Nigeria Supply Chain Specialist

October 21, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

One Acre Fund

One Acre, founded in 2006, supplies 1 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive. Our 8,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across six core countries in Africa, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve harvest 50 per cent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Nigeria Supply Chain Specialist
Location: Minna, Niger
Employment Type: Full-time
Preferred Start Date: As soon as possible
About the Role

We are piloting our innovative approach to improving farmer livelihoods in Niger State. The Supply Chain Specialist reports to the Systems Associate; manages transportation, warehousing and last-mile distribution of the products we sell to farmers while trying out new approaches to ensure the program can scale to serve 1 million farmers by 2030.

Responsibilities
Procurement:

End-to-end vendor screening, selection, procurement and relationship management, ensuring that all One Acre Fund procurement guidelines are followed.
Maintain relationships with suppliers to ensure they consistently meet quality standards and deliver products on time

Warehousing:

Manage and track all inventory on SAP and internal data-management systems
Plan and prepare warehouse layouts to ensure effective security and efficient storage
Optimize inventory performance via trend and demand forecasting
Analyze supply chain processes and recommend improvements to increase efficiency or reduce costs
Ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations related to safety, security, and environmental protection.
Create reports on supply chain activities including cost analysis, distribution analysis, and feasibility studies.

Coordinate the delivery to and receipt of inputs at the warehouse:

Manage and train the Supply Chain team on One Acre Fund logistics policies and oversee hiring for the team
Conduct monthly warehouse inventory audits.

Last-mile Delivery:

Assess delivery sites in our farmers' communities and schedule delivery across all rural locations
Maintain year-round inventory and delivery of products to support sales through local markets
Recommend changes and improvements to current systems
Determine the best method for transporting goods based on time requirements and cost considerations

Career Growth and Development:

We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people.
You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals.
You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

University Degree in either Supply Chain, Procurement or Logistics and 2 years of work experience OR 6+ years proven work experience managing supply chain, procurement or logistics of a company.
Commitment to the One Acre Fund mission of alleviating food insecurity in Nigeria
Willingness to look for problems and solve them collaboratively
Experience in a supervisor role, managing small teams
Proficiency in Google Suite, including MS Excel for tracking Goals and inventory management; experience with SAP or similar software
Fluency in English is required; fluency in Hausa is preferred.

Benefits
Health insurance, paid time off.
Application Closing Date
18th December 2022.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
Note

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria
One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here ([email protected]), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization's mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.
We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

To apply for this job please visit grnh.se.

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