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Project Manager

Date:  13 Jul 2024
Country:  Ghana
Function:  MATS
Sub-Function:  Plant Operations

 

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

The brownfield Pasta project in Ghana is a significant undertaking that requires a skilled Project Manager with experience in overseeing large-scale projects. The project's scope includes comprehensive civil works, the erection of new building and other related facilities, installation & commissioning of pasta line with latest technology, and the enhancement of wheat milling capacity. This initiative not only represents a substantial investment in Ghana's food processing industry but also a chance to contribute to the economic growth and technological advancement within the region

Key Deliverables

  • Tasked with overseeing the project's lifecycle, the project manager must exhibit a blend of leadership and technical skills to ensure seamless planning, execution, and delivery.
  • Reporting to the MATS head of grains, the project manager will serve as a linchpin, coordinating with OEMs, contractors, and the project team, including engineers and technicians.
  • The goal is to fulfil the project within the allocated time and budget while adhering to the highest quality standards.
  • Develop a comprehensive project plan that outlines all phases of the pasta project in Tema, including timelines, resources, and key milestones.
  • Implement a rigorous quality assurance process to ensure the pasta meets both local and international food safety standards.
  • Establish clear communication channels and regular meetings with stakeholders from various departments to foster collaboration and address any project challenges promptly.
  • Monitor the project's progress closely, adjusting strategies as necessary to meet deadlines and budget constraints.
  • Conduct thorough training sessions for the project team on industry regulations and safety protocols to ensure adherence throughout the project lifecycle.

Requirements

  • Educational Qualification: Graduate engineering degree from a recognized Tier 1 or Tier 2 institution. Project management certification from reputed body or MBA degree will be an added advantage.
  • Work Experience: Minimum 15 years in manufacturing or food processing, with significant roles in project and plant management.
  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to lead and develop high-performing teams, manage a diverse workforce, and execute strategic plans.
  • Analytical Skills: Strong capability in analysis and problem-solving.
  • Communication: Excellent command of English, both oral and written, for effective stakeholder engagement.
  • Technical Expertise: Proficient in project management methodologies, IT tools, and industry-specific technical skills, especially in pasta and wheat milling.
  • SAP Proficiency: Knowledge of SAP with a focus on the Project Management module.

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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