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What is Living Goods?
 
Do you have serious business skills and want to use them to make a difference not just make a living?   Are you just looking for a change, or are you looking for the chance to changes millions of lives for the better, including yours? If your answer is ‘yes’, read on.
 
At Living Goods we believe the poor deserve better health, a better deal, and a chance at a better life. 

Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro entrepreneurs who go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth, and selling low-cost, life-changing products like essential medicines, fortified foods, money-saving cook stoves, and solar lights.

Living Goods seeks nothing less than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in the developing world, through networks of franchised micro entrepreneurs who leverage LG’s brand, buying power and powerful mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products, at accessible prices, to the people who need them most. 

By combining the best practices from the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health and wealth of the world’s poor.


Living Goods Regional Direct Sales Manager - Kenya
 
A Business that Changes Lives… Including Yours

 
Position Overview
 
Living Goods is expanding into Kenya in 2013 with the goal of building a national network of high-impact entrepreneurs. 

We are recruiting a full new team to lead this effort including up to 5 regional Sales Managers. The Regional Sales Managers will each oversee a Living Goods Branch Store that supports hundreds of independent Living Goods direct sales agents.  

Success in this role means recruiting a large number of exceptional LG agents for each branch, providing effective sales coaching including working in the field alongside LG agents every week, maintaining accurate records, contributing innovative ideas to improve sales and impacts,  and exceeding aggressive sales, profit and social impact targets. Living Goods believes and invests in the smartest mobile tools for driving sales and managing sales force effectiveness. 

Living Goods is a fast-paced, mission-driven and business-minded organization.  This is your chance to join and shape  a successful fast growing, multi-national organization at a time of exceptional opportunities for professional growth.
 
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Economist, and The Huffington Post, read more here:  www.livinggoods.org/news-media/news/

Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years of sales experience preferably in direct selling, retail or wholesale of consumer packaged goods. Experience in recruiting and managing sales agents. Proven track record of exceeding sales and profit targets.
  • Strong math and analytical skills. Well versed in MS Excel.
  • Outstanding verbal communications
  • Willingness to be in the field, hands-on with LG’s sales force and clients
  • Regional sales managers will be based in major trade hubs across Kenya and require in country travel 40-60% of most months.
Compensation
  1. A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health, paid time off, and a significant performance bonus opportunity.  
  2. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.

Living Goods Training and Monitoring Manager - Kenya

A Business that Changes Lives… Including Yours



Position Overview
 
Living Goods is expanding into Kenya in 2013 with the goal of building a national network of high-impact entrepreneurs. We are recruiting a full new team to lead this effort and one of the key positions is Training and Monitoring Manager. 

The Training and Monitoring Manager will oversee innovation, planning and measurement of Living Goods Training and Monitoring objectives around improving health and economic outcomes for our customers and agents. 

Success in the this role means innovating new tools and strategies for improving social outcomes, effectively training field staff and agents in simple but powerful ways to improve family health and livelihoods, and accurately measuring, monitoring and analyzing results to drive improvements in the Living Goods model. 

LG believes strongly, and invests heavily, in using the smartest mobile technology for both driving and measuring impact. Living Goods is a fast-paced, mission-driven and business-minded organization. 

This is your chance to join and shape a successful fast growing, multi-national organization at a time of exceptional opportunities for professional growth.
 
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Economist, and The Huffington Post, read more here:  www.livinggoods.org/news-media/news/
 
Training and Monitoring Manager Responsibilities
  • Innovate in Social Impact Delivery: Create and test innovative approaches for helping LG sales agents to improve health and economic impacts for struggling families.
  • Oversee Training: Oversee training of branch staff and Living Goods agents in community health, basic entrepreneurship, door to door sales and use of innovative mobile tools.
  • Manage Monitoring and Quality Control: Employ a range of effective tools, including mobile, for measuring social impacts, and ensuring program quality. Assist in the implementation of best practice external evaluations. Analyze monitoring and evaluation data to deliver insights for improving impact.
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in one or more of the following: monitoring and evaluation of social programs - experience with mobile data collection a plus; community health training; consumer research; micro enterprise program delivery.
  • Strong math and analytical skills. Well versed in MS Excel.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • College degree preferred.
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and requires in country travel 20-50% of most months.

Compensation
  1. A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health, vacation, and bonus opportunity. 
  2. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.
Living Goods Accounting Manager - Kenya
 
A Business that Changes Lives… Including Yours

 
Accounting Manager Responsibilities
  • Oversee Day to Day Management of LG’s Finances and Financial Reporting. Track and post all financial transactions in Quickbooks, manage payroll, bank account reconciliation, purchases, capital expenditures, daily cash management and other bookkeeping duties.
  • Oversee Inventory Controls across multiple product stores
  • Produce Monthly Financial Statements and Analyses
  • Coordinate Year-End Audit
Qualifications
  • Minimum of 7 years of accounting experience preferably in retail or wholesale of consumer packaged goods. Strong inventory control experience in SKU intensive businesses.
  • Exceptional math and analytical skills. Well versed in MS Excel. Proficient in QuickBooks
The position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and requires in-country travel 10-15% of most months.

Compensation
  1. A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health, vacation, and bonus opportunity.  
  2. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.
Living Goods Kenya Business Manager
 
A Business that Changes Lives… Including Yours

Position Overview
 
Living Goods is expanding into Kenya in 2013 with the goal of building a national network of high-impact entrepreneurs. We are recruiting a full new team to lead this effort and one of the most important positions is Country Business Manager. 

The Business Manager will lead the effort to recruit and support a network of thousands of independent agents supported through a backbone of regional distribution hubs.  Living Goods is a fast-paced, mission-driven and business-minded organization.  We are particularly looking for candidates with strong experience managing sales teams in consumer goods. 

This is your chance to join and shape a successful fast growing, multi-national organization at a time of exceptional opportunities for professional growth.
 
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Economist, and The Huffington Post, read more here:  www.livinggoods.org/news-media/news/
 
Kenya Business Manager Responsibilities
  • Build National Sales Force:  Oversee recruitment of agents and all field activities including sales and marketing, distribution, and finance.
  • Build and Support Field Team: Recruit, train, motivate and mentor all Branch Managers and ensure they are supported to achieve success.
  • Innovation: Generate and deploy innovative tests and promotions that have the opportunity to significantly improve profitability and human impacts.
  • Master Mobile Tools: Optimize the use of the mobile communications platform to drive sales, deepen impacts, reduce costs, and increase profitability.
This position is based in Nairobi with up to 40% travel time within Kenya. 

Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in sales and sales force management, preferably in consumer packaged goods. Proven track record of driving sales success.
  • Experience recruiting, managing and motivating large teams.
  • Strong math and financial skills. Well versed in MS Excel.
  • Able to travel in country 30-50% of the month.
  • College degree preferred.
Compensation
  1. A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health, vacation, and bonus opportunity. 
  2. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.
Living Goods Kenya Procurement Manager
 
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Position Overview
 
Living Goods is expanding into Kenya in 2013 with the goal of building a national network of high-impact entrepreneurs. We are recruiting a full new team to lead this effort and one of the key positions is Country Procurement Manager. 

The Procurement Manager will source consumer products across a wide range of categories to support LG’s thousands of independent agents. 

Success in the this role means finding new winning products to test, aggressively lowering product costs, keeping branches in stock at all times, maximizing inventory turns and minimizing losses. Living Goods is a fast-paced, mission-driven and business-minded organization.  

This is your chance to join and shape a successful fast growing, multi-national organization at a time of exceptional opportunities for professional growth.
 
Living Goods has been featured in The New York Times, TIME Magazine, The Economist, and The Huffington Post, read more here:  www.livinggoods.org/news-media/news/

Kenya Procurement Manager Responsibilities
  • Product Research / Sourcing:  Scour the market for innovative high-impact products that customers will value for Living Goods to test and sell.
  • Maximize Margins: Oversee bidding and negotiating with suppliers to drive down product costs.
  • Oversee Purchasing / Inventory Management: Manage purchasing and logistics to maximize in stock rates and inventory turns.
  • Manage Distribution: Coordinate shipping of product in country, importation, and inventory control across multiple product stores.
This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and requires in country travel 10-20% of each month

Qualifications
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in product procurement, preferably in consumer packaged goods. Proven track record of driving down product costs.
  • Exceptional negotiating skills.
  • Strong math and financial skills. Well versed in MS Excell.
  • College degree preferred.
Compensation
  1. A competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health, vacation, and bonus opportunity. 
  2. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for others.
Life at Living Goods
 
Living Goods is aiming to make game-changing, landscape-shifting changes that dramatically improve the lives of the poor. We think big, but we operate small and nimble. At LG, you will have the chance to use your creativity and work with your teammates to conceive and test new ideas every day. 

If you work well in a dynamic, highly collaborative culture, if you set high standards for yourself and your colleagues, if you know how to fail fast and learn fast, if you meet challenges with calm determination and a sense of humor, you will be happy at Living Goods. See www.livinggoods.org/principles.

Living Goods’ head office sits in California, USA where some of the most successful companies in the world were born – including Facebook, Apple, Yahoo, and Google. Living Goods is financed by some of the most successful business people and investors in world including the founder of eBay – an $11 billion global platform that empowers millions of small businesses around the world.

How to Apply
 
Please submit a single file with resume/CV and cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and how you learned of the position to jobs@livinggoods.org. Important, please type “Kenya Procurement Manager – [Last Name]” in the subject line.

New opportunities at Living Goods get filled quickly.
 
Apply today!

For more information about Living Goods, please visit:www.livinggoods.org
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