Area Manager

Proximity Designs

About us

"Proximity Designs is an award-winning social business in Myanmar. We design and deliver affordable, income-boosting products that complement the entrepreneurial spirit of rural families. Launched in 2004, we’ve created Myanmar’s largest agricultural services platform — farm technology, advising and finance — to help small family farms be profitable. Across our platform, we’re now engaging with over 100,000 new customers a year, on top of the 550,000 we’ve already served. These families see an average of $250 annual income increase as a result — a life-changing amount for those living on less than $3 a day. By using human-entered design, we listen, observe and learn from our customers. From this deep knowledge, we design and bring to market products and services to meet their changing needs. Today the scope of our
network reaches nearly 80 percent of the farming population. We have customers in the Ayeyarwady Delta, Lower Myanmar, the central Dry Zone and the Shan hills."


Workplace and culture

Made up of 800+ staff members nationwide, we are proud to have attracted some of the brightest talents in Myanmar, who share our vision to better the lives of rural farmers and create positive social impact through our work.


Despite our rapid growth, Proximity still operates on a flat structure as we first started. We value transparency and encourage our staff to carry out their ideas and participate in the decision-making process.


Besides competitive salaries, travel opportunities around the country and abroad, as well as a comprehensive healthcare package, we provide a platform where people come here to develop their skills and grow from their work. To achieve this, we created Proximity School. Modeled after leading corporate universities in the world, Proximity School delivers trainings directly to where our staff is. The list of available courses goes beyond just technical skill training but includes soft skill training and English learning.


  Magway Division    17 July 2019
Job Reference: MJ1560422902286

Your Mission

As an Area Manager, you’ll oversee Yetagon Farm Advisory Services (FAS) operations in three to four townships. You will support and coach Township Coordinators, Extension Officers, Field Operation Associates, Bookkeepers and Data Analysts across multiple Branch offices. Working closely with the team in Yangon, you will help in operations plan and execute strategies for each Township, offering “best-fit” agricultural techniques to farmers. While working to achieve ambitious targets, the results mean increased in incomes of thousands of farm families.


What You Will Do

  • Optimize and oversee Township-level operations to ensure efficiency and the best delivery of services.
  • Research, prototype and implement KPI’s for tracking the performance of Township teams.
  • Play a role in designing, executing and leading creative and effective agricultural knowledge trainings for the staff.
  • Assist leaders in making educated decisions regarding new services, expansion and recruitments.
  • Collaborate with different teams on initiatives that create positive impact.


Requirements

  • You are a natural leader with proven management experience.
  • You are a clear communicator. You can explain anything to just about anyone.
  • You are data-minded and have an uncommon ability for analytical thinking.
  • You have the excellent problem-solving abilities.
  • Ideally, you have a background in agriculture and you’re passionate about supporting innovative projects that improve the lives of thousands of low-income farmers in Myanmar.
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1. Competitive salary with medical benefits 2. Nearly limitless opportunities for professional growth & career development 3. Talented, forward-thinking colleagues 4. World-class training opportunities through our Proximity School 5. Chance to build a unique, nationwide operation in a frontier market 6. Amazing office environment with in-house café 7. Potential for international travel to conferences & special events 8. Annual performance bonuses 9. Change lives for the better, doing groundbreaking, unprecedented work in Myanmar
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