Senior Director, Site Operations Job at Sama

Senior Director, Site Operations Job at Sama… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Sama.

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Sama formerly known as Samasource is a training-data company, focusing on annotating data for artificial intelligence algorithms. The company offers image, video and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including automotive, navigation, augmented reality, virtual reality, biotechnology, agriculture, manufacturing, and e-commerce. Sama’s mission is to expand opportunity for low-income individuals through the digital economy. One of the first organizations to engage in impact sourcing, Sama trains workers in basic computer skills and pays a local living wage for their labor.


  • Hire, coach, develop, and motivate your leadership team – ensuring high levels of team engagement, accountability, and accomplishment
  • Actively track all program/SOW KPIs, develop RCAs when expectations aren’t met, hold team accountable for process improvement
  • Develop operational strategy plan – present on progress to executive team, highlighting any risks as they arise
  • Complete ownership of operational success and all aspects that impact operational performance – risk management, financial accountability, team development, retention, profitability, continuous improvement, service delivery governance, budget, and reporting
  • Sama ambassador – upholding the highest standards in integrity, safety, and professional development
  • Develop a team culture that is able to operate independently, with agility, and effectively
  • Partner with Customer Success on client strategy and process execution
  • Maintain high level of technical knowledge, track and manage emerging market trends, ensure team is able to quickly adjust to new workflow processes
  • Dig into the details of our operations, revise existing and/or develop new policies and procedures to improve overall operating efficiency and exceed client expectations
  • Foster a culture of accountability and commitment within the team and supporting organizations


Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience leading operations, preferably in East Africa
  • 10+ years managing client relationships
  • 7+ years of executive leadership at a director level or above, including managing multiple departments
  • 5+ years managing large scale internal/external projects with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience leading a service delivery team
  • Located in Nairobi, Kenya

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading continuous improvement programs
  • Proficient in agile project management methodology
  • Experience leading large (1000+) multicultural and diverse teams
  • International work experience
  • 10+ years working in technology

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application on Company Website : Click Here

Applications close on 31st July. 2022.

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