Innovations Director - Kenya - Kenya
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Role||Innovations Director - Kenya|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Years of Experience||8|
|Nationality||Kenyan or East African Nationalities|
We're looking for an experienced, fiercely entrepreneurial, and humble leader to co-direct our clients innovation work in Kenya - aimed at building scalable solutions for smallholder farmers. In this role, you will lead a sub-set of innovation portfolios - aiming to delivery high-quality products and services to as many smallholder farmers in Kenya as possible.
You will help shape the 3-10 year strategy for the Kenya program (serve every farming community in Kenya), and instill this vision on the team, scope out projects, and then implement through their direct reports (portfolio leads). You will report directly to the Chief Innovation Officer Kenya.
Lead several innovations portfolios, guiding the vision, execution, and scale of these projects. This will require strong management skills, and an ability to coach innovation portfolio leads to results.
Co-manage the Innovation Lab / Innovation Department - a large team executing on complex innovation projects aimed at increasing impact for our customers, and increasing market penetration for the Kenya Program.
Shape the vision, and create the strategy for the Kenya Program - outlining key innovation investments are needed to serve every farming community in Kenya.
Experience managing team performance and developing leaders
Demonstrated ability taking innovations from ambiguous ideas to large-scale solutions
Ability to both see and communicate the big picture strategy, while guiding the details of executing projects
Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine leadership with good humor, patience and a humble approach to service and interested in joining our family of leaders.
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