Job Summary

Oversee the development and management of sustainable relationships with farmers and aggregators supplying raw materials to the company.

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Coconut Sourcing Manager is to oversee the development and management of sustainable relationships with farmers and aggregators supplying raw materials to the company.
The Coconut Sourcing Manager also will advise the company on daily matters concerning the raw material, prices, seasons and the interests of the farmers in such away the company maximizes profits.

• Oversees the purchasing of coconuts to meet demand as set by the Production Department
• Coordinates the team of Field Officers and Buyers in ensuring a steady supply of raw material to the Company.
• Timely communication on foreseen manpower requirement for facilitation.
• Ensures that the balance between quality and price of raw material is maintained across coconut sourcing operations
• Coordinates logistics required for coconut sourcing activities
• Ensure good standards of raw materials and working practices are maintained on farms and businesses.
• Establish and maintain good working relationships between Kentaste and the coconut suppliers
• Organizes education and training for farmers, while working it for the benefit of the company
• Organizes farm visit in and out of season.
• Recommends with timescales, for improvements on raw materials collection
• Monitors the prices being offered in the farms to ensure they remain within the guidelines set down by the company.
• Prepares a daily report on sourcing and discuss it where necessary.
• Advices Senior Management immediately of any serious concerns on the raw materials.
• Manage any collection centers for the benefit of the company.
• Safeguards company assets that are at his/her disposal.
• Ensures highest safety standards are observed when handling any raw materials.
• Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
• Generate and implement efficient sourcing management strategies
• Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
• Invent negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals.
• Ensure the Company’s visibility throughout the Counties of operation.
• Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
• Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
• Research and anticipate shifts in the negotiating power of suppliers
• Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
• Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
• Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
• Determine quantity and timing of deliveries.
• Develop both quarterly and yearly budgets depending on sourcing needs
• Write sourcing documentation and statements
• Keep abreast of industry and market trends and best practices
• Adhere to all relevant guidelines and regulations

Requirements
• Proven work experience as a Sourcing Manager or Procurement Manager for 2 years.
• Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement.
• Strong leadership skills
• Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
• Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
• Team player
• Good time-management skills
• Great communication, interpersonal and networking skills
• BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

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