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Communication Manager

Date:  10-Sep-2021
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Communications
Sub-Function:  Corporate Communication


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.

Job Description

The role will support the development and delivery of communications and media relations to build the reputation and drive external awareness of Olam Global Agri (OGA), as well as support the commercial and operational goals of our businesses. Working as part of a global communications team, this role will be responsible for supporting external communications, media relations, social media including managing its social media channels.

This role will work closely with colleagues across Communications, Employee Engagement Brand and Web, as well as coordinating with and supporting business leaders within the Company to increase Olam Global Agri’s visibility, amplify its messages and increase its share of voice.

You will have the opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment with colleagues across different time zones. So you need to be smart and efficient in your approach, able to juggle priorities, and have a keen eye for detail and accuracy

Key Deliverables

  • Support the development and delivery external communications that support Olam’s strategy and its business goals
  • Support media relations activities, handle media inquiries, build and maintain relationships with key media to drive positive coverage
  • Draft and deliver communications materials including press releases, key messages, factsheets, presentations, briefing materials etc.
  • Manage social media channels to oversee content and engagement with online stakeholders, including implementing effective listening and tracking impacts amongst online stakeholders
  • Identify and develop compelling content to support the company’s external positioning and business priorities that can be used on digital channels and to engage external audiences
  • Work with our agencies to support delivery of communications activities
  • Support business leadership on external communications, engagement with media and social media
  • Collaborate and support communications team members within countries and businesses to drive a coordinated, aligned approach


  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent strategic planning and project management
  • Proven media relations experience working with business, trade and national media (print, broadcast, online)
  • Understanding and experience of social media channels and developing content as part of communications programme
  • Creative thinker who is able to identify and develop compelling content that bring stories to life
  • Strong business acumen and ability to translate complex messaging into impactful, engaging and easily understood language and creative concepts
  • High attention to detail to produce accurate, engaging content within tight deadlines
  • Strong entrepreneurial and hands-on attitude with energy, drive and passion to work within a dynamic and fast-paced international environment
  • Collaborative work ethic, skilled in building and maintaining relationships with colleagues, partners and business leaders in multiple time zones
  • Ability to stay agile and work within demanding deadlines

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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