Mandarin Translator, Administrative Assistant, Sales and Marketing Manager, Field Sales Reps at Rite Pak

On Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Mandarin Translator
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Positions available: 1
Start date: 2014-05-01

Job Description: This position involves the translation of both written and verbal English to Mandarin and vice versa.

This will be a temporary 1 month assignment.


Essential Duties

  • Verbally translate between English and Chinese conversations
  • Translate written documents from Mandarin to Chinese
Skills and Qualifications
  • Fluent command of both spoken and written English and Mandarin
  • Experience translating technical documents desired
  • Technical background will be an added bonus.

Please include a cover letter with a statement on why you believe you are the best candidate for the job.

Also include your expected level of remuneration.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Administrative Assistant
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Positions available: 1
Start date: 2014-05-15
Job Description: This is a front office position that involves a broad range of responsibilities that will support the smooth running of the office. You will be the first point of contact between us and the world. 

As a result this position needs a personality that is highly attuned to the social graces needed to welcome, engage, encourage or even have a firm hand with our clients, vendors or visitors while having that trademark smile that doesn’t fade.

Think this is you… read on……

You will be expected to be a forward thinker and take charge or fill in where you see obvious gaps in all levels.

We are looking for an individual who will grow into their shoes and take up space as the organization grows.

The flexibility to work at odd hours or quickly adapt to new situations, jobs or assignments will be an added bonus. You will literally be juggling…eggs… Please try not to drop any.

This job is about personality, personality and more personality.

Essential Duties

  • Maintaining office supplies inventory and anticipating need.
  • Placing and expediting orders for supplies and  verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Reconciling basic account expenses and bookeeping
  • Supporting the sales team
  • First point of contact between potential clients, vendors and visitors
  • Occasional errands
Skills and Qualifications
  • 1-3 years experience working in the front office. Internships are accepted
  • Demonstrated front office skills. Must have a pleasant demeanor and have experience dealing with clients
  • Advanced diploma or recent graduate
  • Accounting experience.  Quickbooks knowledge  will be a bonus
  • Adaptable and willing to work within other job functions
  • Demonstrated competence in Microsoft Office and Excel software and other office tools
  • Fluent in both English and Kiswahili
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills

Please include a cover letter with a statement on why you believe you are the best candidate for the job.

Also include you expected level of remuneration.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Sales and Marketing Manager
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Positions Available: 1
Start date: 2014-04-15
Job Description: We want to hear from you if you are bright, people mistake you for the Greek god Apollo. You are good at multi-tasking, you are reading this while juggling.

You are so self-motivated, your application is half-submitted and you haven’t even gotten to the requirements yet! 

You love detail, you crush deadlines, you organize like a librarian and switch gears like a rally driver, discrete and professional with the kind of humor that means you understand why a job description should be fun to read.

Sounds like you?

Sounds fun and challenging?

What You Need: Ability to complete complex tasks and projects quickly with little to no guidance by reacting with appropriate urgency to situations that require a quick turnaround.

Taking effective action without having to know the total picture. You know where the rabbit holes are and you are good about avoiding them early on. 

You know which details make all the difference, and which ones don’t make any difference.

You need be a strong operational thinker, focusing on reaching new customers and extending the RitePak brand to the masses.

As the Sales and Marketing lead, you’ll also be responsible for operational excellence and spreading and maintaining the RitePak quality ethos throughout the customer’s experience.

It is the cross of the analytical with the creative that makes the Sales and Marketing Manager position an incredibly difficult job to fill.

Key Responsibilities – What You’ll Do:
  • Product launch – plan the launch of new product lines and manage the cross-functional implementation of the sales and marketing plan
  • Demand generation – develop the strategy and manage the marketing programs that drive demand for RitePak products
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates RitePak’s products in the market
  • Sales enablement – communicate the value proposition of the products to the sales team and develop the sales tools that support the selling process of RitePak products
  • Market intelligence – be the expert on buying trends, how customers buy and their buying criteria; be the expert on RitePak’s competition and how to crush them
  • Manage capacity and quality of the distribution chain from order, delivery to payment
  • Manage local regulatory concerns and politics.
Requirements – What You Need To Know / Have:
  • 4-6 years of marketing or operations management experience
  • Data-driven decision mentality and sound business judgment through strong analytical thinking
  • Experience managing and growing new products to markets
  • Experience owning marketing campaigns to raise brand awareness in the market
  • Hustler- You have no problem getting your hands dirty and doing the gritty work that comes along with the higher-level thinking
  • Creative solutions driven mindset, with a get shit done attitude
  • Excel-master
  • High Emotional IQ – Can deal with drivers, influencers and clients no problem
  • Stellar networking skills and the ability to make smart partnerships happen
  • Flexible and forward thinking- We need someone sharp and eager to play with different models to help us scale
  • Entrepreneurial DNA and fear tolerance of a honey-badger
  • Very strong Oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent people and management skills to interact with staff, colleagues and cross-functional teams and third parties

Please include a cover letter with a statement on why you believe you are the best candidate for the job.

Also include your expected level of remuneration.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Field Sales Experts

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

 Positions available: 10
Start date: 2014-04-15
Job Description: It’s an exciting time to be in the Sales Development Department at RitePak. 
We are hyper focused on growing sustainably and with flair. Come work with us to grow this new market for RitePak’s innovative products.

The Sales team works across RitePak supporting Product, Operations, Marketing, and Finance, while also pursuing sales and developing new relationships.

This is a perfect position for someone who knows how to work fast and smart. You know the difference between spending time wisely and wasting time.

Want to bring mandazi’s for the staff each morning? 

Okay, fine, that last one’s not required, but you can’t blame us for taking a shot.

The Role: Working in a dynamic and passionate team, our Field Sales Experts will be working to establish a strong RitePak presence in the Market. You will be rapidly expanding our line of new products

As part of this entrepreneurial team, you will actively work on growing our market in Kenya in close collaboration with all functions (e.g., Marketing, Operations, Finance and others) and reporting to the Sales and Marketing Manager. 

You share the opportunities and challenges of the market, and execute tactical initiatives based on the priorities by the Sales and Marketing Manager in collaboration with other functions.

You take an entrepreneurial approach, are highly results driven and target focused and you are a fast mover. 

You have a wide range of talents, and significant experience in different functions, such as marketing, operations, partnerships and key account management. 
You can work as an individual contributor, but are also a great team player, capable of working in cross-functional teams.

Key Responsibilities – What You’ll Do:

  • Field travel to sell and market products
  • Assist in the implementation of the market strategy, by providing local insights and working with counterparts in other departments
  • Be the local expert in your market; know the areas, the community, key stakeholders and influencers
  • Be able to run small to medium sized events at the targeted markets
  • Identify potential customers
  • Explore and execute business development opportunities (sponsorships, partnerships, and co-marketing promotions, influencers)
  • Grow a clientele of passionate customers by educating, engaging and getting them excited about RitePak products
Requirements – What You Need To Know/Have:
  • Recent graduate with a sales\marketing degree or 3 years of experience in sales, marketing, or related area
  • Ability to network, engage and influence people
  • Event coordination
  • Strong project management skills
  • Background in marketing, business development, sales, communication, product development, account management
  • Analytical skills
  • Comfortable with pressure, ambiguity and takes initiatives to drive impact in small entrepreneurial teams
  • Very strong Oral and written communication skills
Please include a cover letter with a statement on why you believe you are the best candidate for the job.

Also include your expected level of remuneration.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]
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