Supply Chain Manager Jobs -Uganda

Supply Chain Manager Jobs, Procurement Jobs, Procurement Manager Jobs.

Our client is a large professional fresh produce exporter based in Uganda. They seek to hire a highly competent Supply Chain Manager who will be tasked with improving productivity, quality, and efficiency of company operations. He/She will also be responsible for managing the entire logistics process; from sourcing produce from farmers/agents right through to shipment leaving the airport or seaport.

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager

Location: Uganda, Kampala

Salary: USD 2,500

Industry: Agribusiness

Responsibilities

  • To identify and create a reliable supplier database of potential farmers and agents
  • Interview potential suppliers prior to contract negotiations, including visiting farms and distribution centers and discussing quality standards with vendors
  • To be the main point of contact with traders/farmers/agents for sourcing produce
  • To nurture relationships with suppliers to negotiate the best prices for the company
  • To ensure compliance with contractual regulations and working with agents/traders/farmers as necessary to resolve any discrepancies
  • To do necessary audits/visits to ensure the quality of produce from suppliers
  • Organize and schedule procurements in a timely manner
  • To liaise with agents to book flights and all necessary steps to export the goods within the agreed deadline
  • Oversee fulfillment of supply contracts by verifying quantity and quality of incoming produce shipments to the pack house
  • Develop and implement strategies for procuring, storing, and distributing goods or services and maintaining stock levels
  • Prepare requisitions, purchase orders, packing lists, invoices and any other necessary documentation for the purchase and export of the produce from Uganda
  • Receive, track and record all orders sent
  • Maintain all documentation in good order
  • Develop knowledge of current vendors, industry trends and relevant pricing by local market research, online research and reading professional publications
  • Manage all procurement and logistics costs to a minimum
  • Recommend new processes or systems for improvement; implement new ideas and strategies
  • Communicate effectively with agents, farmers, clients, customers, team members, and managers to align goals

 Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Economics, Finance, Operations, or a related area from a reputable institution.
  • At least 4 years of proven experience in a similar field
  • Must have experience managing logistics from field to client (export). Having an accounting experience is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of sourcing and procurement principles and best practices
  • Needs to be able to buy and work with out-growers/agents/traders
  • Must have a good understanding of quality, fruits, and vegetables
  • Must be proactive and work with minimal supervision
  • Must have strong communication skills in English both written and oral
  • Indians are highly encouraged to apply

 How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject  (Supply Chain Manager)  to  vacancies@corporatestaffing.co.ke   on or before  9 th May 2019

Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV

N.B:  We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for the interviewing process. Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.

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