15 Coffee Sourcing Officer Job Vacancies – Zoe Recruitment

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Organisation: Zoe Recruitment

Duty Station:  Mukono, Greater Masaka, Kamuli, Buikwe, Kasese, Rubirizi, Rukungiri, Uganda

Reports to: Regional Coordinator

About US:

Zoe Recruitment is an HR consultancy company that exists to contribute to the transformation of productivity and work ethic, by linking talent to business/organizations, and placing people right. At Zoe we believe this then forms the foundation for sustainable business and on a larger scale, economic growth. They are recruiting for their client.

The company is a coffee trading company with a strong focus on working directly with farmers and farming communities, often in complex rural and socio-economic environments. A cornerstone of the company’s strategy is to engage farming households through the provision of rural based services and trade via Farmer Hubs. This includes, but is not limited to, training of farmers on good agricultural practices, certification, and the provision of inputs and financial services.

Job Summary:  The Coffee Sourcing Officers will achieve sourcing and quality targets with the ability to organize a workload of different tasks & responsibilities. Identify, organize opportunities to source coffee.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Off-season

  • Mobilize farmers (prospection, identification, & registration of coffee growers)
  • Train farmers on agricultural best practices & sustainability standards
  • Plan harvest season (reparation of sourcing area, identification & implementation of collecting sites, plan volumes with local suppliers) 
  • Gather internal and external information relevant to the organisation
  • Accomplish any other task given by the regional coordinator

On-season

  • Manage all activities of the Coffee Sourcing Centre
  • Provide accurate & on time reporting to the management
  • Coordinate sourcing sites & local suppliers
  • Manage the performance of all staff in the CSC
  • Motivate employees, solve conflicts, and preserve customer relationship
  • Control
  • Accomplish any other task given by the supervisor

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Rural development or its equivalent
  • No prior work experience required but a demonstrated motivation to lead a successful career within the coffee industry
  • Excellent planning & management skills with the ability to prioritize & respond to tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and synthesis skills, at ease with numbers
  • Excellent leadership skills, able to encourage & motivate a team

Behavioral Competencies

  • Hard worker – Able to work under pressure
  • Integrity – honest and has high level of ethics
  • Dependability – reliable, responsible, & dependable
  • Team work – pleasant with others, displays a good natured cooperative attitude
  • Confidentiality – deal with sensitive & confidential matters
  • Supplier orientated – focus on discovering and meeting supplier needs
  • Cultural awareness – Ability to build relationships quickly & with a wide variety of people
  • Computer Skills: Proficient in both Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Languages: Proficient in English, Luganda; any local language is a plus

Other Requirements

  • Willingness to work in the countryside
  • Motorcycle driving license

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link below.

Deadline: 15th April 2019

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