Food supply chains are complex. As food production has increasingly become more global in scope, companies across the supply chain often struggle to comply with a myriad of regulations. Adapting and integrating operations into local customs and practices can also be challenging. Language, distance, incompatible technology platforms and the limited shelf life of perishable products further complicate the situation.
International distribution can be challenging. Growing avocadoes in California for consumption in San Francisco is different from growing kiwi fruit in New Zealand for consumption in the Henan province in China. Each has a different set of players and business practices. Procurant has technology and services to simplify and accelerate the processes in global food supply chains, while also building trust, adding traceability and provenance information at each stage.
Capturing and sharing trusted data about the food we grow, sell and purchase is the foundation for food safety. Procurant bring unprecedented automation and efficiency to the challenge of collecting data with advanced mobile technology that brights together blockchain, RFID, IoT and AI, and leverages the power of a global platform to lower the costs and barriers to sharing critical information with trading partners.
Procurant today announced the release of ProcurantConnect®, a cloud-based service that enables growers and shippers of perishable goods to easily connect and collaborate with trading partners. The solution also includes out-of-the-box support for transmitting product traceability data to the IBM Food Trust.Learn More
Procurant provides game-changing technology solutions for the global food supply chain. Our systems help our customers digitize their business while working to source and deliver fresh, safe food to consumers, reduce waste and cost across the complex chain of commerce and custody and increase trust between trading partners. Our mission is to help our customers answer the call to feed the world’s growing population. The Procurant leadership team has deep experience at the forefront of the development and integration of smart technologies into the global food supply chain, and share a passion for applying cutting-edge technology to ensure the safety and integrity of the food we produce and consume.
Procurant has partnered with GLP Properties to provide resources aimed at supplying the world’s global supply chains with technology solutions.
GLP is a leading global investment manager specializing in logistics and related technology investments, with US$64 billion of assets under management in real estate and private equity funds around the world. The Company’s real estate fund platform is one of the largest in the world, spanning 73 million square meters (785 million square feet). In 2019, GLP was recognised by Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) as Global Firm of the Year and Logistics Investor of the Year.
Eric Peters, President and CEO of Procurant, brings extensive experience and vision in supply chain technology to a series of successful software companies he has founded and led. He has been featured and quoted in hundreds of articles on supply chain, retail and the food industry, and is a contributing author to 5 books.
Peters was previously CEO of SensorThink, the first digital platform built to support the digital warehouse, and Foodlink, acquired by Roper Technologies in 2014. Foodlink, the leading network for fresh food and a pioneer in perishables supply chain solutions, was twice named to the JMP Securities Hot 100 Private Software Companies list.
Prior to joining Foodlink Peters co-founded TrueDemand Software, one of the first IoT technology companies to use predictive analytics to help the largest retailers in the world reduce lost sales due to out-of-stock inventory at the shelf. He continued to lead TrueDemand following its acquisition by Acosta Sales & Marketing, a full‐service sales and marketing agency to the consumer-packaged goods industry.
Peters has also served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Manhattan Associates and Senior Executive in Accenture’s Global Supply Chain Strategy Practice. He started his career at Tompkins Associates, a supply chain consulting firm, serving as a Vice President and General Manager. He speaks regularly at industry events around the world and serves as a board advisor to a number of startup companies.
Bharath Kumar is responsible for managing product development at Procurant. Bharath brings significant leadership experience in building highly scalable transactional and analytics applications in SaaS/Cloud environments. He has an established track record of building successful products in startups as well as large organizations and managing globally distributed teams.
Most recently he was VP of Product Development at iTradeNetwork, a leading provider of supply chain solutions. Prior to that, he was VP of Engineering at FoodLink, a leader in solutions for the perishables segment of the Food industry, which was acquired by Roper Technologies. At FoodLink he managed development of its collaborative order management and product traceability solutions.
Previously, Bharath was part of the founding team at Nomis Solutions, where he led the design and development of its award-winning price optimization solutions for the Financial Services industry. At i2 Technologies, a pioneer in supply chain optimization, he led a global engineering organization for its SRM business unit.
His previous experience includes roles at Oracle and Sun Microsystems. He has an MS from Arizona State University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ian spent the first 18 years of his career designing and implementing ERP systems in manufacturing companies in the UK, including Black & Decker and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. He moved to California in 1989 with Oracle Corp, where he led several teams in the design and development of Oracle’s Manufacturing applications. Later he successfully led multiple implementations of Oracle’s applications.
Over more than 30 years Ian has developed a wide range of business experience as a hands-on leader, and company executive. Ian was the first CIO at Radius, Aspen Technology and eGain where he brought his passion to organizing and building high performing teams; transforming IT from a cost center to a significant business asset, driving dollars to the bottom line.
Most recently, Ian has been in executive positions in food technology and supply-chain related organizations focused on technology for operations, traceability and food safety. At Famous Software, True-Trac, and Foodlink, Ian led the design and development of new applications to support global food supply chain solutions and built successful professional services organizations.
Recently at iTradeNetwork UK, as COO, Ian led the European division through a major transformation and developed new business with a large food distributor, before returning to the US, to lead the Business Intelligence and Data Management division.
Ian graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in England.
Ray has based his entire career on bringing technology to the agriculture and fresh food industry. He has held several key positions and has built a reputation of success and trust across these industries. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Food Traceability at iTradeNetwork, overseeing the product strategy for a range of supply chain solutions including fresh food, supply chain Traceability, Food Safety and Quality Control. Ray was at iTradeNetwork from 2014 to 2017.
Prior to that Ray was Vice President of Business Development at FoodLink Online. The core objectives in this role were to define and promote pragmatic solutions across a complex array of supply chain partners. Creating an innovative partner program, he initiated a system to enable companies in the fresh food space, to ‘discover’ one another, facilitating and improving product and technology sourcing across the FoodLink network. FoodLink was sold to iTradeNetwork in 2014.
Before joining FoodLink, Ray had started a software company to help solve the fresh produce industry’s most pressing problems, food safety and traceability. TrueTrac LLC was formed in 2009 in the wake of the Spinach crisis. TrueTrac was sold to FoodLink in 2012. This era marked the beginning of several major changes for the fresh food industry, including improving cold chain management, food safety compliance and comprehensive supply chain traceability. After a modest, but very efficient investment, TrueTrac soared to become a leader in food traceability systems across several complex clients such as Dole, Del Monte, Tanimura & Antle, Growers Express, California Giant Strawberries, and many others.
Ray has broad industry knowledge of fresh food starting from his days managing various aspects of a large California farming operation. After farming for several years he was bitten by the technology bug and spent over 17 years selling, installing consulting and supporting hundreds of companies to manage a popular ERP solution for the fresh food industry, Famous Software.
Dave is responsible for leading and directing the business development strategy at Procurant. In addition to driving Procurant’s customer-centric sales process, Dave is also responsible for managing strategic partnerships with providers of software and hardware that will integrate with the Procurant Platform.
Dave has extensive experience in overseeing field sales and customer support teams, most recently as President of California-based First Alarm, one of the nation’s largest providers of physical security/life-safety systems and services. Dave is also a part-time faculty member at Cabrillo College where he teaches Business Information Systems Technology.
Dave holds an MBA from Colorado State University.
Dave has also chaired the Technology Committee at the California Chapter of the Electronic Security Association where he was a frequent speaker on IOT and disruptive technologies.
Join a team developing technologies that deliver fresh, safe food to the world’s population.
Join a team that is working to change the quality of life for farmers and food distributors, around the world. We are developing technologies that will deliver fresh, safe food to the world’s population. If you want to work some place where you can believe in the mission of the company and can impact the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the globe, then Procurant is the company for you. If you have a passion around fresh, safe food, come join our team.
Our team has a lifetime of experience in the food and technology industries. We are building software solutions and services that make a difference. Join our team and be part of this journey.
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Procurant is reinventing the global food industry. We are building the first secure, blockchain enabled platform for the food industry. We are a team with deep experience in the food industry, working to solve the big problems in food. We are looking for a Sr. Director\Vice President level person who will have the opportunity to help establish the overall product strategy and be a central player in the company’s growth. Experience in launching a consumer brand or experience in enterprise software or software as a service preferred. Fluent in Chinese and experience in releasing products in China is a big plus.
– Development of go-to-market product plans
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We are seeking a proven products person in the software realm who has a track record of managing products in a fast paced cutting edge environment. They will manage a fast growing portfolio of products. A grasp of blockchain and IoT technologies is desired. The right candidate will be accustomed to, and effective in, a start-up environment. He or she will understand the requirements of working for an early-stage Internet venture, where flexibility, resourcefulness, creativity, aggressiveness and drive are highly valued, and have a track record of delivering results in that setting.
Key qualifications include:
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If you have the skills and experience listed above along with a passion for Marketing new and exciting technologies, please submit your resume to jobs@Procurant.com. Please include VP of Product Management in the subject