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Vacancy: Human Resources Manager
 
Description: Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Versatile, rugged and durable, it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.

We are seeking a minimum three-year commitment from an exceptional mid-late career HR professional to contribute at both strategic and operational level to develop Mobius into a compelling career choice for top automotive and business talent in African and globally.  

Develop an environment and value proposition that attracts and retains top performers and fosters the skills, knowledge, culture, and mind-set to demonstrate company values and make the right choices consistently. Identify HR priorities and recommends appropriate solutions which support Mobius strategy and business aims. 

The HR Manager provides professional advice and support to leadership, management and staff on all aspects of human resource management and ensures compliance to current employment legislation and pursuit of HR Best Practice. 

The Human Resources Manager reports to the COO and requires a close working relationship with the Directors, Managers and key staff across the entire organisation.
 
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Organisational Development
  • Employee Resourcing: Develop and execute strategy to make Mobius a leading choice for top business and automotive talent; facilitate leadership discussions around the staffing strategy and drive the end-to-end recruitment and on-boarding of international and local staff, including developing job descriptions, managing job postings, managing and analysing recruitment channels, selecting and managing head-hunter firms, and actively recruiting high-potential candidates.
  • Professional Development: Lead the design of the learning & development strategy and work with Line Managers to roll out Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and integrate it with performance and talent management systems.
  • Performance Management: Lead the implementation and ongoing refinement of performance management processes and tools across the organization, including integration with career paths.
  • Career Paths: Develop a structured promotion pathway for each role, including timescales, remuneration, performance requirements, and reporting lines.
  • Systems Development: Develop robust and scalable HR and Administrative systems across the organization, from tactical to strategic.
  • Policy Development: Identify, develop and communicate core HR policies and procedures across the organisation – ensure key stakeholders are identified and involved regularly on progress.
  • Employee Handbook: Develop and maintain a simple, clear and structured Employee Handbook for the organization aligned to the employment laws of Kenya and UK.
  • Knowledge Management: Support the Systems team to develop a robust and scalable knowledge management system and ensure that historical knowledge is transmitted and built upon by current staff.
  • Incentive Schemes: develop and maintain a compelling but cost effective employee incentive scheme across the organization to maximize recruitment and retention of world-class staff, including pay scale benchmarking, bonus packages, responsibility scope and other incentives.
  • Internal Communications: facilitate initiatives to formalize ad-hoc and periodic internal communications across the organization.
  • Process Improvement: assess current HR and Administrative processes to identify and action further improvements on an on-going basis.
Qualifications
 
Required
  • Bachelors Degree (minimum) in Business, Human Capital, Economics or similar
  • 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in business administration, human capital management, general management
  • Ability to strategically plan and lead teams of international and local Kenyan staff through to exceptional success
  • Ability to lead cross-functionally; coordinating, leading and communicating information clearly
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high quality deliverable outputs
  • Ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • 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
  • 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 ultimate solution
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines and project progress with both internal and external management teams
  • Ability to take ownership and accountability of project timeline and results
  • Exceptional written communication skills and with experience is writing compelling messages to external stakeholders; enthusiasm to communicate clearly, confidently, and precisely
  • Strong presentations skills, including excellent oral communication skills; passion to make yourself understood in an engaging and pleasant way at all times
  • 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 humor
  • Excellent relationship management; capable and enthusiastic of working with multiple personalities across the organization, from production workers, to Kenyan office staff, to international staff, to the CEO - all coming from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
  • 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 when needed – especially to regularly visit our production facilities
Desired
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in Business Administration (MBA), Economics, Marketing, Communication or similar
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in business administration, human capital management, general management
  • Membership of the Institute of Human Resource Management
  • Professional work experience with a top tier human resources consultancy internationally
  • Passion for the automotive industry and social enterprise in Africa, Administrative management experience
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)
  • Proficiency in Excel, Project, Power Point and Word


Vacancy: Financial Director
 
Description:Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. Versatile, rugged and durable, it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.
 
We are seeking a minimum three-year commitment from an exceptional mid-late career finance professional to lead the end-to-end development and implementation of financial systems and manage financing. 


This position will also lead ongoing financial management (including budgeting, forecasting, profitability analysis, and cost management) and develop analytical tools and metrics to facilitate decision-making by Mobius leadership. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the CEO and COO and close coordination across the broader Director team.
 
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Financial Leadership
  • Strategic Thinking: Represent at a leadership level the Finance team and contribute to strategy that aligns the team’s objectives and priorities with the overall objectives of the business to facilitate high quality decision-making across the business.
  • Team and Systems-Building: Lead development and implementation of all required policies, processes, and tools to create scalable, extensible Finance systems to drive and enable Mobius growth.
  • Fundraising Support: Manage and/or support financing to support business needs for working capital, long-term debt, and growth equity; identify potential sources of funding for Mobius and lead creation of associated financial models to support business plan.
  • Budgeting: Create disciplined budgetary control across the company based on well-prepared budgets in line with business plans, ensuring that variances are highlighted and explained on a timely basis; rapid follow-up on cost overruns.
  • Reporting: Lead the financial reporting team to produce accurate, compliant, relevant and transparent financial information for both internal and external purposes – including detailed cash flow projections – whilst developing and maintaining a robust internal financial control framework.
  • Risk Management: Contribute to the development of effective risk management and mitigation policies and procedures across the company including owning end-to-end insurance matters.
  • Team Management: Attract, retain and develop high performing, high potential employees within Finance department.
  • Business Analytics: Provide accounting and reporting services appropriate to the needs of the business units, leadership and board to enable effective decision making – including developing tools to monitor and analyse efficiency and profitability.
  • Forecasting: Prepare financial forecast and budgets in accordance with and as part of business planning.
  • External Reporting: Lead Mobius’ external reporting to shareholders and lenders through annual/interim reports, interim management statements and covenant compliance; own relationships with external auditors, lenders, and other stakeholders; provide timely and accurate financial information for shareholders’ circulars or offering documents and other acquisition/disposal transaction requirements.
  • Compliance: Monitor developments in accounting standards and other regulations impacting financial reporting, assessing implications for Mobius; support the business with technical accounting issues and ensure Mobius’ accounting policies are up to date, compliant and correctly applied across the company; lead the efficient structuring and management of tax affairs; oversee and implement an efficient company secretarial process across the business’s entities.
  • Controls: Develop and maintain a robust internal financial control framework with a strong focus on enforcing budgetary control, highlighting budget variances and quick/effective solution of contentious issues; lead the robust maintenance of company financial books and records and the preparation of financial statements of the company.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should have a track record of academic and professional achievement and demonstrate a broad understanding of finance and accounting concepts with a strong passion for Mobius’ business. 

They should combine expertise in finance, economics and analytics with exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills as well as on-the-ground pragmatism.

Required
  • 5-7 years’ experience as a Financial Director or Manager for a top-tier company
  • Significant experience raising financing for working capital, long-term debt, and growth equity
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to take initiative and deal well with setbacks
  • Organisation and systems-building mind set to develop finance policies, processes, and tools as needed and with limited time and resources
  • Excellent business acumen, organisational and strategic agility demonstrated by problem-solving effectiveness and ability to work creatively and independently
  • Unimpeachable integrity and highest level of accountability
  • Exceptional leadership and ability to manage cross-cultural teams; ability to effectively communicate timelines and progress with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong rapport with others matched with extreme patience, exceptional persistence, and a good sense of humour
  • Experience with ERP and accounting systems
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or similar quantitative subject
  • 3.4 GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • Proficiency in Excel, Power Point, and Word
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with complete fluency in English
Desired
  • Significant leadership experience and demonstrated success both within and outside of Africa
  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from a top university worldwide or Masters degree (or higher) in Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or similar quantitative subject
  • 10+ years’ experience as a Financial Director for top tier companies worldwide
  • Significant experience in managing investor relations
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)


Vacancy: 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)



Vacancy: Sales and 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. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
 
Responsibilities
  • 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


Information 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 Information 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.
  • 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.
  • Responsible for all IT infrastructure as well as safe keeping of the same.
  • Develop, implement and monitor IT 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.
  • Maintain application activities for ERP, CRM, BPM and PLM.
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
  • Education from a top university with an undergraduate and/or graduate degree
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience in an information technology role in a fast paced, demanding environment
  • Experience in Business Process Model and Notation 2.0 (BPMN) as well as in business management systems e.g. SAP, ERP
  • Knowledge of Javascript, Python, HTML5 and SQL as well as of Angular JS, Node, Wordpress, JQuery will be an added advantage
  • 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 and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment, work within a diverse team
  • Ability to learn quickly and self-manage; taking ownership of projects
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail, structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks


Vacancy: Sourcing & Development Manager
 
Description:Designed, engineered and built in Kenya, Mobius Motors sells highly durable, highly affordable vehicles for Africa’s mass market. 

Versatile, rugged and durable, it is designed for African cities whilst still being extremely capable off-road.

We are seeking a long-term commitment from an experienced professional for a leadership role on the Supply Chain team in supplier sourcing and development. 


This position will be responsible for complete vehicle costing (i.e. direct materials costs), sourcing strategy management, and vendor evaluation, approval, and relationships. 

The successful candidate will bring in-depth knowledge of supplier process capabilities and capacity, different engineering processes and technologies, and process cost drivers. 

Further, this role requires mastery of different materials and how to maintain updated market intelligence for those materials.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Sourcing Leadership: Lead supplier development process and cost management for Mobius vehicles, constantly driving to quality, cost, delivery, and flexibility improvements in sourcing development.
  • Sourcing Strategy: Manage supplier selection mapped against design requirements, supported by robust evaluation of supplier capacity and capabilities, as well as supplier relationship dynamics and potential.
  • Sourcing Process Management: Supervise end-to-end process for identifying, negotiating, and sign-off of suppliers including NDA, cost finalization, project delivery sign-off for samples and production parts.
  • Product Development Support: Lead structured development activities across processes, including forging, machining, casting, fabrication, proprietary assembly, etc. and across multiple raw materials and parts, including sheet metal, rubber, plastics and polymers, composite parts, fasteners, electrical, electro-mechanical.
  • Zero-Based Costing: Supervise zero-based costing analysis for parts and tooling, factoring in raw materials, machine hour rates, etc. with responsibility for direct materials spending and cost control.
  • Supplier Optimization: Conduct spend analytics, supplier landscape study, and business dynamics analysis to identify alternate sources, develop global sourcing strategy, and lead strategic cost management; identify opportunities for rationalization of parts and or supplier base.
  • Cost Optimization: Develop and execute detailed plan for cost innovation based on value analysis/value engineering and adoption of other technologies; conduct price control audit prior to any 4M change to ensure supply reliability.
  • Long-Term Strategy: Support development of strategic plan for longer-term outsourcing, vendor co-location, and backwards integration.
  • Team Management: Guide and mentor team in sourcing and supplier relationship management, cost evaluation techniques, price monitoring, supplier performance monitoring.
  • System and Process Development: Build, implement, and maintain supporting tools and processes, such as supply chain manual, supplier portal, supplier capacity-building, supplier quality management.
  • Cross-Functional Coordination: Align sourcing activities with other Mobius teams including procurement, logistics, warehousing, production, and finance, ensuring effective communication and positive team impact.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should have a track record of academic and professional achievement and demonstrate a broad understanding of finance and accounting concepts with a strong passion for Mobius’ business. 

They should combine expertise in finance, economics and analytics with exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills as well as on-the-ground pragmatism.

Required
  • A graduate-level engineer with experience in Supply Chain Management or any other related field
  • 10+ years related experience in managing Strategic Sourcing, Global Sourcing, LCC Sourcing preferably in the Automotive Industry
  • Excellent in analytics with practical approach in decision-making and logistics
  • Strong technical knowledge of, and experience with, different technologies, materials, and processes
  • Management experience, with strong teamwork and leadership skills, and ability to independently take actions to drive towards sourcing development aligned with project goals
  • 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; ability to apply conceptual thinking but also willingness to learn and get involved in details
  • Excellent oral, negotiation and written communication skills; strong organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • Exceptional persistence and endurance to overcome significant challenges
  • High sense of drive and urgency in achieving the Mobius vision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Experience in ERP environment (Oracle, JDE, SAP or any open-source platform ERPs)
Desired
  • Formal knowledge in EACCMA Custom laws is added advantage to handle the role successfully
  • Knowledge of export-import laws of India and other Asian countries
  • Experience in supply chain environment with knock-down (SKD/CKD) operations
  • Cross-cultural management experience


Vacancy: 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


Logistics 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.

We are seeking a long-term commitment from an experienced professional to work within our supply chain team to coordinate the development and operations of Mobius Motors’ robust international, largely outsourced supply chain. 


This involves primarily handling local & international purchases and logistics from overseas destinations to Mobius Warehouses. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the Supply Chain, Warehousing, Aftersales & Finance Teams as well as international vendors. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead strategic and operational aspects with focus on efficient management of inbound supplies from overseas vendor base, as well as local suppliers and outbound flow of vehicles and aftersales parts.
  • Recruit, manage, and coach team members to execute effectively all aspects of export, import, and shipment.
  • Coordinate with Sourcing team for supplier dispatch, close monitoring of all shipment stages on end-to-end basis.
  • Manage all documents and inspections, including coordination with statutory bodies and government authorities to ensure regulatory compliance and trouble-free shipment.
  • Work closely with the Sourcing and Technical Teams to ensure procured product meets drawings, specifications, processes and requirements.
  • Support the Sourcing Team in improving parts availability, inventory delivery, quality, inventory turns.
  • Develop a progress monitoring system for scheduling, tracking, and tracing of trucking, fleet, vessels, and other service vehicles.
  • Streamline and improve product delivery by minimizing physical handling, implementing tracking system, and improving efficiency of packaging, palletising, and container stuffing.
  • Develop and execute against budget to maintain expenses within performance targets while applying cost control techniques for optimizing routes, handling, and transhipment; negotiate costs with Logistics Service Providers.
  • Manage coordination of Service Providers regarding shipments, customs clearing agents, excise operation and port clearance authorities for smooth movement of the goods.
  • Provide input for integrating Logistics & procurement monitoring drivers with ERP system to link with production planning, including use of ASN, WSN, Lead-Time Alerts, and Delivery Notes.
  • Ensure speedy processing and settlement of claims for transit losses through continuous follow-up with the Insurance/Claim Authority Surveyor. 
  • Develop and manage contracts with all Service Providers and Suppliers incorporating clearly defined Service Level Agreements and track their performance.
Qualifications
  • An ideal candidate should combine excellent understanding of technical skills in supply chain management with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team and relevant government agencies.
Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business or similar
  • 8+ years related experience preferably in the Automotive Industry, primarily to support Procurement & Material Management/Planning function
  • Knowledge in EACCMA and Exim laws of India and related procedures & documentation
  • Solid knowledge of CKD procedures & international supply chain management/logistics
  • Ability to independently take actions to drive towards industry requirement aligned with Production goals
  • Strong negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Excellent oral, negotiation and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build strong relationship with team members, contracted Service / Staff and other government officers.
  • Exceptional integrity and a strong sense of ethics
  • 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
  • Strong analytical skills with regards to data manipulation and the ability to create information from data; including analysis of product costs and lead times
  • Ability to effectively communicate timelines for both internal and external customers
  • Strong organizational and time management 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
  • Worked in ERP environment (Oracle, JDE, SAP or any platform free ERPs)
  • 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 30-40% of time travelling internationally, possibly on short notice
Desired
  • Masters degree (or higher) in Supply Chain Management, Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business or similar
  • Related experience in OE Automotive / Auto-Component / Home Durable / White Good / heavy Engineering sector


BOM 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 BOM Engineer will ensure the correct configuration, implementation and management of all aspects of the vehicle Bill of Materials release. 


This involves ensuring the correct structure for the BOM is defined and drawings for parts are defined and released as per a defined and structured process. 

They will also manage the checking and releasing of drawings to conform to defined standards and requirements. 

The role will require a close working relationship with the Engineers and Vehicle Integration Manager. 

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for defining and maintaining the vehicle BOM structure, ensuring the correct and complete breakdown of all parts required for the different vehicle models.
  • Responsible for reviewing all BOM change requests to ensure compliance to a structured and defined standard process and tracking the process of overall BOM changes utilising ERP system when applicable.
  • Responsible for checking the accuracy of the BOM change data in terms of drawings, technical information prior to final approval.
  • Manage the routing and the correct approval from applicable stakeholders for all BOM changes.
  • Manage interdependencies for all BOM changes as well as priorities and batching of similar changes as required.
  • Ensure supporting documentation for all BOM changes has been prepared by all responsible parties, reviewed and stored appropriately.
  • Lead Change Collaboration Board (CCB) meetings to review and approve any required BOM changes ensuring required documentation is prepared and available prior to reviews.
  • Work with Technical planner to ensure accurate planning and tracking of all BOM releases during the different stages of the component or system development through to pro planning of all.
  • Responsible for the accuracy of system data through process evaluation and conducting regular audits. Ensures accuracy of data entry (BOM) into ERP system, troubleshoots, and recommends corrections as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with the production team on overall Vehicle BOM release and updates.
Qualifications
 
An ideal candidate should combine strong technical skills in engineering with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team. 

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

Required
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related discipline.
  • Relevant experience in processing and managing BOM data in a manufacturing environment
  • Basic Comprehension of business operations, part numbers, part flow, drawings, design changes, manufacturing instructions and MRP as it relates to a manufacturing BOM
  • Data processing accuracy
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Good negotiating skills to work with different engineers and requirements to achieve best geometric solutions for the product
  • Knowledge of PLM systems for drawing / CAD data management
Desired
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)
  • Knowledge of process for automotive interiors & exteriors development
  • Functional understanding of composites manufacturing, processing and tooling practices

Vacancy open until filled.

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