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General Manager

  • Bachelor's degree
  • General management, leadership
  • Executive (director)
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
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Job Summary

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.
Desired Experience:

• 2 years’ of experience as Head of Operations, General Manager, or the like
• 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


• 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.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Permanent
Job type: Full Time
Location: Ruiru
Area of work: General management, leadership
Seniority: Executive (director)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 10 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Business strategy; Operative management; People management; Supply and demand planning; Product development
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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BURN Manufacturing

ManufacturingCompany 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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