Global Sourcing Manager - Fresh Produce (Remote within California)

United States

Job Description

<p><strong>About Us</strong></p> <p><strong>Tridge</strong><span style="font-weight: 400;"> ( is a global agricultural trading platform that makes cross-border trade easy and frictionless. With our proprietary global sourcing hub, we go beyond matching buyers and sellers of 15,000 agricultural goods. This is facilitated through our one-stop fulfillment service that includes due diligence, supplier certificate verification, contract negotiation, packaging, shipping, customs, and many more. Powering the global sourcing hub is our data and intelligence services. Our exclusive database covers 11 million data points of agricultural goods and collects 50,000 data points each day. With greater transparency and real-time updates in price, quality, and trade volumes, Tridge removes the information asymmetry prevalent in many markets.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Tridge career page: </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">- Tridge official blog: </span><a href=""><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Job Description:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We are looking for an ambitious and energetic <strong>Global Sourcing Manager or internally called "Global Origination Manager" </strong>to help us engage with local suppliers of agro products. You source new supply, build partnerships with existing and new growers and guide them with regards to production, quality, product development. You coordinate with various departments such as logistics, quality control, back office, marketing, accounting and a range of external service providers which include certifiers, agronomists, stakeholders and banks. If you are motivated and results-driven and enjoy working in a team environment, we’d like to meet you.</span></p> <p><strong>Responsibilities include but are not limited to:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>Work with existing suppliers across the US</strong></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research and approach new potential suppliers</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nurture excellent relationships with suppliers with the aim of developing long-term relationships that will help to deliver cost savings to customers</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Manage supplier delivery times, logistics and quality processes&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Negotiate and set up contracts and agree on KPIs</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Research on local products with strong demand (import potential) and report to Tridge HQ, Korea</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Preferred backgrounds:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Education level: BSc/MSc in agriculture, business administration or similar</span></li> <li><strong>1-5 years experience in sourcing / procurement of a wide variety of fresh produce (fruits, seafood, meat, or nuts) within and/or outside of US&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Experience managing quality inspection and logistics processes</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Excellent trading skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Affinity with organic farming, fair trade and sustainability</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Familiar with pre- &amp; post harvest technology</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Entrepreneurial spirit as well as managerial skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Networker, ‘peoples business’ type</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Strong interpersonal skills</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
Job Details
Job Category
Sales (Global Fulfillment)
United States
United States

Recruitment Process

In a global business like ours, the opportunities are endless. We help our customers source more safely and reliably, providing a better future for food and agricultural businesses globally, and empowering them with extensive market intelligence for better decision-making. We, therefore, wish to employ individuals whose vision is to develop a global agriculture trading market, leveraging our revolutionary platform, and accumulated data. We want every potential Tridger to feel valued and respected throughout their candidate journey.
Application Review
This is the first stage of Tridge’s candidate journey. Our recruiters and hiring managers will review your application to see if your skills and qualifications fit the role. We do our best to email you the result within 10 days.
Prescreening Interview
Our recruiter will go over your resume and ask a few questions about your skills and qualifications during a short (video) call interview.
Skill Match Interview
Our hiring manager will talk about the skills that are most desired by the team. The interviewer will want to understand how your past teams operated, reflect on what went well and could have been better, and your proudest achievements and challenges in your career.
Team Culture Fit Interview
Our department head will dive into Tridge’s values, what it’s really like to work here, and what we value in a team and organization. The interviewer will ask you about your career goals, work ethic, leadership style, and values.
Organizational Culture Fit Interview
In the final stage, our CEO will meet you to discuss how your vision aligns with that of Tridge’s, understand our goals and strategy, and get answers to all remaining questions. The result will be announced after the results of all your previous interviews are taken into consideration.
Please note that the recruitment process might vary depending on countries, the type of job you are applying for, and other circumstances. Our recruiter will be in touch with you beforehand should any changes occur.

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