One Acre Fund empowers farmers to grow their way out of hunger by delivering only the highest quality agricultural inputs & life improving products on time every season. It’s the Global Sourcing team’s job to make those inputs readily available at the right price and quality when farmers need them.
One Acre Fund is growing quickly - we plan to more than triple our purchasing portfolio in the next 5 years - to make that happen, our Global Sourcing team is working hard to build efficient, streamlined systems and drive waste out of our key value chains. In 2019 alone, the team will spend over $70M on agricultural and life-improving inputs such as fertilizer, seed, and solar products sourced all over the world on behalf of 6 countries in East and Southern Africa. Doing this effectively will involve developing a flexible sourcing strategy, navigating a complex & evolving regulatory environment, and developing tight quality controls to guarantee inputs make it from supplier to 1AF warehouse at the best possible price & quality.
We believe that innovative technology is the key to scale and to building the most efficient and effective rural distribution network on the African continent. Today, we reach 800,000 farm families; and we aspire to serve more than 10 million households in the coming decade. Our future tech vision and strategy focuses on a mobile tech transformation: equipping our 5,000+ field staff with the mobile-based tools to reach more farmers efficiently; developing scalable, direct communication channels with farmers (USSD and SMS) to improve customer service; and digitizing and decentralizing data collection tools to speed up data flows and improve efficiency.
We are looking for an exceptional professional with the technical experience and strong execution skills to bring this vision to life. In this leadership role, the CTO will transform our technology into a core organizational strength.
In this role, you will oversee several technology departments: software development, architecture, IT operations, product management, enterprise solution management, and business intelligence. Working across all of these functions, you will:
Set and Steer Technology Vision and Strategy: Together with your department heads, you will lead the division towards a bold five-year technology vision. Specific responsibilities include:
Develop Leaders and Build Team: You'll manage and develop 5+ senior-level direct reports, and drive career growth and performance across the division. Specific responsibilities include:
Lead Execution on Top Tech Priorities: In addition to setting strategy, you'll provide detailed, hands-on guidance for key tech initiatives. This includes:
Guide Leader-Level Decision Making and Change Management: You will be a critical voice at the table for organization-level decision making which will include:
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are seeking an IT leader with 10+ years of strong leadership experience to develop and execute on a bold technology strategy that will help shape the future of our organization. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
PREFERRED START DATE
As soon as possible
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, housing, annual flights and other quality of life benefits
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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Interested and qualified? Go to One Acre Fund career website on oneacrefund.org to apply