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Procurement Manager

Date:  21-Nov-2022
Country:  Cote d'Ivoire
Function:  Non-Commodity Procurement
Sub-Function:  Non-Commodity Procurement


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

Key responsibilities:

Sourcing of raw material

  • Planning and executing the buying strategies basis factory and export needs
  • Directly handling big cooperatives and suppliers
  • Pricing ideas – Adopt to market practices and ensure cost-effective buying
  • Raw material quality practices - make sure the best quality materials are bought through innovations and better approaches



  • Handle the cup lump export operations
  • Will include planning the schedules, volume projection, operational aspects etc.
  • Able to plan and manage the required logistics and other supportive functions



  • Plan and expand the operating geographies and suppliers
  • Competition information – Arrivals, Pricing, offers etc



  • Lead the commercial and weighbridge operations team
  • Set KPIs, travel plans, budgets and plan trainings

Key Deliverables

  • Volume: Planning and phasing raw material supply as per needs of the processing facility, supplier management
  • Cost: Manage direct cost of operations within the allotted budget
  • Quality: Ensure optimum quality of raw material is procured
  • Sustainability: Anchor and lead the sustainability initiatives


  • Good communication skills with 8-12 years of FMCG procurement exp. in raw material buying/purchase/procurement
  • Team player, with team management skills

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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