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Branch Manager

Date:  24 Jun 2024
Country:  Nigeria
Function:  Not Applicable
Sub-Function:  Not Applicable


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

  • Spearheading volume procurement operations: Managed significant volumes of purchases annually, ensuring timely and cost-effective acquisition.
  • Full-cycle expertise: Handling complete purchase process from sourcing to logistics, including managing suppliers across the Nigeria region.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Building strong relationships with key stakeholders including government officials, buyers, and cooperatives.
  • Market analysis and planning: Mapping regional potential and market trends to inform strategic buying decisions.
  • Performance-driven: Consistently delivering on key performance indicators (KPIs) for volume, gross cost per metric ton (GC/MT), and profit before tax (PBT).
  • Strategic sourcing: Developing and executing buying strategies aligned with factory and export needs, ensuring cost-effectiveness and market competitiveness.
  • Quality assurance: Implementing innovative practices to acquire the highest quality raw materials at competitive prices.
  • In-depth knowledge: Developing a deep understanding of product grades, blends, and regional dynamics.
  • Operational excellence: Optimizing supply chain efficiencies to become the industry's "sharpest buyer," while maintaining high-level operational efficiency and reliability


  • Management Graduate from one of the premier institutes with 2-3 years of handling procurement/ supply chain & operations in Agri business industry / Commodity industry, developing and managing an efficient procurement network as per distribution strategy.
  • Strong communication and leadership qualities 
  • Proven track record of success in managing high-volume and complex procurement operations.
  • Strong understanding of international trade regulations and market dynamics.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Olam Agri Nigeria Rice Domestic Capabilities

Our farm spans 13,500-hectares and partially feeds the integrated mill where we employ around 1,500 staff and 1,000 seasonal workers from the surrounding communities. We have a milling capacity of 215,000mts that produces for local markets under brands such as Mama's Pride and Mama's Choice.

Our fully mechanised, large-scale rice farm in Nasarawa State in Nigeria supplies growing domestic demand, while supporting economic and agricultural development opportunities for local farmers. Our farm has an integrated rice mill which acts both as a centre for improving productivity and as a vocational training hub for thousands of smallholders from nearby communities.

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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