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Nigeria Supply Chain Specialist

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Seeking an exceptional supply chain professional to manage transportation, warehousing & last-mile distribution of the products we sell to farmers while trying out new ways to ensure the program can scale to serve 1 million farmers by 2030.
Location
Nigeria
Career Level
Professionals

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund 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 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund. 

To learn more about our work, take a look at our Why Work Here blog for more information.

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; manage 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, environmental protection.
  • Create reports on supply chain activities including cost analysis, distribution analysis, 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 supervisor role, managing small teams
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, to include MS Excel for tracking Goals and inventory management; experience with SAP or similar software
  • Fluency in English required; fluency in Hausa preferred.

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Minna, Nigeria

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off 

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Nigeria

Application Deadline

18 December 2022

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 (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), 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.

Important

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, but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

DEI

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.

Anti discrimination

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.