Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services. By connecting small merchants to the digital economy, we fix inefficient supply chains and provide services previously unavailable to informal businesses. Sokowatch aims to provide everything a retailer needs, no distributors or banks necessary.
Thousands of retailers across Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Uganda use Sokowatch's mobile ordering and delivery platform to receive the goods they need as quickly and cheaply as possible while also accessing growth financing for the first time. We’re looking to grow our team with highly talented and motivated employees who are excited to work in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.
Role: Head of Private Label, reporting to Head of Business
We're looking for an exceptional leader who is excited about unlocking the potential of the informal economy and inspired by our mission to empower the local merchants responsible for over $600 billion of sales across Africa every year. You will be responsible for our in-house private label business. You will drive the strategic direction, leadership and execution of world-class products to contribute to Sokowatch’s overall growth and profitability. You are a proven leader with extensive startup and business experience in Africa who can work across functions to drive improvements across any aspect of the business necessary.
Initial onboarding will take place in Nairobi, though the role can eventually be based in any of our current markets below with travel expected at least 30% of the time:
Duties & Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will possess: