VACANCY: New Market Expansion Fellow in Kenya

Vacancy Summary

  • Sector: Renewable Energy, Social Enterprises
  • Field of Expertise: Marketing, Sales
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: May 11, 2020
  • Vacancy closing date: May 31, 2020

Job Description

Job description
The New Market Expansion Fellow will apply their professional knowledge and expertise to support BURN’s expansion efforts at a strategic and execution level, working on market research, analysis, and market testing execution. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative and contributions.

Responsibilities:

Expansion Strategy:
Maintaining new market scoping process and KPIs. Includes desk research and assessing route-to-market for new markets, and producing regular and detailed research reports based on this research and tracking.

Market Research:
manage process and systems for Expansion market research and test sales

Collaboration:
Be an organizer and go-between with BURN’s business intelligence, market research, sales, and senior management teams for tracking and reporting on Expansion project execution

Reporting:
produce analytical reports on the development of new market entry initiatives and performance of markets, including analyzing and reporting from Expansion sales and marketing activities and staff performance

Expansion Admin:
Advising on and drafting HR & finance structures. Assisting on HR, finance, & other admin

Projects:
Carrying out specific expansion projects falling outside the scope of existing Business Development staff

Skills and Experience
- MBA or Bachelor's degree
- Previous experience in strategic/management consulting and/or in market research
- Knowledge of sales and marketing fields
- Excellent Communication skills in both written and spoken English, and also ideally in French
- Strong analysis/number-crunching background
- Excellent graphical presentation skills
- Excellent desktop and networking research skills

MUST-HAVE SKILLS
- Excellent communication skills
- Knowledge of sales and marketing fields
- Strong number-crunching background
- Excellent graphical presentation skills

About BURN Manufacturing
Based in Ruiru, Kenya, BURN Manufacturing designs, produces and distributes Kenya’s best-selling, most durable and economical charcoal and wood cookstoves that also dramatically reduce harmful smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

Not only do we sell the world’s most fuel-efficient charcoal and wood household stoves, but BURN is also the only jiko company which manufactures all of its products in sub-Saharan Africa’s only state-of-the-art clean cookstove manufacturing facility. We are extremely proud to employ 225 team members throughout Kenya and support a workforce which is 60 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”

Since 2013, BURN has sold more than 500,000+ Jikokoa ™ stoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 3,000,000 beneficiaries save $151 million in fuel expenditures and 2.6 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN currently sells ~15,000 stoves per month and are on track to double sales over the next 12 months.

Are you interested in becoming a New Market Expansion Fellow in Kenya? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

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