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  • Posted: Nov 8, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • 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. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses inclu...
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    EHS Lead

    Function: MATS
    Sub-Function: Safety

    Job Description

    • The EHS head will be responsible for the implementation of Olams EHS policies across the 25 tier 1 manufacturing plans in Africa.
    • The incumbent must have a detailed understanding of all the applicable laws and regulatory guidelines from the EHS perspective for all the plat locations.
    • The role requires cross-functional coordination as many of the locations do not have dedicated EHS resources.  
    • For Olam environment is a priority and you will be the driver of our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint. As the EHS Head, you will drive the legal compliance and the safety conscience of the organization along with the following key dimensions

    Key Deliverables
    Strategic Effectiveness:

    • Draft and publish a safety manual detailing the basics of Olam's EHS policy and procedures. This should incorporate applicable regulatory guidelines. 
    • Design a robust audit system comprising of policy/management/system/infrastructure/process/practice regarding EHS.
    • Give inputs to project teams during greenfield/brownfield projects to build in EHS compliance during the design stage itself
    • Audit project sites for compliance with EHS guidelines and work with project teams to enable compliance
    • Coordinate with relevant agencies to ensure compliance with all governing laws

    Operational Effectiveness:

    • Bring out new/unknown risks in new and existing facilities for management to act
    • Ensure all Olam facilities are compliant with local/international regulatory norms
    • Document areas of improvement, push the envelope when it comes to environmental safety and safe workplace practices
    • Identify opportunities to eliminate not just reduce workplace hazards

    Organizational Effectiveness:

    • Undertake and document audits based on the published audit criterion. Work independently for the audits or constitute cross-functional audit teams to conduct effective audits.
    • Follow up on action plans on identified gaps as brought out during audits
    • Coach and train plant EHS personnel to develop them as EHS leaders in their plants
    • Undertake training of plant personnel to ensure safety requirements and the right knowledge is transferred to the lowest level in the plant operations


    • Engineering Degree in Mechanical / Electrical / Chemical Engineering
    • Total of 10-15 years of industry experience
    • Initial experience in maintenance/projects in a large manufacturing set-up will be preferred.
    • At least five years of experience in leading the EHS function of a large corporation in a national/regional role
    • Ability to network, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and people skills.
    • Ability to persevere and stay focused in the face of priority conflict with a peer group
    • Leverage key stakeholders to move the EHS agenda forward.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Olam Nigeria Limited on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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