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Electric Lead

BURN Manufacturing
Full time
Apply by 30 June 2022

Job description

About the role:

Burn is seeking a mission-driven candidate to serve as the Electric Lead in the Mozambican market for our new experimental electric cooking appliances. This role is an exciting opportunity to help shape and launch electric cooking across Africa. The Electric Lead will focus on:

  • Developing and executing a commercial strategy to bring BURN’s electric products to the Mozambican market.
  • Quickly building an Electric team to implement sales, aftersales, and administrative duties.
  • The setup, rollout, and management of the day-to-day activities for Burn’s electric projects in Mozambique by utilizing a commercially oriented mindset for product piloting.
  • Working closely with the Kenya Electric Team (Nairobi) to implement prior learnings, ensure new learnings are captured, and ensure new pilots answer key strategic questions and support data-driven decision-making that can help scale the business successfully.

 Key responsibilities:

  • Design and run a variety of market-oriented research studies to answer key questions regarding commercial strategy, collect user feedback, and measure product impact.
  • Build and manage (from scratch) a large team of B2C sales agents and sales support staff
  • Collaborate closely with a market research team from HQ, product development team, sales team, and customer care team, to ensure effective and efficient product development and provide detailed reports to support the development of sales, marketing, and communication strategies for all-electric products.
  • Defining (in collaboration with senior management) project objectives, budget, timelines, deliverables as well as the bigger strategy for development.
  • Analysing sales data to produce compelling presentations providing insights on key commercial questions.
  • Manage the day-to-day project administrative requirements — organizing transport and logistics, tracking expenses and invoices while updating timelines.
  • Coordinate team members, partner organization, procurements, schedules, and tasks to deliver results for project milestones in line with the project plan.
  • Work together with the project controller to keep the budget tracking updated.
  • Coordinate regular project meetings with HQ, develop agenda and send meeting minutes.
  • Assist with the hiring, onboarding, and training of new team members.
  • Role may involve travel to other cities /countries as necessary  

Skills and Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in leadership and team-building positions, ideally in Southern Africa
  • 5+ years of experience in project management, program management/coordination in social enterprise
  • Experience in building and managing successful B2C sales teams from scratch, preferably with FMCGs and durable goods
  • 2+ years in customer finance/PAYG
  • Master's degree in Economics, Project Management, Business Administration, or other relevant degrees.
  • Strong background in commercial & sales data analysis
  • Be able to adapt to a highly variable environment and change the scope and focus with ease.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced creative environment with a culture of experimentation yet value the need to organize and plan.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent narrative writer and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills — unafraid to speak up or take issues head-on.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English and Portuguese


                                 Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply

BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).



About BURN Manufacturing


Impacting lives and forests through efficient cooking appliances.

Corporate Overview

BURN Manufacturing designs, produces, and distributes Africa’s best-selling, fuel efficient biomass, electric, hybrid and liquid fuel cooking appliances. Not only do our products save money, fuel, and natural resources, but they also dramatically reduce harmful indoor smoke emissions which can cause significant health problems, even death.

With more than 1.2Millon+ stoves sold since commencing manufacturing operations in 2013, BURN has established itself as Africa’s most trusted cookstove brand thanks to our unwavering commitment to innovative research and design, manufacturing excellence, and customer care.

BURN is now the only vertically integrated modern cookstove company in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our solar-powered facility currently has a capacity of 45,000 stoves per month. We are proud to employ 400 team members throughout Kenya and East Africa, and support a workforce which is 50 percent female, thus empowering women in roles traditionally considered to be “for men only.”

Among our national and global honors, we have received the 2018 Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award for being among the world’s leaders in clean energy solutions, the 2018 Swiss Energy and Climate Summit Award for our pitch on the impact of clean-burning stoves, and the 2015 Ashden Green Energy International Award for empowering women with new economic opportunities.

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