Recruitment by Moko Home + Living, Nairobi, Kenya


Market Research Assistant

Location; Mombasa Rd, Nairobi

Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.  Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
·         Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products

·         Attracted global investment to continue fueling our growth and vision

·         Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country

·         Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company  
What You’ll Do

We’re looking for a Market Research Assistant who can match our customers’ needs with possible products.  You’ll have a passion for using conversations, surveys and any other tool at your disposal to develop a deep understanding of what our customers want and need.  You’ll also be driven by the challenge of understanding product possibilities from our network of global suppliers, choosing amongst these using your deep understanding of our market.   Your dream come true is the successful development and launch of a new product.

Responsibilities

Dive Deep into Customer Needs
·         Develop a deep understanding of our re-sellers and end customers through structured conversations, surveys and other research methodologies
·         Track and anticipate market trends with respect to style
·         Translate lessons learned into customer insights which can inform product and design decisions
Support Product Development
·         Work with our supply chain team to identify global suppliers
·         Research product possibilities through the global supplier network and match these with local market needs
·         Support the piloting and launch of new products based on your work
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Qualifications

·         You have training and at least 2 years’ experience in marketing, qualitative research, sales or customer service.
·         You enjoy working on multiple diverse projects and tasks simultaneously.
·         You thrive when you are able to take initiative, you can plan and organize your work around specific goals.
·         You have the skills to undertake in-depth market research, using qualitative tools such as structured interviews and direct customer observations.
·         You are excited to turn lessons learned from research into actionable ways that we can improve our products and services.
·         You can troubleshoot problems and offer ideas about possible solutions.

HR Assistant

Location; Mombasa Rd, Nairobi

Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.  Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
·         Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products

·         Attracted global investment to continue fueling our growth and vision

·         Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country

·         Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company  
What You’ll Do
Moko is looking for an individual with an eye for talent. The ideal candidate will support organization-wide efforts in sourcing for and retaining the best talent. Additionally, they should be able to take pride in duties such as helping a group of general workers in their factory work better together in the morning and training a group of new recruits on the company values in the afternoon. They should be at ease with both interviewing a prospective candidate and walking a new senior manager through their first hiring process. 

Responsibilities

Manage the recruitment process end-to-end
·         Identify great potential members of their team through a variety of strategies. This includes multiple job board searches, leveraging their existing networks and building new ones as well as direct outreach to prospective candidates
·         Consider candidates for roles by evaluating their skills and culture fit in-depth, using detailed interviews, role plays and practical assessments
·         Support hiring managers in reviewing responses and narrowing down the candidate pool toward the perfect fit
·         Accurately track the progress of all applicants through the hiring pipeline, keeping everyone participating in the hiring process in the loop
·         Assess staff development and training needs and support the creation of training programs as well as ensure that all staff members receive effective mentorship to promote career growth
·         Personally lead training sessions for staff members
·         Lead diversity and inclusion work for the Company in addition to serving as a leader and role model to the team at large. Live the Watervale values.
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Requirements

·         At least 3 years’ experience in finding, hiring and managing talent.
·         Ability to shape the talent strategy of a fast-growing company.
·         Quality focus. Just getting the job done is not enough for you. You set high standards and share them with the team.
·         Knowledge of Kenya employment laws
·         Strong attention to detail and the ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team

Production Manager

Location; Mombasa Rd, Nairobi

Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.  Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:

Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products • Attracted global investment to continue fuelling our growth and vision
Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country • Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company  

What You’ll Do

You’ll take the reins of our growing production operation.  This is a key management and leadership role which will oversee all critical production functions and advance them to the next level.  The Production Manager will also work closely with various teams to ensure timely delivery to our customers.

 

Responsibilities

Production Planning
·         Work with the supply chain department to forecast and plan for present and future consumption of raw materials to ensure that materials are always available
·         Evaluate production schedules and labour requirements to plan team structure and development
·         Develop and maintain production metrics for quality, delivery, and safety
Team Management
·         Build strong rapport with our 100-person-strong production team through open communication; promote a positive, safe, productive and efficient work environment
·         Continually analyse, identify and set expectations to motivate team members to achieve objectives and goals
·         Manage employee training and required documentation to ensure effective training methods that are in compliance with current procedures and quality standards
Quality Assurance
·         Ensure that goods produced by your team always meet quality standards
·         Monitor product standards at various levels of production and at the point of release so that the cost of rework is reduced
Continuous Improvement
·         Monitor and recommend necessary changes to the layout of plant, machinery and production processes and methods for any new equipment, materials or components
·         Continuously work to improve the cost of products by optimizing raw materials, labour and utilities
·         Review and recommend appropriate measures to control and minimize waste levels
·         Review production practices and equipment; make proposals for improvements to ensure that they are maximally effective
·         Support research and development to keep our production team up to date and working with the latest technology and using the most efficient manufacturing practices
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Requirements

·         Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including the ability to develop operational tools in Microsoft Excel
·         Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to relate well with direct reports, customers and colleagues. Candidates with at least 3 years’ management experience managing a large team preferable.
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Knowledge of good manufacturing practices and lean manufacturing policies and procedures
·         At least 5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing setting (process, chemical, mechanical)
·         Technical background is a plus

Procurement Officer

Location; Mombasa Rd, Nairobi

Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.  Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:
·         Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products
·         Attracted global investment to continue fuelling our growth and vision
·         Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country
·         Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company
What You’ll Do
We are looking for an individual with an eye for details who is eager to cultivate good relationships with suppliers. The Procurement Officer will work closely with various teams to ensure timely and cost-effective sourcing and inventory management while maintaining high standards of integrity and accountability. The ideal candidate will support organization-wide efforts in strategic sourcing, information management and relationship building.

Responsibilities

Strategic Sourcing
·         Sourcing for new suppliers and forecasting price trends and their impact on the business.
·         Placing local orders and monitoring delivery dates.
·         Processing all paperwork relevant to the purchasing of goods.
·         Negotiate with suppliers for discounts/better prices
·         Expedite delivery of procured goods and services.
Information & Inventory Management
·         Conduct weekly demand planning to determine the needs and requirements for good and services.
·         Generate relevant reports for purchasing analysis from the accounting system.
·         Sharing/updating daily report on delivery of local purchase.
·         Managing local purchases documents and availing this to internal (accounts/operations) in a timely manner.
Compliance and Adherence to Moko Policies and Standards
·         Ensuring compliance to Procurement law/Company purchasing guidelines and systems.
·         Ensuring compliance with different statutory legislation.
Supplier Payments
·         Ensure that payments are initiated for delivered goods and services which have no issues.
·         Reconcile local purchase/supplier payments.
Relationship Building
·         Build strong and long-term buyer-supplier relationships with key suppliers.
·         Create and update Supplier database.
Process Improvement
·         Creating innovations to improve supply chain management processes
·         Attending meetings and trade conferences/shows as required.
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Requirements

·         At least 2 years’ experience in Supply Chain/ Purchasing.
·         Quality focus. Just getting the job done is not enough for you. You set high standards and share them with the team.
·         Strong attention to detail and the ability to deliver on assigned tasks with independence and little supervision
·         Adaptable and possess a zeal to learn
·         Proactive and possess great communication skills
·         Eagerness to join a young, quickly-growing organization and team

Technical Maintenance Manager

Location; Mombasa Rd, Nairobi

Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion.  Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.  But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank.  Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.  Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:

Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products • Attracted global investment to continue fuelling our growth and vision
Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country • Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company  
What You’ll Do
You’ll take responsibility for ensuring that all the equipment in our growing factory is operating efficiently and safely.  This is a key technical leadership role that requires leading a technical team in developing and implementing world-class maintenance systems.  The Technical Maintenance Manager  will work closely with our production teams to ensure maximum uptime.

Responsibilities

Maintenance Systems and Planning
·         Develop and oversee the implementation of preventative maintenance for all machinery – including foam processing and woodworking light and heavy equipment
·         Plan and manage stock and supply chain for spare parts and factory consumables to minimize downtime
·         Regularly review and update maintenance protocols to ensure best practices
Technical Team Management
·         Lead and coordinate the work of a team of technicians working across different shifts; ensure they have the resources and skills to quickly and effectively respond to downtimes
·         Continually analyse, identify and set expectations to motivate team members to achieve objectives and goals
·         Manage employee training and required documentation to ensure effective training methods that are compliant with current procedures and safety standards
Continuous Improvement
·         Continuously work to prevent and minimize downtime
·         Routinely review machinery and electrical safety to ensure the highest standards are met
·         Identify opportunities for cost-effectively implementing equipment redundancies to ensure work interruptions are minimized in the case of equipment breakdowns
·         Support the planning, installation and commissioning of new production lines
Career Growth + Compensation
Moko invests in building the capacity and skills within our team. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship from the management team.  Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for those who are ready to take up the challenge.

Requirements

·         Strong organizational and record keeping skills, including the ability to develop systems and tools in Microsoft Excel
·         Good management skills, with a track record managing a small to mid-sized team including technical roles
·         Strong professional references demonstrating professional accomplishment and trustworthiness
·         Deep technical knowledge of motor-driven and hydraulic machinery as well as a good working knowledge of electrical control systems
·         Hands-on experience leading mechanical maintenance in a factory setting
·         At least 5 years’ experience working in a manufacturing setting or other environment involving significant machinery usage
How to Apply

Please visit our website moko.co.ke/careers and apply through our online form, Common Application – All Positions.

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