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Retail Branch Manager

Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity, and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.
Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
·         Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products
·          Attracted global investment to continue fuelling our growth and vision
·         Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country
·          Grown from a start-up to a mid-sized company
What You’ll Do
Moko’s goal is to change the way people experience their everyday home. We have an ambitious development pipeline that spans mattresses to sofas with the goal of making our customers’ dream of leading a modern lifestyle a reality. We’re looking to add a  Retail Branch Manager aka Get Things Done Manager.
 As the Get Things Done Manager, you’ll be responsible for running Moko’s day-to-day brand operations. You’ll be an excellent project manager who is able to juggle a variety of tasks under tight timelines. You’ll put into use your knowledge of marketing and you’ll push the day-to-day activities to see Moko’s vision become a reality for our customers. Finally, you’ll be an excellent people manager, who can motivate and grow the team.

Responsibilities

·         Under the direction of the Head of Brand and Product Development, lead the day-to-day implementation of the Moko work plan so that we can help our customers achieve the modern lifestyle they dream of
·         Act as a liaison to senior management and directors to keep them up to date about operations and projects implemented
·         Coordinate and manage the weekly activities of the napstars, the marketing team that brings the Moko dream world to our customers
·         Lead and coordinate the capacity planning and hiring strategy of the Napstar team and ensure their training in line with activities planned in the marketing calendar
·         Create a high-performance culture in the napstar marketing team where KPIs are always met and decisions are taken based on data. Foster an environment where new ideas are brought up by team members
·         In coordination with Head of Brand and Creative Director develop a training for the marketing team to ensure that the Moko story is told with a consistent voice and in an engaging way by our team
·         Liaise with the delivery team so that to-the-door deliveries of mattresses happen on time. Coordinate with the operation team to manage an efficient use of resource and effective capacity planning
·         Liaise with supermarkets, malls, and other sites to ensure that we have all the approvals and permits necessary for a smooth set up and running of marketing activations
·         Support the screening and recruitment of suppliers, contractors and other consultants necessary for the implementation of the work plan
·         Manage the day-to-day coordination with suppliers, constructors (e.g. to build a sleeping station or showroom-in-a container) and other consultants so that work is completed on time and with the level of quality expected
·         Provide operational support to implement market research activities for the development of new marketing activities ideas and for the conception and design of the first Moko’s sofa collection!

Requirements

·         You have experience (preferably 3 years) in retail or sales or marketing and are talented in hiring and managing people
·         You have a passion for training people and growing your team
·         You are a go-getter and enjoy figuring out what it takes to get things done on time in the most efficient way
·         You are an exceptional project manager and able to come up with and execute a detailed plan
·         You preferably have a creative side and can propose how marketing activation can be optimized and new ideas introduced
·         You thrive when you are able to take initiative, you are considered very self-managing and do best in an environment where you are given high-level goals and take initiative to achieve them
·         You possess a strong analytical toolkit, and you frequently apply quantitative analysis to decision-making
·         You pay extra attention to details in everything you do without losing sight of the big picture and the goals that we want to achieve
·         You have the ability to convince people and negotiate a partnership with suppliers and contractors
How to Apply
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Senior Accountant
Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.  Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
·          Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products
·         Attracted global investment to continue fuelling our growth and vision
·         Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country
·         Grown from a start-up to a mid-sized company
What You’ll Do
We’re looking for an efficient, analytical accounting professional to play a key support role in our finance team. You’ll have a gift for turning the accounting data from streams of invoices and bank transactions into accurate summaries to support decision making.  You’ll be a stickler for policy and procedure while still embodying the supportive team spirit that makes Moko tick.

Responsibilities

Ensure Accurate, Up-to-Date Accounting Data
·         Post transactions in real-time and regularly review for accuracy
·         Manage complex accounts receivable, accounts payable, goods in transit and tax-related balance sheet accounts
·         Ensure all supporting documents are on-file and well-organized
·         Work with teams to confirm the business purpose of transactions for accurate classification
Prepare Management Reports
·         Prepare draft of monthly management accounts and present for finance management review
·         Conduct careful and timely reconciliations to verify transaction accuracy and proper balancing
·         Take responsibility for accurate regulatory and tax filings, prepared well before statutory deadlines
Support Strong Compliance and Controls
·         Review the work of accounts assistance for accuracy and adherence to procedure
·         Ensure strong internal controls are in place with regards to approval and release of funds

·         Take responsibility for verification and authorization of payments
·         Ensure all accounting records are kept properly, in a compliant way and up-to-date
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Requirements

·         At least 2 years of accounting experience and minimum CPA II qualification or equivalent        
·         Strong financial data analysis skills using Excel
·         Strong knowledge of any accounting software e.g Sage, SAP, Pastel & Quick Books
·         Demonstrated high level of integrity – entrusted with significant responsibility in previous roles
·         An enthusiastic individual with outstanding problem-solving skills.
·         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail—ability to analyze data and proactively identify and address issues
·         An initiative taker who enjoys working independently toward goals
·         Eager to join a quickly-growing organization and team
How to Apply
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Manufacturing Operations Manager
Duma Works is recruiting a Manufacturing Operations Manager for one of its clients in Nairobi, Moko Home + Living.
Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.
Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products
Attracted global investment to continue fuelling our growth and vision
Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country
Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company
What You’ll Do
You’ll take the reins of our growing production operation.  This is a key management and leadership role which will oversee all critical production functions and advance them to the next level. The Manufacturing Operations Manager will also work closely with various teams to ensure timely delivery to our customers.

Responsibilities

Production Planning
·         Work with the supply chain department to forecast and plan for present and future consumption of raw materials to ensure that materials are always available
·         Evaluate production schedules and labour requirements to plan team structure and development
·         Develop and maintain production metrics for quality, delivery, and safety
Team Management
·         Build strong rapport with our 100-person-strong production team through open communication; promote a positive, safe, productive and efficient work environment
·         Continually analyse, identify and set expectations to motivate team members to achieve objectives and goals
·         Manage employee training and required documentation to ensure effective training methods that are in compliance with current procedures and quality standards
Quality Assurance
·         Ensure that goods produced by your team always meet quality standards
·         Monitor product standards at various levels of production and at the point of release so that the cost of rework is reduced
Continuous Improvement
·         Monitor and recommend necessary changes to the layout of plant, machinery and production processes and methods for any new equipment, materials or components
·         Continuously work to improve the cost of products by optimizing raw materials, labour and utilities
·         Review and recommend appropriate measures to control and minimize waste levels
·         Review production practices and equipment; make proposals for improvements to ensure that they are maximally effective
·         Support research and development to keep our production team up to date and working with the latest technology and using the most efficient manufacturing practices
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Requirements

·         Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel
·         Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to relate well with direct reports, customers and colleagues. Candidates with at least 3 years’ management experience managing a large team preferable.
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Knowledge of good manufacturing practices and lean manufacturing policies and procedures
·         At least 5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing setting (process, chemical, mechanical)
·         Technical background a plus
How to Apply
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Market Research Officer
Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.  Join us in building the products,the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products ·
Attracted global investment to continue fueling our growth and vision.
Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country ·
Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company .
What You’ll Do
We’re looking for a Market Research Officer who can match our customers’ needs with possible products.  You’ll have a passion for using conversations, surveys and any other tool at your disposal to develop a deep understanding of what our customers want and need.  You’ll also be driven by the challenge of understanding product possibilities from our network of global suppliers, choosing amongst these using your deep understanding of our market.Your dream come true is the successful development and launch of a new product.

Responsibilities

·         Dive deep into Customer Needs.
·         Develop a deep understanding of our re-sellers and end customers through structured conversations, surveys and other research methodologies·
·         Track and anticipate market trends with respect to style·
·         Translate lessons learned into customer insights which can inform product and design decisions
·         Support Product Development·
·         Work with our supply chain team to identify global suppliers .
·         Research product possibilities through the global supplier network and match these with local market needs.
·         Support the piloting and launch of new products based on your work
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.
Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Requirements

·          You have training and at least 2 years’ experience in marketing, qualitative research, sales or customer service.
·         You enjoy working on multiple diverse projects and tasks simultaneously.
·         You thrive when you are able to take initiative, you can plan and organize your work around specific goals.
·         You have the skills to undertake in-depth market research, using qualitative tools such as structured interviews and direct customer observations.
·         You are excited to turn lessons learned from research into actionable ways that we can improve our products and services.
·         You can troubleshoot problems and offer ideas about possible solutions.
How to Apply
To apply online click here

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