What You Will Do
Build and rigorously apply world-class operations systems to plan, manage, track and report on every step in the Field Ops value chain.
Build a Field Ops team culture of collaboration, performance, positivity, and accountability, with all motivated to help farmers and deliver forestry excellence.
Lead dramatic growth of our core farmer operations, growing your team of field extension staff from 350 to 600+ in the next two years; achieve 10X scaling in the next 5 years to create one of East Africa’s top-three forestry assets.
Invest in team leadership, coaching and relationship building, with a dedicated passion for developing our people, from your direct reports to frontline field staff.
Collaborate with other operations departments (technical forestry, nursery, farmer relations, and harvest), supporting departments, and executives to define operations strategy and coordinate business resources with success.
What You Have
6+ years’ relevant work experience, ideally with 4+ years leading significant growth of decentralized operations and/or an extension network in East Africa.
Proven experience leading high-performing decentralized teams with limited formal education and professional experience. You can thrive in dynamic, uber-growth situations. You’ve worked and thrived at a rapidly scaling company.
Excellent communication skills with the aptitude to distill complex systems and detailed analysis into simple, structured processes with concrete action plans.
High energy and enthusiasm – willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. You’re well organized with experience in project and change management.
Comfort with ambiguity and uncertainty, as well as patience and perseverance in the face of serious logistical and environmental hurdles.
Proven success working in Africa or developing country is strongly preferred.
Self-directed and intellectually curious – you know how and when to seek feedback in the pursuit of continuous improvement
Growth-obsessed with a strong desire for personal development
A collaborative problem solver who seeks the opinions of other teammates and departments in the development of creative and sustainable systems
What We Expect
We need a Director of Field Operations who wants to make a meaningful commitment to leading fast growth of this department for a minimum of 2 years. This role will be based at our current headquarters in Kilifi, Kenya for the foreseeable future. The role offers competitive salary and benefits with significant growth potential.
To apply for this job please visit www.brightermonday.co.ke.