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General Manager

Date:  7 May 2024
Country:  Cote d'Ivoire
Function:  Others
Sub-Function:  Others


About Olam Agri

Olam Agri supplies food, feed and fibre to meet rising demand and a shift to protein-based diets, particularly in Asian and African countries. Headquartered in Singapore and present on all continents, our value chains include farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 2.5 million farmers. Our teams have built leadership positions in many Olam Agri businesses, including rice, flour, animal feed, sesame, cotton, wood, and more. As a purpose-driven company, we aim to contribute positively to the prosperity and well-being of people along our supply chains, the protection and regeneration of our natural resource base, and the fight against climate change.

Job Description

As a General Manager, 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: 

  • Strategic responsibility for arriving at the best-fit strategy for the profit-center 
  • Develop and deliver farmer engagement and achieving Olam’s purpose of prosperous farmers, thriving community, and regenerating the living world.   
  • Bottom line responsibilities: Completing the budgeted commitments on volumes, GC, overheads, EBIDTA and PAT.  
  • Lead game changing initiatives – Process automation, Digitalization etc. for the BU  
  • Development of manpower: Along with mentoring and career-pathing of the team members, the incumbent also must ensure that the career paths are perpetuated suitably down the staff line. 


  • Proven experience in leading & managing teams, key account management, sales or distribution roles in emerging/ Upcountry markets.  

  • Exposure to Micro & Macroeconomic factors of the business environment  

  • Strong conceptual and analytical bend of mind to operate in an international business environment.  

Olam Agri Cotton

Olam Agri is the largest private ginner worldwide. We use world-class ginning systems to produce consistent quality cotton in a safe and sustainable environment. 

Our extensive global sourcing network of growers, ginners and suppliers is supported by our own offices, warehouses, and gins in all major producing countries. Our customers benefit from our broad operations, with a traceable, sustainable source of quality cotton and as a result, we’re the chosen supplier by textile mills in all major markets. We have integrated ginning in Africa meaning we are on the ground to help farmers improve their practices, farmer incomes, a get a fair price for their cotton. 

We have extensive ginning operations in Australia and USA and use modern ginning systems to consistently produce quality cotton. 

Olam is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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