Supply Chain Coordinator

Website Equal Exchange/Oke USA

DUTIES:

Logistics (70%):

  • Manage complex weekly international and domestic logistics of one of Oke’s fresh produce categories from Latin America to US ripeners and distributors
  • Coordinate orders, ocean/truck transportation, customs, domestic logistics, quality control
  • Co-manage projections, procurement, and inventory management
  • Co-manage customer relations and distribution
  • Perform pricing and financial analysis

Sales and Education (20%): Build and maintain relationships with existing customers and accounts; implement grassroots marketing efforts to build store and consumer awareness of brand mission through social media, print, store visits and staff trainings and educational outreach

Team (10%): Participate in staff, team, and educational meetings and activities. Understand producer partners, trading policies, and the Fair Trade movement. Work with the Oke team to engage in team level sales, supply chain and creative thinking around building alternative fair trade supply chains.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Essential

  • Ability to manage complex logistics
  • Team player
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Resiliency
  • Cultural competency
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to work under high stress in a fast paced environment at times
  • Attention to detail alongside the ability to think big picture
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Commitment to making a difference and passion for issues related to sustainable agriculture and alternative food systems!
  • Flexibility and willingness to continuously learn by experience.
  • This job may evolve as Oke grows and evolves
  • Spanish language fluency or high proficiency

Preferred

  • Experience with perishable produce logistics
  • Experience with Latin American farmer cooperatives
  • Experience working in social-justice, food systems and/or other mission based work

To Apply
Email a resume and a brief answer to 1 of the 2 application questions below to: hiring@okeusa.com.

Please give a brief response to 1 of the 2 questions below:

  1. If you were a small scale banana or avocado farmer, what would you want out of a relationship with Oke USA?
  2. Oke USA must compete with other produce companies on the most conventional terms while also carrying out our fair trade mission. What do you bring to a company with this challenge?

To apply for this job email your details to hiring@okeusa.com

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