BEAD FOR LIFE MANAGER

BEAD FOR LIFE

NGO / Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

uganda - kampala part-time Closing date - 05/01/2020

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 4

Required languages: English

Required IT skills: ,MS Office


Job Description

BeadforLife is looking to reinforce its capacity in Uganda. Applications are invited from suitably qualified
individuals to fill the position of BEADFORLIFE MANAGER – 60% WORK TIME (3 DAYS PER WEEK)
Reports to: Executive Director Duty Station: Kampala Muyenga
General description of the program
Beadforlife creates sustainable opportunity for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by
connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone. We empower women to earn
income through creating beads from recycled paper, and to use their income and training to launch
businesses to sustain into the future and transform their lives.
General description of the role
A. Supervise the BeadforLife inventory team
B. Oversee production and shipping schedules, together with inventory Supervisor
C. Key point person for the US- BASED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
D. Oversee large partnership production strategies
E. Manage UG sales and partnership opportunities
F. Oversee Beadforlife’s brand presence and uphold its integrity in Uganda
G. Manage Beadforlife budget together with the inventory team
H. Lead member program development
Key duties
A. Supervise the inventory team
 Inspire inventory team by sharing big picture business acumen
 Schedule weekly inventory meetings
 Give timely feedback and monitor staff performance
B. Manage production and shipping schedules
 Direct the production team and shipment schedules to reflect what has happened and offer
solutions
 Ensure the highest quality end product to reflect the integrity of the Beadforlife brand
 Distribute to Executive director, UG Operations Director and BeadforLife team.
C. Point Person for US Team
 Primary point person for Beadforlife Executive Director surrounding strategic business plans
 Ensure mutual understanding of what we can deliver on.
 Trouble shoot production issues , seek advice and feedback, communicate with Executive Director
around key decisions.
 Provide weekly updates to the production team and shipping schedule schedules , explain
changes and uphold budget adherence.
D. Oversee Large Partnership production strategies
- Identify large partner opportunities and explore ways to work together
- Establish realistic schedules for tailor made production for respective partners

 Together with the Inventory supervisor, be the authority on product quality and ensure that all
products shipped to the US meet spec sheets and quality standards.
 Set cost of Goods Sold- based on the price we should pay the women and the price of supplies ,
allowing for contingency products . Use prototyping , time trials, and consult with Beadforlife
team- US & UG
E. Manage UG sales and partnership opportunities
 Act as the point person for customers in Uganda and sometimes outside of the US
 Pursue sales opportunities and oversee salesperson in Uganda
 Create new strategies for increasing shop sales- including working with tour groups
 Engage with BeadforLife visitors to leverage opportunities
F. Oversee BeadforLife brand presence and uphold its integrity in Uganda
G. Manage BeadforLife budget together with the inventory team
 Develop annual inventory budget
 Analyze budget verses actual on a monthly basis
 Develop large partner project budgets and evaluate throughout project lifeline
H. Lead member program development
 Work with the Executive Director Program Teams, Inventory Supervisor and US team to develop
annual member enrollment schedule to ensure enough capacity for product development
 Manage relationships with alumni bead makers to ensure they are engaged and committed
 Explore program potential together with the Executive Director
Personal Attributes
 Excellent communication skills
 Inspire and motivate others to work towards a common goal
 Strong business acumen to uphold BeadforLife global goals
 The ability to gather information from your team, the US team, and the program teams, and
create a workable plan
 Some experience with marketing / communications is helpful
 Project management skills
 Excellent excel skills
 Detail oriented and good with numbers
 Organized
 Honest and trustworthy
 Hard working and Reliable
 


How to Apply

 Candidates who meet the above requirements can submit a cover letter and a detailed resume by email to
application@ppg.co.ug. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted. 

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