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Procurement Officer

Published on 24.06.2022


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Industries :
Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
Distribution, selling, wholesale
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Position : Procurement Officer

Pure Grow Africa is looking for its Procurement Officer, based in Kampala, with several trips upcountry. Your role will be to source produce (mainly vegetables and fruits categories) at the quality, quantity and consistency required by the different Business Units of the company. You will develop and implement a strong procurement strategy and create excellent relationships with suppliers (farmers, wholesalers, markets …), driving down costs where possible and negotiating quantities, quality and delivery dates. You will manage an existing team of 3-5 people and will contribute to the success of the company by improving the margins.

Your duties :

  • Improve procurement (directly from farmers + markets) and logistics, develop plans to lower costs, ensure quality, volumes and on-time deliveries, carry out regular local market surveys
  • Nurture excellent relationships with existing suppliers and select suitable farmers/groups of farmers around the country, visit the farms personally and regularly to establish rapport and explore supply options, negotiate and set up contracts with farmers
  • Manage supply issues, negotiate improvements and discounts
  • Lead regular service and quality reviews
  • Liaise with the operations and customer care team regarding any customer product complaints
  • Provide regular reports to Management
  • Keep accurate accounts, Credit Management
  • Stay up to date on production seasons and market trends
Required profile for job ad : Procurement Officer
  • At Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree from reputable university in Procurement, Agriculture
  • Agri-products purchasing background
  • Access to a network of fresh produce growers, in-depth understanding of the dynamics of the agribusiness sector
  • Proven procurement skills, ideas creator
  • Excellent leadership and management skills
  • Organised, precise and meticulous
  • Quality and Result oriented
  • Team spirit, willing to take on challenges, strong involvement, flexibility
  • Driving license mandatory.
Job criteria for job ad : Procurement Officer
Job category :
Industries :
Agriculture, fishing, aquaculture
Distribution, selling, wholesale
Food-processing industry
Hotel business, catering
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Bwizibwera - Entebbe - Gulu - Hoima - Jinja - Kampala - Kasese - Kira - Lira - Masaka - Mbale - Mbarara - Mukono - Nansana - Rest of Uganda
City : Kampala
Experience level :
5 to 10 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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