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Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods

Living Goods is a social enterprise tackling poverty in East Africa and beyond. We empower "Avon-like" micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-saving and life-changing products to the doorsteps of the poor.

Professional

Location:
Kampala, Uganda

Posted:
27 Aug 2013

Deadline:
Opportunity has expired

Compensation details:
A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  Immigration and relocation support. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Employer tags:
Industry:
Consumer Products
Development
Health
Social Enterprise
Esc Factor:
Entrepreneurial
Exotic
Social Impact
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Social Enterprise Innovator

We use business strategies to improve health and livelihoods. Lead the creation, development and implementation of innovations across our organization in Africa.

Kampala, Uganda

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
A highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience including health insurance and bonus opportunity.  Immigration and relocation support. The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Function:
Innovator
Analysis
Sales
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Living Goods is a social enterprise – an organization that uses business strategies to improve the health and livelihoods of those in need.

Specifically, Living Goods empowers micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-changing products to the doorsteps of the poor. 


We are now entering a period of exciting expansion. To support our vision of dramatically improving the lives of the poor, Living Goods is seeking a Social Enterprise Innovator for our successful operations in East Africa. The position will be based in Kampala or Nairobi.

This is your chance to join and shape a successful, fast growing, multi-national organization at a time of huge opportunity for professional growth. 

The Social Enterprise Innovator will lead the creation, development and implementation of innovations across Living Goods’ operations in East Africa.

The ideal candidate will have an exceptional track record in innovation and implementation in social enterprises, ideally in East Africa.

The Innovator will be a key member of Living Goods’ core management team and will have the opportunity to rapidly take on even greater responsibility based on performance.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation, development and implementation of innovations that transform Living Goods’ social impact and financial sustainability – for instance, customer credit initiatives, new distribution models, strategic partnerships.
  • Observe Living Goods operations; identify opportunities for game-changing advancements; develop solutions; champion execution.
  • Research and explore developments and innovations by others in the social and private sectors which may be transferable to Living Goods’ operations.
  • Maximize mobile tools: Optimize the use of the mobile communications platform to drive sales, deepen impacts, reduce costs, and increase profitability.
  • Test, monitor, assess and refine new initiatives.
  • Coordinate innovations across countries and across departments.
  • Collaborate closely with Sales, Marketing, Technology, Finance, Training and Monitoring teams.
  • Contribute to strategy as a key member of the core management team.
  • Potential to rapidly take on even greater responsibility based on performance.
  • Travel: This position is based in either Kampala or Nairobi with up to 40% travel time between the two.

Qualifications

  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree desirable.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years exceptional experience in a social enterprise in developing countries, ideally including East Africa. Comparable business experience may suffice.
  • Extensive experience in at least two of the following fields: microcredit, technology, mhealth, sales, marketing and distribution.
  • Experience working across teams and disciplines.
  • Proven track record of success in innovation.
  • Proven track record of success in implementation.
  • Ability to listen, engage, motivate and collaborate with others.
  • Strong analytical and financial skills.

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