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  • Posted on: 14 March, 2015 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Envirofit is the world’s leading clean cookstove business producing high performing biomass cookstoves that are efficient, durable, desirable, and affordable for households and institutions in developing nations. Envirofit was founded in 2003 to use develop well-engineered technology solutions to solve global energy and health challenges. With more than half the world’s population cooking over an open fire, causing more than 4 million deaths annually, Envirofit has created a line of clean energy cookstoves that offer economic, health and environmental benefits. Using a market-based approach, Envirofit has pioneered the clean cookstove market, impacting more than 3.5 million livelihoods across 45 countries. With an extensive manufacturing, supply chain, and distribution network in place Envirofit aims to sell 5 million stove stoves by 2020.

    Becoming the market leader in the design, development and delivery of clean cookstoves, Envirofit used a market-based model to develop and commercialize high performing biomass cookstoves that are efficient, durable, affordable, and appeal to consumers. In addition to the aesthetic qualities, Envirofit’s stoves are designed to offer economic, health and environmental benefits, reducing smoke and toxic emissions by up to 80 percent and reducing fuel use, fuel cost, and cooking time by up to 60 percent. The stoves reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by up to 60 percent, black carbon by up to 40 percent. They retail for between US$15-$30, and have a nominal life of five years.



    Envirofit International is rapidly scaling its operations in West Africa. With this rapid growth comes the need for high quality in-country management to oversee operations and manage expansion. Envirofit is seeking a Managing Director to oversee and grow its operations, sales and business development within the West Africa region. This director will have full Operations and P&L responsibility. Position will be based at Envirofit’s West Africa Sales and Manufacturing headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria.  


    • Responsible for P&L, Sales and Business Development in West Africa
    • Work closely with Envirofit International’s executive team in the USA to Manage Envirofit West Africa Business Operations – strategy, development and implementation
    • Manage and develop West Africa (both Anglophone and Francophone) regional distribution strategies and partners
    • Hire key Sales and Operations resources
    • Manage the sales process and develop local marketing and sales team strategy
    • Manage and develop distribution & sales partners and develop order forecasts from customers – 12 month rolling forecasts / 90 day firm
    • Manage and develop key stakeholder relationships
    • Manage and oversee monitoring efforts for carbon local programs and participate in validation site visits by third party carbon validators
    • Gather and analyze trends and market information. Provide feedback on product performance and market data (Voice of Customer) into R&D, product development and marketing efforts
    • Work with national, regional and local government officials to ensure programmatic progress and success in the sector
    • Oversee manufacturing operations (potentially in multiple countries) – ensuring weekly and monthly production targets are met that align with sales forecasts. Work with production team to manage quality control, model mix and schedules. 


    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
    • Strong Sales and Business Development skills with proven track record. Proven team building and business management skills.  
    • Collaborative team building approach and management style. Good communications skills both up and down organizational structure.
    • Well-developed quantitative and analytical abilities with strong project management skills
    • Highly organized computer skills – skype, office, ERP system experience (SAP, ORACLE, NET SUITE etc.)
    • Technical product background in business a plus, ability to communicate technical details to non-technical persons such as government officials or marketing firms  


    • Bachelor’s degree (engineering or business) , MBA preferred. 
    • 10 years of experience – Strong project management needed with a proven track record and expertise in all aspects of business development, manufacturing, supply chain management, customer relationship management, sales, distribution, and business growth in Africa.


    A significant amount of travel within West Africa will be required for this position. Occasional travel to the USA and / or Europe 


    A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered including company profit sharing and bonus.  The final details of the salary and structure will be dependent on the qualifications of the applicant.

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