Job Opportunities Today at Olam Agri

Olam Agri is a market-leading, differentiated food, feed, and fiber agri-business with a global origination footprint, processing capabilities, and deep understanding of market needs built over 33 years. With a strong presence in high-growth emerging markets and products across grains & oilseeds, animal feed & protein, rice, edible oils, specialty grains & seeds, cotton, wood products, rubber and commodity financial services.

Olam Agri is at the heart of global food and agri-trade flows with more than 40 million MT in volume traded annually. Focused on transforming food, feed and fiber for a more sustainable future, it aims at creating value for customers, enabling farming communities to prosper sustainably, and strive for a food-secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Branch Controller

Job Location: Nasarawa

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

    • Spearheading volume procurement operations: Managed significant volumes of purchases annually, ensuring timely and cost-effective acquisition.


    • Full-cycle expertise: Handling complete purchase process from sourcing to logistics, including managing suppliers across the Nigeria region.


    • Quality assurance: Implementing innovative practices to acquire the highest quality raw materials at competitive prices.


    • In-depth knowledge: Developing a deep understanding of product grades, blends, and regional dynamics.


    • Stakeholder engagement: Building strong relationships with key stakeholders including government officials, buyers, and cooperatives.


    • Market analysis and planning: Mapping regional potential and market trends to inform strategic buying decisions.


    • Performance-driven: Consistently delivering on key performance indicators (KPIs) for volume, gross cost per metric ton (GC/MT), and profit before tax (PBT).


    • Strategic sourcing: Developing and executing buying strategies aligned with factory and export needs, ensuring cost-effectiveness and market competitiveness.


    • Operational excellence: Optimizing supply chain efficiencies to become the industry’s “sharpest buyer,” while maintaining high-level operational efficiency and reliability



    • Management Graduate from one of the premier institutes with 2-3 years of handling procurement/ supply chain & operations in Agri business industry / Commodity industry, developing and managing an efficient procurement network as per distribution strategy.


    • Strong communication and leadership qualities


    • Proven track record of success in managing high-volume and complex procurement operations.


    • Strong understanding of international trade regulations and market dynamics.


    • Excellent negotiation, communication, and relationship management skills.


    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.


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2.) ESG and EHS Manager

Job Location: Lagos

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

    • The ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) Manager is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing strategies and initiatives related to sustainability, and health and safety within the organization.


    • This role involves collaborating with various departments to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, promoting socially responsible practices, and enhancing overall ESG performance indicators related to processing operations focusing on GHG and resource use reduction.


Key Deliverables

Primary role:

    • Conduct comprehensive carbon footprint assessments and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories across company operations focusing on Scope 1 and 2 emissions.


    • Analyze data to identify key sources of carbon emissions and develop strategies to reduce emissions intensity and achieve carbon reduction goals in the processing operations.


    • Conduct regular EHS audits and inspections to identify potential risks and hazards, and develop corrective action plans to mitigate them.


    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate ESG and EHS considerations into business operations, product development, and supply chain management.


    • Coordinate with regulatory agencies and industry organizations to ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety regulations and standards.



    • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Sustainability, Occupational Health and Safety, or related field of engineering; advanced degree preferred.


    • 8-10 years of experience in ESG, EHS, Sustainability, Engineering, or related field, with progressive responsibility in program development and management preferably with experience in a corporate role.


    • Professional certification in EHS management (e.g., CSP, CIH or equivalent) and/or sustainability (e.g., GRI, CDP) is highly desirable.


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3.) Regional Manufacturing Head

Job Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description

    • The Regional manufacturing head would manage the operations and success of Olam Agri Pasta manufacturing units.


    • You are responsible to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety & productivity.


    • He plays a critical role which enables our plants to reach optimum efficiency level this means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses


Key Deliverables

The Role is responsible but not limited to leading teams to drive engagement and increased performance:

    • Maintain & monitor production in respect of output yield/extraction capacity against set targets.


    • Eye for detail: You control stock levels (through line managers/supervisors) of both raw materials and finished products to ensure efficient response to product specifications.


    • An ability to enhance process efficiency in production.


    • Analytical skills to tackle organizational challenges and drive improvements.


    • Negotiation skills, particularly with key stakeholders like union, suppliers, government agencies


    • Strategic thinking to align operational strategies with the company’s goals.


    • Purchase of all materials necessary to maintain efficient production, handling and packaging products.


    • Completion of any incident or near miss Root Cause Analyses (SHE-EWO) actions


    • Strong understanding of the commercials in the manufacturing operations


    • Strong communication skills for effective teamwork and stakeholder engagement.


    • In this role you will be challenged to develop your line leadership team. You build people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication. Motivates team members to achieve plan goals.



    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with 15-25 years of experience.


    • Preferably in engineering, business, operations management or similar field


    • An enthusiasm to work in an unstructured environment will always add value.


    • Your ability to communicate effectively will be an enhancer for this role especially as part of a team.


    • You should be able to understand business issues outside of one’s area of expertise.


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