comprehension, very good analytical skills, exceptional commitment, great communication skills and proven ability as a team player.

  • Entrepreneurial drive, willingness to take responsibility and highly ambitious.

  • Strong detail orientation and ability to manage multiple projects in parallel in a highly dynamic work environment. 

What we offer
  • Work flexibly
    In-office? From home? Somewhere in between? Whatever you prefer.

  • Team Culture
    We host regular team nights and events to foster company culture and cohesion.

  • Have time to relax
    Enjoy your vacation allowance and take the time you need to recharge - we won’t micromanage your time.

  • Competitive salary
    We regularly benchmark salaries within the tech and healthcare industry.

  • Develop your career
    Dedicate yourself to impactful projects and have regular, meaningful career development sessions with your manager.

  • International impact
    Be at the forefront of bringing a new era of healthcare into a country with a high need for early detection programmes.

About us
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.
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