NAFASI ZA KAZI |Job Opportunity at One Acre Fund, Global Procurement Associate
Global Procurement Associate
The Global Procurement teams are responsible for over $5M in spending each year across over 12,000 transactions and are responsible for all operational goods and service purchasing on behalf of over 700,000 smallholder farmers. We are seeking a strong individual to help improve process efficiency, drive 5% of purchasing cost out of the system, implement process/systems improvement projects, and help build team capacity across multiple countries of operation.
You will directly oversee procurement operations in at least 2 countries of operation and contribute to delivering a world-class purchasing department at the feet of our 700,000+ farmers across East and Southern Africa.
The Overarching Goals Of This Role Are To
Success In This Role Means
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 professionals with experience in and a passion for procurement and supply chain. Experience in an entrepreneurial environment is a plus. Candidates that meet the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Work experience in a demanding professional environment, preferably in positions where frequent cross-department communication was required
Experience in procurement, supply chain, engineering, or consulting preferred, but not required
Ability to work and make decisions independently
A passion for world class customer service
Strong sense of ethics, honesty, and integrity
Creativity and strong problem-solving skills. You don’t take no for an answer and constantly look for alternative solutions to problems.
At least 5 years’ experience including 2 years of people or project management experience
Passion for capacity building and investing in others
Experience managing remote teams is a plus
Strong computer skills in at least Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required, experience using SAP preferred
Able to independently structure analyses related to procurement subject matter
Strong attention to detail
Strong verbal and written communication skills with reports, peers, and management
Related Master’s Degree is an asset, but not strictly required
Language: Fluent in English, French preferred
Preferred Start Date
Commensurate with experience
Health insurance, paid time off
Sponsor International Candidates
Yes; East Africans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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.
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