BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves. Since 2013, BURN has sold 400,000 cookstoves in East Africa, which have helped 2,000,000+ beneficiaries save $45 million in fuel expenditures and 926,221 tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN is experiencing strong growth and intends to increase sales by more than 50% in 2018. BURN is growing quickly and is looking for someone to help fuel this growth from the operations side.
Oversee and drive growth in the Production, Maintenance, Quality, Supply Chain, and Inventory departments.
Liaising with the senior management team to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals.
Planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress.
Budgeting and reporting.
Ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
Help drive new products into stable operations, including project management, updating systems, planning for resources, timelines, etc.
Ownership of ERP system.
Material planning and forecasting.
Plan and implement new systems.
Continuous improvement in systems, products, production, communication, and people.
2 years' of experience as Head of Operations
2 years' experience working in international environment
1-year experience forecasting
5 years' working experience in a production environment
Engineering background is a plus
Experience in East Africa is a plus