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General Manager – Kisumu

About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions through our Fresh Life entity. Watch here!
  • We implement a circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
  • Fresh Life partners with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

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Operational since 2011, the Sanergy group serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the role

We are looking for a visionary General Managing -Kisumu of Fresh Life, our sanitation innovation company, who will lead an exceptional, mission-driven team and guide our strategy and  operations in Kisumu.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strategy & Planning
    • Continuously build insight into our business model, market position, broader climate, risks, and opportunities so that Fresh Life can successfully navigate towards our goal of serving urban areas throughout Kenya
    • Craft a clear and inspiring strategy with support from the Managing Director and drive implementation to serve 100,000 people across Kisumu with inclusive and high-quality non-sewered sanitation services by 2026
  • Execution
    • Set annual objectives that directly tie to achieving our 5-year strategic goals, communicate them throughout the organization to guide our work year to year, and drive execution by building a culture and processes for recognition and accountability
    • Spearhead the delivery of impactful initiatives, implementing continuous improvements for service enhancement at county office levels and ensure that key performance indicators are met
    • Inspire the team to keep work moving forward by balancing competing priorities, making effective decisions, and generating innovative ideas
  • Government & External Relations
    • Build long term, trusting relationships with crucial external stakeholders, particularly government partners, that enable our operations and strategy to succeed
    • Secure formal partnerships and contracts with utilities, as well as the county government in order to expand and sustain our operations
    • Be the face of Fresh Life in Kisumu and represent our brand to enhance our ability to achieve our mission 
    • Actively network by using existing and newly established connections to build and enhance Fresh Life’s public profile at events, conferences, and speaking engagements
  • Leadership, People, and Culture
    • Model leadership behaviors and our values to build a positive, thriving team culture that enables a rapidly growing, high-performing team of 100 to succeed 
    • Build an effective organizational structure that both empowers and nurtures a culture of accountability so that we are executing towards our goals
    • Develop and coach a team of leaders empowered to lead strategy, people, and implementation in each of their domains towards shared goals
  • Organizational Operations
    • Steer the financial health of the Kisumu office, including driving financial planning and analysis, forecasting, and financial and administrative operational excellence
    • Develop and maintain KPIs and targets for all direct reports and business units, and oversee the accountability and accomplishment of each target set
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Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience in operations, corporate leadership, managing people and budgets
  • Strong experience in developing and executing on a business strategy
  • Commercial acumen with proven ability to create opportunities for growth within an organization  
  • Demonstrated ability to build concrete and sustained operational partnerships with government
  • Demonstrated experience in managing county wide teams with diverse professional development needs  
  • Critical and analytical thinking skills; ability to work with both large and limited amounts of data to develop strategy and make rigorous decisions
  • Highly organized with a high capacity to problem solve and establish priorities for self and team
  • Ability to inspire confidence and instil trust both internally and externally
  • Strong negotiator, with a proven ability to secure new opportunities or gain the best deal
  • Proven success in building strong and effective people centric teams
  • Demonstrated passion for the organization’s mission, values and customers
  • Excited about driving impact at scale and portfolio growth
  • Impeccable integrity and ethics

Job Location

Kisumu, Kenya

Application Deadline 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Sales Associate

About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!
  • We implement a  circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the Role

We’re asking to hire a sales champion to join as a Sales Associate to help take our sales to the next level. This position offers an opportunity to launch an exciting new product targeting small and medium-scale farmers in Kenya

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learn and utilize the company’s direct sales methodology to sell an exciting new product directly to commercial small and medium-scale farmers.
  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • Advise farmers on the use of best practices in soil management and other Good Agricultural Practices
  • Build a portfolio of long-term clients by conducting structured post-purchase service visits with customers
  • Daily update sales and pipeline data using Google Apps and the company’s proprietary smartphone applications.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Learn and utilize the company’s direct sales methodology to sell an exciting new product directly to commercial small and medium-scale farmers.
  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • Advise farmers on the use of best practices in soil management and other Good Agricultural Practices
  • Build a portfolio of long-term clients by conducting structured post-purchase service visits with customers
  • Daily update sales and pipeline data using Google Apps and the company’s proprietary smartphone applications.

Job Location

Embu

Associate

About Sanergy

Sanergy is an award-winning social venture based in Nairobi, Kenya. We undertake three exciting lines of work:

  • We provide safe, sustainable sanitation services to residents living in urban informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu using end-to-end non-sewered sanitation solutions. Watch here!
  • We implement a  circular economy model to sustainably manage sanitation and organic waste generated in cities. Using technologies developed in-house, we upcycle the waste into insect-based protein for animal feed, organic fertilizer, and biomass fuel. We operate the largest organics recycling plant in East Africa. Watch here!
  • We partner with cities to develop and deliver safe sanitation and waste management for urban residents. Using a systematic methodology, we match cities’ sanitation and waste management needs with technology and service delivery models, and then offer clear guidance on the steps that governments, funders, service providers and technology developers can take to develop and implement integrated service delivery systems. 

Operational since 2011, Sanergy serves over 140,000 urban residents with safe sanitation services every day. Sanergy collects and treats over 12,000T of waste per year, and successfully sells its agricultural end-products to farmers in over 20 counties in Kenya, who see improved yields and increased incomes. At the same time, we have built a team of over 400 employees from diverse backgrounds who solve diverse problems, but all embody the drive, creativity, teamwork, and passion that make us achieve our goals. For our work, we have been recognized by the Gates Foundation as one of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals accelerator; by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in the world doing social good and one of the 10 best companies in Africa, and the Food Planet Prize for our innovative circular economy approach.

About the Role

We’re asking to hire a sales champion to join as a Sales Associate to help take our sales to the next level. This position offers an opportunity to launch an exciting new product targeting small and medium-scale farmers in Kenya

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Learn and utilize the company’s direct sales methodology to sell an exciting new product directly to commercial small and medium-scale farmers.
  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • Advise farmers on the use of best practices in soil management and other Good Agricultural Practices
  • Build a portfolio of long-term clients by conducting structured post-purchase service visits with customers
  • Daily update sales and pipeline data using Google Apps and the company’s proprietary smartphone applications.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience

  • Learn and utilize the company’s direct sales methodology to sell an exciting new product directly to commercial small and medium-scale farmers.
  • Meet and exceed sales targets
  • Advise farmers on the use of best practices in soil management and other Good Agricultural Practices
  • Build a portfolio of long-term clients by conducting structured post-purchase service visits with customers
  • Daily update sales and pipeline data using Google Apps and the company’s proprietary smartphone applications.

Job Location

Embu

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