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  • Posted: Mar 26, 2024
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    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.Since 2013, BURN has sold 200,000+ high quality, locally manu...
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    Strategic Associate - Competitive Analysis and Business Plans

    About the role

    • BURN is looking for a Strategic Associate - Competitive Analysis and business plans who will play a pivotal role in gathering, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence on our competitors to drive informed decision-making and maintain our competitive edge in the clean cooking industry.
    • The individual will work closely with cross-functional teams to provide insights and recommendations that will guide our product development, marketing, and business strategies.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Competitor Analysis:

    • Research and track our competitors' activities, strategies, and product offerings globally across the cookstove industry and any other related industry.
    • Identify and monitor emerging competitors, potential threats, and opportunities in the market.
    • Analyze competitor strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT analysis).

    Market Research:

    • Stay up to date with market trends, consumer preferences, and regulatory changes that could impact BURN's competitive position.
    • Work with MR team to gather data on pricing.

    Data Collection, analysis, and Insights generation:

    • Collect, organize, and maintain a database of competitor information, including financial data, product specifications, and market share.
    • Analyze data to provide insights into competitor performance, market positioning, and potential areas for growth.
    • Generate insights that can be used for decision making and to create strategic plans.

    Reporting and Communication:

    • Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior management and cross-functional teams, highlighting key competitor insights and recommendations.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure that competitive intelligence is integrated into strategic planning.

    Competitive Strategy:

    • Work closely with the strategy and product development teams to develop strategies that capitalize on competitive weaknesses and opportunities.
    • Provide input on pricing, product features, and marketing tactics based on competitor insights.
    • Support in strategy execution.

    Ethical Standards:

    • Adhere to ethical standards in gathering and using competitor intelligence, ensuring compliance with legal and industry regulations.


    • Comparing our products and offerings against the competition and recommending areas of improvement.

    Skills and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in business, Marketing, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
    • Proven experience in competitor intelligence, or strategic analysis, with a minimum of 5 years in a relevant role.
    • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data to generate actionable insights.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly and concisely.
    • Knowledge of the clean cooking space/ industry is a plus.
    • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software.
    • Ethical and responsible conduct in handling sensitive competitive information.

    Method of Application

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