Latest Vacancies at Olam International

Nigeria

Company Info

Olam International was established in 1989 with 1 product in 1 country, trading cashew from Nigeria into India. Today we are a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide.

1). Regenerative Agriculture Lead

Location: Nigeria

Role Overview

  • The world is facing a global climate crisis and a global biodiversity crisis, to which unsustainable agriculture and associated habitat loss and soil degradation are huge contributors.
  • Feeding 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, within the planetary boundaries, is the greatest challenge of our lifetime.  Regenerative agriculture promises to help halt or reverse environmental degradation: restoring soil nutrients, mitigating GHG emissions, increasing productivity and livelihoods, and protecting local ecosystems and biodiversity.
  • With some 2.5 million farmers and 10 million hectares in our supply chains, and our on-the-ground ground presence — through outgrower programmes, our farms and processing units, and our supply and distribution networks – Olam Group businesses can make a tangible, positive impact for people, nature and the climate.
  • As Regenerative Agriculture Lead in the global Sustainability function, you will anchor subject matter expertise, drive project developent and act as a focal point, key resource and technical/policy advisor to BUs and internal stakeholders.

Key Deliverables
The responsibilities of the Regenerative Agriculture Lead include:

  • Designing, developing, supporting and driving practical innovations and programmes to promote regenerative agriculture, improve soil health, improve irrigation pratices, improve residue management  and conserve biodiversity, in partnership with the BU leads.
  • Testing and guiding Olam’s approach to regenerative agriculture evaluation, measurement, management and monitoring, working in close collaboration with Sustainability leadership and Business operations teams.
  • Acting as an internal focal point and resource for regenerative agriculture practices and policy, evaluating and advising BUs on the design and technical implementation of regenerative agriculture practices on farm. Work as a core team-member for on-farm carbon projects that will be developed using regenerative agriculture practices generating value from emissions reductions, avoided emissions and carbon removals/sequestration as well as delivering socio-economic impacts
  • Building internal capacity around regenerative agriculture principles and to effectively transfer knowledge and technology to smallholder farmer supply chains as well as industrial plantations
  • Monitoring and reporting relevant risks, progress and impacts.  Work with the sustainability analysts / Footprinting Team to incorporate regenerative agriculture into Natural Capital evaluation.
  • Leading, inspiring and engaging with internal and external partners to develop regenerative initiatives at scale.  Collaborating closely with focal points across the range of sustainability topics, to develop holistic approaches that positively impact multiple sustainability goals and programmes (such as livelihoods, food security, ecosystems, and climate…)
  • Representing Olam in relevant stakeholder meetings and industry forums

Requirements

  • Degree level qualifications/ equivalent technical experience of relevant Agriculture / Soil Science / Environmental Science disciplines.
  • A personal passion for sustainable agriculture and food systems
  • 6-10+ years in relevant roles including significant experience working within large organisations, with demonstrable experience in driving adoption of sustainable agrculture and positive environmental impacts in relevant projects and programmes.
  • Outstanding programme management and organizational skills, including a high level of team management and goal-setting, team skills development, workflow and budget management, and a focus on delivery.
  • Experience preferred in relevant agricultural crops and landscapes, and a sound appreciation of the human dimensions of rural agriculture, conservation and development.
  • Self-reliance, motivation and willingness to travel and work in remote locations and sometimes challenging circumstances.
  • Proficiency in French is strongly desired

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2). Day Miller (Lagos)

Location: Lagos

Job Description
Designation – Day Miller:

  • Responsible for efficient daily milling activities to assure operations are optimized.
  • The primary activities of this position include the operation of the milling process, prioritizing and assigning proactive and reactive milling maintenance, troubleshooting milling issues and maintaining quality product output.
  • The role also includes activities like repairing day planning, procuring needed milling materials, controlling spare parts inventory for rolls, sifters, purifiers, and other milling equipment.
  • This is a people management position and requires managing hands-on training for new and existing millers, ensuring best practice execution and performing work quality checks.

Strategic Effectiveness:

  • Ensure all areas operate efficiently within agreed financial budgets.
  • Purchase of all materials necessary to maintain efficient production – ensuring availability and cost-effectiveness of the purchase process.
  • Handling and packaging of animal feed products and aqua feed-based products
  • Control stock levels of both raw materials and finished products. Optimize inventory for efficiency in working capital deployment
  • Ensure efficient response to product specifications and volume requirements (in line with forecasts and new product development)
  • Maintain and monitor production in respect of output yield/extraction capacity against set targets – exceed the targets
  • Continually analyse output for variances and effectively manage negative variance.

Operational Effectiveness:

  • Implement work environment safety guidelines – ensure the health and safety of all subordinates within company guidelines and current legislation
  • Regularly monitor the entire operations. Hold regular health and safety meetings as chairman of the site committee
  • Implement agreed on recommendations from the annual contracted audits, reduce audit observations.
  • Ensure all functional managers are aware of the correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory, that govern accepted standards of safe operation at all premises
  • Ensure production plant produces minimal dust and noise both internally and externally
  • Build a structured site inspection and employee training plan, ensure effective implementation of the same.
  • Ensure full employee awareness of safe working practices and their role in maintaining the required standards

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Vendor management, contracts and cost control for routine services like cleaning, refuse disposal, gardening, and other routine services
  • Discuss the costs and performance with external contractors to ensure cheap yet quality service, explore innovative approaches to improve delivery.
  • Ensure perimeter and yard areas are well maintained, build an aesthetically pleasing workplace
  • Maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays, recorded in the general office)
  • Coordinate with managers to ensure the safekeeping of all company agreements and financial instruments
  • Encourage excellent communication across plant workplace through team briefing, formal and informal discussions. Use multi-channel communication for better outcomes.
  • Coordinate with managers to identify personnel training needs. Actively promote training and personal development on site
  • Exhibit a flexible approach to working, explore new possibilities.
  • Performance of other management tasks may be required for the wellbeing and advancement of the business

Requirements

  • The candidate should have proven experience in production, milling operations role in flour/feed products, and managed large independent operations
  • Excellent people management skills and should be able to lead a diversified team of different nationalities and skillsets.
  • Communicate and interface with all levels of the organization and external agencies/contacts including statutory bodies
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple activities concurrently (Multitasking).
  • A keen understanding of costs and a business acumen to ensure profitability is critical for the position.

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3). Farm Manager – Large Scale Rice Farming Operation

Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • Innovation in rice farming is essential. We have introduced a fully mechanised large-scale rice farm in Nigeria.
  • The Project cultivates two crops of 4,400 ha per year, under flooded conditions, which are delivered to an onsite company owned Rice Mill.
  • Our farm has an integrated rice mill with a processing capacity of 70,000 tonnes.
  • This farm acts as a centre for improving productivity, and also as a vocational training hub for thousands of smallholders from nearby communities.
  • Through our rice mill, farmers can process their crop, and gain access to market, improving local livelihoods.

Key Deliverables

  • Directs, motivates & coordinates with Asst. Managers and supervisors on the farm activities such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting and evaluate it together with the Head of Farming Operations and take corrective decisions.
  • Should be able to organize himself and the team and execute the farm operations within the planting to harvesting time frames of the farm with excellent labor management skills.
  • Budget preparation for the area assigned and strive to be within the allocated budget
  • Ability to analyze the budget vs actuals and forecast any overruns.
  • Ability to forecast on the harvest dates by estimating the physiological maturity to save time and prevent harvest losses.
  • Coordinate with workshop, agronomy, mill & aerial operations team for the efficient functioning of operations from land preparation to harvesting.
  • Should be able to evaluate the team members & understand the knowledge gap and address it with the required training from the concerned department.
  • Should Keep himself updated on the knowledge on the machineries, nutrients, herbicides, pests & diseases.
  • Preferably have farmed in Africa at some stage in his career

Requirements

  • Should have good communication skills in English.
  • A Degree in Agriculture would be preferred. Master’s in Agriculture or Management would be an advantage. A Degree in Science may be considered.
  • A previous large-scale rice farming experience with a minimum of 5 years is preferred, or candidate has worked under any plantation set up for 10 – 15 years may be considered.
  • Should have good knowledge in using basic MS office packages.
  • Experience of MIS or ERP systems would be an advantage.

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4). Day Miller (Delta)

Location: Delta

Product Information
Grains

  • Grains is one of the 6 prioritized platforms in Olam The Grains business consists of 4 verticals: Wheat Milling (in sub-Saharan Africa), Origination & Trading (Origination in the Black Sea and Latin America, Destination in the Middle East & North Africa, Prop trading in Wheat/Corn/Soy), Animal Feeds & Proteins (starting in Nigeria, but plan to expand to 4-5 countries in Africa, Asia & MENA by 2020) and Ocean Freight (vessel charter, Prop trading).
  • Our manufacturing facilities in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Senegal helping these countries to reduce import costs of refined wheat. With an unrelenting focus on food safety, innovation and cost efficiencies, we produce a range of quality flours for bread, baguettes, pasta noodles, biscuits, semolina, and confectionery.

Job Description
Designation – Shift Miller:

  • Responsible for efficient daily milling activities to assure operations are optimized. The primary activities of this position include the operation of the milling process, prioritizing and assigning proactive and reactive milling maintenance, troubleshooting milling issues and maintaining quality product output.
  • The role also includes activities like repairing day planning, procuring needed milling materials, controlling spare parts inventory for rolls, sifters, purifiers, and other milling equipment.
  • This is a people management position and requires managing hands-on training for new and existing millers, ensuring best practice execution and performing work quality checks.
  • A keen understanding of costs and a business acumen to ensure profitability is critical for the position.

Key Deliverables
Strategic Effectiveness:

  • Ensure all areas operate efficiently within agreed financial budgets.
  • Purchase of all materials necessary to maintain efficient production – ensuring availability and cost-effectiveness of the purchase process.
  • Handling and packaging of animal feed products and aqua feed-based products
  • Control stock levels of both raw materials and finished products. Optimize inventory for efficiency in working capital deployment
  • Ensure efficient response to product specifications and volume requirements (in line with forecasts and new product development)
  • Maintain and monitor production in respect of output yield/extraction capacity against set targets – exceed the targets
  • Continually analyse output for variances and effectively manage negative variance.

Operational Effectiveness:

  • Implement work environment safety guidelines – ensure the health and safety of all subordinates within company guidelines and current legislation
  • Regularly monitor the entire operations. Hold regular health and safety meetings as chairman of the site committee
  • Implement agreed on recommendations from the annual contracted audits, reduce audit observations.
  • Ensure all functional managers are aware of the correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory, that govern accepted standards of safe operation at all premises
  • Ensure production plant produces minimal dust and noise both internally and externally
  • Build a structured site inspection and employee training plan, ensure effective implementation of the same.
  • Ensure full employee awareness of safe working practices and their role in maintaining the required standards

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Vendor management, contracts and cost control for routine services like cleaning, refuse disposal, gardening, and other routine services
  • Discuss the costs and performance with external contractors to ensure cheap yet quality service, explore innovative approaches to improve delivery.
  • Ensure perimeter and yard areas are well maintained, build an aesthetically pleasing workplace
  • Maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays, recorded in the general office)
  • Coordinate with managers to ensure the safekeeping of all company agreements and financial instruments
  • Encourage excellent communication across plant workplace through team briefing, formal and informal discussions. Use multi-channel communication for better outcomes.
  • Coordinate with managers to identify personnel training needs. Actively promote training and personal development on site
  • Exhibit a flexible approach to working, explore new possibilities.
  • Performance of other management tasks may be required for the wellbeing and advancement of the business

Requirements

  • The candidate should have proven experience in production, milling operations role in flour/feed products, and managed large independent operations
  • Excellent people management skills and should be able to lead a diversified team of different nationalities and skillsets.
  • Communicate and interface with all levels of the organization and external agencies/contacts including statutory bodies
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple activities concurrently (Multitasking)

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5). Shift Miller

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Responsible for efficient daily milling activities to assure operations are optimized.
  • The primary activities of this position include the operation of the milling process, prioritizing and assigning proactive and reactive milling maintenance, troubleshooting milling issues and maintaining quality product output.
  • The role also includes activities like repairing day planning, procuring needed milling materials, controlling spare parts inventory for rolls, sifters, purifiers, and other milling equipment.
  • This is a people management position and requires managing hands-on training for new and existing millers, ensuring best practice execution and performing work quality checks. A keen understanding of costs and a business acumen to ensure profitability is critical for the position.

Strategic Effectiveness:

  • Ensure all areas operate efficiently within agreed financial budgets.
  • Purchase of all materials necessary to maintain efficient production – ensuring availability and cost-effectiveness of the purchase process.
  • Handling and packaging of animal feed products and aqua feed-based products
  • Control stock levels of both raw materials and finished products. Optimize inventory for efficiency in working capital deployment
  • Ensure efficient response to product specifications and volume requirements (in line with forecasts and new product development)
  • Maintain and monitor production in respect of output yield/extraction capacity against set targets – exceed the targets
  • Continually analyse output for variances and effectively manage negative variance.

Operational Effectiveness:

  • Implement work environment safety guidelines – ensure the health and safety of all subordinates within company guidelines and current legislation
  • Regularly monitor the entire operations. Hold regular health and safety meetings as chairman of the site committee
  • Implement agreed on recommendations from the annual contracted audits, reduce audit observations.
  • Ensure all functional managers are aware of the correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory, that govern accepted standards of safe operation at all premises.
  • Ensure production plant produces minimal dust and noise both internally and externally.
  • Build a structured site inspection and employee training plan, ensure effective implementation of the same.
  • Ensure full employee awareness of safe working practices and their role in maintaining the required standards

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Vendor management, contracts and cost control for routine services like cleaning, refuse disposal, gardening, and other routine services
  • Discuss the costs and performance with external contractors to ensure cheap yet quality service, explore innovative approaches to improve delivery.
  • Ensure perimeter and yard areas are well maintained, build an aesthetically pleasing workplace.
  • Maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays, recorded in the general office).
  • Coordinate with managers to ensure the safekeeping of all company agreements and financial instruments.
  • Encourage excellent communication across plant workplace through team briefing, formal and informal discussions. Use multi-channel communication for better outcomes.
  • Coordinate with managers to identify personnel training needs. Actively promote training and personal development on site.
  • Exhibit a flexible approach to working, explore new possibilities.
  • Performance of other management tasks may be required for the wellbeing and advancement of the business.

Requirements

  • The candidate should have proven experience in production, milling operations role in flour/feed products, and managed large independent operations.
  • Excellent people management skills and should be able to lead a diversified team of different nationalities and skillsets.
  • Communicate and interface with all levels of the organization and external agencies/contacts including statutory bodies.
  • Demonstrate ability to manage multiple activities concurrently (Multitasking).

Deadline: Not specified

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