13 May 2016

Procurement Manager - Arabica Coffee Career Opportunity - Olam Uganda Ltd

Organisation: Olam Uganda Ltd
Duty Station: Mbale, Uganda
Reports to: General Manager-Coffee

About US:
Olam Uganda Ltd is a subsidiary of Olam International which is a leading global integrated supply chain manager and processor of agricultural products and food ingredients, supplying various products across 16 platforms in 70 countries.

Job Summary: The Procurement Manager - Arabica Coffee will be responsible for the entire procurement operation of Arabica Coffee; from forecasting, negotiations with suppliers, contracting and accurate and timely bookkeeping.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the design, implement and manage Arabica Coffee procurement strategy.
  • Assess local market conditions and identify procurement opportunities and develop forecasts, financial objectives and business plans.
  • Implement required infrastructure to drive/deliver volumes and quality
  • The incumbent will optimize utilization of processing and quality resources to derive maximum capacity utilization/efficiencies.
  • Build, maintain and strengthen strategic networks, adhere to high ethical standards, and comply with all regulations/applicable laws.
  • Credit Risk, stock Management and ensuring strict adherence to all the laid down systems and procedures without exception.
  • Ensure that all the direct and indirect costs for the business are within budgets.
  • Manage/eliminate controllable losses and minimize the impact of non-controllable losses.
  • Carry out market intelligence, confirm currency hedging requirements and stay abreast of competing markets and provide reports on market movement and penetration
  • Manage the performance, development and motivation of staff under supervision.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should be a graduate in a business related degree. Possession of a Post graduate in management is desired.
  • Seven years of managerial experience in Arabica Coffee procurement, quality parameters and Cupping is a requirement.
  • Ability to work and travel upcountry, leading a large procurement team.
  • Project management experience and Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability knowledge is an added advantage.
  • Very good commercial bent of mind and outcome oriented.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in Managing Buying Agents and farmers.
  • Ability to communicate m Bantu local language will be an advantage.

How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an updated CV to; martin.osembo@olamnet.com and nakyejwe.v@olamnet.com. Please send an updated CV and don’t attach academic documents. The attachments should not exceed 2 MBs.

Deadline: 20th May 2016

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