Procurant

Procurant is the first secure, blockchain enabled, global fresh food supply chain platform. Our solutions ensure consistent, high-quality, fresh food in every retail store, restaurant and home.

Technology

Procurant integrates the right new technologies into a network environment to create breakthrough improvements in the fresh food supply chain

Block ChainIoTMobileCloud Based NetworkBig Data Analytics
  • Blockchain enabled for immutable and trusted record keeping
  • IoT sensor technologies for real-time data collection​
  • Cloud-based solutions connecting a global food network​
  • Micro-service architecture for massive scalability and rapid deployment​
  • ​HTML and mobile access for today’s on-the-go workforce​

Solutions

Our Solutions are the Global Fresh Food Platform

  • Access to a wide online community of suppliers and carriers
  • Discover and review supplier profile to best match sourcing needs
  • Request and receive pricing information from suppliers
  • Inventory planning with visibility to product movement across multiple locations
  • Forecast demand using predefined methods built to consider product movement, seasonality, weather and price trends
  • Demand consolidation across locations to gain more efficiencies in the sourcing process
  • Simplified order processing using prebuilt order templates and schedulers
  • Improved collaboration and communication with suppliers to effectively manage the order fulfilment processes
  • Mobile alerts and notifications to manage order changes more efficiently
  • Complete audit trail to help resolve order disputes
  • Track and trace products using order and shipment details
  • End to end supply chain transparency to ensure food safety
  • Receive invoices from suppliers based on shipment details
  • Reconcile invoices based on receiving updates
  • Process and submit claims to trading partners in the event of any receiving adjustments
  • Build & tender loads to carriers and receive status updates from carriers
  • Mobile alerts and visibility for load changes
  • Automatic freight adjustments on order changes
  • Access to a wider buying network and opportunities to establish new business relationships
  • Build and share company profile, product catalog with buyers
  • Receive and respond to pricing requests from buyers
  • Offer price incentives and deals to buyers on the network
  • Receive and acknowledge newly submitted orders from trading partners
  • Real time collaboration with buyers to manage order changes resulting in lesser post delivery
  • Receive mobile alerts and notifications to manage order changes more efficiently
  • Complete audit trail from order creation to receipt to help resolve any order disputes
  • Share product traceability data with trading partners using shipment notices
  • Ensure food quality standards by sharing product inspection, audit reports with trading partners
  • Submit and reconcile invoices with trading partners
  • Improve invoice match rates by creating invoices based on shipment details
  • Get paid faster by reacting to order changes and discrepancies early in the process
  • Build & tender loads to carriers for delivered orders
  • Mobile alerts and visibility for load changes
  • Automatic freight adjustments on order changes
  • Blockchain enabled for immutable and trusted record keeping
  • IoT sensor technologies for real-time data collection
  • Cloud-based solutions connecting a global food network
  • Micro-service architecture for massive scalability and rapid deployment
  • HTML and mobile access for today's on-the-go workforce
benefits

Benefits

Procurant simplifies complex supply chains

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.

Procurant eases international distribution

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.

Procurant ensures food is safe

Procurant solves these problems. With a strong business process focus, our advanced mobile technology is built on leading-edge software technologies including blockchain, RFID, IoT and AI, and leverages the power of robotics, telemetry, testing, tracking and automation.

With deep global supply chain experience and relationships around the world, Procurant is particularly adept at helping companies improve logistics and supply chain processes across cultures.

Newsroom

Newsroom

Procurant introduces breakthrough technology platform for fresh food buyers, producers and category managers

Procurant, a new Silicon Valley company providing software solutions for the food industry, today announced the release of Procurant ONE, a cloud-based software platform that supports commerce, logistics, traceability and safety across the global food supply chain. The platform is the first of its kind to bring together blockchain, IoT and mobility across the complete […]

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Procurant brings our technology-and clients-to China

Procurant executives will be attending the annual China International Food Safety & Quality Conference, November 7 – 8, 2018, in Shanghai, China, to discuss our technology, solutions and supply chain logistics between China and the USA. Call to make an appointment to chat at the event, or to visit with us after we return!

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Join Procurant at PMA Fresh Summit

Procurant executives will be attending the annual PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, Florida, October 19-20, to discuss our technology and solutions. Call to make an appointment to chat!

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Blog

So Much Data but No Information

It is a frequent complaint of many in business, that the information they want is just not available. This may be true in some instances, but in many other cases the truth is that the information is just not accessible. This article discusses some of the truths about the nature of data and information in […]

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Big Data, Fresh Food, Machine Learning and Supply Chain Efficiency

Solving the Discrepancies between Supply and Demand Demand for fresh fruits and vegetables continues to rise. The contributing factors over the past few decades have been the increased purchasing power of the shopper, changing consumer perceptions, an awareness of the relationship between good eating and good health and the growing population of immigrants accustomed to […]

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How Procurant is Using the Latest Technology to Drive Changes in the Global Food Supply Chain

New Technologies, New Opportunities At Procurant we are using new technologies to develop exciting new software applications for the global food supply chain. We are building applications from the ground up, architecting the new technologies into the solution from the start. This is allowing us to deliver feature-rich software to our customers, in a fraction […]

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Can alerts about food-borne illness be more helpful?

Since the tragic spinach crisis of 2006, all parties in the produce supply chain, have been working to improve every aspect of their growing and shipping processes. There have been numerous improvements around food safety, traceability, handling, refrigeration, education and training. After all this effort, what results can we see? The diligence from leafy green […]

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IoT and Blockchain in Perishable Supply Chain

Two of the most hyped technologies that supply chain professionals hear about constantly are the Internet of Things (IoT) and Blockchain. It is becoming increasingly clear that they are destined to be together; this article discusses why this is the case. Firstly, on security; One of the top concerns about IoT is that a vast […]

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Block chain, is it a fad or a game-changer?

The numbers are impressive! More than 100 blockchain use cases have been identified and funding for blockchain start-ups reached $1 billion in 2017. All the top technology companies are investing heavily, as are the leading banks and financial institutions. According to recent research by McKinsey1, the most impressive results have resulted from blockchains being used […]

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About Us

About Us

Procurant provides cutting-edge solutions for the global food supply chain. Our systems work to deliver fresh, safe food to the world’s population, while at the same time, simplify the process, build trust between trading partners, reduce waste and improve freshness. With deep global supply chain experience and relationships around the world, Procurant is particularly adept at helping companies improve logistics and supply chain processes, across cultures and country boundaries. Our sole mission is to answer the call to feed the worlds growing population. The Procurant leadership team has a lifetime of experience at the forefront of the development and integration of smart technologies into the global food supply chain, and share a passion for providing cutting-edge technology solutions 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 the leading global provider of modern logistics facilities and technology-led solutions. GLP, with a deep understanding across 16 geographically focused strategies, is the largest owner of modern logistics facilities in China, Japan and Brazil, the second largest in the US. Through its network of strategically-located properties and ecosystem partners, GLP is able to offer both space and technology-led solutions to drive value for its customers. GLP is one of the world’s largest real estate fund managers, with approximately US$40 billion of assets under management and a global portfolio of 62 million square meters (667 million square feet) globally.

Leadership

Leadership

CEO

Eric Peters

Eric Peters is President and CEO of Procurant, the first Digital Platform built to support the Connected Warehouse. He is the former President and CEO of Foodlink. Foodlink was acquired by Roper Technology in 2014. Foodlink was the leading network for perishables foods and a leader in the perishables supply chain. Foodlink was twice a JMP Securities Hot 100 Private Software Company. Prior to joining Foodlink, Mr. Peters served as President of TrueDemand Acosta, a role he was appointed to after the successful acquisition of TrueDemand by Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full‐service sales and marketing agency to the consumer-packaged goods industry. Prior to Acosta, Peters was Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of TrueDemand. TrueDemand was a pioneering IoT technology company that used advanced analytics to help Walmart and Target suppliers predict out of stocks and create actions to reduce lost sales in the retail store.

Prior to founding TrueDemand, Peters was Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Manhattan Associates. He helped grow Manhattan Associates into the leading Supply Chain Software company. Previously, he was a Senior Executive in Accenture’s Global Supply Chain Strategy Practice and he began his career at Tompkins Associates, a supply chain consulting firm, serving as a Vice President and General Manager

Peters has also served as a Board Advisor to several startups in Silicon Valley.

Peters regularly speaks at industry events and has also been featured and quoted in hundreds of articles on supply chain, retail and the food industry. He is also a contributing author to 5 books.

Senior Vice-President Engineering

Bharath Kumar

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.

Vice-President Professional Services

Ian Duffield

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.

Vice-President Supplier Strategy

Ray Connelly

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.

Vice-President of Blockchain and IoT Solutions

Dave Hood

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.

Careers

Careers

We are developing technologies that will 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.

If you want to learn more about who we are and what we do contact us at careers@procurant.com

Currently Available Positions

Architect – User Interface

Architect – User Interface

The UI Architect will be responsible for defining and building the user interface framework for the company’s web applications. The role is a hands-on role in designing and building high performance and scalable applications. The role includes analysis and selection of technology, prototyping, developing components, libraries and implementation standards and guidelines. The architect will also work with multiple development teams to train, mentor engineers and monitor adoption of selected technologies and standards.

We are looking for someone who is an out-of-the-box thinker and can materialize a vision that balances standardization and innovation across a suite of products that will have global application. It is important that candidates have a strong background in a variety of UI technologies and are experienced in building enterprise-class high-quality, and high-performing web applications.

Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly understand product domain and target users to develop a UI architecture and strategy that fit the company’s products.
  • Analyze various UI technologies such as AngularJS, React, JQuery, etc. to design the ideal approach and architecture for the company’s products. Build prototypes, identify pros and cons to make recommendations.
  • Understand broad market requirements across multiple geographies to design a standard technology stack for all products.
  • Design approaches to support internationalization and localization in the products from day one.
  • Use object-oriented design principles to create standardized components and Javascript libraries.
  • Mentor and train other engineers and team members to use best practices.
  • Play a critical role in identifying test strategies to validate product functionality across browsers, devices and locales/languages.

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Solid understanding of cutting edge user interface technologies and trends.
  • Deep expert-level hands-on knowledge of:
    • AngularJS, JQuery or similar Javascript frameworks.
    • Client-side browser technologies including JavaScript, CSS, and HTML.
  • Experienced in server-side software development with Java, Spring, Hibernate, etc.
  • Knowledge of SQL and non-SQL databases.
  • Experience with designing and building responsive user interfaces that are highly scalable and user friendly.
  • Experience with building enterprise-class applications.
  • Passionate about building high-quality systems with software implementation best practices.
  • Eagerness to learn and work outside your technology comfort zone.
  • Ability to be self-motivated, independent, and detail-oriented.
  • Exhibit exceptional relationship management skills.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of anticipating and exceeding customer expectations.
  • MS or BS in Computer Science or related field
  • 10 years of experience in working with UI technologies
  • 5 years as an architect or lead engineer

Personal Skills

  • Excellent team player.
  • Very fast learner; strong interest in learning new technology.
  • Ability and desire to work in a high-pressure entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability and desire to deliver high-quality results on aggressive timelines.
  • Strong inter-personal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Strong skills in working with and guiding multiple teams and team members simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills.

To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to careers@procurant.com

Senior Software Engineer – User Interface

Senior UI Engineer

Procurant is looking for dynamic and enterprising software professionals to join our team in Los Gatos, CA. In this role you will be responsible for doing both design and development of our state-of-the art platform and applications.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with product managers to design new products or features. Understand target segments, users and workflows to design highly usable and intuitive user interfaces.
  • Hands-on development of responsive user interfaces and mobile applications.
  • Contribute significantly to developing a UI architecture, framework and components for use across all products and solutions in the company.
  • Research new and emerging technologies; build prototypes to assess for use in product development.
  • Provide production support as and when required.
  • Strive to be up-to-date in best practices, development methods and technologies.

Specific Skills:

  • BE in Computer Science (or equiv.).
  • 6+ years of professional experience in developing/deploying enterprise applications using the following technologies:
  • Java, JavaScript/JSON, XML, HTML5, AngularJS, ReactJS.
  • RDBMS – MySQL/Oracle.
  • Responsive user interface design and development, web services and APIs.
  • Must have deep understanding in web application development.
  • Experience with development and deployment experience on Apache Tomcat, JBoss.

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent team player.
  • Very fast learner; strong interest in learning new technology.
  • Ability and desire to work in a high-pressure entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability and desire to deliver high-quality results on aggressive timelines.
  • Strong inter-personal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Any of the following skills is a plus:

  • Experience with JavaScript/UI frameworks – Ember, JQuery, Bootstrap etc.
  • Experience with building IOS or Android applications.

To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to careers@procurant.com.

Software Engineer – Blockchain

Software Engineer/Senior Software Engineer – Blockchain

We’re seeking strong developers experienced with blockchain technologies to be a part of team building highly scalable products for a global customer base. Our ideal candidates have built and released enterprise-class applications and have worked with HyperLedger Fabric, Ethereum or other blockchain technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Research and drive high-level decisions on applying blockchain technologies to product features, understand pros and cons, make architecture and design recommendations.
  • Monitor blockchain industry trends and development and communicate internally.
  • Build prototypes and POCs of applications that use blockchain as one of the building blocks.
  • Hands-on development of product features using agile development practices. Perform unit testing to ensure quality and functionality goals.
  • Implement best-practices in design, coding and testing. Mentor other team members in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Continually analyze and optimize code performance.

Specific Skills:

  • BE in Computer Science (or equiv.).
  • Hands on experience with Ethereum.
  • 4+ years of professional experience in developing/deploying enterprise applications using the following technologies:
  • Java, XML, AngularJS, JSON
  • Spring Boot, Spring REST, Spring Security, Hibernate, Hazelcast, Apache Camel
  • RDBMS – MySQL/Oracle
  • NOSQL – Cassandra/MongoDB/ElasticSearch
  • Object-oriented design principles and patterns, experience in designing and developing server-side components/frameworks based on XML/Java.
  • Must have deep understanding in web application development, Responsive Web, RESTful web services & APIs.
  • Experience with development and deployment experience on Apache Tomcat, JBoss.

Personal Skills:

  • Excellent team player.
  • Very fast learner; strong interest in learning new technology.
  • Ability and desire to work in a high-pressure entrepreneurial environment.
  • Ability and desire to deliver high-quality results on aggressive timelines.
  • Strong inter-personal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently without much supervision

Any of the following skills is a plus:

  • Experience working in a continual build/release agile environment.
  • Experience with micro-services and messaging architectures.

To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to careers@procurant.com.

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Senior Site Reliability Engineer (SRE)

Responsibilities
• Participate in defining microservices infrastructure from inception and design, through deployment, operation and continuous refinement.
• Support services before they go live through activities such as system design, deployment automation, capacity planning and launch reviews.
• Maintain services once they are live by measuring and monitoring availability, latency and overall system health.
• Scale systems through mechanisms like automation
• Evolve systems by pushing for changes that improve reliability and velocity.

Core Qualifications
• Minimum 2 years experience in a role supporting cloud based solutions.
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent practical experience.
• Experience in one or more of the following: Python, Go, Perl, or shell scripting.
• Experience with Unix/Linux operating systems internals and administration.
• Experience with Google Cloud, Kubernetes and Docker.

Preferred qualifications:
• Expertise in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems.
• Ability to debug and optimize code and automate routine tasks.
• Ability to apply systematic approach to solve problems with a sense of ownership and focus.
• Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate technical details to different audiences.

To Apply: Please email resume/cover letter to careers@procurant.com.

Vice President Product Management

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.

Job Responsibilities
– Development of go-to-market product plans
– Creation of product marketing materials
– Cross-organizational communication of plans and requirements
– Coordination of product launches
– Communication with press and customer opinion influencers

Job Qualifications
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:

– Creative
– Minimum 7 years of experience in product management with a successful track record of releasing B2B software.
– Experience in enterprise software or supply chain management software

– Experience in the Perishables\Agriculture space a big plus
– Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work well with individuals from multiple functional disciplines are required.
– Candidates should have strong analytical skills and sound problem-solving capabilities.
– Excellent online, written, presentation and verbal communications skills.
– Shrewd business judgment.
– BA required, MBA a plus.

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

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