Sourcing Officer (Pineapple) - AGROPAL West Africa Limited



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AGROPAL West Africa Limited (AGROPAL) is an agribusiness focused on processing and marketing fruits grown in West Africa for international markets. AGROPAL products are dried fruits (mainly from mangoes and pineapples). Our mission is to empower every actor in the agricultural value chain to ensure inclusive development of the sector. Our vision is to see a bubbling agricultural sector in Ghana and West Africa improving economies, providing incomes for people, and enhancing food security and health.

Job Description

Opportunity

As a growing organization, AGROPAL is seeking talents to complement its existing team with its mission of empowering every actor in the agricultural value chain. Therefore, AGROPAL is seeking to hire a Sourcing Officer to work within its Sourcing Department. Applicants must note that the opportunity requires flexibility based on the factory production schedule. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The hired candidate will be responsible for the following: 

  • Support the sourcing department in meeting yearly targets. 
  • Be responsible for leading sourcing activities within his/her designated zone. 
  • Sustain and create new relationships with our growers. 


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  • Provide technical assistance and required support to producers as per the company policy.
  • Undertake planned monitoring of target farmers’ fields. 
  • Support farmers within the target landscapes to adopt and maintain required certification standards (including Global GAP, Fair Trade and Organic)
  • Assist in monitoring and regulating the use of pesticides to ensure out-growers are in compliance with customer’s requirements and European Union (EU) Maximum Residue Limit (MRL).
  • Manage the inventory of raw materials received, stored, sorted and issued. 
  • Lead in coordinating quality raw material supply and related logistics from designated zones for processing. 

Required Skills or Experience

Academic and career:

  • Bachelor’s degree or HND in Agriculture/Agribusiness.
  • At least three years of working experience in the sector.
  • Experience in the pineapple value chain is required. 

Other critical skills:

  • Good leadership and management skills. 
  • Proven track record in stock management.  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, identify and address problems, meet deadlines, and stay within budget.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; a team player and independent worker.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to deliver direction and motivation in an effective manner at all levels.
  • Effective time-management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Candidate should demonstrate integrity and accountability.
  • Candidate should be able to ride a motorbike. 
  • Candidate should be residing in Nsawam and its environs. 

Work Location

  •  Nsawam or its environs. 


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