Agro Sourcing Manager Job in Kenya

Job Title: Agro Sourcing Manager

Hiring Organization: Corporate Staffing
Location – Locality: Nairobi
Location – Region: Kenya
Industry: FMCG
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: KES
Date Posted: 06/10/2024

Gross Salary: 100-140K,

Our client is an established FMCG company located in Mtwapa, Mombasa. They are in the business of processing pulp and concentrates/juices, and water for sale under the reputed brand. They are looking for an experienced Agro Sourcing Manager who will be responsible for fruits sourcing and ensure quality and quantity raw fruits for processing to ensure business growth and sustainability.

The Agro Sourcing Manager is responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies to ensure a consistent and reliable supply of agricultural products for the organization. They collaborate with farmers, suppliers, and internal stakeholders to optimize sourcing processes, negotiate contracts, and maintain quality standards while managing costs and mitigating risks

Sourcing Strategy: Develop and implement sourcing strategies to secure a sustainable and cost-effective supply of agricultural products, aligning with organizational goals and market trends.

Supplier Relationship Management: Build and maintain relationships with farmers, growers, suppliers, and agricultural cooperatives to ensure a reliable and diverse supply chain.

Negotiation: Negotiate contracts, pricing, terms, and conditions with suppliers to achieve favourable terms while maintaining quality standards and cost efficiency.

Quality Assurance: Establish and enforce quality control measures to ensure that sourced agricultural products meet regulatory requirements and quality standards.

Risk Management: Identify and assess potential risks in the supply chain, such as weather-related disruptions, market fluctuations, and geopolitical factors, and develop mitigation strategies to minimize impact.

Market Analysis: Monitor market trends, supply-demand dynamics, and competitor activities to identify opportunities for optimization and improvement in sourcing processes.

Sustainability Initiatives: Collaborate with suppliers and farmers to promote sustainable agricultural practices, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility within the supply chain.

Logistics Coordination: Coordinate logistics and transportation arrangements for the timely delivery of agricultural products, optimizing efficiency and minimizing costs.

Data Analysis: Analyse sourcing data, performance metrics, and key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the effectiveness of sourcing strategies and identify areas for improvement.

Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including production, quality assurance, finance, and sales teams, to ensure alignment of sourcing activities with overall business objectives.


Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Science, Agribusiness, Agronomy, Supply Chain Management, or related field.

Proven experience in Agro-sourcing, procurement, or supply chain management, preferably in the agricultural industry.

Minimum seven (7) years’ experience in fruits production & sourcing.

Strong knowledge of agricultural products, markets, and supply chain dynamics.

Excellent negotiation skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with suppliers and farmers.

Analytical mindset with proficiency in data analysis and interpretation.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and persuade stakeholders.

Knowledge of sustainability practices and regulations in the agricultural industry is a plus.

Proficiency in sourcing software, ERP systems, and Microsoft Office suite.

Willingness to travel to supplier locations as needed.

How to Apply

If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualification and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Agro Sourcing Manager) to before 17th June 2024