Commodities Supply Specialist

Lahore /
Procurement /
Full-time
Who we are

Tajir is the one-stop shop for mom-and-pop stores in Pakistan to buy inventory. Tajir is the first Pakistan-focused company funded by Y Combinator. Our latest funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins and YC Continuity, with participation from Flexport, Dylan Field (co-founder & CEO of Figma), and Austen Allred (co-founder & CEO of Lambda School), among others. Learn more about us in Forbes and TechCrunch.

As a Commodities Supply Specialist, under the Procurement dept, you will own the first mile supply chain of commodities at Tajir. This includes:
- Studying the market and deciding what to purchase,
- Negotiating favorable terms with the suppliers, and
- Ensuring a frequent and consistent supply, according to our forecasted needs.

REQUIRED BACKGROUND

    • Minimum 5 years of experience in commodity management and supply chain.
    • Must have strong negotiation and communication skills.
    • Result oriented – takes responsibility and meets deadlines.
    • Extensive traveling across Pakistan is required for this role.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Oversee the purchase of commodities such as rice, pulses, grains, oil & ghee to assist the supply chain.
    • Develop access to commodities suppliers in leading markets of Pakistan.
    • Managing the total lifecycle of supplier contracts and encouraging superior supplier performance.
    • Must be well informed regarding all commodity business trends: seasonal, economic, general market shifts, changing climate.
    • Follow up and take sourcing decisions based on Purchase Price Variance (PPV) activities, budgeting, forecasted and actual, annual price negotiations, and any other initiatives for the assigned commodities.
    • Monitor the number of commodity suppliers, identify preferred and strategic suppliers.