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General Manager HR

Date:  07-Jan-2023
Country:  Nigeria
Function:  Human Resources
Sub-Function:  Human Resources

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 HR Head will lead and manage the entire gamut of HR for the AFP business in Olam Agri Nigeria. The business consists of sales and commercial teams, procurement, supply chain teams, and 2 manufacturing sites in Kaduna and in Ilorin, apart from the Day Old Chick (DOC) business which is also based out of Kaduna. The incumbent has to have a strong focus on providing HR leadership, running HR processes seamlessly, building mechanisms to drive performance management, build employee engagement, coaching and development of employees, maintaining harmonious IR and compliance. The role requires building a strong relationship with multiple stakeholders.


  • Graduates/Postgraduates from a reputed institute with at least 15 years of relevant work experience in HR leadership roles. Professional Qualification in HR would be desirable.
  • 10+ years’ experience managing a teams complimented with effective team management experience.
  • Partner with the leadership to understand business environment and work priorities to develop and execute innovative solutions.
  • Strong knowledge of managing Human Resources in manufacturing setup with experience in industrial relations, compliance and labor laws.
  • Proven HR experience with a demonstrated track record and good knowledge of employment laws and employment regulatory practices.
  • Develop strong labour policies, manage employee engagement, and devise effective HR personnel policies for factory operations.
  • Successfully develop strong employee relations and manage dispute resolutions involving unions.
  • Exposure to employee engagement surveys and various actions taken to build an engaged workforce.
  • Drive learning and oversee the L&D programs across the business in partnership with the L&D COE.
  • Review and oversee the talent acquisition requirement across the business in partnership with the Talent Acquisition COE.
  • The roles require travel to manufacturing sites and other upcountry locations for around 15 days in a month.
  • Ability to build strategic partnerships. Build relationships internally and externally. Collaborates across the organization to maximize outcomes.
  • Able to communicate at all levels. Seen as a champion of the business goals and employee development.

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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