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  • Posted: Mar 25, 2021
    Deadline: Apr 22, 2021
  • BURN is an eclectic group of designers, builders, and visionaries who are committed to making stoves that can transform lives and save forests. Our goal is not just to provide clean burning wood and charcoal stoves but to provide a range of super fuel efficient stoves for the 2 billion people who will inhabit sub Saharan Africa by 2050.

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    Managing Director - EPC

    The roles and responsibilities below are all in the pursuit of the overall goal of this role, which is to: Launch and run a new Electric Pressure Cooking Business as a subsidiary of BURN Manufacturing.

    Specific roles and responsibilities may change as the position, and the company, and the product, evolve. This is a flexible and demanding post with numerous associated responsibilities. The key areas identified are:

    • Set the Strategic Direction: The MD will be responsible the development of a 3-year strategic plan and ensuring its adoption across the new business. They will be required to manage the development of corporate plans and budgets and take the lead role in all the planning and budgeting activities. In this position, the MD will establish and review key strategic priorities and translate them into actionable and quantitative plans.
    • Build the team – The MD will be responsible for optimizing the company organization chart.
    • Refine the Business Plan and Financial Model: The MD, working with BURN’s existing finance team is expected to develop the Business Plan, Financial Model and Investor Memorandum to guide and fund the new entity.
    • Fundraise: The MD will develop and execute a strategic funding plan that will include a mixture of equity, debt, and grants.
    • Partnership Development: The MD will develop and execute a strategic partnership plan that will include distributors, Telco’s, Utilities and Funders.
    • Run the Business: A core part of this role will require that the MD manages the day-to-day activities of the business ensuring the successful execution of strategy and driving the business to achieve key commercial milestones and KPIs.

    The Person: Have a minimum of 5 years of proven success taking a consumer product startup to scale in Sub Saharan Africa. It is essential that the previous experience is within a startup with a minimum annual turnover of $1,000,000. You are a strong communicator, have always the overview over all moving pieces in your team. You have immense experience in managing teams that might span different time zones. You are a hands-on person; a people’s person and you know how to set priorities and coordinate with all stakeholders within and outside of the company.

    We offer: A role with significant responsibility and a competitive compensation package commensurate to the experience of the candidate.

    Qualified women candidates encouraged to apply.

    Degree qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree

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    Supply Chain Assistant

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Weekly pickup of purchases spares and consumables from suppliers.
    • Ensure proper record keeping of all related documents including Duty Remission, inbound items, clearing documentation from KRA, KEBS and other government agencies.
    • Liaise with expansion, warehouse and finance departments for pertinent documents to enable processing of export documents.
    • Liaise with export customers on regulatory and legal documents requirements and initiate process for approval of pertinent documents.
    • Manage and track outbound logistics to countries outside Kenya. Report on status and delays.
    • Share company documents and follow up with agents on timely processing of export documentation.
    • Deliver and follow up documents to and from regulatory agencies (KEBS, KRA, KNCCI, KAM etc)
    • Maintain filing systems for Duty Remission and VAT exemption documents as required by law.
    • Update and maintain a tracker/log for all approved duty remission scheme and reconciliations.
    • Maintain an updated log for all KEBS approvals/document and initiate renewal process 3 months to expiry of any document.
    • Assist in duty remission reconciliation and avail all supporting documents for presentation to KRA.
    • Follow up with insurance companies for refund of premiums paid for duty remission (and VAT Exemption where need be).
    • Raise POs for approved PRs. Delivery of hard copies of PRs for signoff by pertinent HODs.
    • Documentation and transfer of payment documents to finance department.


    • Certificate, Diploma in Supply Chain, Procurement or equivalent
    • Good analytical and excel skills.
    • Self-Starter and Self-driven
    • Attention to details with strong focus to accuracy.
    • Proficient in English
    • Possession of a Kenyan driving license will be an added advantage. 

    Degree qualifications

    • Associate’s Degree

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.


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

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