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Date posted:  Sep 23, 2022

Buenos Aires, AR

Job Function:  Sales & Marketing 
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  13337

Trade & Logistic Manager South Region

About the Unit

About Yara
Founded in 1905 to solve the emerging famine in Europe, Yara grows knowledge to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. Supporting our vision of a world without hunger, we pursue a strategy of sustainable value growth, promoting climate-friendly and high-yielding crop nutrition solutions for the world’s farming community and food industry.
Our ambition is to be the Crop Nutrition Company for the Future. We are committed to creating value for our customers, shareholders and society at large, as we work to develop a more sustainable food value chain. To achieve our ambition, we have taken the lead in developing digital farming tools for precision farming and work closely with partners throughout the food value chain to improve the efficiency and sustainability of agriculture and food production. 


About Market  

South Atlantic 
Argentina presents significant opportunities for growth within the agricultural sector. Yara has set ambitious targets to develop into the leading crop nutrition company, considering the fertilizer market in the region is approx. 298 KT. By joining our team, you and your colleagues will be important contributors to the success of Yara’s local value chain by building great relationships with our commercial organization, partners and customers.


Supply Chain 
The Supply Chain area creates value by leveraging Yara’s knowledge and scale through global procurement, optimization of assets and efficient supply chain operations.


Currently we have the vacancy for the position of Trade & Logistic Manager South Region. We need a person with an experienced and highly motivated leader profile, whose main purpose is to ensure compliance with the commercial strategy, aiming to consolidate customer satisfaction and loyalty, to make their business more productive and profitable, to contribute to the company's results. 


- Lead and coordinate a team responsible for planning, sourcing coordination, local purchasing, foreign trade and distribution of products and services necessary to support and meet sales strategy and commercial commitments in the respective business unit located in South Region giving support in Chile to ensure Knowledge transfer and best practices implementation. 
- Optimize human resources and assets to achieve the best possible cost per ton, and maximize profitability and best use of capital. 
- Champion of safety, as well as ethics and compliance aligned to Yara standards and polices. 
- Implement optimal supply chain structure, selecting A players, highly competent, to achieve strategic objectives. 
- Contribute with local negotiations and purchases, as well as optimize service plans with the supply of other units.
- Lead the implementation of best practices and programs in planning, sourcing, foreign trade, fulfilment/transportation and procurement.
- Establish and monitor service level agreements between fulfillment and commercial. Drive process improvements to enhance customer satisfaction. 
- Drive use of YPS* (Yara Productivity System) continuous improvement programs.
- Establish operations integrity system. Drive compliance and optimums execution (TOPS* and HOPS* applicable). 
- Support and execute infrastructure and capital expenditure projects.
- Lead S&OP Process with commercial team as a tool to optimized the operations and work capital. 
- Achieve Inventory targets and controls. 
- Leadership and execution of the fulfillment strategy.
- Ensure the execution of the Indirect Procurement guidelines.

*YPS, TOPS and HOPS: systems of best practices and optimization processes. 

- Know and comply with the Policy, Safety Principles, guidelines and HESQ standards established by the company, based on the Safe by Choice philosophy, as well as the applicable legal requirements and Know and comply with the other requirements defined in the Matrix of HESQ Responsibilities, associated with their position / role.

* HESQ: policies related to health, environment, patrimonial security and quality.


Bachelor/master degree in engineering, administration or similar,  preferably with Industrial orientation and Master or Postgraduate Course in Logistics.

Work Experience
Minimum 5 years of relevant service experience.
 5 years in leading team.

Knowledge and Skills
- Leadership and communication: create alignment and impact across the organization. 
- Supply Chain planning, sourcing.
- Orientation to process and process improvements. 
- Analytical skills: Identify and drive structural improvements.
- Strong Communication Skills 
- Problem solving 
- People management 
- Budget management
- Fertilizers Production.
- Chemical products and Material Handling.
- Transportation of Hazardous goods.
- Legislation related to Health & Safety and Environment: Knowledgeable of legal local framework. 

Other Requirements
- Product Stewardship
- Lean Manufacturing
- Fluent spoken and written English
- High cultural awareness / adaptability / flexibility
- Availability to travel.

Additional Information

About the location 
The position is based in Argentina and will report directly to Regional Director South Region.


About diversity
As a global organization we actively strive to reflect diversity in society. Therefore, we motivate all qualified candidates from all backgrounds to submit their application. We are committed to creating a work environment that adapts to gender equality and allows us to combine professional development with the needs of a family or other personal circumstance. 

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