Uncover hidden opportunities to make a global impact. Zola Electric (former Off Grid Electric) is a growth-stage start up that’s on track to light a million homes in Africa over the next couple of years with clean, affordable solar energy. At the heart of our business is innovative solutions that delight our customers. We are looking for a Director Logistics and Manufacturing to support our growth strategy in Africa, changing the lives of millions with our innovative products.
This may be your dream job if you’re someone who dreams of combining your knowledge and skills enabling Zola Electric to change the renewable energy landscape. You’ll also need to be passionate about bringing solar energy to off-grid and other underserved markets (billions of people around the world) with the unique social, technical, and business challenges that come along with it. You are inspired by the opportunity to unleash whole continents of human potential, and motivated to help build a truly epic business.
Zola Electric, through its consumer brand Zola, combines Silicon Valley technology with local expertise to offer African homes and businesses a long-term solar solution to an unreliable grid. Adaptable to both energy needs and income, Zola Electric’s solution can be bought over time through a leasing structure. The first few watts starts a chain reaction that enables people to achieve commonly held aspirations: security, education, access to information, and a longer and more efficient day.
Today, Zola Electric powers more than 100,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire. Zola Electric’s investors include: Tesla, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, The Packard Foundation, Helios Investment Partners, and responsibility. Zola Electric is the recipient of the 2016 UN Momentum for Change Award, Zayed Future Energy Prize, and the 2015 Global Cleantech 100. For more information, visit www.zolaelectric.com.
The Director of Logistics reports to the Vice President of Supply Chain and threads the needle among our Country Operations, Engineering and Manufacturing teams. ensuring a healthy and successful partnership among manufacturing, logistics, sales and service. With a strong focus on the intricacies of logistics and distribution, designing for excellence will ensure that our energy systems and accessories serve our customers’ needs every day.
This position is a key member of the Logistics and Country Operations team and will work closely with our Logistics and Supply Chain teams during the development phase of our products to define the logistics and last mile requirements while maintaining a clear focus on preparing these products for low rate and high volume production into our manufacturing facilities and internal operations. Some of the day-to-day responsibilities include:
Ideally, the candidate will have solar industry experience with the ability to make quick decisions based on quantitative and qualitative analysis.
Are you interested in this position and join our team in Arusha, Tanzania, let’s connect and send your resume via our career page. Applications that include a resume / curriculum vitae have preference.