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Senior Sourcing officer

Kubik

Kubik

Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Hiring Manager
Engineering Lead
Office Locations
Addis Ababa - Head Office Ethiopia
Required Languages
English
Amharic
Job Type
Full Time
Job Summary
The Material Scientist position requires practical experience in Material Science, particularly with a focus on plastic assessment and recycling. The role emphasizes a focus on the performance and property of various types of plastics in diverse conditions. The ideal candidate will apply material science and contribute to the advancement of our product and technology. The responsibilities will also include participating in research and development projects, collaborating with cross functional te
Responsibilities
  • Analyze compositions of existing products to improve and optimize their functionalities.
  • Collaborate in research and design to develop new products that meet project requirements and industry standards.
  • Collaborate with engineers and designers to identify material requirements for specific applications and develop solutions accordingly.
  • Stay current with advancements in material science and related technologies to contribute innovative ideas to projects.
  • Provide technical expertise and support in troubleshooting and resolving material-related issues.
  • Prepare detailed reports, presentations, and technical documentation.
  • Ensure compliance with safety and regulatory standards in all research activities.
Competencies & Skills
  • Proven experience in material science research, with a focus on the development and characterization of plastics.
  • Proven experience in establishing and maintaining rigorous quality assurance processes, ensuring compliance with industry regulations and standards.
  • Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and communicate effectively.
  • Familiarity with the construction industry is a plus.
Qualifications

Master’s degree in material science or a related field with 3-5 years of relevant experience.

Hiring Manager
Country Director, Ethiopia
Office Locations
Addis Ababa - Head Office Ethiopia
Required Languages
Amharic
English
Job Type
Full Time
Job Summary
Maternity Cover - Temporary Hire The Senior logistics and procurement officer is responsible for overseeing the procurement process and managing the efficient storage, customs clearance, and transportation of goods. She/He plays a crucial role in ensuring the seamless flow of goods and materials within an organization and optimizing costs.
Responsibilities
  • Identifying suppliers, obtaining quotes, and negotiating contracts for goods and services.
  • Ensuring procurement activities adhere to company policies and regulations.
  • Evaluating supplier performance and maintaining good vendor relationships.
  • Managing the procurement budget and optimizing costs
  • Coordinating the movement of goods and materials from suppliers to the organization and, in some cases, to end customers.
  • Planning and implementing logistics strategies, ensuring timely delivery of products.
  • Managing inventory levels and optimizing stock levels to meet demand.
  • Collaborating with transportation providers and warehouses to streamline logistics operations.
  • Managing end to end company import and export process by collaboration with freight forwarders.
  • Implementing efficient inventory control procedures to minimize wastage and optimize storage space.
  • Ensuring all procurement and logistics activities comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Maintaining detailed records of procurement and logistics transactions.
  • Preparing and processing purchase orders, invoices, and other necessary documentation.
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to plan procurement and logistics activities accordingly.
  • Providing support and guidance to colleagues on procurement and logistics-related matters.
  • Resolving any discrepancies in procurement, logistics, or inventory records.
  • Implementing best practices and optimizing workflows to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Competencies & Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or a related field. Master's degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in logistics and procurement management, preferably in the manufacturing sector.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in using procurement and inventory management tools.
  • Knowledge of local and international regulations related to logistics and procurement.
  • 5-7 years of experience.
Hiring Manager
Engineering Lead
Office Locations
Remote Working
Required Languages
English
Amharic
Job Type
Part Time
Job Summary
As a Materials Research Fellow at Kubik, you'll play a vital role in advancing our product development through innovative materials research. Working alongside cross-functional teams, you'll focus on enhancing product performance, durability, and sustainability, with a particular emphasis on polymers and polymer composites. Your responsibilities will include conducting research, providing technical expertise, and collaborating closely with internal stakeholders to align research efforts with pro
Responsibilities
  • Materials Research and Development:
  • Conduct research on polymers and polymer composites to enhance the performance, durability, and sustainability of Kubik's products.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify materials requirements and develop innovative solutions to meet project objectives.
  • Evaluate the properties, characteristics, and applications of various materials to optimize their suitability for Kubik's specific use cases.
  • Technical Advising and Expertise:
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance on materials science principles, including polymer chemistry, composite materials, and material characterization techniques.
  • Advise on material selection, formulation, processing, and testing methodologies to improve the quality and functionality of Kubik products.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and research advancements in materials science to inform decision-making and drive innovation.
  • Product Enhancement and Optimization:
  • Work closely with product development teams to incorporate advanced materials and manufacturing techniques into Kubik's product design and engineering processes.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and performance evaluations to assess the feasibility and viability of new materials and technologies for integration into Kubik's product portfolio.
  • Identify opportunities for product optimization and refinement based on materials research findings and technical insights.
  • Collaboration and Communication:
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including engineers, designers, and project managers, to align materials research efforts with project goals and objectives.
  • Communicate research findings, technical recommendations, and project updates effectively to cross-functional teams and senior leadership.
  • Cultivate partnerships with external research institutions, academic organizations, and industry experts to leverage expertise and resources in materials science research.
Competencies & Skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in material science, with a focus on natural fibers, polymers, and biocomposites.
  • Proficient in polymer processing techniques and methods for creating sustainable materials.
  • Experience in fiber selection, treatment, and reinforcement in composite manufacturing.
  • Skilled in conducting research, literature reviews, and scientific investigations in the field of materials engineering.
  • Experience in performing mechanical and physical testing on materials to evaluate properties and performance.
  • Strong ability to collaborate with teams, lead initiatives, and communicate research findings effectively.
  • Enthusiastic about circular economy and creating sustainable materials to minimize environmental impact.
  • Ability to work independently, adapt to new technologies, and drive sustainable innovation.
Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Polymer Engineering or related field
  • Strong background in material science, polymer processing, and fiber reinforcement
  • Experience in conducting research, product development, and reporting
Hiring Manager
Chief Operating Officer
Office Locations
Addis Ababa - Head Office Ethiopia
Required Languages
Amharic
English
Job Type
Full Time
Job Summary
As a Data and Process Analyst, you will be a pivotal member of our dynamic startup, working closely with our Chief Operating Officer (COO) and reporting functionally to our Senior Business and Data Analyst. You will be instrumental in bridging the gap between business needs and technical solutions, focusing on the production and technical aspects of our data analysis processes. Your agile approach will help develop and optimize cross-functional business processes that align with our evolving nee
Responsibilities

Collaboration and Information Gathering

  • Work closely with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Business Analyst to swiftly gather complex information from various sources.
  • Conduct interviews and workshops to understand evolving business requirements.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure alignment with startup goals.

Business Process Optimization

  • Assist in the development and optimization of cross-functional business processes.
  • Rapidly adapt processes to align with the startup's evolving needs.
  • Continuously assess process effectiveness and propose improvements for efficiency and scalability.

Technology Solution Building

  • Actively participate in building technology solutions alongside a small, innovative team.
  • Help bridge the gap between business requirements and technology implementation.
  • Utilize coding and technical skills to enhance process automation and data integration.
  • Collaborate with the technology team to ensure solutions are aligned with business goals.

Data Analysis and Insights:

  • Perform data analysis to uncover actionable insights and trends.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards and reports for real-time visualization of KPIs.
  • Use advanced data analysis tools to support data-driven decision-making processes.

Agility and Responsiveness:

  • Ensure the startup remains agile and responsive to changing business needs and market trends.
  • Provide real-time insights and data-driven recommendations to support informed decision-making.
Competencies & Skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet competing deadlines.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently to meet deadlines and develop solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to quickly analyze complex data.
  • Fluent in Amharic and English.
  • Attention to detail in data analysis, documentation, and process optimization.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment and adapt to evolving challenges.
Qualifications
  • Advanced proficiency in data analysis tools (e.g., Excel, SQL) and data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Lookr, Airtable).
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and 2-5 years of work experience in business analysis, data analysis, software development, consulting, or related role.
  • Strong understanding of data architecture principles and experience with data integration.
  • Experience with data modeling, ETL processes, and database design.
  • Knowledge of best practices in data governance and data quality management.
  • Proficiency in coding languages such as Python or R for data analysis and process automation preferred.
  • Familiarity with cloud-based data storage solutions and platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) preferred.
Hiring Manager
Head of Supply Chain
Office Locations
Addis Ababa - Head Office Ethiopia
Required Languages
Amharic
English
Job Type
Full Time
Job Summary
As a Senior sourcing officer you will be overseeing collection sites, partnerships, warehouses, and sourcing teams with a focus on women empowerment, transportation. This role involves a diverse set of responsibilities, emphasizing leadership, collaboration, and a commitment to sustainability and women's empowerment within the context of plastic waste management.
Responsibilities
  • Collection Site Management: Supervise and optimize the operation of plastic waste collection sites, ensuring efficient processes and timely collection.
  • Partnership Development: Establish and nurture partnerships with local businesses, communities, and NGOs to enhance plastic waste sourcing efforts and promote collaborative sustainability initiatives.
  • Warehouse Management: Oversee the storage and inventory management of collected plastic waste, ensuring proper organization and timely processing.
  • Sourcing Team Leadership: Lead and motivate the sourcing team, providing guidance in identifying and engaging with local suppliers, cooperates and waste collection agencies.
  • Women Empowerment Initiatives: Implement and support programs aimed at empowering women within the supply chain, promoting inclusivity and creating opportunities for skill development.
  • Negotiating contracts, and implementing sustainable practices within the plastic supply chain.
  • Monitoring compliance with regulations, tracking key performance indicators, and continuously seeking process improvements are crucial aspects of this role.
Competencies & Skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Leadership skill
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in any social field.
  • Proven experience in Supply chain management
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in using procurement and inventory management tools.
  • Experience: 5-7 years of experience
  • Languages Required: Amharic and English