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Chief Commercial Officer

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Sales, marketing, promotion
  • Senior manager (department head)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

BURN is expanding into new markets at the same time penetrating the market in Kenya more significantly where more than 70% of the country is familiar with BURN’s Jikokoa brand. We are looking for someone to drive the high-level strategy and implementation to take BURN and its products to the next level.
Required Experience:
· 8 years sales experience, including international
· 5 years management experience
· Experience with sales / marketing with physical products
· Strong customer focus
· East African sales experience is a plus


• Overall responsibility for all of the company’s commercial activities and results, including sales, marketing, and after sales. This includes present day results and ensuring the long-term successes of BURN’s brands.
• Continuous improvement of the customer experience.
• Drive BURN’s sales in Kenya into the early mass market (>30% market penetration).
• Establish, build and protect BURN’s brands as a staple brand in Kenya and East Africa (90% recognition).
• Drive corporate values and value propositions through the company and channels.
• Alongside the CEO and c-suite, develop and implement overall business strategies.
• Build and stabilize BURN’s global export business.
• Design and improve systems within sales, marketing, and after sales.
• Give direction on new products and support new product strategy.
• Team management.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Ruiru
Area of work: Sales, marketing, promotion
Seniority: Senior manager (department head)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Business strategy; People management; Customer relations; Public, corporate relations; Sales strategy; Sales management; Marketing
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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BURN Manufacturing

Energy, utilities, environmentCompany size: 100-500 people

BURN is a social venture that saves lives and forests in the developing world through the design, local production, and distribution of clean burning cookstoves. BURN currently manufactures one stove per minute in its solar-powered modern manufacturing facility just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. BURN has sold more than 200,000 of its flagship ‘jikokoa’ household improved charcoal stoves, thus reaching more than 1 million people. BURN’s Kenya-based product development team works closely with consumers and the factory to launch new products for the East African market.

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