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Oct 5, 2017

Herdy Operations Manager Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Operations Manager
About Herdy: Ecommerce is taking on global trade and is poised to disrupt traditional retail business ecosystems, as a matter of fact it already has! 

With the potential to break market entry barriers, shorten supply chains, fix cash flow constraints, the playing field is leveled for all businesses.

Herdy is a pre-series A Kenyan-based tech startup on a mission to make food and agricultural products safer, more affordable, convenient to access — while providing market access to small scale producers in Africa.

Herdy develops and markets web and mobile based tech platforms that manage payment solutions, warehousing, processing, supply aggregation, order fulfilment and logistics enabling agri producers sell their fresh produce to retail consumers.

Backed by the Nailab accelerator, Impact Booster, Agribusiness Booster, and an angel tech investor, Herdy is well off to the races: with an average growth of 52% month on month our sights are set on the horizon.

About this role: We are looking for an outstanding leader to run Herdy’s operations. A ‘best in class’ action oriented leader, you will be excited by the potential of playing a key role in growing Herdy through our current early stages into a scaled organisation with regional reach.

You will show exceptional business acumen to ensure our sustainability, a strong understanding of the Kenyan regulatory ecosystem, and a commitment to the investment in people that will drive organizational effectiveness. 

You will also bring an ability to design operating systems that enable impact at scale whilst maintaining Herdy’s mission to avail affordable agri products to communities whilst providing economic opportunities to agri producers across Africa.

Operations​ ​Manager
  • Chalking out or improve operational systems, processes and best practices that guarantee organizational well-being Purchase materials, plan inventory and ensure warehouse efficiency
  • Overseeing distribution and fulfilment of client orders
  • Setting and reviewing budgets, managing cost and product pricing.
  • Contribute towards the achievement of company’s strategic and operational objectives
  • Examine financial data/statements and use them to improve profitability
  • Perform quality controls and monitor production KPI’s
  • Manage procurement processes and supplier contracts/relationships
  • Train, supervise and appraise human resources
  • Cater to clients’ or personnel’s concerns
  • Manage and increase the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance), through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions.
  • Invoicing to funding sources, including calculation of completed units of service.
  • Payroll management, including tabulation of accrued employee benefits.
  • Disbursement of checks for agency expenses.
  • Organization of fiscal documents.
  • Regular meetings with Executive Director around fiscal planning.
Who we are looking for:
  • Detail-oriented with superior organizational and problem-solving skills -balancing multiple projects, deadlines, and requests should be second nature to you.
  • You are someone who cares deeply about improving livelihoods in Africa.
  • You bring more than passion to the role: you have the grit and resilience to do this work.
  • Ability and drive to work independently.
  • You are a problem-solver, a direct and candid communicator, and a thoughtful change agent who understands that there are tensions to balance in this stage of the organization.
  • Bachelor's degree level education or above
  • A growth hacker and deep familiarity with the startup ecosystem.
  • A leader who can ‘do the right thing’ as well as ‘do things right’
  • A proactive, energetic, hardworking individual able to work with stamina and pace
  • An empowering manager with experience of achieving results with/through and not around other team members
  • Excitement for Herdy and what we are aiming to achieve in sustainable agriculture and e-commerce in Africa.
Send your CV and an email introducing yourself to [email protected] by 5pm, 10th September 2017.

Website: www.herdy.co

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