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Associate, Future leaders Programme

Date:  7 Feb 2024
Country:  Nigeria
Function:  Not Applicable
Sub-Function:  Not Applicable


About Us

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 Future Leaders program offers a customized development journey structured to explore your potential within your business/functional stream. It immerses you into the operations from day one ensuring your learning experience is relevant, practical, and hands-on working with experts on the field. The successful candidate will join the global future leader’s management program of Olam, which will provide structured learning in various modules within Business Management, Supply chain, Operational roles in different countries globally. 

There are two distinct phases:

  • Phase I Corporate Onboarding: A learning zone - formal exposure to all aspects of the business to accelerate your knowledge on the Olam way of doing business, who we are, what we do, and how we operate
  • Phase II Field Rotations & Business Unit Rotations: Hands-on exposures across business models/geographies, mentored by a senior leader, designed to fast track your knowledge of the business/function. You will be placed in your potential role, with clear responsibilities to deliver. You will be closely mentored by a senior leader and supported by an HR Partner during this phase

Key Deliverables

As a Branch Manager, your responsibilities would include but are not limited to.

  • Design, implement and manage the Strategy for the product in the country with the respective teams below him to drive and deliver volumes as per the overall business plan.
  • Optimize utilization of processing and quality resources in the country to derive maximum capacity utilization and efficiencies and to eliminate controllable losses and minimize the impact of non-controllable losses
  • Support in implementation of the required infrastructure to deliver volumes as per the business plan
  • Manage and support Credit Exposure, Pricing Strategies, Forwards / Future/ Hedging, and working capital management
  • Ensure high motivational levels in the team and get the team aligned with the overall product strategy that we follow in the country
  • Support the business head in trading and positional decisions by providing adequate and timely market information
  • Interface with appropriate regulatory bodies for obtaining permissions, approvals, etc.
  • Capability building amongst local staff


  • Credentials and experience are important at Olam. We seek post-graduate qualifications from Leading schools globally with 2-3 years of experience in Business Management, supply chain & operations
  • Mobility is important. A career in Olam is strengthened with multi-location experience including emerging economies.

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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