Lead Procurement

Lead Procurement

Terviva | Raipur, CT, IN

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Terviva India Pvt Limited, Mumbai
Position: Lead Procurement
Potential Location: Mumbai
Reports to: Procurement Head India
Job Type: Full-time
Annual CTC: 10,00,000 – 15,00,000
Number of Positions Open: 5
Locations:, Raipur, Begusarai, Mahbubnagar, Chittoor, Hassan, Gwailor, Bhopal
About Terviva
Headquartered in Alameda, CA, Terviva is a growth-stage company aiming to plant millions of trees to feed billions of people. We are transforming food and agriculture by partnering with farmers to sustainably cultivate and harvest the crop of an ancient Asian legume tree called pongamia. Our unique technology allows us to manufacture and sell carbon negative vegetable oil and protein from the pongamia tree. Pongamia differs from other oil and protein crops in both its sustainability and in its significantly higher yield per acre.
Learn more at www.terviva.com
About The Role
To manage the procurement of Pongamia (Karanja) pods, beans & other value added products while closely working with the rural bean gatherers. Will be responsible to manage and execute the forecasts for feedstock procurement and ensure that timelines are effectively followed to meet the purchase requirements of the business. To efficiently manage stocks in terms of volume and cost and manage risk associated with current market conditions to ensure security of supply. To maintain and improve quality, developing our brand, and strengthening the link between TerViva and bean gatherers/ suppliers/ partners.
Roles And Responsibilities
Oversee the procurement of Pongamia pods, beans & other value added products
Identification of potential villages with good number of bean gatherers in and around cluster area
Assess pre-harvest position of Pongamia beans through visits and updates with bean gatherers & suppliers
Manage and execute forecasts for feedstock procurement for each season based on company’s demand forecast, to ensure supply security and timelines
Monitor contracts/ purchase orders against requirements by product, quality, blend, by month, by Supplier Group, resolving any issues that arise
Be commercially minded when negotiating quality differentials and price in order to obtain best deal for TerViva and suppliers
Support TerViva’s price risk strategy by providing timely and important market information
Proactively manage feedstock to ensure efficient stock levels at any time depending on latest supply and demand
Partnership with Bean Gatherers/Suppliers/ Partners
Lead and organise pre-season Pongamia market survey and business updates for all gatherer/ supplier/ partner groups prior to season’s harvest
Demonstrate an understanding of the challenges faced by the pod gatherers, gather systematic supplier feedback, and represent their interests
Meeting with bean gatherers/suppliers/ Partners regularly in their locations and ensure high quality information flows between their organisations and TerViva
Constantly assess harvests, demand in origin from other markets, and local knowledge, including significant environmental, political and economic factors which may impact the planning process
Ensure all feedstocks/ raw materials purchased are within the agreed specifications. Work alongside the QA/QC teams to set up appropriate SOPs to manage quality for procurement.
Provide Quality Control management services for pre- and post-shipment sampling to ensure consistency of raw material quality to meet TerViva’s standards
Monitor harvesting samples collected from bean gatherers/ suppliers/ processors against standards, report back on issues and monitor responses
Assist in the development of quality enhancement programs for bean gatherers/suppliers/ partners in order to achieve consistent quality, reliability in supply (continuity), in the context of forest/ environmental sensitivities
People Management
Manage a Team of 4-8 Procurement Supervisors who will be managing 2-3 districts each.
Regular coaching and guiding Team to meet the procurement targets.
Conduct performance reviews of the Team and address their challenges.
Managing culture and motivation across the Team.
Creating Social Impact
Work in collaboration with Social Impact Manager to deliver suitable strategy.
Ensure collaboration between the Team and Social Impact Manager and across the functions.
Minimizing Environmental Impact
Drawing experience at origin and at point of feedstock procurement, encourage environment friendly and efficient methods of procurement of Pongamia pods/beans
Work with villagers to encourage environmentally sustainable production, support suppliers to strengthen the positive impact they have on the environment, and to use these actions to bolster their livelihoods
Deep understanding of Procurement of Agricultural & Forest produce
Experience working with Smallholder producers and suppliers at origin
Technical Degree or equivalent e.g.: Bachelor in Agroforestry/ Agriculture/ Forestry
Survey Execution, data gathering and analysis
Financial & Commercial Knowledge
Price Risk Management
Project management skills
Problem Solving Skills
100 % travel to allocated villages and districts
Personal Qualities
Passion for Agriculture & Forestry
Trusted, demonstrates honesty & integrity
Results-focused – Proactive-Takes the initiative- Doesn’t need ‘managing’
Ability to deliver innovative, creative solutions
Dynamic – relentless in pursuit of KPI delivery, acting with pace and urgency
Language skills (Spoken):
English (Speaking and Writing with Expert proficiency)
Hindi (Good to know. Basic level is acceptable)
Local Language must


Competitive annual salary, commensurate with experience
Potential 10% annual bonus
Stock options also commensurate with role and experience
Medical and insurance coverage
Generous leave package

Our Job Descriptions are not intended to be a complete detailed account of all activities. We’re a small business operating in a fast-moving and competitive global environment and so we need employees to be flexible about their Roles, Responsibilities and flexibility in place of working.
Working at Terviva offers you:

Hybrid work model that supports a blend of in-office & remote Five day work week
Potential Global Exposure
Autonomy to work
The opportunity to make a difference in a fast-growing, mission-driven company that intends to make an impact on sustainability, climate change and inequality by partnering with farmers to plant millions of trees to feed billions of people

COVID-19 Recruiting Process in Place:

Remote interview process will be followed.
Personal protective equipment will be provided according to current safety guidelines
Temperature screenings will be required for all in-person interviews
Social distancing guidelines will be implemented.
Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures are in place.
Terviva requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before reporting for work.

Next Steps

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Please include your resume and a great cover letter telling us about yourself, your experience and why you are well suited for this job with Terviva.

Terviva is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, and gender expression, disability or handicap (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics ), genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, denial of family and medical care leave, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Our executive team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.
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