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Regional Manufacturing Head

Date:  7 Feb 2024
Country:  Nigeria
Function:  MATS
Sub-Function:  MATS-Common


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 Regional manufacturing head would manage the operations and success of Olam Agri Pasta manufacturing units. You are responsible to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety & productivity.

The regional manufacturing Head plays a critical role which enables our plants to reach optimum efficiency level this means zero defects, zero waste and zero losses

Key Deliverables

The Role is responsible but not limited to leading teams to drive engagement and increased performance.

  • Maintain & monitor production in respect of output yield/extraction capacity against set targets. 
  • Eye for detail: You control stock levels (through line managers/supervisors) of both raw materials and finished products to ensure efficient response to product specifications.
  • Purchase of all materials necessary to maintain efficient production, handling and packaging products.
  • Completion of any incident or near miss Root Cause Analyses (SHE-EWO) actions
  • Strong understanding of the commercials in the manufacturing operations
  • Strong communication skills for effective teamwork and stakeholder engagement.
  • An ability to enhance process efficiency in production.
  • Analytical skills to tackle organizational challenges and drive improvements.
  • Negotiation skills, particularly with key stakeholders like union, suppliers, government agencies
  • Strategic thinking to align operational strategies with the company's goals.
  • In this role you will be challenged to develop your line leadership team. You build people capability through effective employee relations, hiring, training, and communication. Motivates team members to achieve plan goals


If you have proven experience as a Plant Head or Maintenance manager and looking to manage large independent operations. Good people management skills and should be able to lead a team of different personalities and skillsets. Demonstrate ability to manage multiple activities concurrently.

  • You should possess strong team and analytical skills, strategic thinking & leadership abilities
  • An enthusiasm to work in an unstructured environment will always add value
  • Your ability to communicate effectively will be an enhancer for this role especially as part of a team
  • You should be able to understand business issues outside of one’s area of expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with 15-25 years’ experience. Preferably in engineering, business, operations management or similar field

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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