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Chief Accountant

The Role In Brief
Moko’s Chief Accountant tracks and controls our finances as we work to put a smile on the faces of millions of customers.  You’ll lead our accounting team, supporting them in offering top-notch service to our customers and other teams.  Your dream come true is a company with reconciled books, on-time management reports and strong internal controls and compliance – you’ll be directly involved in making all of this happen.  This role is perfect for experienced accountants looking to gain or build their management skills and eager to join a dynamic, growing company.

Responsibilities
Financial and accounting operations
·         Manage the entire accounting and finance spectrum e.g AR, AP, GL, depreciation, prepayments, reconciliations etc.
·         Responsible for the day to day accounting operations by ensuring compliance with the companies’ internal procedures and generally accepted accountingstandards
·         Support the Finance Manager in ensuring cost allocations to cost centres in line with management agreement and transfer pricing policy
·         Maintain the company’s asset register
Financial and Statutory Reporting
·         Preparations of timely and accurate monthly/quarterly management reports
·         Support the Finance Manager in preparation of end – year Company and statutory accounts in readiness for audit and coordination of audit process
·         Responsible for all statutory compliance reporting including VAT, PAYE, NSSF, NHIF, HELB, WHT, Advance tax, Income tax instalments
·         Prepare a monthly budget- cost variance analysis and communicate early-warning of cost overruns
Lead, grow and continuously improve your team
·         Manage a team of accounting officers while supporting their professional development
·         Ensure your team consistently offers high level of service delivery to our customers and other teams
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.
Qualifications
·         A preference for CPA II and/or A university Degree in Accounting/Finance
·         A minimum of 2-3 years’ relevant experience in a Financial and Management Accounting.
·         Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills.
·         Strong analytical skills and attention to detail— Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office applications especially, word and Excel
·         Good knowledge of any accounting software e.g Sage, SAP, Pastel & Quick Books
·         An enthusiastic individual with outstanding problem-solving skills
·         An initiative taker who enjoys working independently once you receive clear directions from the manager
·         Eager to join a mid-sized and quickly-growing organization and team

Factory Manager
The Role In Brief
You’ll take the reins of our growing factory operation.  This is a key management and leadership role which will oversee all critical production functions and advance them to the next level.  The Factory 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.
Qualifications
·         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 experiencemanaging 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 is a plus

Lead Maintenance Engineer
The Role In Brief
You’ll take responsibility for ensuring that all the equipment in our growing factory is operating efficiently and safely.  This is a key technical leadership role that requires leading a technical team in developing and implementing world-class maintenance systems.  The Lead Maintenance Engineer  will work closely with our production teams to ensure maximum uptime.
Responsibilities
Maintenance Systems and Planning
·         Develop and oversee the implementation of preventative maintenance for all machinery – including foam processing and woodworking light and heavy equipment
·         Plan and manage stock and supply chain for spare parts and factory consumables to minimize downtime
·         Regularly review and update maintenance protocols to ensure best practices
Technical Team Management
·         Lead and coordinate the work of a team of technicians working across different shifts; ensure they have the resources and skills to quickly and effectively respond to downtimes
·         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 compliant with current procedures and safety standards
Continuous Improvement
·         Continuously work to prevent and minimize downtime
·         Routinely review machinery and electrical safety to ensure the highest standards are met
·         Identify opportunities for cost-effectively implementing equipment redundancies to ensure work interruptions are minimized in the case of equipment breakdowns
·         Support the planning, installation and commissioning of new production lines
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.
Qualifications
·         Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including the ability to develop systems and tools in Microsoft Excel
·         Good management skills, with a track record managing a small to mid-sized team including technical roles
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Deep technical knowledge of motor-driven and hydraulic machinery as well as a good working knowledge of electrical control systems
·         Hands-on experience leading mechanical maintenance in a factory setting
·         At least 5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing setting or other environment involving significant machinery usage

Head of Operations
The Role In Brief
Our Head of Operations is responsible for scaling our distribution to reach millions of customers.  We’re looking for a self-driven and analytical leader with the ability to lead and grow ouroperations team and systems toward this goal.   You’ll be excited to solve big problems like developing a hub-and-spoke distribution model for quick, cost-effective delivery to our customer’s homes.  You’ll be obsessed with order and efficiency, putting in place the systems needed to organize the work of your team as it expands.

Responsibilities
Lead and grow a world-class distribution operation
·         Turn a distribution operation that reaches hundreds of thousands of customers into one that reaches millions
·         Develop and implement a hub-and-spoke distribution model which delivers the quality and reliability of our retail customers’ dreams
·         Grow and streamline our existing nationwide delivery service which serves hundreds of small businesses
·         Oversee an increasingly sophisticated warehousing system and ensure seamless operations as our SKUs grow
Develop and lead a high performing team
·         Invest in coaching and development of your team, taking advantage of opportunities to grow team members’ responsibilities
·         Maintain a high-performance culture, setting ambitious targets and rewarding outstanding accomplishment
Implement and manage systems to effectively tackle increasingly complex work
·         Find opportunities to develop and improve systems, delegate responsibilities to enable your team to handle more work with increasing complexity
·         Identify and utilize key control points, allowing you to maintain quality and accuracy of the growing activities within your area of responsibility
Career Growth + Compensation
You’ll join the leadership team of one of East Africa’s most successful growth-stage companies, playing a key role in our development into a major enterprise.  You’ll learn first-hand how a thriving venture is operated, with opportunity to expand your skills and responsibilities as your team and our company grow.
We believe this distinct and rare experience is the most valuable benefit we offer new leaders who join our team.  In addition to this, you’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits package benchmarked against lean mid-sized companies.  You’ll also be awarded stock options, allowing you to participate in the value you create as a leader of our team.
Qualifications
·         You are a strong leader, and you have at least 3 years’ experience managing individuals across different functional areas.  You have a proven track record of motivating and developing your direct reports.
·         You have an entrepreneurial streak and have drawn energy from working in a young company, start-up environment or other environment of rapid growth and change.  You are adaptable to changing requirements and you enjoy working on multiple diverse projects and tasks simultaneously.
·         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 are confident in your own ability to perform and inspire others to perform, and you are eager to take on responsibility for a key team within our company.  You find the prospect of being rewarded according to your ability to grow a team extremely motivating.
·         You have experience developing and implementing management systems within an organization, and value the structure and predictability they bring.
·         You possess a strong analytical toolkit, and you frequently apply quantitative analysis to decision-making.
·         You have managed key internal and external relationships in another organization and are effective and building and maintaining such relationships independently.

Head of Market Expansion
The Role In Brief
Our Head of Market Expansion is responsible for scaling our retail presence to reach millions of customers. We’re looking for a self-driven
and analytical leader with the ability to set strategies to grow the numbers of customers that can enjoy Moko’s products and systems toward this goal. You’ll be excited to solve big problems like creating and scaling Moko home delivery model or coming up with the best plan to grow Moko’s pop-up stores country wide. You’ll be passionate about managing people and leading and growing a team.
Responsibilities
Lead the Outbound Growth of Moko Products through B2C and B2B
·         Launch and grow our network of pop up stores – called dream stations – to bring the Moko’s dream experience to our customers and generate outbound leads
·         Launch and grow Moko’s showrooms – the place where the Moko ah-ah moment happens
·         Spearhead the introduction of Moko products in supermarkets managing payments and account receivables
·         Run A/B tests in point of sales to identify best strategies for growth and expansion
·         Liaise with the Head of Branding to ensure that Moko’s pop up stores, showrooms and supermarkets are in line with the brand message and voice
·         Coordinate with the operation team to ensure smooth deliveries of products and to bring the Moko dream to the homes of our clients
Implement and manage systems to effectively tackle increasingly complex work
·         Create a plug and play script to enable a rapid growth of our pop-up stores and showrooms across the country
·         Create and manage systems to ensure that all the outbound leads are recorded and followed up on time
·         Create systems with other departments to ensure that payments are recorded on time, mattresses and other Moko’s products are available when needed, raw materials are ordered on time
Develop and lead a high performing team
·         Anticipate and plan for hiring needs in line with the projected growth
·         Invest in coaching and development of your team, taking advantage of opportunities to grow team members’ responsibilities
·         Maintain a high-performance culture, setting ambitious targets and rewarding outstanding accomplishment
·         Create a culture where decisions are based on data and innovation and creativity come first
Career Growth + Compensation
You’ll join the leadership team of one of East Africa’s most successful growth-stage companies, playing a key role in our development into a major enterprise. You’ll learn first-hand how a thriving venture is operated, with opportunity to expand your skills and responsibilities as your team and our company grow.
We believe this distinct and rare experience is the most valuable benefit we offer new leaders who join our team. In addition to this, you’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits package benchmarked against lean mid-sized companies. You’ll also be awarded stock options, allowing you to participate in the value you create as a leader of our team.
Qualifications
·         You have experience managing people and growing a small team to the next level
·         You are an extremely fast and adept learner – able to quickly and deeply understand complex systems and problems.
·         You enjoy applying your problem-solving and strategic thinking skills to a variety of diverse challenges.
·         You have a strong analytical toolkit and frequently apply quantitative analysis to decision-making.
·         You thrive when you are able to take initiative, you can plan and organize your work around specific goals.
·         You are excited to turn lessons learned from practical trials into actionable ways that we can improve our brand experience and services.
·         Whether it’s coordinating work across multiple teams, implementing a new system or prototyping new expansion models – you like to get into the details and don’t mind “getting your hands dirty.”

Area Manager

The Role In Brief
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 an  Area 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 joggle 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 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 liason 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!
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.
Qualifications
·         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 partnership with suppliers and contractors
How To Apply
Please visit our website moko.co.ke/careers and apply through our online form.

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