Operations manager


Job Summary

Our Platform is a soon to be launched agric-tech platform that gives Nigerians the opportunity to participate in Agriculture trading by connecting agriculture commodity buyers with real farmers for the purpose of buying. Now, we seek a very passionate driven, hands-on and experienced in agriculture operations manager to join our team.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 5 years

Job Description

The Role:
The Operations Manager will be responsible for all Warehouse operations. The role requires an agro-passionate, entrepreneurial, reliable, trustworthy, conscientious, self-motivated professional who is always prepared to be a “hands on” practical Agro Operations manager.
He/She will be managing a combined team of Warehouse Supervisor and other team members joining the team and working with external stakeholders.  External stakeholders will include Farm Managers, Farmers, Out growers/off takers, Insurance, government and buyers of commodity produce. 
Location: Lagos and Gaate farm (Nasarrawa) 

Ideal candidates for this role will have:
  • Very Passionate, Hardworking and Entrepreneurial
  • At least 5 years of hands-on experience in agriculture produce warehousing.
  • Must have experience trading agriculture produce (buying from farmers and selling to buyers e.g. Unilever, Amo byn, Nestle or others).
  • Must be able to provide evidence on a previous farm/ warehouse storage project/research work in agriculture with reference from the farm management about a successful out-come on such farms
  • Must have knowledge and practical experience of Warehousing and Storage and attracting buyers to warehouse.
  • Must have expertise knowledge of all or some of the following crops; Maize, Soyabeans, sorghum, Rice and grains common in Northern Nigeria peculiar/common to the region.
  • Willingness to Travel
  • Language proficiency (English & Hausa)
  • Must demonstrate ownership of an Agric Support Network
  • Must belong to a Professional Body (Group) that is related/affiliated to Agriculture
  • Must have access and connections to
  • Federal (State) Ministries and or Parastatals which are responsible for Agriculture (Products, Equipment, advisory and otherwise).
  • To an Agriculture group or network of agricultural practitioners.
  • And personal relationships with buyers of Agricultural commodities like grains.
  • Institutions that will facilitate business operations e.g. Insurance.

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