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Date:  13-Nov-2020
Country:  Nigeria
Function:  MATS
Sub-Function:  MATS


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.


Product Information


Grains is one of the 6 prioritized platforms in Olam The Grains business consists of 4 verticals: Wheat Milling (in sub-Saharan Africa), Origination & Trading (Origination in the Black Sea and Latin America, Destination in the Middle East & North Africa, Prop trading in Wheat/Corn/Soy), Animal Feeds & Proteins (starting in Nigeria, but plan to expand to 4-5 countries in Africa, Asia & MENA by 2020) and Ocean Freight (vessel charter, Prop trading). 
Our manufacturing facilities in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Senegal helping these countries to reduce import costs of refined wheat. With an unrelenting focus on food safety, innovation and cost efficiencies, we produce a range of quality flours for bread, baguettes, pasta noodles, biscuits, semolina, and confectionery.

Job Description

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Responsible for efficient daily milling activities to assure operations are optimized. The primary activities of this position include the operation of the milling process, prioritizing and assigning proactive and reactive milling maintenance, troubleshooting milling issues and maintaining quality product output. The role also includes activities like repairing day planning, procuring needed milling materials, controlling spare parts inventory for rolls, sifters, purifiers, and other milling equipment. This is a people management position and requires managing hands-on training for new and existing millers, ensuring best practice execution and performing work quality checks. A keen understanding of costs and a business acumen to ensure profitability is critical for the position.

Key Deliverables
Strategic Effectiveness
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure all areas operate efficiently within agreed financial budgets.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Purchase of all materials necessary to maintain efficient production – ensuring availability and cost-effectiveness of the purchase process.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Handling and packaging of animal feed products and aqua feed-based products
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Control stock levels of both raw materials and finished products. Optimize inventory for efficiency in working capital deployment
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure efficient response to product specifications and volume requirements (in line with forecasts and new product development)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain and monitor production in respect of output yield/extraction capacity against set targets – exceed the targets
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Continually analyse output for variances and effectively manage negative variance.
Operational Effectiveness
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Implement work environment safety guidelines - ensure the health and safety of all subordinates within company guidelines and current legislation
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Regularly monitor the entire operations. Hold regular health and safety meetings as chairman of the site committee
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Implement agreed on recommendations from the annual contracted audits, reduce audit observations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure all functional managers are aware of the correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory, that govern accepted standards of safe operation at all premises
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure production plant produces minimal dust and noise both internally and externally
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Build a structured site inspection and employee training plan, ensure effective implementation of the same.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure full employee awareness of safe working practices and their role in maintaining the required standards
Organizational Effectiveness
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Vendor management, contracts and cost control for routine services like cleaning, refuse disposal, gardening, and other routine services
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Discuss the costs and performance with external contractors to ensure cheap yet quality service, explore innovative approaches to improve delivery.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure perimeter and yard areas are well maintained, build an aesthetically pleasing workplace
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Maintain and administer all personnel records and systems relating to employees (excluding records of sickness, absenteeism and holidays, recorded in the general office)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinate with managers to ensure the safekeeping of all company agreements and financial instruments
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Encourage excellent communication across plant workplace through team briefing, formal and informal discussions. Use multi-channel communication for better outcomes.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Coordinate with managers to identify personnel training needs. Actively promote training and personal development on site
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Exhibit a flexible approach to working, explore new possibilities.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Performance of other management tasks may be required for the wellbeing and advancement of the business
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The candidate should have proven experience in production, milling operations role in flour/feed products, and managed large independent operations 
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent people management skills and should be able to lead a diversified team of different nationalities and skillsets.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Communicate and interface with all levels of the organization and external agencies/contacts including statutory bodies
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Demonstrate ability to manage multiple activities concurrently (Multitasking)

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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