A group of companies is looking for a highly motivated, proactive and mature individual for the position of Agronomy Procurement Manager. The ideal candidate should possess a high level of integrity, initiative, interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, as well as a commitment to teamwork and excellence The Agronomy Procurement Manager will be responsible for coordinating activities between Procurement and Agronomy, by leading and driving the sourcing, negotiating and procurement activities of agro-produce for the Group. Emphasis will be on ensuring the group secures and procures required agro-produce timeously through negotiating for competitive prices, procuring the correct quality and quantities, as guided by the Group's strategic objectives. Other responsibilities include; • Working with the agronomy department and leading procurement with regards to sourcing and procurement of agro-produce based on seasonal availability and planned cropping. • Working closely with the agronomy department in order to understand planting and yield schedules. • Working with the demand planner and agronomy department to ensure that the Group's agro-produco requirements are met within required timelines. • Leading negotiations for agro-produce ensuring that the group Is paying competitive prices. • Leading and managing procurement of agro—produce in accordance with the Group's policies • Preparing and submitting timely agro related reports and presentations as required or assigned by the procurement executive. • When importing agro-produce, leading during interface with regulatory agro-value chain actors i.e. AMA, GMB. Ministry of Agriculture, Agritex etc. • Conducting on-going market surveys and price comparisons on agro-produce
Skills & Knowledge • Knowledge of agro-produce grown in Zimbabwe and regionally. • Knowledge of small/large scale growers/suppliers in Zimbabwe. • Experience In developing and implementing agro—produce sourcing plans, buying plans and budgeting. • Drive, energy and the determination to create a rewarding and Impactful role In an organisation where change Is occurring rapidly. • Commercial focus. • Ability to interact positively at all levels and a good team player. • Excellent negotiation skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Excellent Interpersonal and supplier/grower interaction skills. • Excellent organisational and leadership skills. • Able to prioritise and multi-task particularly when working under pressure and to tight deadlines. • Can demonstrate initiative and the ability to be proactive, while also being able to implement assigned tasks and provide support to the Procurement Executive. • Financial literacy an added advantage. KEY QUALIFICATIONS: • A degree in Agronomy/Agriculture or related qualification required, • A procurement degree or related qualification will be an added advantage. • Minimum of 2 years' working experience in fresh produce/agro - produce industry. • A clean class four valid driver's licence.
TO APPLY: APPLICATIONS: Suitable candidates should apply to firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a detailed Curriculum Vitae. The deadline for submission of applications is close of business on 24 May 2019. Please do not apply if you do not meet the requirements