Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Mobisol ,Chief Operating Officer Job Vacancy in Tanzania



The Chief Operating Officer (COO) will provide the leadership, management
and vision necessary to establish the proper operational controls,
escalation procedures, people and systems to grow the company while
ensuring operational efficiency. This will include developing and
overseeing strategy for sales, marketing, customer care and logistics in
conjunction with the respec
tive heads of those units, as well as
supervising and steering regional hubs – currently Arusha, Moshi, Mwanza
and Dodoma, with more to come. The position reports to the MD Tanzania and
Rwanda, based in Arusha, Tanzania. The COO oversees the Sales Manager,
Marketing Manager, Logistics Manager, Customer Care Manager, Regional Hub
Manager and Management Assistant.


Responsibilities:
Develop and implement a strategy and budget for the sales, marketing,
customer care and logistics functions to line up with the company’s growth
objectives.
Oversee day-to-day commercial, customer care and logistics operations in
Tanzania, and coordinate activities with Berlin.
Develop and implement a reporting format covering all operational
activities regarding sales, marketing, logistics, customer care and budget
targets, and maintain full budgetary responsibility over the operational
departments.
Develop, establish and direct execution of operating policies and processes
to support overall sales and budget objectives.
Streamline and improve all processes impacting delivery of solar home
systems.
Together with the MD, decide on commercial, technical and administrative
aspects of the business in the field.
Develop and implement a risk management system to minimize operational
disruption.
Oversight of Regional Hubs, ensuring all operational functions are running
smoothly and Hubs are fully equipped with appropriate tools and HR
resources.
Develop and implement a reporting format with Regional Hubs to capture KPIs
based on the company’s strategy that can be measured, evaluated and
adjusted as necessary.
Ensure peers are fully informed of operational and performance objectives,
and that there is regular effective communication and feedback between
relevant departments at the National Hub (Arusha) and Regional Hubs.
Collaborate with HR to ensure recruitment of the correct resources for the
Hubs as well as all departments under the COO.
Mode of Application:
Please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@peopledynamicsltd.com quoting
the position in the subject line.


The closing date for applications is 5 December 2014.



Mobisol is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from
qualified women and men. All applications are appreciated, but only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.



Desired Skills and Experience

MBA or Masters in General Management, and/or Engineering or other related
fields.
8 – 10 years’ experience in a similar position, with a similar level of
responsibility/seniority, in a fast growing industry.
Provable track record in managing complex technical and commercial
operations in East Africa; developing and adapting strategies in a high
growth context is an must.
Extensive experience in setting, monitoring and reporting KPIs including
qualitative and quantitative financials.
Demonstrable experience in managing large teams, especially with planning,
leading and managing change.
Highly organized, with the ability to set priorities and enforce them, and
to meet deadlines.
High level of interpersonal skills, especially the effective management of
culturally diverse teams.
Strong sense of initiative and urgency.
Strong oral and communication skills.
Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required. Knowledge of German is a plus.
Ability to travel throughout Tanzania and to German headquarters.

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