Moko Home + Living Head of Supply Chain Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Company: Moko Home + Living

Position: Head of Supply Chain

Location: Mombasa Rd, Nairobi

Who We Are

Moko Home + Living is a growing company bursting with innovation, creativity and passion. Our customers dream of a better night’s sleep, a welcoming place to host their guests, a fun and safe place for their children to play.

But they tell us this isn’t easy – they have to settle for low-quality furnishings or break the bank. Join us in building the products, the brand and the network to put quality living within everyone’s reach.

Here’s what our team has accomplished in the few years since our founding:

  • Reached over 100,000 Kenyan homes with our products
  • Attracted global investment to continue fuelling our growth and vision
  • Supported the growth of over 200 small furniture businesses across the country
  • Grown from a start-up to mid-sized company

What You’ll Do

Our Head of Supply Chain is responsible for growing our global sourcing and logistics network. Building a world-class home and living brand requires mastering our supply chain, finding the materials and products which deliver maximum value – wherever in the world they may be.

At the same time, you’ll need to scale our sourcing to support our rapid sales and manufacturing growth. We’re looking for a self-driven, organized and analytical leader with the ability to lead and grow our supply chain team and systems toward this goal.

You’ll be excited to lead a team that scours the globe for the best deals and finds innovative materials and products which suit our market. You’ll be obsessed with order and efficiency, putting in place the systems needed to organize the work of your team as it expands.

The Role in Brief

Lead and grow a world-class international supply chain

  • Master a sourcing operation that spans dozens of suppliers in 14 countries
  • Continuously scour the globe for higher quality and more affordable materials, enabling us to build the products of our customers’ dreams
  • Coordinate our sourcing teams in Kenya and Mauritius in ensuring an efficient flow of goods to where they are needed
  • Select the best vendors from across the world and guarantee quality of the goods they supply

Develop and lead a high performing team

  • Invest in coaching and development of your team, taking advantage of opportunities to grow team members’ responsibilities
  • Maintain a high-performance culture, setting ambitious targets and rewarding outstanding accomplishment

Implement and manage systems to effectively tackle increasingly complex work

  • Find opportunities to develop and improve systems, delegate responsibilities to enable your team to handle more work with increasing complexity
  • Identify and utilize key control points, allowing you to maintain quality and accuracy of the growing activities within your area of responsibility


You’ll join the leadership team of one of East Africa’s most successful growth-stage companies, playing a key role in our development into a major enterprise. You’ll learn first-hand how a thriving venture is operated, with opportunity to expand your skills and responsibilities as your team and our company grow.

We believe this distinct and rare experience is the most valuable benefit we offer new leaders who join our team. In addition to this, you’ll earn a competitive salary and benefits package benchmarked against lean mid-sized companies. You’ll also be awarded stock options, allowing you to participate in the value you create as a leader of our team.


  • You are a strong leader, and you have at least 3 years’ experience managing individuals across different functional areas. You have a proven track record of motivating and developing your direct reports.
  • You have an entrepreneurial streak and have drawn energy from working in a young company, start-up environment or other environment of rapid growth and change. You are adaptable to changing requirements and you enjoy working on multiple diverse projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • You thrive when you are able to take initiative, you are considered very self-managing and do best in an environment where you are given high-level goals and take initiative to achieve them.
  • You are confident in your own ability to perform and inspire others to perform, and you are eager to take on responsibility for a key team within our company. You find the prospect of being rewarded according to your ability to grow a team extremely motivating.
  • You have experience developing and implementing management systems within an organization, and value the structure and predictability they bring.
  • You possess a strong analytical toolkit, and you frequently apply quantitative analysis to decision-making.
  • You have managed key internal and external relationships in another organization and are effective and building and maintaining such relationships independently.

Please visit our website and apply through our online form, Common Application – All Positions.

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Updated: October 18, 2018 — 10:11 pm