Recruitment by KOKO Networks (Various Vacancies)


Warehouse Supervisor

About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKOpoints” inside local retail outlets, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. Our first consumer solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers 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 company which owns and operates Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.
Your Role
As a Warehouse Supervisor, you will be responsible for achieving high levels of customer satisfaction through excellence in receiving, identifying, dispatching and assuring quality of goods as well as organizing and maintaining inventory and storage area.
Responsibilities
·         Achieve high levels of customer satisfaction through excellence in receiving, identifying, dispatching and assuring quality of goods, including accurate filling and preparation and documentation
·         Report to the line manager on all warehouse related issues
·         Implement and manage processes that will deliver the HSE standards set by the group
·         Measure and report the effectiveness of all warehousing activities
·         Keep accurate inventory records, including all systems and physical movements, to ensure there are no variances and stock losses
·         Maintain the storage area by organizing floor space; adhering to storage design principles to achieve world-class warehousing best practice
·         Supervise and control order picking, goods-in / goods-out operations to ensure accuracy with minimum handling and stock damage
·         Organize, facilitate and manage stock take at regular intervals
·         Ensure security of warehouse environment and maintain access control ensuring 5S, housekeeping standards are maintained
·         Ensure that all relevant procedures, SOPs and routines are followed and adhered to in line with the company policy, procedures and requirements
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, logistics, Business administration or a related qualification
·         3-5 years managing inventory in a manufacturing environment
·         Experience supervising and managing a team
·         Ability to solve problems independently in a fast-paced environment
·         Attention to detail with experience in management of operations
·         Strong results and customer service orientation
·         Ability to manage multiple priorities and flexible workloads
·         Good communication and time management
·         Experience with ERP software
·         Knowledge of HSE/ISO procedures
·         High integrity
KOKO offers a fast-paced work environment and significant professional growth opportunities. If you share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Android Principal Engineer

About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKOpoints” inside local retail outlets, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. Our first consumer solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers 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 company which owns and operates Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.
Your Role
As Principal Android Engineer, you will lead the technical strategy, design, and development of high quality Android applications to help deliver a first of its kind technology solution in Kenya and beyond in collaboration with our team of passionate Product Managers and Engineers.
Responsibilities
·         Lead work streams with Product and QA to design and develop our Android applications
·         Work with peers to find efficient solutions for architectural problems
·         Lead code reviews, tech sessions and provide regular direction, mentoring, and coaching to developers on best practices and improvement initiatives
·         Improve test automation by writing unit tests and guiding others in this process
·         Implement CI/CD processes
·         Keep up to date with open-source Android ecosystem to ensure new frameworks and technologies are being used in KOKO’s applications
·         Manage Level 3 support functions for production systems which include immediate fixes to any critical defects or essential enhancements in the live systems and setting a high standard for such support service levels within the engineering team
·         Contribute to building a strong culture of technical excellence within the team
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
·         Expert understanding of Java and Android SDK, Gradle, and third party frameworks, tools, and SDKs, such as Retrofit
·         Significant experience working with product managers, designers, and QA in a SCRUM environment
·         Strong knowledge of Android UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
·         Expertise in integrating Android applications with back-end services including offline and synchronisation techniques
·         Experience developing real-time, low-latency, high-availability, and high performing applications using IoT technologies and communications (MQTT, etc.)
·         Experience working with hardware devices and hardware communications protocols (Serial USB, RS232, other Hardware comms)
·         Experience with distributing mobile applications via public app stores and/or enterprise channel as well as via bespoke channels
·         Ability to communicate with all levels of management and peers within the organisation
·         Ability to prioritise work and tasks under pressure
·         Ability to build, implement, and direct quality assurance principles and maintain quality of delivery
·         Strong problem-solving skills and a detail-oriented mindset
·         Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
KOKO offers a fast-paced work environment and significant professional growth opportunities. If you share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Promoter

About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKOpoints” inside local retail outlets, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. Our first consumer solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers 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 company which owns and operates Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.
Your Role
As a Promoter, you are responsible for demonstrating the features of a product to an audience or client. A Promoter shows how the product works, takes questions, and attempts to persuade consumers or clients to buy the product. The goal of a Promoter is to highlight the qualities of a product and make it appealing to buyers.
Responsibilities
·         Organize, set up, and run product demos and sales pitches for potential and existing customers
·         Communicate information on products and services to customers, and explaining why KOKO products are suitable for them
·         Consistently seek new product knowledge to act as an expert for the customer
·         Present products using interactive materials such as videos, charts, slideshows etc.
·         Arrange merchandise to look tidy and attractive to customers
·         Disseminate product samples, brochures, flyers etc
·         Engage with customers and discover their wants and needs
·         Submit reports to Demo Executives
Qualifications
·         1+ years of experience working as a sales promoter
·         Diploma in Sales or Marketing
·         Proven track record of successful promotions
·         Customer oriented approach
·         Excellent communication and presentation skills
·         Outstanding time management skills
·         Aptitude in presentation and public speaking
·         Attention to detail
KOKO offers a fast-paced work environment and significant professional growth opportunities. If you share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Product Manager

About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKOpoints” inside local retail outlets, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. Our first consumer solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers 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 company which owns and operates Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.
Your Role
As Product Manager, Ad Tech, you will lead the product design, development, and release of the KOKO advertising platform from inception to launch. As the product is in early stages of development, the successful candidate will also be responsible for selection of appropriate tools, technologies and platforms, negotiations with vendors, preparing technical and marketing assets, and pitching to potential advertisers.
Responsibilities
·         Manage the success of AdTech platform and services, including strategy, product roadmap, product design and specification, quality, sales enablement and launch
·         Establish a product roadmap based on data, research and feedback from clients, customer success team, marketing and sales
·         Engage and work closely with the Engineering team to help determine the best technical implementation methods, as well as a reasonable execution schedule
·         Assess market competition by comparing the product to competitors’ products
·         Provide source data for product line communications by defining product marketing communication objectives
·         Assess product market data by calling on customers with field salespeople and evaluating sales call results
·         Provide information for management by preparing short-term and long-term product impact and value addition forecasts and special reports and analyses; answering questions and requests
·         Coordinate launch activities for platform enhancements, assess business impact, communicate to stakeholders and measure post-launch impact
·         Determine and assess impact on product pricing by utilizing market research data; reviewing costs; anticipating volume
·         Closely partner with other ad marketplaces to enhance value delivery to clients
·         Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
·         Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
Responsibilities
·         4+ years experience in product management or design of mid to large scale internet advertising products and technologies
·         Good working knowledge of the web, APIs, technology infrastructure, e commerce, online advertising spaces
·         Knowledgeable across multiple functional areas such as engineering, User Interface (UI), sales, customer support, finance or marketing
·         BA/BS degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience
·         Able to demonstrate a good understanding of how computational systems work conceptually
·         Entrepreneurial drive with appreciation of user experience (UX) and business/commercial issues. You should demonstrate the ability to critically reason UX choices, a good understanding of the possible approaches to UX for specific features, and pragmatism in making decisions
·         Experience in software development
·         Experience in hardware or embedded systems is a bonus
KOKO offers a fast-paced work environment and significant professional growth opportunities. If you share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact, we strongly encourage you to apply!

Data Analyst

About KOKO Networks
KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company operating in East Africa and India. We build and deploy cloud-connected “KOKOpoints” inside local retail outlets, which serve as consumer access points for goods and services delivered in partnership with major suppliers. Our first consumer solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which delivers 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 company which owns and operates Shell-branded fuels distribution infrastructure across Africa.
Your Role
As a Data Analyst, you will drive our analytics function by generating data-driven insights to guide commercial and operating strategy; developing metrics, dashboards, and statistical analyses; helping to shape our overall vision & strategy.
Responsibilities
·         Build models to identify trends, forecast performance, and identify improvements to company strategy, products, and operations
·         Design and run data analyses to guide decision-making
·         Design and prepare company dashboards and other key stakeholder reporting
·         Design and develop automation tools to streamline day-to-day activities
·         Identify and coordinate data infrastructure improvements with the software team
·         Enable the success of KOKO Team Members by supporting them in accessing, understanding, and utilizing data
·         Ensure consistency, accuracy, and overall integrity of business metrics
·         Develop and maintain business intelligence documentation, training materials, best practices, and overall data toolkit
Qualifications
·         Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Computer Science, Math, Statistics, or Economics (Master’s degree a plus)
·         Experience in data analysis, consulting, finance, or other quantitatively rigorous role (ideally, 3-5+ years)
·         The ability to balance priorities, clarify stakeholder requirements, pay keen attention to detail, and generally keep deliverables on schedule
·         Proficiency with Tableau and/or Looker, SQL, Excel, and statistical methods (Python an added plus)
·         Ability to communicate technical details clearly and concisely to management & external stakeholders
·         Passion for problem-solving, data, and analytics
·         Comfort in a fast-paced, growth-stage start-up environment
KOKO offers a fast-paced work environment and significant professional growth opportunities. If you share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact, we strongly encourage you to apply!

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