Komaza Director of Business Intelligence Job in Kilifi, Kenya

Mar 25, 2017

Komaza
 
Director of Business Intelligence

Business Intelligence 

Kilifi, Kenya

Who we are


Komaza is revolutionizing African forestry by unlocking the potential for small farmers to serve booming wood markets. 

With roots in San Francisco and headquarters in coastal Kenya, we have planted over 2 million trees with more than 6,000 farmers, making us Kenya’s largest commercial tree planter. 

 
By leveraging farmers’ contribution of land and labor, Komaza can access effectively limitless land and establish a hectare of trees for far less than big plantations – a powerful disruption to the traditional forestry model. 

We have been recognized with numerous awards and investments, including Forbes, Ashoka, Mulago Foundation, and Novastar Ventures.

About the team

Data plays a critical role at Komaza - by putting a smartphone in the hand of every single Field Extension agent, we are able to collect and analyze real-time information on all aspects of our value chain from Planting to Sales. 

Working in close collaboration with the Technology Development team (who create custom software to collect and store this data) Business Intelligence is the central nervous system of information at Komaza, and is tasked with designing new visualization tools, dashboards and human systems for leveraging data in our day-to-day operations. 

A core focus of the department is defining and managing the seams between our diverse data systems. 

Business Intelligence also runs our internal data science center, and is constantly asking and answering the question: how can we push the limits of using data and analysis to deliver better, faster, more effective service to our farmers and customers?

About this role

Data systems are the defining factor that enable Komaza to manage over 200 staff, 7,000 farmers and 2 million trees. We are seeking a talented intraprenur to lead the strategy and team of our new Business Intelligence department. 

This is an exciting moment of reinvention for the company - as we prepare to expand rapidly into new regions, we are on a mission to redesign our internal tools and processes for tracking our operations across every farmer we plant with in order to drive company-wide productivity, rigor and insights. 

The Business Intelligence Director will work closely with each of our directors to develop and manage the data model and human systems that support seamless exchange of information across the company to inform critical decision making and growth.

What You Will Do
  • Define the core strategy and composition of our new Business Intelligence Department
  • Design and deliver complex, large-scale, real-time data processing platforms
  • Create human data systems for seamless information flow between departments
  • Develop rigorous analytical tools for sensemaking of raw data streams
  • Build simple, intuitive dashboards to inform our operations
  • Work with executive leadership to present key business insights for use in strategic decisions
What You Should Have
  • Bachelor's degree in related field with superior academic performance
  • Minimum of 5 years post-undergraduate, full-time work in a data science, business intelligence, or technical background preferred
  • Experience with visualisation tools such as Tableau or (especially) PowerBI
  • Knowledge of programming languages like Javascript, Rails or Python. Additional languages a plus: Java and frameworks (esp. D3.js)
  • Familiarity with a variety of databases: MySQL, MongoDB, & Salesforce
  • Knowledge of data science tools, such as Matlab, Stata, & R
  • Experience with analytic tools such as Google Analytics, Amplitude, & Mixpanel
  • A belief in treating BI as a first-class software citizen – source control (git), testing, controlled deployments, and Agile development.
  • Comfort working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing), but at the same time has global reach and ambitious international expansion plans.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications and interpersonal skills.
You’re also
  • High energy and enthusiasm; Flexible and self-motivated with the drive to do whatever necessary to get the job done
  • Comfort working in a company that acts and feels a lot like a startup (dynamic, unstructured, and frequently changing), but at the same time has global reach and ambitious international expansion plans.
  • Self-directed and intellectually curious - you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
  • Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
  • A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems
What we expect

You are a good fit for Komaza if you want to make a meaningful commitment to this role for a minimum of 3+ years. 

This role is based at our headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. 

The role offers competitive salary and benefits with potential for further career growth.

CLICK HERE to apply online

Application deadline is the 16th April 2017




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