Ghana Supply Chain Manager

About MoringaConnect

MoringaConnect is changing the story for the 120 million small farming families in Africa using moringa – a crop known locally as ‘the miracle tree’ for its nutritional, medicinal, and economic value. Starting in Ghana, we use our vertically integrated supply chain to turn nutritious moringa leaves into moringa-powered superfood beverages and snacks under our Minga Foods brand and moringa oilseeds into clean beauty products under our award winning True Moringa brand. Since becoming operational in Q42013, we’ve engaged over 2300 farming families and planted over 300,000 trees. Our traction and impact have been featured in Forbes, The Guardian, UpWorthy, Harvard Business Review, and The Economist.

Location

Successful applicant will work from Accra with significant travel throughout Ghana

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with HR manager to build farmer extension team
  • Manage farmer extension team consisting of regional supervisors and field agents
  • Support the implementation of farmer relationship management software
  • Standardize farmer group governance and extension services
  • Refine and structure the dissemination of training curriculum for farmers and extension team
  • Standardize and manage the distribution and tracking of inputs and financing to farmers
  • Translate company targets into individual and group targets for farmers and extension team
  • Manage and analyze weekly and monthly farm(er) and impact reports collected by extension team
  • Work with Procurement Manager to ensure farm yields are met, cultivation best practices are implemented, and social and environmental impact metrics are realized
  • Ensure all supply-side activities are correctly documented
  • Provide monthly assessments of supply chain to Operations Manager
  • Coordinate extension team retreats, trainings, Farmer’s Day and farmer end of year bonuses
  • Support the introduction of technologies and services to boost productivity of farmers and their quality of life
  • Contribute to the farming R&D efforts of company
  • Plan strategy for expanding farmer network in-line with MoringaConnect’s growth plans
  • Perform other duties appropriate to this role, as may be required by the Company from time to time

Key Competencies and Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience working with small farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience managing logistics on a large scale with many different channels and products in SSA
  • Experience using web and smartphone based CRMs and field data collection software
  • Have an understanding of smallholder farmer pain points, decision making processes, and how to incentive them to produce at a high level
  • Experience managing a geographically spread team and gathering data from them
  • Comfortable traveling often and staying in a developing towns and villages
  • Experience in organic cultivation, soil science, and tree agronomy a plus
  • Be hardworking, passionate, resourceful, flexible, and a person of integrity

Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Company Smartphone
  • All-expense-paid travel
  • Relocation Stipend and Housing Loan if needed

E-mail your resume/CV and cover letter to hr@moringaconnect.com with the name of the position in the subject line.