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Operations Excellence Manager - 2.OX

Date:  18-Apr-2021
Country:  Vietnam
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.

Job Description

2.OX Plantations/Origination Mgr will be responsible for driving operational excellence framework and methodologies in plantations and origination. This role will give the incumbent a unique opportunity to build his/her career in Olam. The role involves intensive team management for effective delivery across the country. It also involves significant stakeholder management (both internal and external).

Key Deliverables

As 2.OX Plantations/Origination Manager, the incumbent will have to set out the vision for deploying 2.OX Operational Excellence strategy leading to world class value chain process for the region. 

1.    Acting as key contact / liaison for Plantation Champions / Business heads and other cross-functional stakeholders in selected products/BUs 
2.    Liaising with external consultants and internal delivery partners to develop, implement and support Operational Excellence framework.
3.    Embedding performance management in prioritized plantations within the product including:
•    Defining and updating the plantations/origin profile & operations mapping
•    Guiding PCHs to establish origin micro-battles based on business priorities
•    Program manage monthly publishing of performance mgmt. dashboards, digitalization efforts
•    Facilitate MORs that are action-oriented and initiative-based
4.    Expanding performance management to any various plantations across products
5.    Onboarding new plantations operations and the teams onto operational excellence framework
6.    Drive Value Delivery / Cost and Capital Transformation in prioritized plantation/Originations
7.    Act as voice of business when liaising with OGBS & BI teams


To be successful you will:

  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Must possess the capability to drive business partnering and analytical mindset. Ability to impact operations and effect change without being confrontational, with strong time-management skills
  • Experience in Operational Excellence preferably in Agri-service/CPG industry.
  • Familiar with relevant metrics analysis and performance
  • 10 -15 years if work experience with a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, economics or engineering. MBA preferred
  • Knowledge of farm economics /orchard management operations is highly desirable or on-ground operations in managing large scale plantations/originations

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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