Head of Operations

BURN Manufacturing USA LLC
Ruiru, Kenya
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BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.  BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.  Since 2013, BURN has sold 400,000 cookstoves in East Africa, which have helped 2,000,000+ beneficiaries save $45 million in fuel expenditures and 926,221 tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN is experiencing strong growth and intends to increase sales by more than 50% in 2018.  BURN is growing quickly and is looking for someone to help fuel this growth from the operations side.

•       Oversee and drive growth in the Production, Maintenance, Quality, Supply Chain, and Inventory departments.
•       Liaising with the senior management team to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals.
•       Planning and monitoring the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress.
•       Budgeting and reporting.
•       Ensure a safe and healthy workplace.
•       Help drive new products into stable operations, including project management, updating systems, planning for resources, timelines, etc.
•       Ownership of ERP system.
•       Material planning and forecasting.
•       Plan and implement new systems.
•       Continuous improvement in systems, products, production, communication, and people.
•       Team management.

Desired Experience:
•       2 years’ of experience as Head of Operations
•       2 years’ experience working in international environment
•       1-year experience forecasting
•       5 years’ working experience in a production environment
•       Engineering background is a plus
•       Experience in East Africa is a plus