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Faculty Positions

Job Title: Assistant Professor / Associate Professor
Report to: Rector

Faculty Positions – Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) The Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) is one of the centers of the MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network an international alliance of leading-edge research and education centers, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. Together, this network of centers educates hundreds of master’s students, doctoral candidates, and executives each year. MISI is recruiting for two faculty positions at the Associate and Assistant Professor Level to support research activities in the area of transportation logistics and supply chain management and to teach in the graduate (Master & PHD) and executive education programs at MISI

Responsibilities

Faculty members are responsible for advancing the center’s mission of excellence in education, research, and corporate engagement. All faculty members are expected to develop, design, and deliver world-class teaching material at the master and doctoral levels. As part of the research team, faculty members are responsible for creating, supporting, and disseminating new knowledge in logistics, supply chain management, and related fields. Faculty are expected to conduct high quality research in collaboration with industry and government; supervise theses; publish in top international journals, academic proceedings, trade journals, and working papers; and participate fully in all industrial and educational programs offered and supported by the MIT Global SCALE centers. Faculty members are expected to work with and be in regular contact with researchers, educators, and thought leaders (academic and industry) across the world, including researchers at MIT and the international MIT Global SCALE Network centers.

Qualifications

Candidates should possess:

  1. A PhD in supply chain management, transportation, logistics, operations management, information systems, engineering, economics, business, or a related discipline;
  2. International exposure, reflected in publications, projects, conference participation and guest lectures;
  3. Ability to develop and deliver lectures and class material in English at the graduate level (both Masters and Doctoral);
  4. Ability to generate sponsored research and promote technology transfer and entrepreneurship;
  5. Ability to communicate with industry, give presentations, and lead meetings in English.

For more information you can contact:

Human Resource Unit
E-mail: hr@misi.edu.my

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Job Title: Post Doctoral Research Associate

This unique Post-Doctoral Research Associate position is hosted by the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) at one of its Centers of Excellence viz. The Center for Sustainable Value Networks (CSVN) at Shah Alam near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This research associate will examine the upstream oil palm supply chain and work with existing qualitative and quantitative data collected from a multi-year project. The candidate will be primarily responsible for conducting analysis of existing data sets, assisting and taking leadership in writing manuscripts for publication in reputed journals. The current position is for two years with a yearly renewal and a possibility of extension beyond two years depending upon funding and performance. The candidate should be comfortable traveling locally within Malaysia.

An ideal candidate will have demonstrated research and leadership in supply chain sustainability. Additional responsibilities include – working with project sponsors, stakeholders and research staff in all matters related to the project. Candidates are expected to support center activities when appropriate including presenting results and findings to various audiences. Good presentation skills desirable.

REQUIREMENTS:

An ideal candidate will have a PhD in a Supply Chain, Sustainability, Industrial Ecology, Social Sciences, Agri-Business or a related discipline.  Proficiency with English writing and communication with excellent technical writing skills are a must. Experience with field work and engaging with industry and producers is preferred.

In-depth knowledge of at least one of the following research areas is required

  • food and agri-supply chains
  • supply chain sustainability
  • value chain analysis
  • commodity supply chains

Candidate must have published (or have a strong pipeline) in journals related to sustainability, supply chain and operations management, logistics or a related discipline such as above and have experience with research methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative data. Knowledge of statistical software and analytics tools is highly desirable. Preference will be given to those with both methodological and practical work experience.

 

Please submit your CV to:

Contact Person: Nadira Ismail,  HR ; +60378414848; hr@misi.edu.my / nismail@misi.edu.my

Assistant Field Officer

Job Title: Assistant Field Officer

The Center for Sustainable Value Networks or CSVN is a center of excellence at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). CSVN has partnered with an MNC to create a program initiative called CSS or Center for Sustainable Small-owners. The CSS is aimed at safeguarding the interest of the independent smallholder farmers for oil palm while ensuring ethical and responsible sourcing for palm kernel oil with a commitment to no deforestation, no new plantation on peatlands and no exploitation in the supply chain.

As a multi-stakeholder program, CSS runs various sustainability initiatives such as:

  • Certification and Verification through MSPO, RSPO and Sustainability Scorecard
  • Scaling GAPs (Good Agricultural Practices) through Diffusion
  • Establishing Tractability and Credence through the Oil Palm Supply Chain
  • Sustainability Reporting through Oil Palm for an MNC
  • Upstream Logistics Optimization
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Digitization &
  • Recycling and Waste Management

 

Job Description

The Assistant Field Officer will be responsible to support all farm and non-farm related initiatives and provide operational support to officer(s) in charge.

  • Continuous engagement with existing and new Collection Centres(CC) and Dealerships to facilitate sustainability initiatives.
  • Records information, such as production, farm management practices, and prepares operational reports.
  • Build good relationship with project stakeholders i.e. local farmers, dealers, super dealers, govt. agencies, certification bodies, etc.
  • Establish continuous data collection from relevant project stakeholders i.e. Mills, CC, Super Dealer.
  • Supporting Smallholder Livelihood Improvement project based on set guidelines and goals.
  • Ready to be trained by Agronomist and Field officers and transfer knowledge to Learning Farms.
  • Coordinate and supervise sampling activities for Learning Farms.
  • Manage learning farms data collection on FFB Supply and Demand, nutrient management, water usage, fertilizer usage, harvesting cycle, Pesticide usage, etc
  • To support CSS team for organizing events such as, field visits, workshops, certification drive, etc.

 

Job requirements

  • Graduate from a standard vocational or high school supplemented by some college course work in agriculture; and extensive experience in general farm work involving farm planning, methods, and production; and experience in supervisory of farm work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Core Skills: Plantation, Communication, Planning
  • At least 1-3 years of working experience as Field Assistants / Officer or similar role in Plantation.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in Bahasa and English

 

Please submit your CV to:

Contact Person: Nadira Ismail,  HR ; +60378414848; hr@misi.edu.my / nismail@misi.edu.my

Finance Executive

Job Title: Finance Executive

Introduction

Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) is a member of the MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network. The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading edge research and educational organizations, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. The MIT Global SCALE Network currently consist of 6 centers located in North America, Asia, Europe and South America.

MISI’s Objective are:

  • deliver best-in-class Graduate and Executive Education Programs;
  • conduct applied research that meets the highest international standards of academic rigor; and
  • actively engage industry to create and disseminate cutting edge supply chain knowledge.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a Finance Executive to be responsible for preparing and maintaining the full set of financial accounts for MISI including Account Payable & Receivables. You should be able to assist in handling the monthly/quarterly/annually financial books closing.

  • Handle full set of accounts including Account Receivable and Payable.
  • Timely preparation of monthly journal entries, reconciliation of accounts and related monthly financial statement schedules
  • Assist with timely & accurate month end closing
  • Perform filing and keep track of documentation
  • Assist in Fixed Asset Register
  • Ensure that financial transactions are properly updated and recorded
  • Assist in annual financial audits and corporate tax reporting

 

Accounts Payable (AP)

  • Prepare and process monthly payments, manual/ad-hoc payment process and to ensure payments are up-to-date.
  • Prepare supplier reconciliation and investigate variances.
  • Follow up with the vendors and internal business department on invoices/approvals.
  • Communicate with vendors and respond to inquiries.
  • Perform month end closing for AP.
  • Maintain vendor master file.

 

Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Responsible for full spectrum of invoicing and AR functions, including billing/invoicing, AR monitoring, receipts, loan contracts preparations for students and credit notes processing.
  • Checking of all invoices, receipts and credit notes against supporting documents.
  • Ensure proper and accurate recording of accounting entries for invoices, receipts and credit notes.
  • Preparation of balance sheet schedules and performance of reconciliations for AR and other receivables accounts.
  • Timely distribution of statement of accounts to debtors.
  • Perform month end closing for AR.
  • Preparation of debtors ageing analysis.

 

Job Requirements 

  • Candidates should have a Master’s degree from a reputable university in a finance-related discipline and/or ACCA. They should be highly motivated and able to function successfully in a fast-paced environment.
  • At least two (2) to five (5) years' experience in preparing full set of accounts, Accounts payable and receivables
  • Proficient in Excel & good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Proactive attitude, high level of integrity, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Good command of English & Bahasa

 

Please submit your CV to:

Contact Person: Nadira Ismail,  HR ; +60378414848; hr@misi.edu.my / nismail@misi.edu.my

Field Data Analyst

Job Title: Field Data Analyst

Introduction

Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) is a member of the MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network. The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading edge research and educational organizations, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. The MIT Global SCALE Network currently consists of 6 centers located in North America, Asia, Europe and South America.

MISI’s Objectives are:

  • deliver best-in-class Graduate and Executive Education Programs;
  • conduct applied research that meets the highest international standards of academic rigor; and
  • actively engage industry to create and disseminate cutting edge supply chain knowledge.

 

Job Description

This Field Data Analyst position at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) will be under MISI’s Center for Sustainable Value Network (CSVN).

The Field Data Analyst will be responsible in conducting data analysis and provide operational support (field and desktop related initiatives) to direct supervisor. Details as follows:

  • Interpret data, analyze results using a range of software and draft comprehensive reports
  • Develop and implement data collection systems, data analytics and interpret trends or patterns in complex datasets.
  • Acquire data from primary and secondary data sources.
  • Maintain data systems.
  • Support Oil Palm Smallholder Program based on set guidelines and goals
  • Establish a continuous data collection process from relevant project stakeholders i.e. Mills, CC, Super Dealer
  • Build good relationships with project stakeholders i.e., local farmers, dealers, super dealers, govt. agencies, certification bodies, etc.
  • Support project team for organizing events such as field visits, workshops, certification drive, etc.

 

Job requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or Computer Science.
  • Technical expertise regarding data models, database design development, data mining and segmentation techniques.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Experience with reporting packages (Excel, PowerPoint), databases (SQL, etc.) and programming (XML, JavaScript, etc.).
  • Adept at query writing, report writing and presenting findings.
  • The job requires traveling up to 40% of the time primarily to the project field office in Johor.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Oral and written communication skills in Bahasa and English are a must
  • Be able to write and document findings in technical reports

 

Please submit your CV to:

Contact Person: Nadira Ismail,  HR ; +60378414848; hr@misi.edu.my / nismail@misi.edu.my

Research Assistant

Job Title: Research Assistant

Introduction

Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) is a member of the MIT Global SCALE (Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence) Network. The MIT Global SCALE Network is an international alliance of leading edge research and educational organizations, dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics. The MIT Global SCALE Network currently consists of 6 centers located in North America, Asia, Europe and South America.

MISI’s Objectives are:

  • Deliver best-in-class Graduate and Executive Education Programs;
  • Conduct applied research that meets the highest international standards of academic rigor; and
  • Actively engage industry to create and disseminate cutting edge supply chain knowledge.

 

Job Description

This Research Assistant position at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI) will be under MISI’s The Center for Sustainable Value Networks (CSVN).

This research assistant will help independent smallholder farmers join the smallholder program and facilitate their journey towards certification. The certification of interest is the recently released RSPO Independent Smallholder Standard or RISS. In addition, the Research Assistant will contribute to the other initiatives of the smallholder program such as traceability, digitalization and livelihood improvement.

The candidate should be comfortable traveling locally within Malaysia. The job may require traveling up to 40% of the time primarily to the project field office at Johor.

Additional responsibilities include – working with project sponsors, stakeholders and research staff in all matters related to the project. Candidates are expected to support all activities for the Center for Sustainable Small-owners (CSS) when appropriate. Good presentation skills are desirable.

 

Job Requirements

A Masters or a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with experience in engaging small farmers. An ideal candidate will have a proficiency in Bahasa and English writing and communication with excellent writing skills. Knowledge in the following areas is a must;

  • Certification standards (RSPO/MSPO)
  • Supply chain sustainability
  • Upstream oil palm supply chain

 

Please submit your CV to:

Contact Person: Nadira Ismail,  HR ; +60378414848; hr@misi.edu.my / nismail@misi.edu.my