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Amos Okasida

Amos Okasida

Nickname: 'Siderson JR'

Commodities Trader


Currently resides in: Nairobi, Kenya

Born in Nairobi Kenya

An all-rounded, highly motivated, organized and assertive Commodities Trader and Procurement Personnel having a high level of honesty and integrity with about 8 years’ experience coupled with a deep commodity knowledge, market and Agricultural Trading in the East Africa region. Being responsible for the trading, management and reporting enabled me to gain considerable understanding of the Macro Economy and the dynamics of the agricultural commodities. Dealt in a wide range of commodities both Exchange traded & OTC namely Coffee, Grains, Pulses, Oil Seeds: - Maize, Sorghum, Beans, GMB, Peas, Sesame and Soya Beans. Traded in large volumes for Export (Middle East, Asia, Europe, America and other parts of Africa) and Local Sales both in FCL basis and bulk cargo. Other items traded in small volumes include: Sugar, Rice, Cooking fat/oil and Salt. In Trading, I offer extensive Procurement, Operations, Quality Control and Supply Chain Management knowledge.
Additionally, I've got good understanding of the International NGOs and UN Agencies Procurement Process and Procedures (UN WFP, UNHCR, ICRC, CRWRC, World Vision, Mary's Meal, Feed The Children, GIZ.) having intensively and widely dealt with them for over 5 Years.
Having key understanding of directly managing and sustainably growing the P&L and leading a diverse team. Assuring of a positive P&L Impact, improved Sales Revenue, increased Trade Volumes and improved success rate of contract execution.


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Current Position(s)

Coffee Trader | Coffee | Louis Dreyfus Company
Nairobi, Kenya | 2015 - present

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Assist the Country Coffee Head/ Senior Coffee Trader in running the coffee business
Green Coffee origination (Kenya and Congo origins)
Managing of the coffee positions and P&L
Contract Management and execution at origin
Auction Purchases at the Nairobi Coffee Exchange & Direct Purchases
Hedging our coffee positions
Trade facilitation
Reporting (Daily Reports, Weekly P&L and Monthly P&L)


Previous Position(s)

Grains, Pulses & Oilseeds Trader | Trading | Export Trading Group
Kampala, Uganda | 2015 - 2015

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Oversee the entire trading element of Grains and Pulses, Oil Seeds (Maize, Beans, Peas, Green Grams-GMB, and Sorghum, Sesame, Soya Beans) right from Procurement, Sales, Processing, Execution and New Business development.
Responsible for the business, increased the client base and trade volumes.
Managing directly the P&L and taking charge of the business CAPEX.
Carrying out Market surveys, Monitoring market trends
Supplier and Customers relations and performance management


Commdity Trader & Account Manager- Grains & Pulses | Trading | Pisu & Co. Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya | 2014 - 2015

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Trading of Grains and Pulses that included Maize,Beans, Peas, Grams,Sorghum
Fully responsible for Purchases and Sales
Seek, recommend and develop new technical and trading opportunities across the region.
Secure business and close contracts. Improved the exports sales volume.
Taking overall charge of the contract execution
Carrying out Market surveys, Monitoring market trends
Supplier and Customers relations and performance management
Trading experience with clients in Pakistan, India, Singapore, Belgium, Poland, USA, South Africa, Botswana and Eastern Africa.


Grains & Pulses Procurement Manager | Trading | Pisu & Co. Ltd
Nairobi, Kenya | 2013 - 2014

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Procurement of Grains and Pulses (Maize, Beans, Peas, Grams, Sorghum)
Assist the Traders with aspects of Trading of commodities such as pre-shipment samples, type samples, pre-contract negotiations, Offers.
Take charge of contract execution from purchasing, processing and delivery
Reporting to management and clients; Supplier and Customers relations management
Carrying out Market surveys, Monitoring market trends

Educational history

Secondary

Friends School Kamusinga, Nairobi, Kenya (2008)

Tertiary

Jomo Kenyatta University

Nairobi, Kenya | 2016 - present

Msc Procurement & Contract Management - Procurement & Contract Management

KCA University

Nairobi, Kenya | 2009 - 2012

B.Com - Finance

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Youths 4 Kenya, It Is Time We Do It

Facilitator, 2012 - present

Bringing youths together 4 a better tomorrow through inspiration and reality, photography for positive change.

It Is Time We Do It

Faciliatator, 2012 - present

Supporting Sports, Talent nurturing, Community Economic welfare improvement and Offering Inspiration.

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