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Procurement Manager

Date:  22-Feb-2021
Country:  Ghana
Function:  OIL
Sub-Function:  OIL


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.

Olam Information Services (OISL) is a captive subsidiary of Olam International, Singapore offering IT Services & Global Business Services across its operations in 65 countries in Asia, Africa, EU & Americas. In Chennai, we currently have onboard more than 1000 highly motivated employees. Olam Digital has received International Innovation Award 2019 for Best Services and Solutions.

Olam Global Business Services (OGBS) is a captive unit that offers End to End business process and analytics solutions. OGBS currently offers its solutions in 6 Platforms: Finance, Supply Chain, People services, Risk & Market Compliance, Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence. At this moment, OGBS is located in City of Chennai, India and provides its services to over 20 countries. Olam GBS has received Best Shared Services in India Award – 2019, by Shared Services Forum and Asia’s No.1 Shared Services in Process Improvement and Value Creation, 2019 by Shared Services and Outsourcing Network Forum.

Job Description

  • Responsible for the management of the Procurement Department.
  • Setting up of expectations and reviewing the performance of team and develop their human capacity.
  • Negotiate tariffs and conditions (including contracts) with suppliers in conjunction with the Plant Manager or other designated person to secure advantageous terms
  • Prepare and Implement sourcing strategies for key spend categories to capture cost savings.
  • Identify profitable suppliers and initiate business and organization partnerships
  • Finalize purchase details of orders and deliveries.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with key persons to ensure clarity of the specifications and expectations of the company.
  • Advise user department on new products available in the market for trial.
  • Advise user departments on the abnormal consumption of items for the necessary corrective measures to be taken.
  • Put measure in place using reliable data and information, to proactively minimize, if not completely avoiding, the impact of unfavorable events (e.g. potential shortages etc.)
  • Ensure procurement activities compliance to company policies.
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Ensure appropriate documentation are utilized in all procurements to validate basis of purchase and provide audit trail.
  • Lead, manage and develop effective professional working relationship with key internal stakeholders to maximize the long-term benefit for the organization.
  • Analyze current procurement activities and recommend improvements through more efficient procurement methods.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of accurate records and documentation on all purchases.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Key Deliverables

Strategic Effectiveness

Operational Effectiveness

Organizational Effectiveness


  • Master's Degree in Business, Logistics, Supply Chain Management
  • Understanding of Supply Chain Management Procedures
  • People Person, Good at Networking
  • Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Superior Organizational Skills
  • Mathematics Skills, Good Negotiator
  • Financial Analysis Skills,
  • Logistics Skills
  • Strategic Planning Abilities
  • Knowledge of Supply Management Software (Database Management, Inventory Management, Financial Analysis, Point of Sale, Procurement, Project Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning, and General Office Programs)
  • Specialized Industry Knowledge, Experience as a Procurement Clerk or Junior Buyer

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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