Leather: Production and Business Strategy - Volunteer Expert

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Mon May 14, 2018 - Fri Jun 01, 2018


NairobiNairobi, KE


SCOPE OF WORKLeather: Production and Business Strategy - Volunteer Expert

Location of Assignment: Nairobi, Kenya Proposed Level of Effort: 3 weeks Anticipated Start Date: mid-late May/June 2018 Position Objective: The Expert Volunteer will support the production and business strategy teams with overall capacity building to prepare the company to accommodate large buyers’ needs. They will also help create a business strategy including sales, marketing, communication, branding and business development in order to help the host organization compete with other leather brands on a global scale. Anticipated Tasks:

  • Support development of leather technician training manual by the enterprise
  • Conduct training on production quality and international standards
  • Support development of business strategy
  • Build capacity to be able to handle large orders
  • Business strategy
  • Leather technician training manual
  • Training on production quality and international standards
Desired Volunteer Qualifications:
  • A university degree in market research, marketing, international trade, manufacturing chemistry, engineering, business, economics, development, or a related field;
  • Technical competencies and qualifications in market research, export development including distribution and coordination, supply chain, merchandising, production, export sales or logistics in a US-based retailer or importer;
  • Extensive knowledge of the US apparel trade including familiarity with senior executives of top brands;
  • Knowledge of export procedures and requirements for the USA (under AGOA)
  • Previous experience in providing direct technical support to individual firms and business support institutions;
  • Fluent in oral and written English;
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Ability to work within strict deadlines;
  • Established buyer relationships with retail channels in USA/EU is a plus;
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; and,
  • Knowledge of East Africa and Africa processing industry would be a great asset.
Interested applicants may apply here: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=IESCORG&cws=39&rid=806

*This is not a paid position*


  • Sales Process
  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • Upholstery

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 3 weeks

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