Employment in Kenya

8 Job Opportunities at BURN; Qualifications and How to Apply

8 Job Opportunities at BURN; Qualifications and How to Apply

8 Job Opportunities at BURN; Qualifications and How to Apply,

8 Job Opportunities at BURN; Qualifications and How to Apply

BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the supply chain master scheduler to understand their goals and requirements.
  • Design and implement MPS and MRP processes and reports on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV system.
  • Provide technical expertise in system coding and troubleshooting issues.
  • Work with the master scheduler to develop a strategic plan for supply chain management.
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to ensure project goals are met.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience as a Microsoft Dynamics NAV consultant
  • Experience with supply chain management processes, including MPS and MRP
  • Strong coding skills and ability to troubleshoot issues on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV system.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work collaboratively with others.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to work independently.

Senior Project Manager, Westlands, Nairobi

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Synchronizing all project-related reports from start, including planning, resource management, project execution, tracking, and maintenance to a formalized project closure.
  • Develop and maintain summary level schedule reports: Gantt, milestone charts, and other tools used to support critical path analysis, near-term tasks work, priority-based resource allocations, performance variances, and to support cost-schedule integration
  • Defines all the project plan documents, including scope, schedules, financials, and risk management plans.
  • Integrate multiple schedules into a master project schedule, baseline, and status, and perform measurement baseline.
  • Managing project teams during a project’s lifespan by tracking their responsibilities, tasks, and progress.
  • Communicating with stakeholders, including team members and clients.
  • Analyzing projects, identifying risks, and forming risk mitigation strategies.
  • Monthly project reports
  • Ensures that the project is formally closed out and is properly documented as contractually agreed.
  • Assist and coordinate with the team in discussing project development, costing, benefits, adjusting timing, and reducing risks impact.
  • Coordinate with other managers to manage the project staff and manage resource allocation.

Skills and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in Construction management/project management or a related field.
  • At least five years of experience in project management
  • MUST have PMI or PMP
  • Project management CAPM, PRINCE2 foundation certification is a great plus.
  • Prior experience with office and project management tools (MS Project/Smartsheet).
  • Prior experience in Building Information Modeling (BIM).
  • Detail oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Risk averse
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable with Excel
  • Action-oriented.
  • Honest

Marketing Project Manager

Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Work closely with Global Marketing Director to design a project management system and way of working across the department from product management to field marketing.
  • Align all marketing activity plans across departments and geographies and kickstart projects to deliver all of BURN’s marketing activities on time and in full.
  • Collaborate with the Product Management and NPED (New Product Development) teams to ensure marketing deliverables surrounding new product development projects are delivered on time and in full.
  • Collaborate with front-line field marketing managers to develop marketing activity projects ensuring the right amount of time, and resources (including budgets) are allocated to the project to ensure success.
  • Ensure regular and accurate reporting on all Marketing projects (and or deliverables).
  • Provide training and support on the use of project management software and resources within the company and be the single point of contact for the marketing team on all things Project Management related.

Qualifications:

  • We expect 6-10 years of relevant experience in project management preferably managing marketing and commercial-related projects. Project management certification will be a bonus. You are a strong communicator and have always an overview of all moving pieces of the marketing department.
  • You have tremendous experience in collaborating with diverse teams that might span different time zones.
  • You are a project manager; a people person and you know how to set priorities and coordinate with all stakeholders within and outside of the company.
  • You are not shy to ask questions and are always striving to deliver the best results, considering the complexity of the system and its requirements.
  • We offer A role with significant responsibility and compensation including benefits matching the level of the candidate.

Head of Policy

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish Key priority markets and map a comprehensive landscape in those markets
  • Engage with the relevant stakeholders in the cookstove business to develop industry policy, legislation, guidelines, and codes of practice.
  • To identify events where BURN can play a leading role and where the company’s visibility would be increased as a market leader
  • To work closely with the Legal and Compliance Department to ensure awareness of new regulations and spearhead engagement with various regulators
  • To work closely with the Product Development/Management team and provide support on regulatory requests promptly
  • Provide timely advisories on bills and newly enacted legislation to the business and formulate a strategic response to the same.
  • To manage regulatory interventions which could affect the organization and ensure that regulators undertake all steps outlined in the law before effecting any changes
  • To recommend best practice methods for regulatory interventions and public policy matters and actively lobby the various stakeholders on the proposed opinion
  • To support the team in monitoring and advising the business on anticipated changes in legislation affecting the energy industries in the future and how these will affect the business
  • To engage and participate actively in industry bodies to ensure a unified approach to common industry concerns for the benefit of BURN.

Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience working with governments on behalf of organizations or policy initiatives.
  • Significant experience working in international development or related industries, ideally in work that touches on the private sector or social enterprises.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing large, multi-country teams with varied professional development needs.
  • Energy and flexibility – show a passion for this work and thrive in fast-changing management and government environments.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across multiple country offices and departments.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Top-performing academic background.

Key Accounts and Business Development Manager

Primary Responsibilities:

  • P&L Responsibility: Maintain a yearly business plan that includes budgeting, P&L, and sales operations programs for improving the profitability of the company.
  • New Business Development: Identify and develop new partnerships that align with BURN’s company strategy. Present and pitch to external parties. When required, represent BURN at conferences and events in Kenya and abroad.
  • Strategic Projects/Initiatives: Assist the Commercial team in the planning, implementation, and tracking of strategic projects and initiatives across several geographical markets.
  • Collaboration: Act as a go-between with BURN’s senior management, commercial, carbon, and special project/grants teams.
  • Key Account Management:
  • Information Gathering: Gather critical market information on the clean cooking sector, carbon offsetting market, BURN’s distribution partners, competitor activity, aid and development industries, and other key areas of the sector.
  • Pitch Material Design & Development: Work with BURN’s marketing team, design and develop effective project and partnership proposals, such as company and product overviews, product comparisons, and distribution proposals. Own these materials, track them and update accordingly. These materials will effectively help the company secure multi-million-dollar partnerships and projects.
  • Reporting/Forecasting: Produce regular analytical reports and ad-hoc research papers on key partnerships, business development updates, and market landscape, as well as monthly forecasting and reporting for distribution activities

Skills and Experience

  • 5 years of Senior-level sales experience
  • University Degree in Business Management, Development Studies, or related fields. MBA is a plus.
  • Proven B2B sales, route-to-market, supply chain, and new business development experience
  • Ability to produce and present professional strategy, reports, accurate forecasts, and channel sales plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; French would be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with an ability to engage partners at all levels including senior government officials; high level of comfort making cold calls to prospective partners
  • Strong cross-cultural skills and versatility in dealing with different types of partnerships.
  • At least 3 years of professional experience in relationship management/partnership development, preferably across the energy, aid, development, and carbon industries; proven record in growing such partnerships
  • Demonstrated success and achievements in new business development; proven record in identifying and onboarding new partnerships that helped a company achieve its strategic goals
  • Experience working across a range of geographical markets.
  • Ability to carry out excellent strategic research on a diverse range of subjects.
  • Ability to design professional, comprehensive, and winning partnership/project proposals
  • Enthusiastic, entrepreneurial, a desire to ‘sell for good’.
  • Sales, marketing, and new business development experience with consumer durable goods in last-mile, bottom-of-the-pyramid communities
  • Knowledge and experience of the realities of clean cooking and other development issues, donor institutions, and carbon offsetting market
  • Strong analytic/number-crunching background, specifically in sales and marketing data
  • Network of business contacts in the aid, development, and carbon industries
  • Be able to adapt to a highly variable environment, and easily change the scope and focus.

Business Unit Lead – LPG

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Chief Commercial Officer, help build product business unit budgets setting:
    • Revenue and unit volume targets
    • Op Ex
    • Create and drive forward product strategy to optimize profitability, including:
    • Geographies
    • Sales channels
    • Marketing
    • Product improvements
    • Carbon
  • Analyze consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from a profitability perspective.
  • Assess current competitor offerings and business practices seeking opportunities.
  • Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they are successfully achieved.
  • Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate to-market plans.
  • Responsible for all product development including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and product launch.
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by engineering teams.
  • Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI.
  • Analyze market data to develop sales strategies and define product objectives for effective marketing communications plans.
  • Collaborate closely with engineering, production, marketing, and sales teams on the development, QA, and release of products and balance of resources to ensure success for the entire organization.
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates BURN and its features across primary market segments.
  • Manage the technical product manager.

KPIs:

  • Product EBITDA %
  • Total product profit
  • Revenue/unit
  • Expense/unit

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or a relevant field (MBA is a plus)
  • 6+ years of work-related experience in business management fields.
  • Proven ability to motivate teams to achieve high standards and accomplish set outcomes.
  • Experience with structure development, market research, Market Intelligence, Budget setting, and set targets.
  • Experience with Product strategy – i.e., product positioning and improvement
  • Product business planning

Market Research Project & Insights Officer

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute project management tasks and deliver excellent client service, ensuring projects are carried out cost optimally, to a high standard, and within agreed timescales.
  • Ensure smooth functioning of projects and overall handling of project logistics, including upload and transference of data collected to internal stakeholders.
  • Manage consultants/agencies contracted for research purposes in expansion markets, including signed contracts, payment processes, and fulfillment of duties.
  • Documentation of relevant contracts and payout plans
  • Support and guide in the set-up of projects in line with the markets of interest; This includes tool translations, route plans, and sample areas.
  • Prepare project cost estimates and budgets, disburse funds for field operations, and hand-in reconciliations.

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience working in climate change, market research, and other relevant fields.
  • Minimum of 4 years of demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Extensive experience in study design and execution, data management, analysis, and data quality
  • Self-driven and able to ideate and scope own deliverables.
  • Piloting questionnaires and recommending improvements/build-ups
  • Data Quality Checks
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Data Collection
  • Proficiency in Excel and managing databases.
  • Field Team Management-Essential
  • Data cleaning and analysis
  • Project Planning
  • Develop standardized contract documents and consent forms.

Senior Market Research Project Officer- Electric

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Developing collaborative, strategic partnerships with internal stakeholders and business unit teams to be their trusted advisor for research execution from design to delivery
  • Ability to interpret research requests and lead brainstorming sessions with internal stakeholders.
  •  Owning project management for assigned product lines leading ongoing projects to ensure the full Insights team delivers the overall project on time, to budget, and to scope
  • Creating, owning, and managing end-to-end project plans, including optimizing the value in what we deliver through leading the scope of work
  • Develop accurate study tools, i.e., questionnaires and discussion guides that are in line with study objectives; Proficiency with the Kobo App tool and other scripting platforms
  • Crafting research problems, hypothesis to be tested, sample compositions to fulfill the objective of the study , and identifying the relevant type of methodology for execution
  • Creating clear ways of working to set the team up for success, clarifying accountabilities, dependencies, and expectations, and holding people/teams to account.
  • Identifying and mitigating risks/resolving problems
  • Providing strong consultancy and support in critical issue situations, coaching, and embedding standard methodology project management within the team.
  • Interpret and triangulate multiple data sources to develop a comprehensive story- and data-driven reports to significantly address business objectives

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree level of education
  • Experience working in climate change, market research, and other relevant fields
  • Minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
  • Strong commitment and capacity to engage internal stakeholders through a participatory and consultative approach to strategy development.
  • Extensive experience in data management, analysis, study designs, and data quality
  • Ability to navigate the internal organization structure and work with stakeholders across regions and cultures.
  • Self-driven and able to ideate and scope own deliverables.
  • Ability to interpret research requests and lead brainstorming sessions with internal stakeholders. ​
  • Crafting research problems, and hypotheses to be tested.
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint Presentations​
  • Identify relevant research study types and methodologies for execution. ​
  • Craft representative sample compositions to fulfill the objective of the study​
  • Develop accurate study tools, i.e., questionnaires and discussion guides that are in line with study objectives, ​
  • Proficiency with the Kobo App tool and other scripting platforms​
  • Project planning
  • Analysis of Raw Data​
  • Proficiency in Excel, SPSS, Power BI, and any other platform. ​
  • Qualitative & quantitative analysis through excel grids, NVivo, Dedoose, and any other platforms.​
  • Team management.

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