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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

December 22, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

In 1990, Peter Scott was traveling through Zaire (present day DRC) when he witnessed the deforestation caused by the production of charcoal for household cooking. At that time, he dedicated his life to saving the forests of sub-Saharan Africa by designing and building fuel-efficient stoves.

In 2010, after spending 13 years as a cookstove consultant in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa, Peter started Burn Design Lab and BURN Manufacturing Co. on Vashon Island, Washington. On a shoestring budget, BURN has assembled a team of world-class designers and engineers who are equally committed to designing the most fuel-efficient cookers in the world.

In 2014, BURN launched its first full manufacturing facility in Kenya - the first and only of its kind. BURN is now the only vertically integrated modern cookstove company in sub-Saharan Africa. The solar-powered facility currently has a capacity of 400,000 stoves per month and employs over 2,500 people, half of whom are women.

Job Title

Country Manager - Uganda job at Burn

Job Description

BURN is seeking a Country Manager to coordinate all activities in Uganda. Uganda is set to become BURN’s most important market in 2023, with multi-million-dollar distribution projects for wood and charcoal.
The in-country team leads will report directly and functionally to the vertical lead at HQ, and with a dotted line to the Country Manager. The role of CM will be coordination and operations alignment to ensure the business runs smoothly.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To coordinate all local initiatives, tasks, and people activity ensuring things are done on time and in the right manner as guided by HQ.

  • Facilitate cross-functional in-country team meetings.

  • To engage local stakeholders including regulators where necessary and as guided by HQ.

  • To coordinate any legal, audit and other issues that will require a local hand and as guided by HQ.

  • The go-to person for OPCO issues including financial probity, employee & customer satisfaction.

  • To develop and execute a localized pricing strategy that balances the affordability, willingness to pay and attractiveness of PAYGO services for the local market while ensuring the sustainability and profitability of our PAYGO business.

  • To ensure the company participates in local relevant marketing and/or government events to promote the brand, and as guided by the relevant Global vertical Lead.

  • To ensure employees are engaged and are doing what they are tasked to do per the KPIs from Global Vertical Leads.

  • To ensure that the country teams are working in appropriate office facilities that are clean, safe, and conducive. Also ensures the safety of in-country field teams.

  • Coordinate input of required data onto the weekly cash-flow tracking sheets and their prompt submission to Finance every week.

  • Tracking actual spending versus planned spending as captured in the weekly cash-flow tracking template.

  • To lead all the B2B sales within the country and manage the relationship with various local distribution partners to meet Burn’s B2B sales objectives.

  • Helps to maintain the Burn Culture in the country and ensures diversity and inclusion.


COUNTRY MANAGER PILOT OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand the extent to which the Country Manager reporting matrix drives the coherence of in-country activities and collaboration.

  • Determine the extent to which the Country Manager model delivers enhanced visibility and control to HQ.

  • Understand the extent to which the Country Manager will cultivate a climate for offering information and opinions and providing improvement opportunities. The higher this metric, the more engaged employees are with their roles, and the greater their output and productivity. Engagement Surveys + 360.

  • To understand the extent to which the Country Manager impacts the team and individual accountability in the use of company resources.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • The ideal candidate should have at least five years of experience in a senior management role, preferably in the renewable energy, consumer goods, or social enterprise sectors.

  • They should also have a proven track record of delivering results, building and leading teams, and developing partnerships with various stakeholders.

  • Additionally, they should have excellent communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills, as well as a passion for Burn's mission and vision.

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.
Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply

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