Operations Manager Job Vacancy – Living Goods (LG)

Job Title:        Operations Manager
Organisation: Living Goods (LG)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
About US:
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 cook stoves, and solar lights. Living Goods seeks nothing less
than a disruptive reinvention of distribution in emerging markets, through
networks of franchised micro-entrepreneurs who leverage Living Goods’ brand,
buying power and mobile marketing tools to deliver vital products at accessible
prices to the people who need them most. By combining the best practices from
the worlds of micro-enterprise, franchising and public health, Living Goods is
creating a fully sustainable system to improve the health, and wealth, of
underserved communities.
Job Summary: The Operations Manager will be responsible for
defining and implementing the design of relevant strategies and action plans to
improve field performance and impact.  The
jobholder will also test and fully implement new initiatives, oversee
implementation of marketing plans and ongoing detailed analysis to inform
strategic decision making.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of formulating strategy and
    operationalising plans to ensure Living Goods is continually driving
    effective health services and providing product to maximize community
    impact, support the growth plans in Uganda, and drive continuous process
  • Develop, test and measure initiatives, such
    as last mile distribution, product, that deliver impact across the LG
  • Use data and analysis to drive continuous
    improvement in processes and systems.
  • Supervise and coordinate field assessments
    and quality control in an ongoing Randomized Control Trial
  • Mentor and manage a small team.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Ongoing health impact at Community Health
    Promoter, branch and regional 
  • Successful business results – sales and
    effective cost controls
  • Effective management of subordinate
    performance, with ongoing data and action plans driving continuous
    improvement for the organization.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should preferably hold a good University
    degree required.  Possession of an MBA
  • At least eight years’ work experience driving
  • Significant experience in field management,
    management consulting, or health delivery management in Africa or Asia.
  • Private sector experience in one of the
    following fields: consumer package goods, private sector health delivery,
    pharmaceuticals, retail or direct selling/franchising.
  • At least three to five years’ experience in
    managing culturally diverse teams in Africa or Asia. Track record of
    success in execution and delivery.
  • The ideal candidate is a results-focused
    professional with vision and a track record of driving operational
  • Excellent organization skills and ability to
    see the “big picture”.
  • Exceptional financial analysis and problem
    solving skills. 
  • Working knowledge of economic and accounting
    principles and forecasting.
  • Willingness to travel across Uganda 15-20% of
    the time.
How to Apply:
candidates are strongly encouraged to Apply Online at the web link below.

Deadline: 15th April, 2016

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