Procurement and Logistics Coordinator

Category:
Development and Project Management, Purchasing and Procurement
Location:
Bahir Dar, with regular travel to Addis Ababa and rural areas 
Career Level:
Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)
Salary:
14,014 – 17,154 ETB per month, depending on qualifications and experience level

Job Description

One Acre Fund’s mission is to improve the productivity and prosperity of smallholder farm families while protecting the environment. We contribute to agricultural productivity, broad-based economic growth, and forest development. We follow a sustainable and cost-effective approach in everything we do, and we focus relentlessly on improving the lives of farmers.
Position Summary
Manage procurement and logistics for One Acre Fund, an agriculture NGO that supports farmer income growth. You will oversee complex procurement projects for large-scale agricultural activities, such as sourcing and distributing many varieties of tree seed or hiring contractors for remote construction projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
 Overarching Goals
  •  Drive execution excellence of operational goods/services procurement and delivery operations
  •  Build strong relationships with key suppliers to receive high service levels and below-market pricing
  • Enable the procurement team to achieve near 100% on-time, in-full deliveries
  • Use diligent quality control mechanisms to prevent low-quality goods from being delivered to OAF staff or farmers
 Procurement
  •  Lead sourcing to ensure that OAF has the materials to service 100,000 farmers by 2020
  • Prepare bid analyses, both for basic purchases and for large-scale, complex projects
  •  Conduct quality analysis to determine which goods will best suit our purposes in the field
  • Develop deep understanding of project needs, including agricultural basics like seed quality testing and harvest times
  • Reduce overall spend through purchases at scale, vendor networking, and hard negotiating
  •  Find and recruit contractors and vendors in remote areas, such as carpenters and raw materials sellers
  • Conduct internet research to identify suppliers and answer key agricultural questions
 Logistics
  •  Organize and execute complex logistics projects, such as input distribution to over 120 nurseries in the first year, forecasted to double in coming years
  • Coach reports to resolve logistics challenges such as day-to-day vehicle use and inventory management
  • Oversee inventory controls in the warehouse and office, including maintenance of IT assets
Management
  •  Manage three direct reports to a high standard of performance, guiding their professional development and coaching their work in procurement, logistics, payments, immigration, importation and other administrative work
  •  Track and report Key Performance Indicators, such as turnaround times and quality level

The contract will be for one year, renewable with good performance

Job Requirements

Qualifications
  •  3+ years of experience in entrepreneurship or business, project, or people management
o Preferred: 1+ years of experience in agricultural inputs and/or managing direct reports
  •  Absolute trustworthiness – One Acre Fund has a Zero Tolerance policy for fraud
  •  Very strong English; all project discussions are in English and the manager does not speak Amharic
  •  Outgoing personality and strong negotiation skills
  •  Pre-existing network of vendors and contractors
  •  Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft Excel
  •  Persistence and resourcefulness when pursuing a goal
  •  Detail-oriented work style with the ability to create and follow a plan
  •  Clear and direct communication style, with a positive attitude and an openness to feedback

How to Apply

Women encouraged to apply

Applicants should apply through this link:   https://boards.greenhouse.io/oneacrefundethiopia/jobs/1642651

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