Purchasing and Logistics Manager

Thies, Thiès Region, Senegal | Operations | Full-time


Title: Purchasing and Logistics Manager

Location: Thies, Senegal

Reports to: Country Director


About myAgro:

myAgro is a non-profit agritech social enterprise based in West Africa. We have developed a mobile savings model that allows farmers to invest their own funds in high-quality seed, fertilizer, and agricultural training to increase their harvest and income by 50-100%. Our North Star is to support 1 million farmers in 2026 - providing them the tools they need to prosper. Our organization has received recognition and support from Skoll Foundation, Echoing Green, World Bank, and The Audacious Project from TED. Learn more from our founder and CEO here.


About the Role:

As the Purchasing and Logistics Manager, your role will help manage a dedicated purchasing and supply chain team within the logistics department in Senegal. You will meticulously manage all purchasing and logistics activities, including procurement, transportation, and warehousing, to ensure the efficient delivery of goods. You will address purchasing and logistics challenges, and introduce solutions while upholding principles of stewardship, integrity, transparency, and accountability. This role may also involve managing a team of buyers and field agents, necessitating managerial skills.


You Will:

  • Develop and implement a purchasing strategy following organizational objectives.
  • Handle supplier/company relations and negotiate purchasing contracts.
  • Coordinate with other teams to plan their procurement needs and help draw up specifications.
  • Manage a team of buyers and field agents, ensuring their performance and overseeing logistics and risk management.
  • Oversee the entire logistics chain, including procurement, transportation, and warehousing, to ensure efficient delivery of goods.
  • Manage talent and oversee a team. Assess performance to ensure capacity for successful support of high-quality teams.
  • Collaborate with direct reports and programming leads to strengthen the pipeline and supply chain management plan.
  • Ensure compliance with myAgro and country regulations, and international and local standards.
  • Design and implement a strategic sourcing and procurement process to identify, assess, select, and contract suppliers.
  • Manage logistical infrastructure, storage facilities, transportation resources, and inventory control.
  • Implement comprehensive goods tracking and record-keeping systems throughout the supply chain cycle.
  • Prepare and submit reports promptly.


You Have:


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain or other relevant degree.
  • 5 years work experience in supply chain/procurement management with progressive responsibilities with relief supply chain management.
  • Knowledge of and experience with different public donors' regulations. Understanding of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), WHO regulations and Generally Accepted Commodity Accountability Principles (GACAP).
  • Knowledge of national and international import/export legislation and common customs regulations.
  • Staff management experience with the ability to foster a learning environment.
  • Experience with ERP systems.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent planning, coordination, and prioritization.
  • Ethical conduct following recognized organizational codes of ethics.
  • Work collaboratively within a diverse team environment.
  • Proficiency in French and English.


Our Benefits:

  • Health insurance (including dental, vision and health coverage)
  • Approximately 4 weeks of paid time off each year
  • Retirement plan contributions
  • Professional development and laptop stipends
  • Annual flight benefit
  • The opportunity to make a difference for farmers everyday!


Application Process and Deadline

To apply, submit an application on our website. Include a cover letter (motivation letter) and a resume or CV.  Please submit your application and documents in English. Only shortlisted candidates will contacted by our team.

We encourage you to apply early as we will begin interviews with interesting candidates on a rolling basis. The interview process includes the application form, short virtual interviews and typically a short written assignment or a visit to the field or one of our offices.

myAgro provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital/parental status, national origin, age, disability, political opinion, social status, veteran status, and genetics. myAgro complies with all applicable federal, provincial and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.