Supply Chain Officer (Upstream) at ReelFruit

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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 amazon.com 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements
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:
Click here to apply online