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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
    Deadline: May 1, 2023
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    The Beginning Roam was founded in 2017 just as electric mobility was taking off, when electric cars were just arriving on our streets. Roam vision is to make electric transport more accessible to a broader market by making the technology more cost efficient and simplifying deployment. The company focuses on all-electric conversion kits for fleet vehicles su...
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    Chief of People

    Position responsibilities:

    We are looking for Roam’s first ever Chief of People, making this a unique opportunity to put your mark on one of the most exciting companies around. You will be able to apply your previous knowledge and experience to help us take our organization to the next level. As we grow we know that we will need to continue investing in our people as much as we do in our products. This is where areas like training, mentorship, policy implementation, and company culture come to play. We want you to bring your personality, drive, enthusiasm and an existing toolkit to support our rapidly scaling organization.

    As our Chief of People, you will lead the People & Culture activities within Roam. As such, you will 

    • Work with leadership to design the company strategy and take ownership of strategy implementation with the lens of People & Culture
    • Work across all layers of the company to design & implement organizational processes
    • Work closely with the operations and strategy team to develop and implement tooling for an efficient and effective work and growth environment
    • Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Hence it is important that you drive culture throughout the organization by developing content and designing the implementation and retention of that culture
    • Help position the company through its employee branding in collaboration with the communications team
    • Manage the HR and Talent team in the service delivery value chain by ensuring that all areas of HR create value for the business. This includes recruitment, training and growth, employee retentions, HRIS management under Kenyan and international law, performance management as well as compensation and benefits


    • You are a thought-leader in the HR field with experience in growing and leading an HR team.
    • You have developed and implemented organizational structure for a fast growing organization in a cross-cultural setting.
    • You have an entrepreneurial mindset; e.g. agile, commercial, self-assertive and strong people skills.
    • You have affinity with working with engineers in early-stage, hardware development and production environments.
    • You are driven by curiosity and a quick learner in new environments
    • You have strong empathy, communication & interpersonal skills.
    • You have project management skills, can work multi-disciplinary, manage projects in parallel on-time and within budget and across different cultures.

    Nice to Have:

    • You have experience in product development environment for complex hardware
    • You have experience in working in East Africa, speaking Kiswahili
    • You have a relevant network for talent across the electric mobility value-chain; commercial and technical, junior and executive

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Opibus (Roam) on to apply

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