Global Supply Chain Seed Procurement Specialist

One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund

Operations
kigali, rwanda
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

About One Acre Fund

Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies 1.6 million smallholder farmers with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. Our 10,000+ team is drawn from diverse backgrounds and professions. With operations across ten African countries, we make farmers more prosperous by providing quality farm supplies on credit, delivered within walking distance of farmers' homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. On average, the farmers we serve earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

Our Rwanda program, founded in 2007, operates under the local brand Tubura. We have more than 3,200 staff located in all four Rwanda provinces and Kigali. Together, we directly serve more than 790,000 farmers. To learn more about our work, look at our Rwanda program blog for more information.

About the Role

The Global Seed Supply Chain Specialist ensures high-quality seed is purchased in a cost-efficient, market-determined, and compliant manner. You will ensure seed inputs are delivered on time through execution excellence and strategic projects and partnerships. Your role is part of the Global Supply Chain Division - Agriculture Purchasing Team. You will report to the Global Seed Procurement Manager This is a hybrid-based role - you will be expected in the OAF Kigali office 2 to 3 days a week

Responsibilities

Procure high-quality seed with supply chain excellence

  • Complete execution of each country of operations seasonal procurement strategy to deliver +90% on-time delivery of high-quality affordable inputs
  • Drive long-term seed supply chain reliability by evaluating supplier capacity, current inventory levels, and market trends for purchases you execute
  • Function as the liaison between the OAF country programs and the suppliers you execute procurements form

Maintain seed, operations, and internal stakeholder relationships

  • Build partnerships for seasonal procurement needs through articulation of OAF country program procurement needs
  • Represent OAF externally with suppliers

Certification & Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure all seed is certified to the country’s standards before distribution to farmers
  • Assist in facilitating internal seed quality testing for all seed purchases
  • Manage and track all certification documentation for seed purchases
  • Ensuring loading QC is done for all seed purchases

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.

Qualifications

Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • At least 2+ years of the supply chain, operations, or procurement expertise
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • English fluency required
  • Basic Seed mastery: processing, quality control, country standards & industry understanding. Understanding of the Southern and East Africa seed systems
  • Experience creating relationships with clients or vendors
  • Experience leading negotiations and data-driven decision-making
  • Project management experience

Preferred Start Date

As soon as possible

Job Location

Kigali, Rwanda

Benefits

Health insurance, paid time off

Eligibility

This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Rwanda

Application Deadline

08 September 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.