KOKO Networks Product Sourcing Engineer Jobs in Kenya

KOKO Networks Product Sourcing Engineer Jobs in Kenya

About KOKO Networks

  • KOKO Networks is a venture-backed technology company currently operating in Kenya and India. Our mission is to imagine and deliver technology that transforms life in the world’s fastest growing cities. We build and deploy cloud-connected "KOKO Points" inside local retail outlets, which provide mass market consumer goods in partnership with major suppliers.

  • Our first solution is liquid ethanol cooking fuel, which offers significant cost savings and quality of life improvements in the multi-billion dollar urban cooking market. In Kenya, this solution is delivered in partnership with Vivo Energy, the operator of Shell-branded fuel infrastructure across Africa. KOKO offers a fast-paced and highly collaborative work environment with significant opportunities for professional growth. We are looking for people who share our passion for technology and our vision for global impact.

  • As a Product Sourcing Engineer, you will support the supply chain function with engineering expertise and work closely with Hardware Design Engineers to find the right components and suppliers that meet hardware product requirements.

    What you will do

  • Contact and compare suppliers (in terms of quality and risks).

  • Potentially audit manufacturers or manage needed certification.

  • Order, test, and inspect samples from new suppliers or new parts from old suppliers.

  • Optimize the Bill
    of Materials of existing and new products regarding cost, quality, and lead time (economy of scale, etc.)

  • Analyse supplier reliability and develop contingency plans.

  • Supports the sourcing function within supply chain during the design phase of new HW products but also during mass production of established products.

  • Offer support to any other engineering tasks as assigned by the line manager.

    What you will bring to KOKO

  • Experience in hardware design (mechanical and electrical).

  • Experience in supply chain processes.

  • Knowledge of (or contacts of) a diverse network of local suppliers for industrial parts.

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

  • Excellent written and spoken technical English.

  • Highly skilled in Microsoft Excel.

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KOKO Networks Product Sourcing Engineer Jobs in Kenya

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