Supply Chain Officer vacancy

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi

Summit Recruitment

Job Description

The client is looking to recruit a Supply Chain Officer. The ideal candidate must have over 5 years’ relevant experience in a seed production environment in a similar role.

Key Responsibilities:

Ensure production and demand plans and activities are aligned and visible across the business.
Develop/implement systems and Supply chain processes, including timely reporting of any issues.
Supervision of employees and casual workers.
Ensure field production is done in a timely and effective manner, to make sure that the planned quantities of seed are available as required;
Coordinate recruitment of growers and the implementation of the field production plan;
Ensure phytosanitary, regulatory and quality requirements, including certification, are adhered to and all shipments of seed made do not contravene any country or international regulations or good practice.
Effectively manage inventory (including storage and transport) to optimize working capital deployment and assure seed quality is maintained.
Liaise with regulators and testing stations to provide independent certification with respect to FS quality parameters and assure required documentation is issued.
Liaise with the sources of breeder seed to ensure sufficient quantities are available in a timely manner to meet the production plan, ensuring agreements are in place with the seed or hybrid owners.
Putting in place planning and logistics systems and processes that integrate with the company finance system.
Ensure customer orders are fulfilled, dispatched and invoiced in a timely manner;
Ensure the companies HSEQ rules and procedures are established and fully implemented.
Prepare/present reports to management and other duties as required.


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or related field.
Should have worked in a seed production environment in a similar role for at least 5 years.
Must be well acquainted with KEPHIS rules and regulations.
Excellent planning skills and highly organized with attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and under strict deadlines.
Can adapt quickly to different environments.
Effective people & project management skills.
Ability to perform at a high level, constantly with proven experience.

Monthly Gross Salary: Kshs. 90, 000 – 150, 000/= (Approx. 900 – 1500 USD) depending on skills and experience.

Deadline: 11th June 2018.

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