Operations Manager

Proximity Designs - Expires on Feb 16, 2018
  • Country
  • Location
  • Job Type
  • Experience
  • Eligibility
  • Myanmar
  • Not specified
  • Permanent - Full Time
  • 5+ years
  • Expat and local
Function
Operations / Production
Job Category
Charity / NGO / Non Profit
Salary
Not specified

Job Description

Your Mission
For the past eight years, the Farm Advisory Services team has worked closely with rural farmers to increase their incomes with technical trainings, consultations, and on-site pest and disease diagnostics. We are expanding our geographic reach and portfolio of services to include digital platforms, soil testing, and access to farm machinery. As Operations Manager, you will be in charge of developing strategic operations plans for all of our services, managing the branch network, and developing the branch staff’s capacity. If you have outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills, strive for operational excellence, and are excited to help thousands of farmers gain access to valuable agricultural services, then this is the opportunity for you.

Meet Your Team
The Farm Advisory Services (FAS) team is at the forefront of agricultural consulting for smallholders in Myanmar. The 180-member team is made up of diverse talents, including advanced agronomists, finance gurus, digital and analytical experts, and former farmers. We share the same empathy for our customers and create social impact through technical trainings and innovative digital tools. We provide affordable, sustainable solutions to farmers’ struggles. The strategies we use are easy to apply, environmentally friendly and in turn, help increase farmers’ yield and income.

What You Will Do
  • Lead the development and implementation of FAS growth strategies, including expanding into new regions and scaling up new services
  • Collaborate with Proximity Labs, our in-house product development team, to design and launch innovative services for farmers
  • Coordinate with other departments of Proximity Designs such as People Operations and Proximity School to build our team’s capacity and competencies
  • Strengthen, develop, and implement operational procedures to ensure we meet our high international standards
  • Assist the FAS General Manager in managing team and business needs

Job Requirements

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management, economics, or accounting. Applicants with master’s degrees or MBAs are strongly preferred.
  • You have minimum five years of work experience leading expansion and scaling projects.
  • You have a strong analytical mindset. Evidence-driven operations management is your forte.
  • You are an enthusiastic mentor and coach. You care about helping others learn and grow.
  • You have outstanding interpersonal skills. You can communicate effectively with farmers, field staff, and senior management.
  • You are a results-oriented self-starter with a problem-solving attitude.

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Proximity Designs

Proximity Designs is an internationally recognized social enterprise designing and marketing innovative products and services for families in rural Myanmar. We offer affordable products and services ...

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