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Risk Manager

Date:  10-Jul-2021
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Risk
Sub-Function:  Operational Risk


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 requires a dynamic individual with an eye for detail, someone who can effectively identify, research and highlight investment trends across platforms. You will be responsible for analyzing investment approaches, including asset allocation and keep tight control of monthly M2M, both product-wise and at trader level. You will be required to make recommendations on investment strategies and participate in investment reviews. Your core will be the management of the organizations' investment portfolios, including overseas investments, and analyze the risk involved in associated decisions.

Key Deliverables

  • Evaluate credit & counterparty risk limit requests from businesses. Undertake credit analysis & prepare credit memos. Suggest various risk mitigation strategies.
  • Undertake financial/ balance sheet analysis for various new / existing customers + suppliers of Olam. Undertake the rating of the counterparty and decide on risk limits.
  • Undertake portfolio analysis across different products & regions. Liase with regional teams to understand various markets and credit situation.
  • Visualize and drive implementation of systems and processes required to enhance the credit & counterparty monitoring.
  • Drive the development of risk systems in co-ordination with IT teams.
  • Supervise offshore team members with a view to ensuring accuracy of risk reporting and quality of analysis.
  • Provide analytical support to the risk management group, senior management and traders within the firm.
  • Identify areas of significant risks or large risk concentrations. Intervene to drive and influence risk mitigation measures.
  • Communicate emerging risk issues to ensure that appropriate counter-measures are taken, and risks are managed within defined limits.
  • Analyze credit & counterparty risks for multiple products.
  • Evaluate credit & counterparty proposals and undertake ratings for various counterparties.
  • Liase with IT team to drive system implementation for improvement in processes and drive multiple initiatives.
  • Prepare risk reports at various levels of detail (e.g., whole company, business segment and special / ad-hoc categorizations) with accurate and timely commentary.

Operational Effectiveness

  • Be detailed and hands-on, complete monthly closing of books.
  • Building month close reports – P&L/BS in the true spirit of the business. 
  • Share and advice on weekly risk exposure limit to senior management.

Organizational Effectiveness


  • University degree or equivalent in Economics, Finance or Mathematics
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • Exposure to credit & counterparty risk management in the physical commodities (preferably agri-commodities) space
  • Sound credit analysis and financial modelling skills.
  • Experience in trading, trading finance, accounting or operations in an international commercial organization would be a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, one other language beneficial

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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