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Procurement Manager

Date:  22-Feb-2021
Country:  Nigeria
Function:  Not Applicable
Sub-Function:  Not Applicable


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

To strategically find cost-effective suppliers and discover best ways to cut procurement expenses.

Key Deliverables

  • Lead evaluation and selection of suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost, and capability.
  • Procurement of General and consumable Items. (MRO Items)
  • Participate in the development of sourcing strategies.
  • Looks for productivity gains, which may include working with Improvement Leaders and Service Center personnel.
  • Look for alternative sources, through individual research, and working with other Buyers, Sr. Buyers, and Executive Buyers.
  • Oversee contract implementation and supplier performance/interaction; involved with resolving operational issues.
  • Document issues for quality, service, safety, and supply (into the Sourcing quality data bases) and resolves issues with suppliers.
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement.



  • Engineering Degree is required.
  • Master’s or MBA degree in fields such as Business Administration/Finance is preferred.
  • CIPS or similar professional qualification is an added advantage.


  • 8-10years’ experience in handling end to end procurement in a Manufacturing company.
  • Experience in Direct Procurement of General and consumable Items. (MRO Items)
  • Spend analysis.
  • Import documentation process
  • Good hands on Contract Management.


  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent rigor and order
  • High competency level in SAP MM, SAP Ariba

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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