Business Unit Lead


About the Role

Burn is looking for a Business Unit Manager to head one of our Biomass Products in Senegal. To succeed in this role, you must be able to effectively manage a wide range of duties and responsibilities simultaneously.

Duties and Responsibilities

Build product biz unit budgets (in conjunction w/ relevant managers), setting:

  • Revenue and unit volume targets
  • Op-Ex
  • Create and drive forward product strategy to optimize profitability, including:
  • Geographies o Sales channels
  • Marketing o Product improvements
  • Carbon
  • Drive the product and business-planning process across cross-functional teams of the company
  • Analyze consumer needs, current market trends, and potential partnerships from a profitability perspective
  • Assess current competitor offerings, seeking opportunities.
  • Analyze product requirements and develop appropriate programs to ensure they’re successfully achieved
  • Appraise new product ideas and strategize appropriate to-market plans
  • Responsible for all product development including product research, market research, competitive analysis, planning, positioning, roadmap development, requirements development, and product launch
  • Translate product strategy into detailed requirements for prototype construction and final product development by engineering teams
  • Create product strategy documents that describe business cases, high-level use cases, technical requirements, revenue, and ROI
  • Analyze market data to develop sales strategies and define product objectives for effective marketing communications plans
  • Collaborate closely with engineering, production, marketing, and sales teams on the development, QA, and release of products and balance of resources to ensure success for the entire organization
  • Develop product positioning and messaging that differentiates BURN and its features across primary market segments
  • Manage the technical product manage


  • Product EBITDA %
  • Total product profit
  • Revenue/unit
  • Expense/unit

This role will be moving into a matrix structure, and you will eventually be responsible for the Business Unit’s P&L. You will also be required to play a fundamental role in developing the structure of the unit and building the right team for this developed structure.

Qualified Female candidates are encouraged to apply

BURN does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training, or any other fees).

If you are interested in this position, please send your detailed e-mail application: CV and cover letter.

Closing date: 2 July 2022.

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