Strategic Assistant to CEO

  • BURN MANUFACTURING, USA LLC
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • 23/01/2020
Young Professional Administrative Assistant

Job Description

BURN designs, manufactures, and distributes aspirational fuel-efficient cooking products that save lives and forests in the developing world.  BURN has revolutionized the global cookstove sector by proving the business case for selling a high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized cookstoves.  Since 2013, BURN has sold 400,000 high quality, locally manufactured and unsubsidized improved cookstoves in East Africa. These stoves have helped 1,900,000+ beneficiaries save $97 million in fuel expenditures and 1.7 million tons of wood while reducing indoor air pollution by 65%. BURN is on track to sell 200,000 stoves in 2018 alone.

The strategic assistant will apply his/her professional knowledge and expertise to support CEO in all financial and strategic planning activities. We are looking for someone who is interested in working in a dynamic, challenging environment, for a company that recognizes and rewards creativity, initiative and contributions.

The successful candidate will be groomed for a senior position in the company within 12 months.

Main responsibilities will involve:

  • Assist CEO to track and provide analytical reports on the development of strategic initiatives, financial performance, and the market
  • Coordinate with regional /head offices and industry bodies for reporting activities and general administrative affairs
  • Carry out specific management projects falling outside the scope of Operations
  • Develop and communicate strategic roadmap, corporate strategies, and business strategies
  • Consolidate and produce business plans and review together with other business heads
  • Produce regular and ad-hoc research papers/reports on the business development and market landscape
  • Complete all reporting activities accurately and on time

 

Skills and Experience

  • MBA or Bachelor degree
  • Previous experience in strategic or management consulting
  • Good sense of local and global socio-economic development
  • Excellent Communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • Excellent graphical presentation skill
  • Excellent Desktop research skill
  • Starting Date: April 2020

 

DURATION: 12 months