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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    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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    Plant Head Rice

    Job Description

    • The role encompasses the day to day management of all the plants in the country, handling all function from production, processing, quality, engineering & projects and QEHS.
    • You will be directly responsible for quality production with class-leading production efficiencies.
    • The incumbent will be a people leader who can multitask and manage efficiency, quality, speed and safety at the plants.

    Key Deliverables

    Strategic Effectiveness

    • Manage overall plant operations covering production, production planning, demand forecast, manpower planning and mobilization in a comprehensive manner.
    • Review shop floor operations daily for adherence to quality systems & norms. Build systems to capture any deviation from set standards.
    • Lead and support in process/system related issues, reduce incidences of such issues.
    • Manage and support preventive maintenance for plant & machinery and related engineering initiatives.
    • Optimize production costs, consolidate variances, analyse and find root causes for variances. Define action plans to manage/reduce such variances.
    • Manage line OEEs, wastages and conversion costs through effective monitoring, review & control.
    • Lead the QEHS initiatives and work with the central quality head in delivering defined goals.
    • To be a champion for the commissioning of sustainable systems to hold the gains.
    • Keep a tight control on maintenance & repairs cost within the budgeted levels.

    Operational Effectiveness

    • Manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensure delivery of projects within the scope, cost & time.
    • Be a quality champion and lead cost efficiency and continual improvement programs.
    • Identify opportunities, baseline and execute projects amongst cross-functional teams.
    • Actively participate in & lead IR discussions, become a voice for the team.
    • Negotiate with various unions, ensure industrial discipline is maintained, and labour productivity is increased regularly.
    • Chalk out budgets for Labour, energy, materials, maintenance & other plant overheads effectively and implement.

    Organizational Effectiveness

    • Train and guide the team to build efficiency and quality focus.
    • Manage and build a multi-generational diverse workforce.


    • Ability to build strategic partnerships and build relationships internally and externally.
    • Seen as a champion of the business goals and employee development.
    • An understanding of how, and the willingness to go the extra mile, to bring added business value.
    • Collaborate across the organization to maximize outcomes.
    • An Engineering graduate with 20+ years of work experience with a leading FMCG organization.

    Method of Application

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

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