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Seed Supply Chain Coordinator at One Acre Fund

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3 weeks ago

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One Acre Fund is a nonprofit organization that supplies smallholder farmers in East Africa with asset-based financing and agriculture training services to reduce hunger and poverty.

About the Role

The Global Seed Supply Chain Coordinator ensures that high-quality seed is purchased at a cost-efficient, market-determined & compliant manner and is delivered on time through execution excellence.

Your role is part of the Global Supply Chain Division – Agriculture Purchasing Team. You will complete market research to identify suitable products, coordinate warehouse deliveries, support quality assurance controls, and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers to ensure high service levels.

You will report to a senior Seed Purchasing Coordinator onsite in Nairobi, Kenya

Responsibilities

Inputs Procurement (50% of Role):

Develop external relationships with mid-level suppliers and support high-level supplier relationships. Contact both domestic and international suppliers and transporters to get price quotations and negotiate the best possible prices for seed delivery to country programs Place orders with suppliers for seed inputs, working with internal departments to ensure suppliers’ payments are completed on time and with the accurate amount Coordinate all deliveries from supplier warehouse to country warehouses, ensuring cost-effective and timely international and national deliveries Maintain a database of local suppliers and understand which inputs they carry, their pricing, and any supply issues OAF has had with the supplier Conduct RFQs for all seed products that are not single-sourced. Every dollar saved in purchasing enables more farmer families to have access to high-quality seeds to improve their yield and grow out of poverty.

Internal Coordination (25% of Role):

Work with country teams to understand their input needs before each season, specifically, quantities required, delivery timelines, warehouse allocations Work with the One Acre Fund Logistics team to ensure correct timely deliveries of high-quality inputs, and management of inventoried inputs from season to season Work with the SC systems & Ops team to ensure on-time payments, efficient inventory transfer and tracking in SAP Coordinate with the country Government Relations team to ensure compliance with all products procured

Certification & Quality Assurance (15% of Role):

Ensure all seed is certified to the country’s standards before distribution to farmers Assist in facilitating internal seed quality testing for all Kenya seed purchases. Manage and track all certification documentation for seed purchases Ensuring loading QC is done for all seed purchases

Qualifications

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

At least 2+ years of supply chain or procurement expertise A minimum of a Diploma in a relevant field English fluency required Basic Seed mastery: processing, quality control, country standards & industry understanding. Understanding of the Southern and East Africa seed systems Experience creating relationships with clients or vendors Experience leading negotiations and data-driven decision-making

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