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Logistics & Procurement Manager Job, Logistics Jobs, Procurement Jobs, Corporate Staffing Jobs

Our client is an agribusiness firm based in Uganda. They are looking to hire a Logistics and Procurement Manager who will develop the trading organization, buying local fruits & vegetables to export to international markets and also be responsible for managing the whole logistical process from sourcing from farmers/agents right through to shipment leaving the airport or seaport.

Location: Uganda, Kampala

Salary: USD 2,500

Industry: Agribusiness

Responsibilities

  • To identify and create a reliable supplier database of potential farmers and agents
  • Interview potential suppliers prior to contract negotiations, including visiting farms and distribution centers and discussing quality standards with vendors
  • To be the main point of contact with traders/farmers/agents for sourcing produce
  • To nurture relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company
  • To ensure compliance with contractual regulations and working with agents/traders/farmers as necessary to resolve any discrepancies
  • To do necessary audits/visits to ensure the quality of produce from suppliers
  • Organize and schedule procurements in a timely manner
  • To liaise with agents to book flights and all necessary steps to export the goods within the agreed deadline
  • Oversee fulfillment of supply contracts by verifying quantity and quality of incoming produce shipments to the pack house
  • Develop and implement strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
  • Prepare requisitions, purchase orders, packing lists, invoices and any other necessary documentation for the purchase and export of the produce from Uganda
  • Receive, track and record all orders sent
  • Maintain all documentation in good order
  • Develop knowledge of current vendors, industry trends and relevant pricing by local market research, online research and reading professional publications
  • Manage all procurement and logistics costs to a minimum
  • Recommend new processes or systems for improvement; implement new ideas and strategies
  • Communicate effectively with agents, farmers, clients, customers, team members, and managers to align goals

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Economics, Finance, Operations, or a related area from a reputable institution.
  • At least 4 years of proven experience in a similar field
  • Must have experience managing logistics from field to client (export). Having an accounting experience is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices
  • Needs to be able to buy and work with out-growers/agents/traders
  • Must have a good understanding of quality, fruits, and vegetables
  • Must be proactive and work with minimal supervision
  • Must have strong communication skills in English both written and oral
  • Indians are highly encouraged to apply

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