Living Goods Careers – Chief Operating Officer

Organisation: Living Goods
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About US:
Living Goods supports networks of ‘Avon-like’ micro-entrepreneurs who
go door-to-door teaching families how to improve their health and wealth while
selling affordable, high-impact products like basic medicines, fortified foods,
water filters, clean cookstoves, and solar lights.
Job Summary: The Living
Goods Chief Operating Officer will primarily drive strategy and manage
operations across East Africa and new territories as we grow. This is a vital
role, ultimately responsible for the success of the organization.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Recruit, lead, and mentor the country
    management teams. Oversee hiring and supporting the talent needed to
    achieve LG’s strategic goals and meet LG’s human impact, sales, and profit
  • Actively collaborate with the CEO and
    executive team on the developing strategy, business plans and budgets, and
    continuous innovation and experimentation to drive performance gains.
  • Manage the marketing and sales efforts,
    significantly expanding the network of franchised entrepreneurs
  • Drive the execution of Living Goods’
    impact strategy to maximize gains in health and wealth for our customers.
  • Oversee product and procurement functions
    to ensure strong sales and margins.
  • Continually test new products to drive
    profit and impact gains.
  • Collaborate on creating and implementing
    mobile phone tools to drive profit, improve performance and lower the cost
    of quality control.
  • Manage the financial accounting and
    reporting function.
  • Robustly support LGs replication goals by
    collaborating with the advisory services team and potential replication
    clients, partners and funders
  • Steward successful relationships with key
    partners, funders, and local governments. 
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicant should have at least eight
    years’ experience in running a large organization or division with at
    least 50 staff.
  • Excellent track record of building and
    leading teams, achieving significant performance and growth targets, and
    earning promotions.
  • Broad experience in at least one
    (preferably two) of the following fields: consumer package goods, public
    health, pharmaceuticals, retail, direct selling/franchising, or
    micro-finance with a strong preference for experience in emerging markets
    in Africa or Asia.
  • Public Health / international NGO
    experience: Special consideration will be given to individuals with
    background leading operations for large NGOs in the public health space,
    including success winning and managing major bi-lateral aid funded
    projects and collaborating with health ministries.
  • Working knowledge in any of the following
    is an added bonus: managing large field sales teams, consumer product
    development and sourcing, consumer lending, and mobile marketing.
  • Strong financial management, budgeting and
    accounting know-how.
  • The ideal candidate will bring a blended
    background of private and public sector experience, with a proven track
    record of results, and demonstrated success in leading complex
    organizations and cultivating talent..
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