Competitor Intelligence Manager at BURN, Nairobi, Kenya – Drive Success in the Clean Cooking Industry

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Competitor Intelligence Manager at BURN, Nairobi, Kenya – Drive Success in the Clean Cooking Industry

Are you ready to take the lead in the dynamic world of clean cooking? BURN is seeking a Competitor Intelligence Manager who will spearhead the collection and analysis of competitor data to guide strategic decision-making, ensuring we maintain our competitive edge. Join us in Nairobi, Kenya, and make a meaningful impact.

Job Level: Experienced

About the role

In this role, you will become the key player in ensuring BURN’s continued success in the clean cooking industry. Your responsibilities will encompass a range of duties, including:

Competitor Analysis

  • Global Insights: Research and monitor competitor activities, strategies, and product offerings across the cookstove industry worldwide.
  • Emerging Competitors: Identify and track emerging competitors, potential threats, and market opportunities.
  • SWOT Analysis: Conduct a SWOT analysis to evaluate competitor strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.

Market Research

  • Trend Tracking: Stay up-to-date with market trends, consumer preferences, and regulatory changes that may impact BURN’s competitive standing.
  • Market Data: Conduct research and gather data on competitor pricing, distribution, and customer feedback.

Data Collection and Analysis

  • Data Management: Organize and maintain a comprehensive database of competitor information, including financial data, product specifications, and market share.
  • Actionable Insights: Analyze data to extract valuable insights into competitor performance, market positioning, and potential areas for growth.

Reporting and Communication

  • Key Insights: Prepare regular reports and presentations for senior management and cross-functional teams, highlighting vital competitor insights and recommendations.
  • Integration: Collaborate with internal stakeholders to ensure that competitive intelligence informs strategic planning.

Competitive Strategy

  • Collaborative Approach: Work closely with the strategy and product development teams to develop strategies that capitalize on competitive weaknesses and opportunities.
  • Data-Driven Decisions: Provide input on pricing, product features, and marketing tactics based on competitor insights.

Ethical Standards

  • Integrity: Adhere to ethical standards in gathering and using competitor intelligence, ensuring strict compliance with legal and industry regulations.


  • Continuous Improvement: Compare our products and offerings against the competition and recommend areas for improvement.

Skills and Experience

To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Marketing, or a related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in competitor intelligence, or strategic analysis, with a minimum of 5 years in a relevant role.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret data to generate actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Knowledge of the clean cooking industry is a plus.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software.
  • Ethical and responsible conduct in handling sensitive competitive information.

Qualified Female Candidates encouraged to Apply

At BURN, we believe in equal opportunities and encourage female candidates to apply for this role.

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

Please write in English language.

Expert Tips To Be A Successful Applicant

  1. Highlight Your Relevant Experience: Tailor your application to emphasize your experience in competitor intelligence and data analysis, showcasing how it aligns with the job requirements.
  2. Demonstrate Analytical Skills: Provide specific examples of times when you’ve used analytical skills to derive insights from data, contributing to informed decision-making.
  3. Effective Communication: Highlight instances where you’ve effectively conveyed complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences, demonstrating your communication skills.
  4. Industry Knowledge: Discuss your familiarity with the clean cooking industry and how it can benefit BURN’s competitive strategy.
  5. Ethical Integrity: Share examples of your commitment to ethical standards in handling sensitive information, ensuring compliance with industry regulations.
  6. Data Tools Proficiency: Mention the data analysis tools and software you are proficient in, providing real-world examples of how you’ve used them.
  7. SWOT Expertise: Elaborate on your experience in conducting SWOT analyses and how it has guided strategic decision-making in your previous roles.
  8. Market Trend Awareness: Illustrate your ability to stay informed about market trends, regulatory changes, and consumer preferences, and how this knowledge can benefit BURN.
  9. Collaborative Approach: Highlight instances where you’ve collaborated with cross-functional teams to drive business strategies based on competitor insights.
  10. Problem Solving: Share a story of a challenging problem you’ve faced in your career and how your solution contributed to your company’s competitive advantage.






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