Fresher Grain Trading Assistant Job Placements – Grainpulse Ltd

Job Title:     Grain Trading Assistant
Organization: Grainpulse
Ltd
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
Grainpulse Ltd is a
first of its kind integrated agribusiness company and Uganda’s number one
dealer in Agro Inputs, Grain and Coffee. We continue expanding everyday to meet
our clientele needs.
Job Summary: The
Grain Trading Assistant is responsible for providing support in all assigned
activities around the sourcing of grain & pulses products and is also
required to understand the entire grain & pulses value chain and to
incorporate this knowledge in all sourcing activities and discussions with
suppliers..
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
·               
Assisting
with all sourcing activities of agricultural produce
·               
Understanding
the company’s sourcing needs
·               
Identifying
and contacting suppliers
·               
Evaluating
offers from suppliers and negotiating affordable prices and quality
·               
Tracking
orders and ensuring timely delivery
·               
Liaising
with staff members to ensure all products arrive in good condition
·               
Following
up with suppliers, as needed, to confirm or change orders
·               
Originating
and supporting sustainable sourcing initiatives
·               
Nurturing
existing supplier, identifying and recruiting new suppliers
·               
Updating
internal databases with order details (dates, suppliers, quantities, discounts,
rebates) and maintaining updated records of farmers, cooperatives &_
aggregators (KYS)
·               
Coordinating
between partners or customers and co-workers or superiors such as taking calls
and answering questions
·               
Supporting
on responsible sourcing initiatives
·               
Continuously
invigorating the supply chain
·               
Monitoring
the market for commodities availability & upcoming challenges while
notifying the business of any new grain & pulses statutory requirements
·               
Conducting
market research to identify pricing & quality trends
·               
Compiling
costs for further analyses for various produces and products or any other
related services to the grain business.
·               
Compiling
costs for further analyses for various produces and products or any other
related services to the grain business.
·               
Liaising
with the agronomy department to provide feedback on sourcing parameters and
support the alignment between activities
·               
Engaging
and performing in any other project or activity as required from time to time



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·               
The
ideal candidate must possess a first degree in Business, Agriculture,
Economics, Logistics and/or Finance;
·               
At least
two years of experience in trading, agri-insurance or sourcing / purchasing of
agri-products.
·               
Working
experience with a recognised trading company in East Africa is an added
advantage
·               
He or
she must have a good understanding of supply chain procedures
·               
Extensive
knowledge of grain trade cost drivers and business acumen and relationship
nurturing.
·               
The
ideal candidate must possess computer skills in MS Outlook, Word and Excel.
·               
He or
she must be customer centric with a good business acumen, possess good
communication and presentation skills, have strong analytical and numerical
skills as well as strong problem-solving skills.
·               
The
candidate must be a team player, have the ability to keep an overview of
multiple tasks and handle pressure, with a high attention to detail and must be
open-minded.
·               
The
candidate must also have a strong command of the English language, Kiswahili
& Luganda
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should email their Job Applications with
detailed CVs, certified copies of academic certificates (originals are to be
presented at the interview), copy of a stamped recent salary pay-slip to
Recruitment@grainpulse.co.ug 
Deadline: 29th November 2019 
NB:
Please note that presentation of false academic documents and certification
will lead to criminal prosecution.
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