KOKO Networks – Group Head of Global Supply Chain (Nairobi).

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About KOKO Networks

KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company currently operating in Kenya and India. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that transforms life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKO Points” inside local retail outlets, which provide mass market consumer goods in partnership with major suppliers. Our first solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which offers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar urban cooking market. In Kenya, this solution is delivered in partnership with Vivo Energy, the operator of Shell-branded fuel infrastructure across Africa. KOKO offers a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. We are looking for people who share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact.

Your Role

As Group Head of Global Supply Chain, you will play a key role in managing KOKO’s growth and expansion in India, Kenya, and other new markets in East Africa and beyond by developing our supply chain strategy and toolkit, as well as overseeing execution.

What You Will Do

  • Global Cooker Supply Chain Management: serve as the focal point for supply chain management of Cooker Kits (including cookers, canisters, and spare parts) within India, Kenya, and new markets
  • Global Fuel Technology Supply Chain Management: serve as the focal point for supply chain management of KOKO Points (including spare parts), and Smart Tanker & Depot Systems within India, Kenya, and other new markets
  • Global Procurement Management: supervise company-wide global procurement efforts, developing relationships with key suppliers in India, Kenya, the US, Europe, and other relevant markets. Responsibilities will also include development and improvement of standard operating procedures, tools, and policies.
  • Global Facilities Management: supervise all KOKO facilities, including management of leases and landlord relations, and ensure all facilities comply with local regulations in the respective jurisdictions and KOKO standards
  • Lead and refine daily, weekly, and monthly planning sales and operations planning efforts for   products mentioned above
  • Manage and oversee the planning process to relaunch KOKO Points production and ensure delivery of all  bill of material (BOM) items in a timely manner to offices in India and Kenya
  • Maximize inventory turnover, optimize in-country stock levels, and minimize shipping times, shipping costs, and stock outs for India, Kenya, and other new markets
  • Develop and maintain key supply chain reporting, including supply forecasts and dispatch tracker
  • Identify, prioritize, and carry out strategic projects in service of the functional areas above

What You Will Bring to KOKO

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in finance or related discipline
  • 15+ years of relevant work experience across India, East Asia, and Africa
  • 10+ years of senior management experience
  • Demonstrated track record of driving continuous improvement and cost efficiency
  • Familiarity with business practices in key markets (East Africa, India, China, EU/UK, US)
  • Expertise with sophisticated financial modeling, planning, and analysis
  • Comfort working cross functionally across different departments and countries
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Unquestionable integrity
  • Fluency in English plus one additional key supply market business language (eg, Gujarati, Hindi, Mandarin)
  • Willingness to travel internationally 50% of the time or more

KOKO is committed to gender and racial diversity in the workplace. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply!

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