Procurement Lead Job at Saro Agro-Allied

Saro Agro-Allied is a leading agricultural commodities exporting company that started in 1996 as a cocoa trading company and today trades both locally and internationally. Our operations over time have covered sesame seeds, cashew and cocoa- producing communities in Nigeria. The business has been repositioned to become a Consumer driven sustainable Agric. & Food business Company that will play in the multi seed oil crushing, value added export and marketing of branded food products in Nigeria.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Procurement Lead

Job Location: Ilorin, Kwara
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • The Procurement Lead is expected to lead the procurement effort at the Farmer-facing Local Buying Agent and Farm Gate tiers.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Liaises with the key suppliers to determine the adequacy of available resources.
  • To provide direction and inspirational leadership for the team, security & labour as a part of his responsibilities.
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of key suppliers through Daily Feedback and Weekly Reports
  • Coordination of and reporting on Out-grow activities of major commodities within their growing areas
  • Talent in negotiations and networking
  • Experience in collecting and analysing data. Strong leadership capabilities
  • Vast knowledge of Commodities such as Paddy, Soyabean etc
  • Discharge stock within 24 hours of arrival at warehouse and gets reports ready within 24hours of discharge.
  • Manages the interface between the company and Key Suppliers to deepen relationship and resolution of supplier conflicts timely
  • Provides regular and accurate information on crop flow & Farm activity, competitors' activity, and data on volume of commodity traded in specified zones
  • Should know the Buying Agents for various Commodities in Nigeria mainly Paddy, Soyabean, Maize and Sesame
  • All agreed Reports must be updated on daily basis
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail.
  • Should be tested towards the Procurement Knowledge for Key Growing Areas, Key Buying Processes, and the Value Drivers
  • Ability to work well with management and staff at all levels


  • Minimum of a BSc in any field
  • Minimum of 5 years working experience as a Procurement Officer of Agricultural produce such as soya bean, Paddy both raw materials, and finished food products
  • Age: 27 – 40 years

Competencies Required:

  • Proactive self-starter
  • Integrity & independent mind, and able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work with all levels of the team with minimal and reasonable conflicts
  • Highly organized and ability to multi-task effectively
  • Confidence & positive carriage