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21/12 Shalaka Pradhan
Consultant at Datamatics Staffing Services Pvt. Ltd.

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Head - Procurement - Agri (15-20 yrs)

Overseas/International/Africa/Nigeria Job Code: 875341

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).


- 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.


- 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


- Leadership

- Decision Making

- Communication

- Team work

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Maternity and Paternity Benefits

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