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Procurement - Assistant Manager

Date:  24-Jul-2021
Country:  India
Function:  Olam Global Business Service
Sub-Function:  Packaged Foods Business


About Us

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to 'Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems', Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Description

  • Process Purchase Orders, Sales Contract, Sales Orders, Sales Billing in SAP. Letter of Credit scrutinizing, negotiation & coordination with Banks. Shipment Processing (Import & export documentation- sea /air ) & Tracking and Follow ups.  
  • Process Letters of credit as per Payment conditions (At sight, Deferred / Usance )
  • Import Shipment monitoring, tracking and updating to Origin
  • Monitor periodic reports (Shipment or Order progress status/Sales/Purchase/ etc ) and update to Origin and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate with Origin for query/resolution pertaining to shipments/documents/delivery schedules
  • Design and track dashboards for quality, productivity and effectiveness
  • Coordinate with vendor for Product readiness/ Shipment readiness
  • Effective communication of issues across the OGBS and working groups and with the origin country stakeholders
  • Provide inputs to manager for periodic updates to internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure adherence to SLAs
  • Drive continuous improvements within the processes transitioned to increase efficiency

Profile Description

  • 6+ years of relevant experience in Procurement, Import Export, Shipment Execution, Shipment Documentation Handling, Vendor Coordination
  • Knowledge in Letter of Credit & other payment terms.
  • Working knowledge of SAP (MM Module)
  • Experience in dealing with International Suppliers and Shipping line/Freight forwarders
  • Ability to be flexible with job duties and scope of work and Shifts.
  • Experience handling multiple stakeholders
  • Procurement, Vendor Coordination, Order Processing, Contract Management, Stock Transfer, Shipment Tracking, Transportation, Letter of Credit.
  • Procurement Process in MM Module in SAP
  • Letters of credit (At sight, Usance), BFC, CAD, TT- Payment Process
  • Imports/Exports Documentation (Sea & Air Freight)

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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