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Profit Centre Head Wood Pokola

Date:  19 Sep 2023
Country:  Republic of congo
Function:  Operation Common
Sub-Function:  Operation Common

About Olam

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 Country Head (Directeur General) position will involve managing operations of Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), our fully owned subsidiary in Republic of Congo. CIB is a leader in certified tropical forestry in Africa with 2.1 MN Ha of Sustainably & Responsibly Managed forest concessions, and is a market leader in the supply of certified wood products in the key markets

The overall responsibilities of the Country Head include managing the end-to-end supply chain from harvesting, processing to shipping and maintaining sustainability & product certifications for the business. The 1,350 strong workforce is a diverse team with various nationalities comprising national and regional experts with deep domain knowledge. The incumbent will have lead this team and deliver on the people, processes, partnerships and profitability including:

  1. Strategic effectiveness (including key stakeholder management and industry leadership)
  2. Operational effectiveness
  3. Organizational effectiveness

Key Deliverables

As Country Head (Directeur General), the incumbent will have to set out the vision for the business and take full responsibility for its growth, sustainability and delivery:

  1. Strategic responsibility for arriving at the best-fit strategy for the profit-center
  2. Execute long term strategic expansion by leading large-scale capex and opex projects
  3. Bottom line responsibilities: Completing the budgeted commitments on volumes, GC, overheads, interest and PAT.
  4. Develop and deliver wood products sustainability strategy with the objective of maintaining best in class industry certifications, achieving Olam purpose of thriving communities and regenerating the living world.
  5. Bring in innovation and a high level of engagement with all key stakeholders to build on the sustainability issues critical to this industry.
  6. Be the face of Olam Wood Products in the region. The incumbent must strategically manage the responsibilities and dynamic environment, constantly keeping in touch with the important players to keep herself abreast of the latest in the sector.
  7. Development of manpower: Along with mentoring and career-pathing of the team members, the incumbent also must ensure that the career paths are perpetuated suitably down the staff-line.
  8. Master’s degree in Management. Specialization in Forestry or Agri Commodities preferred
  9. 15+ years of experience
  10. Prior experience in the wood products industry will be an added advantage

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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