Business Innovation Manager

Application Deadline: 30 May 2018

How to apply: Email shamim@staffableafrica.com with your CV/resume and brief email introducing yourself with the subject line: Business Innovation Manager

Location: Rubavu/Kigali, Rwanda

Start Date: As Soon As Possible

About the Company

Inyenyeri is a high-growth energy start-up, dedicated to eliminating household air pollution and reversing the national wood deficit in Rwanda. Inyenyeri utilizes an innovative business model to provide the world’s cleanest solid biomass cook-stoves and fuel pellets to its customers at affordable monthly prices. Inyenyeri works in four districts in Rwanda. Headquartered in Kigali, with an office in Rubavu and a project in Kigeme refugee camp, Inyenyeri currently has over 110 employees and plans to rapidly expand its team as it scales the business model across Rwanda.

Job Summary

The Business Innovation Manager will identify, initiate, lead and complete projects that enable and drive Inyenyeri’s rapid growth. The goal is to streamline and transform business operations and departmental functions to achieve optimal operational performance and scaling capacity.

Key Responsibilities

As the Business Innovation Manager, this individual will report to the Vice President of Operations and is responsible for the following:

  • Find and implement new and creative solutions for each project
  • Apply innovative methods, working under tight deadlines in support of the company’s ever-changing business needs
  • Lead change management efforts by implementing and training personnel on new processes and systems

Key Qualifications

  • A minimum of five to ten years of relevant professional experience as a Country Manager/Director, General Manager, Project Manager, Innovations Manager or Director of a Department
  • Experience with and knowledge of corporate environments with large and changing departmental needs (e.g. IT, HR, Accounting, Logistics, Sales, Distribution, Operations, After-Sales)

Key Skills

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Must possess initiative, decision-making skills, and problem-solving abilities
  • Strong reporting skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills

Your Profile

  • An experienced, pragmatic leader
  • Outstanding team player while also being able to operate independently and with minimal supervision
  • Effective multi-tasker
  • Organized and pays attention to detail
  • Innovative and creative mindset; an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Fast and strategic thinker
  • Quick learner and tech-savvy