Current Recruitment at Olam International Limited

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to ‘Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems’, Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Nutrition and Health Lead

Location: Nigeria
Function: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Sub-Function: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Reports to: Head of Livelihoods and Social Capital

Department Overview

  • The Nutrition & Health Manager is a key member of the Livelihoods and Social Capital unit. This unit is organized into two strategic workstreams, namely ‘fostering inclusive livelihoods’ and ‘nourishing and feeding the world’.
  • The unit’s roles are to: (1) develop strategies, approaches and tools that catalyse and support business action toward the achievement of social and economic sustainability goals; (2) identify needs and sustainability risk across the supply chains; (3) monitor, evaluate and report for impact; and (4) facilitate and contribute to internal & external learning, sharing, aligning and influencing.
  • The unit works with internal Business Units (BUs) to identify sustainability risks and opportunities, and to design and implement strategies, policies, and programmes.
  • It also promotes alignment and learning across BUs, builds external partnerships and participates in global sector platforms.

Key Deliverables
Nutrition & Health Expertise:

  • Nutrition & Health Expertise: Serve as the leader and “go to” expert for food security, nutrition, and health; identify new business opportunities to drive action for these topics; manage and participate in related research projects; monitor emerging trends and risks; and develop and contribute to internal and external communications, such as regular presentations and the corporate Annual Report
  • Workstream Strategy Development/Implementation: Refine the company’s approach to the ‘Feeding & Nourishing the World’ workstream by devising coherent, effective approaches and by creating the internal and external alliances, guidance material and tools required to implement it, including:
    • Monitoring and evaluation tools and guidance
    • Relevant training for field staff and for smallholder farmers and communities
    • Workforce nutrition scorecards
    • Cost-benefit analysis tool of workplace health interventions
    • WASH standards in all of Olam’s direct operations
  • Flagship programmes: Spearhead and direct annual programmes for farmer food security and workforce health/nutrition, managing a budget of some USD 100,000 and advancing the number of activities that have outcome-level impact
  • Partnership building: Represent Olam in relevant multi-stakeholder platforms, such as the nutrition-related groups of the WBCSD, and steward existing partnerships (e.g. GAIN, the END Fund) and create new ones to accelerate the achievement of Olam’s goals and to contribute sector-level transformation
  • Capacity building: Develop expertise and capabilities within BUs, coach field staff for high performance and prepare learning material (e.g., case studies, trainings) to help others learn.
  • Livelihoods and Social Capital teamContribute to the broader thought leadership on farmer livelihoods and social capital, to the creation and updating of Olam’s sustainability policies and tools, and to designing and establishing other Livelihoods and Social Capital initiatives or innovations (including digital tools) that impact on or are impacted by food security, nutrition, and health (i.e., reducing living income gap strategies, women’s empowerment and gender equality initiatives, etc.)

Strategic Effectiveness

  • The Nutrition and Health Manager is responsible for the roles, as outlined above, related to food security, nutrition, and health. These topics are the main priorities of the ‘nourishing and feeding the world’ workstream and are directly aligned to the ambition of a food-secure future as enshrined in the corporate purpose.
  • This role will create approaches and tools as well as provide guidance, coordination and occasionally programme management across multiple pathways (i.e. workforce health & nutrition, nutrition-sensitive livelihoods, farmer food security, food fortification, etc.) that aim to improve food security, nutrition and health for farmers, communities and employees.
  • As the internal subject matter expert, this role engages, educates and influences internal and external stakeholders, as necessary. This role inspires others and builds the related capabilities within the company that are needed to realize related goals. It is also responsible for related partnerships, research, innovation, internal learning/knowledge exchange.

Requirements

  • University Degree in Public Health, International Development, Food Science, Anthropology or other relevant domains
  • 3-6 years of relevant professional experience
  • Outstanding teamwork and interpersonal skills, with a proactive, solution-oriented and innovative mindset
  • Strong sense of ownership at work and self-motivation
  • Ability to think critically to devise new approaches and to design and effectively manage programmes.
  • Ability to analyse large datasets and derive evidence-based insights and recommendations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • On-the-ground experience and a good understanding of agri-business models and success factors are highly desirable
  • Willingness to travel to remote operational areas and adaptable to challenging circumstances
  • French, Spanish, or other languages is desired

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Regenerative Agriculture Lead

Location: Nigeria
Function: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability
Sub-Function: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

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

  • 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.
  • Degree level qualifications/ equivalent technical experience of relevant agriculture / soil science / environmental science disciplines.
  • 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

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

 

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Job Title: Branch Manager

Location: Nigeria
Employment Type: Full-time

Job Description

  • Olam thrives around optimizing supply chains. The regional manager is a key position which is directly responsible for the implementation of the regions business road map.
  • The role involves the responsibility of an entire product(s) line in Olam’s business in the region.
  • The incumbent will play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results.
  • You will be controlling the execution of all processes, including managing the supply chain from producer to exports.
  • As a Branch Manager, you’re responsible for inspiring your team, create ownership opportunities, and to deliver on the following key dimensions.

Key Deliverables
Strategic Effectiveness:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the business road map, as well as managing the procurement and supply chain strategy for the product(s), within the country
  • You will demonstrate sound judgement within defined practices and policies and select techniques for obtaining solutions that will contribute to future results and successes
  • Strong financial acumen, ability to read and comprehend tasks such as counterparty and credit risk management
  • Developing and implementing business plans for the region, conducting reviews and briefing the team on organizational goals.
  • Building the brand and its awareness and resolving customer problems as needed

Operational Effectiveness:

  • As a branch manager, you are responsible for the optimal utilization of country resources
  • You will be required to support the implementation of required infrastructure as per the business plan and derive maximum capacity efficiencies by eliminating controllable losses
  • Coordinate with appropriate regulatory bodies for obtaining permissions, and approvals
  • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations for the industry within your region
  • Assessing market conditions and identifying opportunities
  • Adhering to high ethical and professional standards

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to build teams – hiring, training, and developing team members
  • Your market information and analysis would be critical in supporting the business head in trading and positional decisions
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders involving formal business reviews and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Managing team members and evaluating employee performance and providing feedback and guidance as needed
  • Recognising employee achievements and encouraging excellence in the work environment

Requirements

  • MBA with 1-3 years of post-qualification industry experience
  • An understanding of how, and the willingness to go the extra mile, to bring added business value. Self-driven with a strong result orientation.
  • You should be able to communicate at all levels and have distinct leadership skills.
  • Outstanding Organisation Skills along with an approach that pays attention to detail.
  • Basic Computer Skills, Advanced Skills with Microsoft Office,
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
  • Previous experience in Sales, Supply chain and Operations would be a big positive.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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  • Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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