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  • Posted: Oct 19, 2016
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • WE MAKE DURABLE BALLS IN AFRICA Alive and Kicking balls are hand-stitched in areas of high unemployment in Africa. Their production keeps 140 people in Nairobi, Lusaka and Accra in full-time work. Each of our staff supports an average of six people with their wage, meaning we directly support a community of over 800. More than half of our stitche...
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    Country Manager

    Overall responsibility of this role is to drive A+K sustainable commercial expansion in Kenya and the effective management of A&K operation, including resources and brand. Key responsibilities include;

    • New Business development and A+K representation
    • New Business development and sales growth in collaboration with the Marketing and Sales teams.
    • Promotion of A+K brand in the Kenya market through maintaining and establishing linkages with current and
    • new clients.
    • Representation of A+K at key networking functions and hosting in house client/stakeholders visits to A+K facility.
    • Continuously reviewing and modifying sales, marketing and digital marketing strategy to increase market share
    • of A+K products.
    • Overseeing the development of new products and reviewing production processes to ensure efficiency and
    • effectiveness as well as ensuring effective stock controls.
    • Liaison with CEO of A+K UK in implementing strategy.

    Financial & Compliance Responsibility

    • Ultimately accountable for all A+K assets and resources, all financial matters, including budget management and reviewing and approving the monthly management accounts.
    • Working closely with the Accountant and relevant service providers on all aspects related to finance and legal compliance.
    • Ensuring adherence to and compliance with the financial guidelines as per the A+K Financial Manual and Kenya statutory law.
    • Ensuring proper cash flow management.
    • Overseeing annual audit processes, including both financial and supplier/client audits.
    • Ensuring that comprehensive and timely reports are produced and circulated in advance of board meeting and
    • defend the financial data at board meetings.
    • Management of social programmes and achievement of organisation’s social objectives
    • Liaising with CEO of A+K UK in developing, implementing and monitoring health and quality of life programmes.
    • Exploring opportunities for Kenya-based funding for social programmes.
    • Identifying and developing relationships with beneficiary organisations for ball donations.
    • Developing partnerships with local and international organizations to ensure A+K meets targets around ball donations.

    Management

    • Recruiting, supporting, mentoring, managing and developing Team Leaders and a competent workforce committed to achieving A&K’s objectives.
    • Ultimate decision making on compliance and staffing issues ensuring statutory compliance and adherence to Kenyan labour laws.
    • Promoting positive staff environment and staff welfare. Administration
    • Maintaining effective communication channels with Board and organise quarterly board meetings
    • Develop and foster relationships with the media and represent the organisation by participating in press interviews
    • Liaison with other A&K country managers and sharing best practices
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor

    Related Job Experience/Qualifications:

    • At least 5 plus years’ experience in a senior management position within a business or for profit social enterprise, with a Bachelors in Business development/Marketing or related discipline.
    • Skills & Competencies required.
    • Demonstrable ability to identify and finalise new sales; proven ability to grow year on year sales of a given product / sales channel.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with key people in government, the private and third sectors
    • Passionate & Optimistic about the social enterprise space, specifically A+K vision and objectives.
    • Have a strong sense of self-efficacy and empathy.
    • Proven creative and innovative skills; ability to see and make connections.
    • Excellent organisational skills
    • Sound financial management skills
    • Strong marketing experience including digital marketing.
    • Experience of managing staff; proven ability to lead a team to achieve a designated outcome.
    • Proven ability to learn new business practices

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Alive and Kicking Kenya on www.linkedin.com to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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