Who we are:
Sun King is the worldâs largest off-grid solar energy company, combining cutting-edge product design fintech, and grassroots field execution to deliver energy access for the 1.3 billion global consumers who lack access to a reliable electrical grid.
Sun King designs, installs, and finances rooftop solar energy products with the focus of providing clean, dependable, and ultra-affordable electric power to all off-grid homes everywhere. Through our network of 250 stores and 8,000 field sales and installation agents in seven African countries, we sell our Sun Kingâ¢- branded solar energy systems directly to off-grid residential clients. We provide 'pay-as-you-go' financing to make solar affordable. Sun King solar products have provided modern
light and energy to over 80 million people. Weâre the largest pay-as-you-go solar provider in the industry, with over 3 million PAYG clients and over 100,000 new clients being added each month. To date, our customers have cumulatively saved more than $4 billion in fuel-based energy costs.
Sun Kingâs 2,000 global employees work in specialties spanning product design, data science, logistics, customer service, sales, and many moreâall with a passion for serving off-grid families.
Job Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The team you would join:
In the last 5 years, Sun King has expanded its direct-to-consumer, pay-as-you-go network to seven countries in Africa and through distribution partners in 30 markets across Africa and Asia.
Sun King leverages two distinct channels to bring its solar home energy solutions to millions of customers around the world: an in-house pay-as-you-go (PAYG) direct-to-consumer network in seven countries and a broader network of distribution partners in 30 markets across Africa and Asia.
The Partnerships Sales team seeks, establishes, and manages long-term partnerships with a range of existing distribution businesses across sub-Saharan Africa, and South- and Southeast Asia.
About the role:
A manufacturing project manager is accountable for overseeing manufacturing operations and ensuring that they are meeting project plans and deadlines. In order to do this, he/she need to be able to comprehend the manufacturing process and have a good working knowledge of consumer electronics; preferably familiar with TV and smart phone manufacturing. He/she also need to be able
to communicate effectively with cross-function and international team Department Operations Employment Type Permanent - Full Time Location Kenya Workplace type Onsite
What you would be expected to do:Guide the local TV/Phone CKD assembly project through all phases including facility construction, line installation and machine commissioning. Prepare and submit budgets, project plans, and reviews for monitoring, reporting and approvals with stakeholders. Work closely with both internal and external stakeholders to drive projects from inception to launch through stage gate process. Communicate project status and progress to internal stakeholders, and Manage project work to achieve assigned milestones and deliverables Hire and train a small manufacturing team including but not limited to production, engineering, quality and warehouse. Develop and implement plans to efficiently use materials, labour and equipment to meet production targets. Ensure quality standards and processes are used throughout manufacturing. Work constantly with Quality Assurance on continuous improvements and provide preventative and correction actions when problems occur. Manufacturing execution including configuring supply chain, production, scheduling, inventory, logistics, and integration in partnership with our delivery and quality teams.
You might be a strong candidate if you:Have a bachelorâs Degree in Manufacturing, Engineering or Science related subject. Possess a minimum of 8 years of project management experience in manufacturing field is required, preferably in TV and Smart Phone manufacturing field. Possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English. Are familiar with standard PM tools and templates is required. Possess the ability to work cross-functionally and internationally. Are proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
What we offer:A platform for professional growth in a rapidly expanding, high-impact sector. Immerse in a collaborative culture, energized by employees of Sun King who are collectively motivated by fostering a transformative, sustainable venture. A genuinely global environment: Engage and learn alongside a diverse group from varied geographies and backgrounds. Tailored learning pathways through the Sun King Center for Leadership to elevate your leadership and managerial capabilities.
About Sun King
Sun King is the worldâs largest off-grid solar energy company with cutting-edge product design, pioneering fintech and a grassroots installation model that provides energy to the 1.8 billion consumers across Africa and Asia who lack access to reliable electricity. Founded in 2007, Sun King sets the gold standard for off-grid solar performance and design as part of its mission: powering access to brighter lives.Sun Kingâs 2,500+ staff and 23,000 field agents serve 100 million product users based in 65 countries around the world. With direct-to-consumer sales active in 11 countries, Sun King is growing rapidly. Every month, we equip 330,000 homes and businesses with power and light.Â The needs of energy consumers in Africa and Asia are diverse. From cost-effective and durable lamps to powerful home and business energy systems as well as modern entertainment and energy storage systems, Sun King's broad array of products unlock a higher quality of life. Whether devising safe and environmentally friendly electric-powered cookers or exploring the future of pay-as-you-go mobility and vehicles in Africa to concocting ever-more-powerful solar energy solutions, Sun Kingâs technology team nurtures and devises scalable, inventive solutions to pressing global challenges.Sun Kingâs innovative pay-as-you-go financing model dismantles the upfront cost burden that blocks low-income households from transitioning from polluting and harmful kerosene fuels and gas generators to clean, affordable and green solar energy. Sun King customers can purchase products using the companyâs technology-enabled, pay-as-you-go âEasy Buyâ financing service, which breaks payments down into regular, affordable instalments. These payments can be made via mobile money for as little as $0.15 a day. After one to two years of payments, customers own their solar equipment outright.Though united by a commitment to serving underserved off-grid families, Sun King comprises a broad, inclusive group of individuals working across 11 countries. Sun Kingâs world-class roster of product designers, data scientists, logistics experts, customer service professionals, operations gurus and marketing and communications strategists work together to devise solutions to the complicated and multidimensional challenges of energy access, climate action and social inclusion.Across the diverse countries where we operate and work, we build awareness of diversity and promote equity. Sun King is committed to gender equality in the workplace. Women represent 47% of Sun Kingâs workforce.
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