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Recruitment in Burn Manufacturing Kenya

BURN designs, manufactures and distributes super fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.  BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling high-quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.

Since 2013, BURN has sold more than 425,000 cookstoves in sub-Saharan Africa, which have helped two million consumers save nearly $100 million in fuel expenses and 1.7 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN intends to double sales by the end of 2018.
We are looking for a Senior Technician to manage and have overall responsibility for maintenance on production tools, equipment and infrastructure in our factory in Ruiru.


Senior Technician

Responsibilities

·         Conduct tool and die setup, changes, maintenance and storage
·         Responsible for ensuring the production line tools, equipment and infrastructure are functioning well including managing a maintenance plan and maintaining an appropriate level of spares
·         Provide training and leadership to ensure Junior Technician(s) have guidance and ability to conduct maintenance on production tools, equipment and infrastructure
·         Provide training to line operators as needed
·         Keep records of all machinery and equipment
·         Ensure a safe and organized shop workspace
·         Always act as a positive representative of the company and consider environmental implications in the factor

Requirements

·         Mechanical Background.
·         Technician for at least 3 Years
·         A good communicator
·         A team player
·         A hands-on person
·         Experience in maintenance of production equipment
·         A fast Learner
·         At least a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
How to Apply
Salary Ksh 40,000-50,000 gross per month depending on experience

Quality Inspector

Duties

We are looking for quality Inspectors whose main duties and responsibilities will include:
·         Engage in inspecting and testing of raw materials, assemble parts, in-process and finished goods
·         Train and monitor line workers on quality assurance
·         Monitor production volume versus quality
·         Collect and keep data in a timely and organized manner
·         Report any quality issues or problems on the line to the Quality Manager
·         Be punctual and carry out work top best quality possible
·         Ensure health and safety standards are adhered to all times

·         Provide feedback to Quality Manager on line workers for performance review purposes
·         Develop personal growth opportunities

Requirements

·         Post- Secondary education, certificate level preferable
·         Observant and keen to details
·         Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
·         Good communication Skills, both written and verbal
·         Good arithmetic skills
·         Past experience in quality inspection is desirable
How to Apply
Salary: Ksh 115 per hour

Senior Marketing Officer
Location: Ruiru, Kenya
Position Reports To: VP Marketing
Direct Reports: None
We are currently looking for a Senior Marketing Officer who will design and implement BURN’s customer-facing channel marketing strategies.  Working closely with the marketing, sales and expansion market departments
The Senior Marketing Officer will be responsible for creating and deploying marketing resources that are specially designed for each BURN customer and support sales goals/initiatives.

Roles

The employee’s duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
·         Strategy Development: In conjunction with BURN’s sales representatives, client account representatives, country managers, Director of Expansion, and the vice presidents of sales and marketing, devise marketing strategies that support BURN’s sales goals for customers in our target channels: Retail, Financial/Microfinancing Institutions, Distributors, Expansion markets. Partner directly with customers to develop these strategies to ensure they meet mutually beneficial needs.
·         Marketing Programme Implementation: Based upon each customer’s strategy, implement the tactical marketing initiatives identified for each programme. Tactics will vary by customer and are limited only by the Senior Marketing Officer’s creativity, but could include: co-branded collateral, signage, retail merchandising campaigns, product displays, sales promotion campaigns, advertising, wall branding, events (with and without BURN’s brand ambassador), among others.
·         Project Implementation: Liaise with third-party vendors — such as printers, wall branding firms, promotional advertising firms and others — to coordinate and implement the marketing programmes. Coordinate vendor budgeting and invoice processing with VP Marketing.
·         Account Management and Monitoring: Working in conjunction with the VP Marketing, establish and manage marketing budgets for each customer programme. Provide monthly status/results reporting for each programme.
·         Miscellaneous: Work in a team-based manner with Marketing Department colleagues and provide professional support for other departmental initiatives as needed and assigned.

Requirements

·         3+ years of business-to-consumer and/or business-to-business marketing experience, whether in a corporate or marketing agency environment, particularly in roles with customer- or client-facing responsibilities
·         Superior writing, creativity and presentation skills
·         Proven experience in strategizing, devising and executing original marketing programmes
·         Marketing project implementation and management experience, including sourcing and direction of creative suppliers (such as printers, graphic designers or promotional advertising agencies)
·         Ability to work closely with BURN sales representatives to create marketing programmes which support product sales goals
·         Budget management experience
·         Professional marketing experience in any of the following industries: Grocery, General Trade Retailing, Financial Services, Microfinance, SACCO, Social Enterprise
·         Marketing experience in Kenya and/or East Africa
·         Marketing experience targeting the Bottom of the Pyramid consumer sector
How to Apply
Apply: send your cv and cover letter to recruitment.kenya@burnmfg.com, include your salary expectation.

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