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Cost Engineer

Description:
 Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.

The Cost Engineer will lead the overall vehicle cost management process for a new vehicle that will form the basis of our main product offering into the African market – a truly unique opportunity to create impact on a global scale.

The role will require a close working relationship with the venture’s CEO, Supply Chain Associate, Design Engineer, and Automotive Designer.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Cost Engineering
  • Develop cost estimates and projections for multiple vehicle commodities on Exterior and Interior; including Power Train, Chassis and Electrical. Utilise information ranging from written assumptions, sample parts, CAD models and engineering drawings.
  • Maintain feasibility of engineering approach for low volume production tooling and limited in-country resources. For example, steel stamping presses will not be available at initial production. Utilise in-country equipment and materials and adapt approach to the low-tech resources available.
  • Gather details and compile data to estimate all production costs considering raw materials, labour, equipment, tooling, for estimations.
  • Maintain all tooling and product cost information to assure the timely availability of data required for decision-making and to ensure conformity with budget directives.
  • Liaise with manufacturing plants and suppliers to assure most economical tooling, processing and operations that will contribute to profitable production.
  • Undertake competitive vehicle benchmarking to provide input for future model development.
  • Perform Value Add / Value Engineering. Generate cost reduction ideas through identification of process/product efficiencies that will reduce overall costs. Work with all stakeholders to achieve cost reduction targets.
  • Support Supply Chain Associate in specific sourcing work involving critical costs and engineering considerations; including analysis and trade-offs of functionality versus cost.
  • Lead and facilitate cost review sessions. Report risks and opportunities of cost status on a weekly basis.
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets, resources and identify potential risks to deliver engineering aspects within agreed completion dates.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding quantitative skills with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should be rigorous, pragmatic, details focussed and on-the-ground solution oriented – not overly academic.

Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Engineering Management or similar
  • 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • 1-2 years of automotive-related experience
  • Ability to read and understand design and manufacturing drawings
  • Ability to evaluate and provide cost data on components in their commodity including direct material, direct labour and tooling costs
  • Practical knowledge of VE and VA techniques and strong financial awareness
  • High level of design awareness
  • Ability to navigate CAD models in CATIA
  • Passion for prototype development and a pragmatic attitude
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to self manage; taking ownership of projects: budgeting, work planning, resource management and reporting
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
Desired
  • Masters degree (or higher) in Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Engineering Management or similar
  • 2-5 years of automotive-related experience
  • Proficiency in CATIA, SolidWorks, Unigraphics or AutoCAD
  • Solid knowledge of vehicle parts and subsystems and knowledge of part interaction
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

Technical Planner

Description:
 Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.
 
We are seeking an exceptional early-mid career professional to coordinate our technical and operations teams to deliver diverse and complex projects from inception to launch.


The role will require a close working relationship across the Mobius management team, particularly with the Integration Manager and Supply Chain Manager. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Project Planning
  • Develop, manage and communicate robust project plans across the organisation – ensure key stakeholders are identified and kept regularly updated on progress and escalate risks/issues accordingly.
  • Map project plan dependencies between engineering, supply chain, production, procurement, aftersales and sales and marketing functions.
  • Work closely with technical and operations staff to monitor the status of project line items and proactively identify and mitigate risks and issues.
  • Maintain a rigorous risk and issue log for tasks on each project – ensure key stakeholders are kept regularly informed.
  • Produce professional, simple and error-free documents to Mobius management and leadership.
  • Develop a simple and quick process for team members to feed status updates into a central project management system.
  • Develop simple and robust project management dashboards for both team and cross-functional projects – present dashboard to Mobius leadership as appropriate.
  • Maintain historical log of deadlines to better understand actual man-hours dedicated to each task – analyse historical plans to effectively allocate proper resources and lead times to new projects.
Communication and Facilitation
  • Facilitate efficient daily cross-functional standing meetings to ensure team projects are on track for timely completion.
  • Present regular project management dashboard to Mobius leadership and project leads.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in project management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should be adept to quickly grasp organisational interdependencies and be comfortable organising complex information into actionable plans.

Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in a quantitative subject
  • 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • 4+ years related experience in project management
  • Excellent problem solving ability in a cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Strong analytical skills with regards to data manipulation and the ability to create information from data
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly grasp high level concepts and develop actionable plans even with initial limited understanding of technical concepts
  • Exceptional intellectual curiosity and ability to seek clarity on information they do not understand from Mobius staff and personal external research
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Strong technical writing ability; able to read and interpret drawings
  • High Proficiency in Project Management tools like MS Project
  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Visio
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others; ability to communicate potentially negative information in an effective way
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal oriented, flexible, and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Fluency in English
Desired
  • 6+ years related experience in project management or operations
  • Knowledge of manufacturing, equipment and process within final assembly, body shop, paint shop and powertrain
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

Technology Officer
 
Description: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.
 
We are seeking a long-term commitment from an exceptional mid-career Technology Officer to provide technical support and maintaining the smooth operation of the IT Infrastructure. 


The role will require a close working relationship with Mobius Team. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide user support and customer service to users requiring technical assistance.
  • Set up new users' accounts and profiles and dealing with password issues.
  • Install and configure computer hardware operating systems and applications.
  • Monitor and maintain computer systems and networks.
  • Ensure antivirus on all laptops and desk tops are up to date.
  • Assist in the training of user on commonly used software for utilities.
  • Ensure user laptop or PC’s have up to-date software patches and updates as agreed.
  • Basic hardware and software trouble shooting skills of PC’s, Laptops, scanners, printers.
  • Accept general responsibility for all IT infrastructure as well as safe keeping of the same.
  • Inform users on Computer policies.
  • Maintain relevant and up to date knowledge of business and information technology and update users.
  • Undertake system monitoring and tuning to ensure optimum performance.
  • Review and maintain efficient and effective database backup procedures to enable the provision of successful and accurate backups so that any data can be restored quickly and efficiently.
  • Maintain adequate security of data by implementing, monitoring and auditing appropriate security policies.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine a unique blend of exceptional technical, organisational, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills. 

They should possess an energetic disposition along with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks, work under pressure and take initiative regularly. 

They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.
 
Required
  • 3-5 years’ experience in an information technology role in a fast paced, demanding environment
  • Education from a top university with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree
  • Experience in SAP One – Hana
  • Professional qualifications in Information Technology; The Microsoft Certified Software Engineer (MCSE), CCNA etc.
  • Advanced use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Google Mail and Outlook - including email, calendar and contacts
  • An adaptable, keen and flexible approach including working long and/or flexible hours
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent understanding of how information systems are used and how to apply technical knowledge related to computer hardware or software.
  • Ability to prioritize assignments/projects and multi-task within restricted time constraints
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment, work within a diverse team
  • Ability to learn quickly and self-manage; taking ownership of projects
  • Executing projects/tasks quickly and with flawless accuracy, with great systematic attention to detail
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Kenyan citizenship or permanent residence
  • Prior work experience with a top tier company in Kenya

Quality Director
 
Description: Mobius Motors is a Design Driven company that designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.
 
We are seeking a long-term commitment from an experienced automotive professional to support operations and engineering by identifying process improvement opportunities within the company. 


You will be responsible for establishing, implementing processes and policies to ensure that the company is producing and selling the highest-quality product possible. 

The role will require working closely the venture’s CEO, Technical, Supply Chain, Production and Commercial teams as well as various local and international vendors. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop global Quality Assurance metrics and processes to ensure organisational product quality.
  • Manage quality assurance tools that oversee: product requirements, product development, product validations, product approval, and product release to mass production.
  • Achieve financial objectives by preparing the quality budget; scheduling expenditures; analysing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Manage the quality functions of inspection, calibration, quality engineering, supplier quality, process assurance, regulatory compliance and quality systems within the company.
  • Manage product quality documentation system by writing and updating quality assurance procedures.
  • Prepare product and process quality reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Work cross functionally with many different teams to resolve quality escalations.
  • Work closely with contract manufacturing partners to understand quality related issues and issues related to material.
  • Provide sound policy interpretation and guidance to assure consistent and effective application of corporate quality policy and practice by maintaining open communications between quality and all other departments.
  • Guide the quality team to perform root-cause analysis and other problem solving activities to identify effective corrective actions and process improvements.
  • Provide leadership and direction for all members of the Quality Team and coordinates the teams efforts with other support areas.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in quality and operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should possess a strong skill set in leading multi-function teams, defining operations strategy and identifying continuous improvement opportunities along with experience in managing global suppliers, production line configurations and new product introductions - preferably within the automotive industry.

Required
  • Masters or Bachelor degree (minimum) in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, Industrial Engineering, or business administration, Economics or similar
  • 7+ years related experience in mechanical engineering, production line operations – preferably with a major automotive company
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent oral, written communication skills and build strong rapport with others
  • Excellent creative questioning approach
  • Excellent knowledge of strategy and operational planning
  • Excellent business acumen, organisational and strategic agility
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Proficient in quality analysis tools such as PFMEA, APQP, MSA and Six Sigma
  • Broad knowledge of global automotive market and associated industries, with experience in manufacturing organisations
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Exceptional analytical skills with regards to logistics analysis, data manipulation, and the ability to create information from data; including analysis of product costs, lead-time, project and production scheduling
  • Strong technical writing ability; able to read and interpret mechanical drawings
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, Access, Visio
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Comfort with spending 10-30% of time travelling internationally, possibly on short notice
Vehicle Integration Manager 

Description: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.
 
The Vehicle Integration Manager will ensure throughout the vehicle development program, the execution of the virtual and physical integration of systems and the validation of performance is in line with the approved targets for the vehicle architecture. 


They will lead and manage a team of engineers that are responsible for the geometric, functional and performance integration of all components in the vehicle.
 
The team will include CAD Packaging Layout Engineers, Vehicle Performance and BOM Configuration Engineers. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the Associate & Technical Director and the overall Technical team.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Manage the vehicle integration team and activities ensuring that a coherent concept is developed inline with design, technical feasibility and budget/cost limitations whilst meeting all key functional and customer requirements.
  • Ensure all determined Voice of the Customer Critical Requirements are integrated into the vehicle.
  • Manage the overall CAD packaging development and release work and process ensuring alignment with vehicle requirements and program plan.
  • Ensure all vehicle performance requirements have been thoroughly defined, tracked and developed to meet the program requirements.
  • Ensure all vehicle integration activities and progress is tracked and reported against plan.
  • Ensure clear and detailed evaluation reports and documentation is produced from the design and validation of the various integration activities for dissemination to other engineering and service teams.
  • Ensure all vehicle product BOM data is accurately managed and updated.
  • Ensure all verification & validation activities for the vehicle integration are determined, executed and reported on.
  • Ensure regular reporting to management of key open integration issues as required
  • Ensure vehicle packaging and integration team design reviews and analysis are sufficiently conducted ensuring adherence to best practices.
  • Support and prepare content for program milestone reviews providing clear integration activities program direction and status.
  • Establish, track and manage constant ongoing product and process cost reduction activities or improvement initiatives throughout product lifecycle.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in engineering and operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should possess a strong skill set in leading multi-function teams and developing, integrating and validating full vehicle content - within the automotive industry. 

They should be strong

Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or similar
  • 10+ years related experience in automotive product design/development engineering
  • Excellent leadership and clear sense of direction with ability to communicate that to others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to resolve conflict and differing points of view in productive and quick manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Exceptional persistence and endurance to overcome significant challenges
  • Excellent leadership problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to lead teams to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
Desired
  • Masters degree (or higher) in in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or similar
  • Related experience in creating, reviewing, interpreting and approving the vehicle requirements and their relation to the engineering BOM
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

Vehicle Build & Validation Engineer 
 
Description: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.

The Vehicle Build & Validation Engineer will be responsible for managing the overall vehicle build and validation program. 


This involves ensuring the required mule and prototype test validation units are built to required configurations and then tracking the validation of the vehicle, individual systems and components to ensure a successful overall validation program. 

They will work with the Workshop Supervisor to ensure the vehicle builds are carried out as required and work closely with the test engineering resources to ensure successful execution of the validation test plan. 

The role will also require a close working relationship with the Vehicle Integration team to ensure the timely and correct integration of vehicle components for validation. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with the Associate Director to plan the vehicle BOM configuration required for each vehicle build as per the program requirements. Subsequently work with the BOM engineer to manage and track the vehicle BOM configuration.
  • Based on program timing targets, effectively plan and manage the physical build of mule and prototype vehicles as per required configurations & budget. Provide the vehicle build plan to the workshop supervisor to support the vehicle builds.
  • Plan & track the individual system and component validation activities managing vehicle installation, timeframe and sign-off status for each after completion of test activity.
  • Coordinate with the workshop supervisor to ensure the availability of mule & prototype vehicles to carry out mandated verification & validation tests as per the vehicle validation.
  • Put together clear documentation on the overall vehicle design and build configuration with the support of the vehicle system engineers including detailed build instructions, CAD DMU models & drawings.
  • Manage the timely and periodic publication of vehicle status summaries to the engineering & management team for detailed review and analysis.
  • Track and manage the resolution of issues arising from validation vehicles.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in engineering and operations management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should possess a strong skill set in leading multi-function teams and developing, integrating and validating full vehicle content - within the automotive industry. 
 
Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or similar
  • 4+ years related experience in automotive product design/development engineering
  • Good leadership and clear sense of direction with ability to communicate that to others
  • CAD proficiency to be able to read and review drawings, engineering models
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Exceptional persistence and endurance to overcome significant challenges
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
Desired
  • Masters degree (or higher) in in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering or similar
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

Sales & Marketing Manager
 
Overview: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.
 
We are seeking a long term commitment from an exceptional mid-career professional interested in a truly unique entrepreneurial opportunity to create impact on a global scale. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining sales & marketing strategies to meet agreed company objectives.

The candidate should expect to wear different hats in this senior role, contributing efforts to develop and grow profitable business operations in Kenya and beyond. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the venture’s Commercial Director, Aftersales Manger, and other key staff. 
 
Responsibilities 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • In charge of the overall sales and marketing operations and ensuring the achievement of the given sales targets within budget (End-to-End responsibility: O2D from order to delivery).
  • Make sure that all aspects of communication (ATL, BTL, Digital, Social, PR, etc.) are considered under the brand guidelines and will strongly influence the marketing mix.
  • Establish processes and structure in order to secure transparency and quality. Setting up structured reporting and systems to systematically improve the market penetration.
  • Develop Sales and Marketing tactical campaigns and initiatives in order to achieve the set targets with the given budget.
  • Collaborate with other stake holders on defining the overall sales & marketing strategy and the approach to launch new products and dealerships.
  • Plan and establish a solid network of Mobius Sales and Service Centres in the relevant markets and ensure readiness and robust operations.
  • Monitor the market, competition and all relevant data sources in order to get a full understanding of all parameters (Total market, segments, segment shares, pricing, features, transaction prices, financial offers, etc.).
  • Manage the given tasks with limited resources and make sure that deadlines, quality feedback etc. will be given effectively and efficiently according to well managed priorities.
  • Maintain a climate that attracts, retains, and motivates top quality personnel through effective performance management, team leadership, coaching, and mentorship.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should have a track record of academic and professional achievement and demonstrate a strong business acumen and passion for Mobius’s business. 

He or she should combine expertise in sales, marketing, finance, and analytics with exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills as well as on-the-ground pragmatism and patience necessary to manage ambiguities involved with an early-stage venture in a developing country. 

Most of all, they should demonstrate integrity and accountability. 

They should possess a strong skill set in creative and strategic thinking along with excellent perception, a wide latitude for independent actions (including independent judgement) and the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and take initiative regularly. 

They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

Required
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in business subject with 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in sales, marketing, management consulting, or other similar roles for top tier companies
  • Exceptional leadership and clear sense of direction
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high quality deliverable outputs
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, detail oriented, proactive, flexible, and resilient
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment
  • The highest level of integrity and accountability
  • A good sense of humour and an appreciation for different cultures
  • Proven ability and experience in managing and leading high performance teams
  • Proven ability to work as part of a senior management team to develop and implement company strategy
  • Practical experience in the application of digital marketing and social media as part of integrated marketing campaigns
  • Experience in managing budgets effectively, financial reporting, and setting up effective metrics and business processes
  • Valid driver`s license
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, PowerPoint and Word
  • Comfort with extensive travel throughout Kenya and longer term throughout East Africa
Desired
  • Master in Business Administration (MBA) degree or Master degree in a technical subject from a top university worldwide
  • 5-10 years’ experience in sales, marketing, management consulting, or other similar roles for top tier companies at senior management level

Workshop Supervisor
 
Overview: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.
 
We are seeking to hire an exceptional mid-career professional interested in a truly unique entrepreneurial opportunity to create impact on a global scale. 


The successful candidate will be responsible for management of all workshop operations and staff. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the Technical, Commercial and Procurement Teams. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Delegate daily duties and supervise all work being carried out by the workshop staff.
  • Chair regular meetings with workshop staff and if necessary, members of the Technical team, to discuss progress and setbacks within the workshop.
  • Control workshop tools and accessories inventory as well as keeping up to date with new technology tools that could be purchased by the company.
  • Organise staff training to improve technical knowledge and job performance of workshop staff.
  • To ensure workshop staff wear protective clothing (PPEs) at all times while in the workshop floor including all non-workshop/technical staff.
  • Organise all customer rescue missions ensuring all resources and authorisation required is acquired within the shortest time possible.
  • Ensure properly documented repair orders with clear instructions are opened for every repair/service/rescue job to be undertaken by the workshop staff and that all required information on each job card is properly maintained.
  • To ensure that all vehicles are serviced in accordance with the company’s service standards and that pro-active planned maintenance is carried out continuously.
  • Ensure vehicles are mechanically sound and available for test days and investor visits.
  • To act as a technical expert in the Workshop, advising staff on tasks and sharing knowledge, for example through regular toolbox talks.
  • To instil and maintain a strong health and safety culture amongst the Workshop team with a good understanding of risk assessments.
  • To ensure that the workshop housekeeping and operating practices are of a high standard and that special tools and equipment are well maintained.
  • Generate ad-hoc reports as required by the Technical and Commercial teams.
  • Develop Service Level Agreements (SLA) with internal customers like Engineering, Quality and After-Sales.
  • Establishing efficient processes and structures in order to optimize the usage of available resources and to ensure quality in the deliverables.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should have a track record of academic and professional achievement and demonstrate a strong business acumen and passion for Mobius’s business. 

He or she should combine expertise in workshop management with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills as well as on-the-ground pragmatism and patience necessary to manage ambiguities involved with an early-stage venture in a developing country. 

Most of all, they should demonstrate integrity and accountability.

Required
  • Diploma in automotive, mechanical or other from a recognised college
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in workshop operations or other similar roles
  • Proficiency in computer packages e.g. Word
  • Experience from the automotive industry will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Detail oriented and capable of delivering high quality outputs
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, detail oriented, proactive, flexible, and resilient
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning, and draw valid conclusions
  • A good sense of humour and an appreciation for different cultures

Vehicle Test Engineer
 
Description: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.

We are seeking a long-term commitment from an experienced vehicle test professional to support the engineering development team to carry out the required vehicle verification & validation activities (V&V) during the vehicle development program. 


You will be responsible for ensuring the verification and validation activities are defined, executed, monitored and reported on. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the Senior Vehicle Test Engineer, Vehicle Build & Validation Engineer and the Vehicle System Design Engineers. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with respective vehicle system engineers to plan, develop and conduct functional tests covering overall vehicle components.
  • Ensure V&V activities are executed in alignment with the vehicle program timeline and quality goals. 
  • Analyse requirements specifications including any regulatory requirements and with the respective system engineers develop the applicable test plans.
  • Work with system engineers, R&D workshop to create and monitor overall vehicle test design and verification test plan and ensure execution to program timeline.
  • Support design and coordinate the building of any required off-vehicle test rigs for verification test work.
  • Ensure proper set up of test data equipment on vehicles for data logging and analysis.
  • Ensure comprehensive reporting of vehicle testing issues to respective engineering system and Product Quality Engineers.
  • Work with respective System Engineers to support the analysis and interpretation of the test data results from the verification and validation test work by collating and preparing technical test reports for use by the engineering and management team.
  • Support the development of appropriate End of Line (E.O.L) specification for use by various suppliers to ensure the necessary testing during production of vehicle components.
  • Ensure the appropriate storage and easy retrieval of all test reports, data and results.
  • Be proactive regarding verification and validation issue identification and periodically advise wider team on status, risks and required activities to progress forward.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine excellent test verification background with appropriate technical skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.  

They should possess a strong skill set in defining verification and validation strategy and identifying critical issues and risks to meeting required goals.
 
Required
  • 2+ years related experience in quality, mechanical, electrical engineering or closely related fields.
  • An ability to work to a very high level of accuracy and detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with design engineers
  • Excellent problem solving ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning from data, and draw valid conclusions
  • Exceptional analytical skills with regards to logistics analysis, data manipulation, and the ability to create information from data
  • Experience in developing verification and validation test plans
  • Experience with data analysis tools and software
  • Understanding of engineering test instrumentation and data acquisition equipment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Clean Driving license
Desired
  • Willingness to work occasional long hours to ensure required test work is completed
  • Willingness to travel to conduct required vehicle testing
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

Service Administrative Officer
 
Overview: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.

We are seeking to hire an exceptional entry level or mid-career professional interested in a truly unique entrepreneurial opportunity to create impact on a global scale. 


The successful candidate shall lead efforts to develop and maintain a strong Aftersales service and warranty relationship with our customers, subcontractors and manufacturers in Kenya and beyond. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the Commercial Director, Service and Warranty Associate, After Sales Manager, and both the Marketing and Sales Teams.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Routinely calling customers, documenting and escalating all issues raised.
  • Receive customer service instructions and open job cards for the same.
  • Advice customers on service routines, check-ups and defect reports.
  • Ensure bumper to bumper checks are conducted on each vehicle brought in for service/repairs.
  • Clearly and consistently record complaints, causes and corrections of all repairs done by the Aftersales technicians.
  • Ensure proper escalation of customer issues via defined escalation process.
  • Track all costs related to all maintenance and repair issues; sublets, expense claims, mileage claims etc.
  • Provide regular updates to customers on the service/repair progress on their vehicles.
  • Maintain and Update maintenance and repair schedules for all vehicles in the field.
  • Assist in implementing service and recall campaigns.
  • Ensure service history for customers is created per vehicle.
  • Send service reminders to customers and follow up to ensure service targets are achieved.
  • Assist in Commercial data review and updating from time to time.
  • Assist in warranty administration.
  • Create weekly reports; throughputs, response time, resolution time, parts delivery time etc.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should have a track record of academic and professional achievement and demonstrate a strong business acumen and passion for Mobius’s business. 

He or she should combine expertise in Aftersales service and warranty and customer service with exceptional communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills as well as on-the-ground pragmatism and patience necessary to manage ambiguities involved with an early-stage venture in a developing country. 

Most of all, they should demonstrate integrity and accountability.
 
Required
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum) in technical subject with 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • Minimum 1 years’ experience in after sales, customer service or other similar roles for top tier companies
  • Experience from the automotive industry will be an added advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others
  • Detail oriented and capable of delivering high quality outputs
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, detail oriented, proactive, flexible, and resilient
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical ability in cross-functional and multi-cultural environment; able to define problems, collect relevant data, extract meaning, and draw valid conclusions
  • A good sense of humour and an appreciation for different cultures

Senior Sales Officer
 
Description: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.
 
We are seeking a long term commitment from an exceptional Senior Sales Officer to be responsible for all Sales Officers and manage day-to-day sales activities - from lead generation through to close. 


The role will work closely with local dealer partners in generating vehicle sales and delivering an exceptional customer experience throughout the sales process. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Sales Generation & Administration
  • Plan, manage and monitor day to day activities of the Sales team.
  • Maintain strong relationships with key strategic customers such as large NGOs, government buyers and high potential individual entrepreneurs.
  • Enhances sales officers accomplishments and competence by planning delivery of solutions; answering technical and procedural questions for less experienced team members; teaching improved processes; mentoring team members.
  • Support the identification and evaluation potential local vehicle agent partners in specified locations throughout Kenya. On-board agents and support consistent brand messaging within this network.
  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual county analyses.
  • Process payments, refunds and confirm receipt of payment, verifying accuracy and completeness of documentation on sales.
  • Coordinate Sales Officers to manage and prioritise list of target buyers both with existing customer contact information and newly interested customers from marketing initiatives.
  • Support the identification and use of opinion leaders to better introduce our product into the market.
  • Vehicle Registration, Compliance & Support
  • Work with the Procurement and Regulatory Department to ensure the customer obtains an associated license plate.
  • Develop full understanding of local compliance and registration requirements and identify any potential conflicts/issues within organisation and with customer.
  • Coordinate Sales Officers to create a customer quotation for vehicle sale and issue final registration documentation (VIN, configuration, customer invoice).
  • Coordinate Sales Officers to confirm all purchase orders match sales data entered (VIN, configuration, customer invoice).
  • Verify completeness and accuracy of transaction prior to vehicle release. For direct delivery; coordinate, send and receipt documents and final payment.
  • Vehicle Production Services
  • Work with Production and Sales & Marketing teams to ensure timely flow of vehicle orders to meet customer demand requirements and production schedules.
  • Manage and develop sales planning documentation and processes to “fulfil” production-planning requirements.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in sales with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should possess a strong skill set in creative and strategic thinking along with excellent perception, a wide latitude for independent actions (including independent judgement) and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and take initiative regularly. 

They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

Required
  • Education from a top university in Kenya with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree
  • 3-4 years related experience in managing a team in sales or marketing
  • Local knowledge  - solid understanding of the car market in Kenya
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high quality deliverable outputs
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts and systems quickly, and express them in simple ways
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and to remain graceful under pressure
  • High degree of resourcefulness; looking beyond the normal channels of information to dig out data necessary to understand the market potential of the opportunity
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point and Word as well as in CRM systems
  • Strong presentations skills, including excellent oral communication skills
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili
  • Valid driver's license

Marketing Associate
 
Description: Mobius Motors designs, manufactures, and sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Our vehicles create a transport platform that empowers local entrepreneurs to run profitable transportation services to end-users in their communities.

We are seeking a long-term commitment from an exceptional early career marketing professional to lead marketing strategy, research, campaigns and product launches to ultimately create the foundation of a future international automotive brand – a truly unique opportunity to create impact on a global scale. 


The role will require a close working relationship with the Commercial Director, Sales & Aftersales team as well as key staff across the business.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Deliver primary and secondary research that helps define market assumptions and consumer behaviours/profiles.
  • Develop complete understanding of the factors that go into the revenue and cost side of the business opportunity and provide recommendations to maximise revenue.
  • Support the Commercial Director to develop and maintain product category SWOT analyses.
  • Facilitate future-focused product ideation sessions and capture output for continuous design exploration.
  • Interface with cross-functional teams and outside agencies to develop and lead product go-to-market strategy and plan.
  • Create data-driven, dynamic, 'voice-of-the-customer' marketing strategies and tests that deliver against Return on Investment (ROI) targets through a segmented customer base across marketing channels.
  • Ensure consistent brand messaging across TV, print, radio, digital and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, etc.) marketing channels.
  • Contribute to comprehensive testing matrix that accurately assesses delivery and performance of each marketing campaign on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
  • Maintain and ensure high levels of data hygiene and integrity with fast-growing, high-volume data capture from the market.
  • Being in charge of the overall marketing and communication strategy; manage all activities (ATL, BTL, Digital, etc.) and increase the brand awareness and image.
  • Being responsible for the Marketing/Communication Launch Strategy of new products and car models.
  • Develop and maintain a structured clear Marketing reporting system, which reflects the status, trend and performance of the corresponding activities.
  • Act as a liaison for all external media enquiries or articles, working with the CEO, COO & Commercial Director when necessary to facilitate interviews or other content.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in marketing with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

They should possess a strong skill set in creative and strategic thinking along with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and take initiative regularly. 

They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focussed – not overly academic.

Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree (minimum) in Business, Marketing, Sales, Advertising, Communications, Economics or similar
  • 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • 1-2 years related experience in marketing, advertising or branding
  • Ability to lead cross-functionally; coordinating, leading and communicating information clearly
  • Results-driven with exceptional detail and knowledge around metrics, specifically A/B testing and ROI analysis
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high quality deliverable outputs
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex problems and express them in simple ways
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment and to remain graceful under pressure
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make sense of multiple data sources that may sometimes be contradictory in nature
  • High degree of resourcefulness; looking beyond the normal channels of information to dig out data necessary to understand the market potential of the opportunity 
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite with ability to create compelling and effective marketing materials and designs
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point and Word
  • Exceptional written communication skills and with experience is writing compelling messages to a consumer demographic
  • Strong presentations skills, including excellent oral communication skills
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving our vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humour
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Comfort with extensive travel throughout Kenya and longer term throughout East Africa
Desired
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in Business Administration (MBA), Marketing, Sales, Advertising or similar
  • 3-5 years related experience in marketing, advertising or branding
  • Passion for the automotive industry and social enterprise in Africa
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)

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