ABOUT ONE ACRE FUND
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms vastly more productive.
We provide quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests.
We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous : On average, farmers harvest 50 percent more food after working with One Acre Fund.
We are growing quickly. We currently serve more than 800,000 farm families in Eastern and Southern Africa, with more than 7,500 full-time staff, and we aim to serve 1 million farm families by 2020.
One Acre Fund empowers farmers to grow their way out of hunger by delivering only the highest quality agricultural inputs & life-improving products on time every season.
It’s the Global Sourcing team’s job to make those inputs readily available at the right price and quality when farmers need them.
One Acre Fund is growing quickly - we plan to more than triple our purchasing portfolio in the next 5 years - to make that happen, our Global Sourcing team is working hard to build efficient, streamlined systems and drive waste out of our key value chains.
In 2019 alone, the team will spend over $70M on agricultural and life-improving inputs such as fertilizer, seed, and solar products sourced all over the world on behalf of 6 countries in East and Southern Africa.
Doing this effectively will involve developing a flexible sourcing strategy, setting clear and measurable targets, holding the full supply chain team accountable to these ambitious targets using 100% accurate and transparent data, and implementing tight controls across the value chain to guarantee inputs make it from supplier to One Acre Fund's warehouse on time and at the best possible price.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to drive our goals around efficiency and effectiveness by supporting our continual improvement and cost-saving projects and working closely with key stakeholders to streamline processes across the global procurement function.
The overarching goals of this role are to :
The Supply Chain Operations Associate will play a critical role in supporting the development and implementation of major cost-saving and efficiency improvement initiatives with a heavy focus on process automation, reducing redundancies, and better use of data.
The ideal candidate has 4+ years of work experience in operations or strategic problem-solving role, with significant exposure to complex project management, process automation, and forecasting.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to :
Sourcing Data & Reporting management : Work with the sourcing data team to automate data processes and reports for better visibility into supply chain data across the organization. More specifically :
Resolve and mitigate future pain points between procurement staff and their counterparts of finance and logistics you align with cross-department stakeholders regularly to alleviate friction caused by messy data and ensure you have a single-source of truth for decision making.
Implement long term improvements in our data and reporting systems - improve data collection tools, data reporting, system process integration etc.
Driving innovation in sourcing operations to eliminate waste : Work with Supply Chain Operations Manager to drive innovation across the global sourcing and local procurement teams by executing data-focused strategic projects and thinking creatively.
Example projects include :
Identify methods for reducing repetition, spend, and manual movements from sourcing processes may include collaborating with warehousing, last-mile-distribution, and finance teams in addition to immediate global sourcing colleagues.
Improve system integration & controls and use existing tools more effectively to tighten controls and simplify frequent tasks :
Report on controls to systems and organizational leadership.Integrate supplier performance & database management capabilities into data systems
Capacity building :
Learn systems and processes across sourcing units in order to fill mission-critical gaps as needed;Run capacity building workshops and training across the Sourcing team focused on hard skills (i.
Identify strong talent pools to support with recruitment at all job grades.
CAREER GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance.
We hold career reviews every six months and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.
We are seeking exceptional candidates with 4+ years of work experience, top-performing academic background, a love for data, and a passion for reducing waste across supply chain operations.
Prior operations or consulting experience preferred but not required if the candidate has a track record of independent problem solving and innovation in a fast-growing organization.
Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply :
Proven ability to set and meet targets.Leadership experience at work or outside of work.Experience working in a multicultural workplace preferred.
You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems. Excellent stakeholder coordination skills you’re a strong writer and verbal communicator who can negotiate with internal clients and be persuasive but who is also humble and open to other viewpoints.
Professional maturity and ability to stay calm under pressureStrong quantitative reasoning skills you can QC contracts, POs, and orders effectively without supportStrong work ethic and ability to handle a demanding, high-pressure work environment as well as a strong sense of humility, ethics, and integrity
Bringing real-time, accurate data to the global sourcing team at One Acre Fund is your calling. Passion for operations, building scalable and efficient systems and solving problems in a difficult operating environmentYou are passionate about delivering world class customer service you put customers first in all that you do and understand the importance of building agile processes and systems that will best serve your clients
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, paid time off
SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CANDIDATES
Yes. East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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