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Kenya Retail and Fleet Operations Associate

Kenya (Kenya)

  • Organization: One Acre Fund
  • Location: Kenya (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Logistics
    • Administrative support
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Transport and Distribution
  • Closing Date:

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About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

About the Role

As One Acre Fund's Retail and Fleet Operations Associate in Kenya, you will directly manage transport operations, order processing and distribution to the 500,000+ farmers and 70+ Dukas that the Kenyan program serves, and your work will have a tremendous impact on our key mission of serving the small-holding farmer. You will report to the Logistics Senior Associate / Kenya Logistics Lead and will largely work with other departments including the Rural Retail, Field operations, Innovations Lab, and Business operations departments.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the execution and operational excellence of all deliveries across the Kenya Program.
  • Manage owned and subcontracted fleet of vehicles.
  • Achieve key KPI's such as On-Time Delivery, Delivery Accuracy, and Delivery Cost per Revenue.
  • Manage a team of ~30 logistics professionals comprising drivers and office staff.
  • Build a network of 3rd party transport service providers.
  • Make process changes aimed at improving efficiency and minimizing costs.
  • Build a team culture that represents One Acre Fund values and creates a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment.

Career Growth and Development

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • 5+ years of strong work or successful entrepreneurial experience.
  • Experience in supply chain, logistics, or other operational management.
  • Excel skills (can maintain complex spreadsheets and functions).
  • Experience setting strategic direction, managing projects from idea to implementation.
  • Leadership experience at work or outside of work.
  • Ability to build teams and work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine good humor, patience, and an approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
  • Knowledge of Kaizen/ six sigma methodologies.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • Language: English and Swahili required in Kenya.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kakamega, Kenya

Benefits

Health insurance, housing, and comprehensive benefits.

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Kenya.

Application Deadline

18th November 2021

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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