Fave hunts for managing director in Indonesia, invests in 'local leadership'

Fave Indonesia is looking for a managing director to oversee day-to-day business operations in Indonesia, according to an active job posting seen by Marketing Interactive.

The selected candidate will be tasked to develop further grow the business and market leadership for Fave in Indonesia. He/she will also work closely with the regional team to strategically build the company’s brand and business strategies across the region. The candidate will allocate budget resources for various aspects of the business, including marketing. Besides attracting, recruiting, and developing talent, the person will also maintain and create good business relationships with stakeholders such as strategic partners, bank, and the media.

The ideal candidate, according to Fave, should have a proven track record of senior stakeholder management, preferably, comes from an eCommerce, payment, rewards or loyalty startup in Indonesia. The job requires excellent knowledge of the Indonesian market and a deep understanding of startup industry in the country.

In a statement to Marketing Interactive, Fave founder Joel Neoh said the Indonesia team was previously led by the firm's Malaysian headquarters. "But, given the growth of our business, we think the natural evolution is to invest in local leadership to respond to the growth opportunities and an increase in demand," he explained. The company is also currently on the hunt for a head of business development in Indonesia.

With sectors such as eCommerce, digital services and ride-hailing spearheading growth in Indonesia, Neoh said the company sees an "enormous market potential" in the digital economy. Next year, Fave is planning to scale its digital platform for merchants and drive its adoption with strategic partners.