Supply Chain Officer (Upstream)

April 29, 2022

Job Description


ReelFruit is an emerging fruit processing company, retailing a range of dried fruit snacks to cater to the growing number of health-conscious consumers in Nigeria. ReelFruit was established in 2012 and has achieved significant growth – retailing in over 350 stores nationwide, with a head office in Lagos and regional office in Abuja and Port Harcourt. The company also retails product on in the US as well as internationally.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer (Upstream)

Location: Yaba, Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Description

As we increase our processing capacity as well as our global distribution, we seek an experienced Supply Chain Officer (Upstream) to ensure our raw materials sourcing, aggregation and logistics operations function properly.
The Supply Chain Officer is responsible for the mapping and sourcing of raw materials, aggregation and onboarding of raw materials’ suppliers (farmers and traders), evaluation of suppliers, monitoring and collation of field data from field agents to create purchase and logistics plans from farm to factory.
The ideal candidate will also be responsible for supervising the company’s field/extension agents across board, analyzing of field data to generate reports for business decisions, recording & reporting on performance of service providers, purchase & transporting of goods, materials and services within the supply chain process.


Liaise with all internal stakeholders to forecast and budget raw material volumes and specifications
Research and map out various locations for raw materials offtake
Negotiate and onboard raw materials suppliers
Monitor suppliers and evaluate performance
Supervise field agents across all value chains
Collate field data and analyze to generate reports for management decision
Negotiate purchase price and payment terms with service providers
Generate purchase orders for suppliers and accurately collate invoices to process payments
Plan aggregation and logistics process to offtake raw materials from farm to factory
Liaise with internal procurement/factory team to align with raw material ordering cycle
Track all orders, purchases and delivery logistics
Oversight of all purchase and service contracts to ensure the company’s interests are protected
Conduct himself/herself both professionally and personally in such a manner as to bring credit to the company
Purchase goods ensuring the optimum price/quality ratio on the market
Ensure the implementation of supply procedure complies with company procedures
Monitor the supply to meet delivery deadlines always
Ensure that all purchases are done by following the financial plan, cash forecast/budgets
Check the Purchase dossier before sending for validation to ensure they comply with company procurement procedures
Anticipate the supply activities related to projects and convey to purchaser on time
Participate in project procurement plan of the company
Provide technical support on supply chain management
Monitor team performance to upskill team where necessary
Manage interdepartmental and external communications
Manage supply chain database/dashboards efficiently
Update purchase/supply records and generate real-time reports on weekly/monthly/quarterly/annually

Educational Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree in Economics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Procurement Management or any similar field.
Minimum of 5 years experience as a supply chain officer in food processing
Proficient in all Microsoft office applications.

As the Supply Chain Officer, you'll need to show:

Strong analytical and data management skills
Strong communication skills
Strong negotiation skills
Great attention to detail
Strong reporting skills
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Creative problem-solving
Effective time management, ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, and prioritize tasks
Sound cultural awareness and ability to work multicultural and multiethnic environment
Proven leadership and team management skills
Ability to deliver high quality work in short periods of time and to work under pressure.

Application Closing Date
13th May, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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