Business Operations Lead, Guatemala

Acceso

Acceso

Operations
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Posted on Monday, February 5, 2024
Reporting/Supervisor: Senior Director, Markets

Location: Guatemala City

Start Date: ASAP

Contract: Contractor with possibility to transition to permanent employee

Travel: 40% of time

About Acceso

Acceso ( www.acceso.org ) is a social enterprise that is revolutionizing food systems in Latin America and the Caribbean to put smallholder farmers first. Acceso’s mission is to create fundamental and lasting positive economic change in the lives of rural smallholder farming families. Our entrepreneurial model provides smallholder farmers with a sustainable way to participate in formalized markets, enabling them to work themselves out of poverty with dignity and to prosper. Acceso currently operates a portfolio of three social businesses in Colombia, Haiti and El Salvador and an agtech tool (Extensio) founded in Mexico. Across our agribusinesses, we have impacted nearly 35,000 smallholder farmers and farm workers, generating more than $60m in farmer income to date.

About This Role

As Acceso grows in Guatemala, we seek a Business Operations Lead responsible for the ongoing enhancement and management of market/value chain strategies and business operations. This key role ensures operational effectiveness, legal compliance, financial health, and strategic alignment post-kickoff.

Key Responsibilities

The duties listed below are intended as illustrations of the types of duties that may be performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this position. Acceso expects the candidate to develop both desktop and field work as needed. Acceso will provide support and methodologies from its service center for the candidate to achieve the desired objectives.

  • Strategic Market and Value Chain Management:
  • Continually update and align market/value chain assessments and strategic plans with Acceso’s evolving objectives.
  • Develop and oversee key performance indicators (KPIs) for consistent tracking and improvement of business performance.
  • Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement:
  • Analyze operational data regularly to identify areas for enhancement and innovation.
  • Implement strategies for continuous improvement and adaptation in business operations.
  • Team Collaboration and Development:
  • Foster a culture of continuous learning and development within the team.
  • Engage in daily collaboration with the central team on key functional areas: IT, Systems, Data, Finance, Accounting, and Operations.
  • Project Management and Compliance:
  • Lead and manage the Extensio initiative, coordinating with business development, customer success, and tech teams.
  • Ensure ongoing legal compliance and manage operational adjustments as needed.
  • External Engagement and Fundraising:
  • Actively seek and apply for grant/funding opportunities to support Acceso/Extensio.
  • Represent Acceso at conferences and forums, enhancing organizational visibility and presence.

Qualifications

  • 7+ years in business development, operations, or management consulting, with a proven track record in business analysis and partnership development.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, or a related field preferred.
  • Exceptional communication skills, with strong research, analytical, and project management capabilities.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, team collaboration skills, and business acumen.
  • Experience with rural or low-income communities is highly valued.
  • Passion for social impact and improving the lives of smallholder farmers.
  • Advanced user of MS Office Suite.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English.

Application Instructions

To apply, please upload your resume and cover letter in the form below. In order to be considered, we ask that you submit your application materials in English.

For more information about Acceso and careers with us, please visit Acceso.org/careers.

Acceso is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, HIV/AIDS status, protected veteran status, disability and all other protected classes.