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Head - Procurement - Agri (15-20 yrs)
We have an opportunity for Head - Procurement with one of our client in Nigeria.
Location : Abuja/Kano, Nigeria
Qualification : MBA
Experience : 15-20 years in the area of commodity procurement Rice maize, soya, sesame and other agro products.
- Africa experience preferable
Heading Procurement function for Agro Biz, (Trading of commodity agro products, forward integration in crop processing, assembly, sales and service of agro equipment's).
KEY RESULT AREA :
- Procurement of agro products, commodities at optimum cost.( with budgeted costs)
- Quality of the product in line with customer specifications
- Optimum inventory across value chain.
- Guiding procurement team members in other zones on the cost of buying.
- Co ordinate with sales team to ensure margins as per biz plans.
- Managing logistics and warehouses operations.
- Statutory compliances for the biz,in all aspects.
- Variance referring to Budget, analysis and drawing monitoring corrective actions
- Timely procurement of commodities as per plan.
- Quality, cost, delivery schedule, payment terms.
- Liaison with farmers and selling bodies in the regions to get right price .,
- Keeping continuous close watch on commodity prices, variations,, seasonality
- Prompt decision making to ensure losses wither on purchases or on inventory
- Keep market intelligence to ensure SMART buying.
- De-risking strategy(to ensure minimal losses due to quality, storage and excess inventory)
- Ensure legal compliances to ensure smooth running of biz operations and avoiding any legal issues.
- Ensure no bad debt in the value chain.
KEY SKILLS :
- Negotiations skills
- Knowledge on commodity trading
- Understanding of extremely dynamic prices of agro products from various procurement hubs.
- Understanding of end to end cost and margins.
- Use of IT tools to keep track of dynamic commodity prices. .
- Interactions with farmers, market place
- Warehouse management
ADDED SKILLS/COMPETENCIES :
- Decision Making
- Team work