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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2021
    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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    Associate Farm Manager

    Function: OGA
    Sub-Function: OGA

    Job Description

    • As the leading farm to shelf organization Olam values its plantations as the starting point and source of all prosperity.
    • The Estate Manager is a leader dedicated to the development and betterment of the plantation estate.
    • The role is multidimensional starting from managing people to land development and working with vendors.
    • The incumbent would be responsible for managing the palm and rubber plantation from all phases of estate works including land development, replanting, maintenance of optimum crop production, cost management and overall estate operations.

    Key Deliverables
    Strategic Effectiveness:

    • New land development for rubber estates, nursery establishments, land clearing, planting, maintenance and upkeep.
    • Responsible for the overall estate operations and budget/cost estimation within cost maturity target
    • Planning and management of fertilizers stores, chemicals, and machinery

    Operational Effectiveness:

    • Build the required talent for the estate. Guide the team on the entire plantation procedures
    • Implementation of all the requirement for planting TLC and LC
    • Land identification, purchasing, and evaluation for high yield plantations
    • Conduct periodical reviews of the plantation operations at different locations.

    Organizational Effectiveness:

    • Great networking with government agencies and environmental departments for regulatory approvals.  
    • Understand environmental and social impact assessment, conduct assessments periodically.  
    • Obtain primary yield production and identify cases where there is variance with last year yield. Plan remedial action in case of negative variance.

    Requirements

    • Minimum 10-15 Years of working experience, preferably in plantation and estate management roles with a large organization.
    • Language - English & French is a must for this role
    • Diploma, advanced/higher/graduate diploma, bachelor’s degree, postgraduate diploma or professional degree in agricultural, plantation management, aquaculture/forestry or equivalent
    • Possess excellent people skills, leadership qualities and ability to work independently. Motivating staff for process orientation and being a go-to problem solver.
    • Experiences in land clearing, P&D, replanting, new planting, and development of areas.
    • Conversant with the use of a personal computer is highly desirable

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    Chief Engineer

    Function: MATS
    Sub-Function:  Engineering

    Job Description

    • The role requires an individual with excellent leadership abilities to oversee multiple company projects.
    • The responsibilities include managing everyday maintenance requirements, guiding and managing the field engineering teams and setting long and short-term project goals.
    • You will be required to negotiating with vendors and clients, ensure that projects stay within time and budgetary restraints, and compile required reports for defining action items.
    • You are a person who regularly upgrades yourself and keeps abreast of cutting-edge advancements in your field and is dedicated to excellence. Great people skills are always a plus point.
    • The incumbent would be responsible for plant maintenance of Ghana, Cameron & Senegal mills.

    Strategic Effectiveness:

    • Overall management of all processes that pertain to breakdown, maintenance and performance of the plants.
    • Exceeding prescribed standards on hygiene, establishing new benchmarks when it comes to this aspect of maintenance.
    • Deep understanding of the regulatory framework and organizational guidelines for the health and safety of all employees of the plants.
    • Ensure all functional management are aware of the correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory.
    • Exceed advisory and not just regulatory guidelines on the green initiatives. Ensure production plants produce minimal dust and noise both internally and externally.

    Operational Effectiveness:

    • Effective resource management to maximise capacity utilization and to deploy processing and quality resources accordingly.
    • Process monitoring and optimization to move towards elimination of controllable losses and minimizing the impact of non-controllable losses.
    • A hands-on approach for regular site inspection and a flair for training and keeping the team engaged.

    Organizational Effectiveness:

    • Sensitizing and training the entire workforce on matters of safe working practices and their role in maintaining the highest standards of safety.
    • Work with the team to identify personnel training needs.
    • Actively promote training and personal development on-site (Costs to be controlled within agreed budgets).
    • Best in class vendor management practices to be central for cost-effective management of external contractors - seek to challenge their costs and performance to ensure quality service at approved costs.
    • Coordinate with managers to maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays, recorded in the General Office).
    • Robust systems to be deployed along with respective managers to ensure the safekeeping of all company agreements and financial instruments.

    Requirements

    • Minimum of Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, QEHS, HACCP related certification.
    • Relevant certifications for current practices in plant management/maintenance
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work with a diverse workforce.
    • 15+ years of experience in handling maintenance, utilities and projects in several jobs as mechanical/electrical engineer and project-related management

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    General Manager, Sales

    Job Description

    • The role involves managing the BD Activities for wheat busines and spearhead Corporate Sales account management across Nigeria. 
    • The Incumbent should have deep consumer understanding, strong track record in the food service channel category.

    Key Deliverables

    • Grow & Build the Corporate Business – Drive depth /Map new accounts
    • Deliver Volume, $GC/MT for the Corporate /Key account business
    • Develop a deep understanding of the Wheat Based Products (Bakery)
    • Grow the Overall Consumption of Bread – Seek out ways to drive Occasions /Frequency vs other Carbs
    • Custodian of the Customer Connect: Bakers School /Forums
    • New Business Development (Premix):  Market mapping /Sales Potential /RTM/Volume Buildup
    • Wheat Value Chain Development: Stake holders Mgmt /Prog Development & Execution
    • Drive the Nutrition Agenda: Food Fortification & Engagement with local /International partners

    Requirements

    • 7-10 Years post qualification industry experience.
    • An understanding of how, and the willingness to go the extra mile, to bring added business value.
    • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team building skills.
    • Exposure to the corporate gifting market would be ideal
    • Willing to relocate to Lagos Nigeria

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    Business Head

    Function: OGA
    Sub-Function: OGA

    Job Description

    • Business Head (based in Lagos Nigeria) - will involve managing Sales &, Key Account Management & business development for one of our marquee business.
    • This is a well-rounded role in a complex Grains business. Overall responsibilities include managing the Sales, Key Account Management & business development. The incumbent will have to deliver on these dimensions:
      • Strategic effectiveness (including key stakeholder management and industry leadership)
      • Operational effectiveness
      • Organizational effectiveness
    • This role will give the incumbent a unique opportunity to build his/her career in Olam. The role involves intensive team management for effective sales delivery within the domestic and exports markets . It also involves significant stakeholder management (both internal and external).

    Key Deliverables
    As Business Head the incumbent will have to set out the vision for the business and take full end to end responsibility for its growth, sustainability and delivery:

    • Map the Potential for Domestic & Export Markets
    • Develop the GTM strategy for Domestic Market – Dealers & Key Accounts (Millers /Large Farmers)
    • Identify New Export Opportunities in EU/AMEA with an Aim to maximize value for the business
    • Deliver on key KPIs’ – Volume, GC/MT, & PBT
    • Setting up a new Team & Structure – Recruit /Train & Develop Manpower for Domestic /Exports

    Requirements

    • If you have proven experience between 15-18 years in managing, Key Account Management, Sales or Distribution roles in emerging/ Upcountry markets, the role entails absolute responsibility for both Country / Product levels.
    • Exposure to Micro & Macroeconomic factors of business environment would therefore require a strong conceptual and analytical bend of mind to operate in international business environment.

    Must Have:

    • Good negotiating skills and interpersonal skills
    • Be resilient and be able to overcome challenges whilst remaining calm and collected
    • Have an ownership mindset!  
    • Love travelling - your customers are spread across different countries across.

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    Breeder Farm Manager

    Function: OGA
    Sub-Function: OGA
    Functional Area: Poultry
    Department/Product: Grains / Animal Feeds & Proteins (AFP)

    Job Description

    • As the leading farm to shelf organization Olam values its plantations as the starting point and source of all prosperity.
    • The Estate Manager is a leader dedicated to the development and betterment of the plantation estate. The role is multidimensional starting from managing people to land development and working with vendors.
    • The incumbent would be responsible for managing the palm and rubber plantation from all phases of estate works including land development, replanting, maintenance of optimum crop production, cost management and overall estate operations.

    Key Responsibilities

    • This will be a senior-level global hire.
    • The person should have 15-20 years of experience working across poultry industries. He should have experience in the developed world (with high level of automation in closed houses) and developing world (Africa preferred) for him to achieve developed world standards in Nigeria.
    • Must have experience in Layer & Broiler Breeder farms, fully exposed to ultra-modern and automated (closed houses, tunnel ventilation, automatic feeding & automatic egg collection systems etc with low human intervention)
    • To plan and implement the operation of the Layer & Broiler Parent Stock farms and on completion assume responsibility for running them.
    • To coordinate all farms activities including but not limited to budgeting, stocking plans, feeding, lighting  and vaccination schedules
    • To manage the farms as per best in class international industry norms.
    • To recruit, develop and train his team members and define & implement good practices with respect to brooding & growing, vaccination, health, bio-security measures and performance of the flocks of the respective broiler/ layer PS.
    • To develop protocols for body weight and flock uniformity, vaccination, health, bio-security, labour sanitation practices, feeding, preventive medication and develop formats for measuring the performance parameters.
    • Improve project infrastructure to enable efficient utilization of facilities/resources and achieve good performance with low operating costs.
    • To put in place a very high level of international bio-security standards.
    • To develop reporting formats and review for team members on regular basis.
    • To deliver on goals on mortalities, flock uniformity, egg production, HHHE and lower the cost of production of Hatching egg.
    • The farm manager’s role is a very hands-on and not a supervisory one. The farm manager will be expected to stay on site (housing being developed) on a 24x7 basis,
    • The Manager will be staying in Kaduna on a bachelor status.
    •  In case of exceptional candidates the family status can be provided and the family will be based in accommodation provided in site. However, in such cases, at any point of time during the weekend, occasional visits will arrange at the Company guest house in Abuja .

    Key Deliverables
    Strategic Effectiveness:

    • New land development for rubber estates, nursery establishments, land clearing, planting, maintenance and upkeep.
    • Responsible for the overall estate operations and budget/cost estimation within cost maturity target
    • Planning and management of fertilizers stores, chemicals, and machinery

    Operational Effectiveness:

    • Build the required talent for the estate. Guide the team on the entire plantation procedures
    • Implementation of all the requirement for planting TLC and LC
    • Land identification, purchasing, and evaluation for high yield plantations
    • Conduct periodical reviews of the plantation operations at different locations.

    Organizational Effectiveness:

    • Great networking with government agencies and environmental departments for regulatory approvals.  
    • Understand environmental and social impact assessment, conduct assessments periodically.  
    • Obtain primary yield production and identify cases where there is variance with last year yield. Plan remedial action in case of negative variance.

    Requirements

    • Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Sciences  with specialization in Poultry Production/Pathology etc
    • Minimum 10-15 Years of working experience, preferably in plantation and estate management roles with a large organization.
    • Language – English & French is a must for this role
    • Diploma, advanced/higher/graduate diploma, bachelor’s degree, postgraduate diploma or professional degree in agricultural, plantation management, aquaculture/forestry or equivalent
    • Possess excellent people skills, leadership qualities and ability to work independently. Motivating staff for process orientation and being a go-to problem solver.
    • Experiences in land clearing, P&D, replanting, new planting, and development of areas.
    • Conversant with the use of a personal computer is highly desirable

    Method of Application

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

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