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Sep 13, 2017

Kipato Unbranded Operations Manager Job in Kenya

Duma Works is recruiting an Operations Manager for Kipato Unbranded.

Kipato Unbranded is a social enterprise that collaborates with local artists, promoting their talents and skills and giving them access to markets. 

Kipato Unbranded is about beauty and unique designs. They create jewelry that is inspired by everyday people and for everyday people. 

Their pieces are made from local materials that include brass, recycled bone, and beads.
Kipato Unbranded is about simplicity, accessibility and empowerment.

The company is entering into a new stage with Kipato Unbranded, and the individual will be absolutely essential to making sure Kipato Unbranded is a success. 

They need someone that is willing to work flexibly (to be comfortable working from home and in an office). 

He/she should be committed to social justice, having experience working for social enterprises previously, and is familiar with the start-up environment.
He/she should have the knowledge and understands the East African market for fashion and their customer base.

The Operations Manager is responsible for improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of the social enterprise.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Lead on planning the scope of work
  • Contribute to deliverables and objectives set out by the social enterprise
  • Recruitment and training of new staff
  • Identify and pursue new business opportunities
  • Oversee accounting and social enterprise expenses
  • Manage an Operations Assistant and a team of Brand Activators
  • Oversee budget expenditure
  • Coordinate and manage external events and promotions
  • Manage retailers and wholesalers, nationally and internationally
  • Manage domestic and international orders
  • Represent Kipato Unbranded in external engagements and media opportunities.

Applicant must have the right to work in Kenya. 

We are looking for a self-driven individual who is looking to gain experience and is ready is learn and grow with a fast-paced business that is expanding internationally.
  • Undergraduate degree (min. 4 year degree) – within the Social Sciences (ideally Business Administration and/or Marketing)
  • At least 2 years of work experience (could be done during or after university as long as it is relevant)
  • Experience with operations in the retail sector
  • Flexibility around working with a start-up and working remotely
Key competencies
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Planning and organizing, including time management
  • Decision-making and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Influencing and leading – the applicant must be self-driven and take initiative
  • Ability to delegate work effectively
  • Team work – the applicant will be required to report to the Director and manage a team of Brand Activators and work directly with the artisans
  • Conflict management
  • Adaptability, ability to be creative, and be flexible in working hours
Core Values
  • Be the change you want to see
  • Solutions driven
  • Make an impact and make money
  • Use your heart in everything you do
  • Put your conscious filter on
Additional Information
  • After the 3-month probation period, there is a high potential of a salary increase based on the candidate’s ability to drive success and achieve deliverables in a timely manner. The position includes on-the-job training and external training opportunities.
  • Starting salary is 30,000KES Net.
  • We are looking for a minimum of a 1 year contract – renewable. The ideal candidate is able to commit to 2 years.
  • Applicant must be ready to provide 3 references upon initial stage of the application.
Benefits: Additional benefits include a communications allowance

Level of Language Proficiency: English – Fluent, Swahili – Basic (not a must)
Professional level: Entry level
How to Apply

Send your Cover Letter and detailed CV to [email protected] marking the subject as “3048”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 3048 Barack Obama, +2547xxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through.

Deadline for receiving applications: Friday, 29 September 2017

N.B.* You will receive a confirmation email and an alert to take a basic screening test over SMS or online. The email with the test may not arrive immediately. Please be patient. The email/SMS test will typically be 5-8 questions to help us understand your background. Regular SMS rates apply to the test.

If you apply and don’t meet these minimum qualifications, we won’t be able to forward your application to the employer.

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