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We are hiring!

Yebofresh is growing fast. We are thus looking to urgently fill a number of vacancies. See below and email with CV and motivation!

The Yebofresh core team is highly diverse, currently consisting of six people and a network of drivers and agents in Imizamo Yethu, Langa and Khayelitsha.

We have office space in Hout Bay and at our warehouse at airport industry, but all positions are relatively flexible in terms of working hours and location.

Tech Mastermind/ Chief Technology Officer

This role is currently filled by contractors but we are now bringing it in house, thus opening an exciting opportunity for a star tech developer with the potential to obtain a senior management/ board position in a rapidly growing startup.

You have broad tech skills including a strong sense of IT architecture design and development, APIs, mobile app and web development. More importantly, you are a problem solver who learns extremely fast and loves to build practical solutions to a broad range of commercial, logistical and financial ‘puzzles’. The environment is dynamic with new opportunities and diverse challenges arising every day. We need you to manage the backlog, keep the overview and make/ prepare robust decisions balancing quick wins vs future-proof solutions.

You will be working with a range of third-party contractors abroad and in South Africa who are building/ supplying part of our tech; you will be their key point of contact and entry point into the rest of the team. Applications that you will be working with/ on include Woocommerce, Whatsapp/ Telegram/ Messenger bots, warehouse/inventory management and account management systems, a range of existing and innovative payment solutions and (to be developed) a mobile app for agents in the field.

This is a full time role, good renumeration plus share options; salary negotiable.

Commercial director

This is a role for an ambitious commercial mind with 3-10 years of working experience, an entrepreneurial spirit and the desire to fulfil a management/ board position in a rapidly growing startup. Your job will be, together with the rest of the team, to realise exponential growth and a sustainable money-making business model.

The commercial director is responsible for developing and executing our sales & marketing strategy and works closely with the sales project manager, the merchandise manager, our third party marketing agency, and the operational staff members.

You have a thorough understanding and proven experience in marketing and sales, preferably in a (food) retail, FMCG and/or online environment. You have an understanding of digital marketing, mobile tech and an interest in breakthrough innovation. You are highly comfortable with marketing strategies, sales plans, P&L’s and budgets.

You have interest in- and preferably experience operating in the township/ mass market and the willingness to spend plenty of time to create a deep understanding of township dynamics and our specific customer’s needs, behaviours and responses. You easily shift gears between highly practical problem solving (‘how do we get our next leaflets out in time’) and strategic thinking (‘how do we enable a fundamental behavioural shift in customer behaviour, from cash to digital payment’?).

You happily step in to lift a crate of butternuts at the warehouse if needed, but you are also comfortable at the senior executive table with our suppliers, partners and investors. You will start working with a team of up to five people, but you have the leadership potential to run a team of up to 20 sales, customer service, customer insights and marketing professionals plus 500 or more agents. Like the rest of the team, you have a relentless passion for making a positive impact and helping to solve fundamental societal issues through business and technology.

This is a full time role, good renumeration plus share options; salary negotiable.

Sales project manager

Our Yebo agents are the core of what we do. They are the face of Yebofresh towards the customer and they are our source of growth.

The sales project manager is responsible for finding, recruiting, training and supporting the right agents out in the field. You are also the main point of contact and account manager for some of our larger business customers such as community centres, crèches, schools and spaza shops.

You have a thorough understanding of the township market and have no hesitation to get into a car and meet potential customers, partners and agents out in the field.

You are fluent in English and ideally speak Xhosa and/or Zulu.

You are systematic and a good planner: you analyse the need of each market and think of creative, effective ways to create awareness and conversion. You are also extremely hands-on: you organise and run events, conduct a sales training, provide practical support on operating day, visit a business customer to solve a problem or address an interesting opportunity. You are relatively tech-savvy and know how to work a spreadsheet, word/ google document or powerpoint/ keynote presentation.

This is a part-time role for approx. 20 hours a week on a per-hour or per-day fee.

Sales agents

We are always looking to bring more sales agents on board. This is a part-time role that is commission-based and perfect as a side role next to other paid or volunteer work, studies or parenting.

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