Purchase Manager - Commodity Crops



Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2023
iFarmer is an award-winning agri-fintech business focusing on innovative financial services for smallholder farmers. iFarmer uses agriculture expertise, agronomic machine learning, remote sensing, and mobile phones to deliver financing, high-quality agriculture inputs, optimized farm advises and creates access to markets that can improve profitability for millions of farmers.
We are on a mission to “Democratize Agriculture financing and Supply chain”.
iFarmer works closely with multiple stakeholders across the agriculture value chain. We are supported by organizations such as UNCDF, UNESCAP, Asia Accelerator, Falcon Ventures, Startup Bangladesh, UNDP Youth CoLab, Acumen, and more.
Output Operation
  • Develop and implement procurement strategies and plans for commodity crops that meet business needs for cost, quality, reliability, and sustainability.
  • Lead efforts to identify, evaluate, onboard and manage relationships with suppliers of maize, paddy, wheat, soybeans and other crops.
  • Negotiate and oversee supplier contracts, purchasing agreements, logistics, pricing models, and payment terms.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to understand procurement requirements, manage inventory levels, and coordinate timely purchasing and delivery of crops.
  • Evaluate market conditions, supply dynamics, risk factors, and other inputs to advise on procurement decisions and actions.
  • Continuously analyze spend, supply markets, and vendor performance to identify opportunities for improved purchasing leverage and value.
  • Lead a team of commodity crop buyers and purchasing agents, coach and develop team capabilities.
  • Ensure compliant purchasing processes, documentation, and supplier relationships.
  • Prepare and analyze purchasing reports, savings tracking, performance metrics for senior management.

The Purchase Manager leads and manages the purchasing team responsible for procuring maize, paddy, wheat, soybeans, and other commodity grain and oilseed crops from suppliers. This role oversees the sourcing, negotiation, contracting, order management, and relationship management activities for commodity crop procurement.

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business, or relevant field
  • 3+ years experience in procurement or buying roles, preferably in agriculture/commodities
  • Excellent negotiation and relationship management skills
  • In-depth knowledge of agricultural commodities markets and supply dynamics
  • Strong analytical and decision-making abilities
  • Leadership and team management experience
  • Strategic mindset with business acumen
Other Benefits
  • Health Insurance
  • 2 yearly festival bonuses
  • Salary Review: Once in a year
Salary Range
30000 BDT
Dinajpur, Birganj
Application Deadline
Nov 22, 2023
Apply Procedure

If you think you are fit for this role, you are requested to send your updated CV to career@ifarmer.asia by mentioning “Application for Purchase Manager - Commodity Crops” in the subject line by 22 November, 2023.