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Current Vacancies at Olam Nigeria 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 position below:

Job Title: Business Manager

Location: Nigeria
Function: Not Applicable
Sub-Function:  Not Applicable

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

  • Supply Chain Management is at the heart of what we do at Olam. The role involves taking responsibility for a product in Olam’s AFP business in the region.
  • You will play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results, while controlling the execution of all processes, including managing the supply chain from producer to export.
  • As a Branch Manager, you’re responsible for inspiring your team, create ownership opportunities, and to deliver on the following key dimensions.

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
  • Develop strong S&D (Supply and Demand) capabilities to dynamically formulate a price view and a strategic buying plan throughout the crop year.

Operational Effectiveness:

  • As a branch  manager, you are responsible for the optimal utilization of country resources
  • Support implementation of required infrastructure as per the business plan and  derive maximum capacity efficiencies by eliminating controllable losses
  • Be responsible for all Raw Material buying, including Core RM (Corn & Soy), Alternative RM (BDG, GNC, Rice bran, PKC, Bone meal etc. for its respective territory i.e. managing requirement of one of the factory- Ilorin or Kaduna.
  • Work closely with AF & FF PCHs, Head- Nutrition and Plant Managers in developing and executing plans for efficient buying, storage and working capital utilization.
  • Manage the primary / secondary procurement of over all 350 TMT Corn and 170 TMT soybeans to meet internal feed mill requirements for 2 BC’s in total.

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to build teams – hiring, training, and developing team members
  • Manage a team of 5-6 Unit Heads, with each Unit supported by a Warehouse In-charge and Accountant.
  • Collaborate with key stake holders involving formal business reviews and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives

Requirements

  • MBA with 3-8 years of post-qualification industry experience
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
  • A previous experience in Sales, Supply chain and Operations would always be a value add.
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
  • Previous experience in Sales, Supply chain and Operations would be a big positive.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Rice Seed Breeder

Location: Nigeria
Function: Not Applicable
Sub-Function: Not Applicable

Job Description

  • The Rice Breeder, under immediate supervision of the General Manager / Business head. He / She will undertake activities related to the breeding pipelines development for Olam Rice Farm.

Key Deliverables

  • Develop high yielding varieties corresponding to desired product profiles, in close collaboration with farm and mill teams, by combining good agronomic traits, desirable grain quality, and tolerance / resistance to abiotic and biotic stresses through conventional breeding approach.
  • Plans and carries out breeding studies to develop and improve varieties of Rice: Improves specific characteristics, such as yield, quality, maturity, and resistance to drought, disease and insect pests in plants, utilizing principles of genetics and knowledge of plant growth.
  • Produce pure parent line, breeder and foundation seed for multiplication.
  • Breeds plants, using methods such as inbreeding, crossbreeding, backcrossing, outcrossing and selection.
  • Select progeny having desired characteristics and continues breeding and selection process to reach desired objectives.
  • Lead the testing of advanced breeding lines developed at inhouse Center for various breeding product segments (Early duration, Mid duration, long grains, High amylose content, High yielding germplasm)
  • Coordinate with external stakeholders (Private organization/Public institutes) for new germplasm introduction and breeding collaborations.
  • Facilitate varietal release and adoption at farm and create demand for superior varieties;

Requirements
Qualifications / Selection Criteria Education and work experience:

  • PhD in Breeding, Genetics or other related fields with a minimum of 2-year experience in Rice breeding; or M.Sc.  in Breeding, Genetics or other related fields with a minimum of 5-year experience in Rice breeding in a reputed seed company or research institution.

Knowledge and Key Competencies:

  • Highly self-motivated, detail-oriented, and innovative;
  • Strong record of innovation and process improvement in breeding;
  • Excellent knowledge of statistics in field experimental design and data analysis;
  • Good project management, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong scientific writing skills;
  • Ability to work in multicultural environments;

Language:

  • The candidate should communicate fluently (oral and writing) in English.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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