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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:
Nairobi, Kenya

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.  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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Director of Technology & Innovations

Superstar Director of technology to lead Living Good's technology strategy in East Africa.

Nairobi, Kenya

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.  The opportunity to be your best while making lives better for those in need.

Job Type:
Full-time
Level:
Senior Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Entrepreneurial
Function:
IT
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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. Living Goods’ future success increasingly depends on the mastery of data, communications and the latest mobile tools, apps and technologies.

Living Goods employs a mobile marketing data collection system that enables us to interact with every Living Goods agent and customer in real time. And we are building a comprehensive data mart that will incorporate all our sales, impact and marketing data to drive better faster decision-making.

At Living Goods we believe that mobile will become an increasingly powerful and positive disruptive force; enabling our agents to sell and earn more and igniting social connections that will drive dramatic human impact.

We are looking for an experienced, energetic and visionary Director of Technology and Innovation to lead Living Goods’ technology strategy.

Objectives are to pioneer and implement game-changing innovations and to oversee all Living Goods’ mission critical mobile tools, data management systems and software needs in East Africa and the USA.

The position may be based in Nairobi or Kampala.

Responsibilities

  • Pioneer technological innovations and applications that help drive the social impact and sustainability of the organization.
  • Lead and coordinate worldwide technology initiatives.
  • Contribute to overall organizational strategy as a core member of the Living Goods global management team.
  • Oversee development of innovative mobile marketing tools and platforms, e.g. data collection, field sales force management, mobile money, incentive systems, smart phone and tablet apps, social networking platforms, GIS etc.
  • Manage all Living Goods management information systems including: LG’s data warehouse and reporting tools, website, accounting software, point of sale system, and Salesforce database.
  • Work with department heads, end users and stakeholders to understand their needs. Develop creative technology solutions.
  • Communicate technical and functional requirements of all the technical projects to the development team and vendors. Manage development teams to ensure that project milestones are met. Monitor and report on project progress.
  • Manage mission critical technology vendors.

Qualifications 

  • 6-10 years of experience in designing and managing MIS / ERPs for organizations with large sales force teams, with in depth exposure to: mobile-based systems, accounting systems, CRMs and SCMs.
  • Track record of successful innovations and strategic initiatives.
  • Business acumen; entrepreneurial skills.
  • Cross-functional experience in sales, marketing or program implementation.
  • In depth experience in relational database design and development
  • Experience managing software application development for web or mobile platforms.
  • Experience directly managing and leading a technical team.
  • Willingness to travel between Nairobi, Kampala and the USA.
  • University degree required, preference to candidates with Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Business degrees.

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