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Job Summary

Womega is looking for a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to act as Womega’s Operations Manager. Womega has successfully piloted our omena sourcing and production model, and we are now focusing on scale. As Operations Manager, your primary responsibility is to optimize operations at our current site. Based at Roo Beach, Homa Bay

  • Minimum Qualification:Bachelor
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:5 years

Job Description/Requirements

Womega is looking for a highly motivated and entrepreneurial individual to act as Womega’s Operations Manager. Womega has successfully piloted our omena sourcing and production model, and we are now focusing on scale. The Operations Manager is a key part of the Womega leadership team, initially reporting directly to the Founder, leading a growing team of 8-10 casuals, and collaborating closely with the local community.  


As Operations Manager, your primary responsibility is to optimize operations at our current site.  You will assess current processes from sourcing to logistics, identify quick wins to improve efficiency and ensure hygiene, and implement recommendations to reach our production targets. Additionally, you will track data, report on trends, and propose long term solutions, which can be executed at our permanent site. Experience in assessing and optimizing production systems will be a huge benefit in this role.  

This is an exciting and hands-on role which is based in Homa Bay County. 

 

Principle Responsibilities   

  • Oversee day-to-day production: 

  • Manage team of 8-10 casuals, including planning weekly staffing, providing direction to the team, and documenting working days 

  • Coordinate with team of 10-20 fishermen and the local Beach Management Unit to receive omena catch in the morning and equip the boats for departure in the afternoon 

  • Track and report daily operational metrics 

  • Ensure proper processes and hygiene standards are adhered to through the process 

  • Liaise with Victory Farms and other wholesalers to coordinate delivery of finished goods 

  • Deliver high quality reports to leadership on a weekly and monthly basis 

  • Optimize operations 

  • Conduct initial assessment of current operations and outline roadmap for improvement 

  • Execute trials, collect data, suggest solutions, and implement changes in a rapid and interactive wat 

  • Compile budgets and work with suppliers to implement needed solutions, including construction  

  • Increase efficiency and production at our current site, and supporting scale-up at new site 


    Qualifications & Skills 

    • Bachelor’s degree from a top university  

    • 5+ years of professional experience, including experience in production and/or system optimization 

    • Demonstrable ability to assess and improve operations, including leading teams to implement solutions 

    • A solution-oriented attitude and solid problem-solving skills  

    • High level of organization and attention to detail 

    • Strong data analytics skills, including use of tools such as Microsoft Excel, and the ability to develop recommendations leveraging data driven insights 

    • A willingness to operate in a lean, resource-constrained start-up environment, finding new ways to do more with less, and flexible to adapt your role as needed  

    • Individual initiative and a passion for solving food and environmental challenges 

     

    Employment Details 

    • Full time employment with vacation benefits included 

    • Competitive salary, based on experience 

    • Role based in Homa Bay county with ad hoc travel to Nairobi and Western region 

    Apply! 

    If this is you, reply with a cover letter and CV 

    • Start date is based on candidate availability 

    • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 

    • For more information, see www.pyramidiaventures.com/portfolio 


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