One Acre Fund Data and Operations Associate Jobs in Kenya

One Acre Fund Data and Operations Associate Jobs in Kenya


  • We are looking for a Data and Operations Associate to improve our team's data quality, build more efficient and transparent processes, and lead major cost-saving projects.

  • In this role, you will implement major cost-saving and efficiency improving projects with a heavy focus on process automation, reducing redundancies, and better use of data.

  • You will refine and simplify processes, use data to align our systems across the supply chain team, improve our controls environment to prevent over-spend, improve order accuracy to dramatically reduce excess inventory, and justify investments in supply chain operations with visible performance goals.
    Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Manage Sourcing Data: Work with the sourcing data team to automate data processes and reports for better visibility into supply chain data across the organization.

    More specifically:

  • Guide the data entry team to enter 100% of data on time - this will require holding the team accountable to ambitious expectations while simplifying and automating data entry processes to reduce the risk of errors;

  • Manage day-to-day issue resolution and ticket generation for SAP request portal;

  • Align with cross-department team members to alleviate friction caused by messy data, solve problems and resolve conflict quickly.

  • Inspire creativity in sourcing operations to eliminate waste: Work with Supply Chain Operations Manager to move creative, data-focused initiatives forward that improve efficiency.

    Example projects include:

  • Automate processes to reduce procurement lead times and improve process visibility;

  • Reduce approval touch points in SAP and the portal;

  • Build bridges with the payments / finance team to ensure payments go out consistently on time;

  • Work with the purchasing teams to ensure they share documentation with enough time to guarantee on time payments;

  • Own controls oversight through data sampling and reporting;

  • Collaborate with internal partners to reduce repetition from sourcing processes.

    Supplier Relationship Management

  • Manage new vendor onboarding process;

  • Oversee supplier relationship management toolkit to make sure vendor profiles are up to date, vendors are being scored after every order, and low performing vendors are being phased out;

  • Develop and execute supplier scorecard system.

    Capacity Building / Build Team Culture

  • Create an empowering environment for staff reporting to you to learn under your leadership and support with recruitment at all job grades;

  • Create an enabling environment for purchasers to improve their sourcing skills by developing trainings and being a mentor to others;

  • Support heavily on recruitment by
    tapping into talent pools to hire top talent for open roles on the team.

    Career Growth

  • We have a culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.

  • You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.

  • We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.

  • You’ll shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

    Qualifications

  • You have 4+ years or work experience in an operations or strategic problem-solving role, with exposure to complex project management, process automation, and forecasting.

  • You have an excellent academic background, love data, and are passionate about reducing waste across supply chain operations.

  • Having prior operations or consulting experience is preferred but we're most interested in whether you have experience solving complex operational problems in a fast-growing organization.

    You have the following experience:

  • You have experience in a demanding, multicultural professional environment, preferably in positions where frequent cross-department collaboration was required.

  • You have experience in operations, consulting, manufacturing, or supply chain.

  • You have leadership experience at work or outside of work.

  • You love working with data and have data analytics and quantitative reasoning skills; Advanced Excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets) required and experience working in SAP is preferred.

  • When confronted with challenges, you think creatively and always look for win-win solutions.

  • You enjoy coordinating with diverse teams - you advocate for your ideas while also being humble and open to other perspectives.

  • You're comfortable quality checking documentation without support.

  • You are passionate about delivering outstanding customer service – you put customers first in all that you do and understand the importance of building agile processes that will best serve your clients.

  • You are fluent in English (French and Swahili a plus).

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; One Acre Fund Data and Operations Associate Jobs in Kenya


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