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SIBD Analyst

Date:  30-Nov-2022
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Strategic Investments & Business Develop
Sub-Function:  Strategic Investments & Business Development


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 scope of the Strategic Investments and Business Development function at Olam covers mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, greenfield investments, divestments, and strategic initiatives. As a key member of the SIBD team, the Analyst will be involved in:


  • end-to-end management of acquisition and divestment processes
  • evaluation of investment proposals and strategic initiatives
  • tracking of approved investments & on-going projects, and
  • preparing reports to the corporate center

Key Deliverables

Strategic Effectiveness

Strategic Projects:

  • Support cross-functional strategic projects: market analyses, peer reviews, assessment of business opportunity potential, business strategic reviews, etc.
  • Provide insight into the group’s/BU strategy by performing ad-hoc analyses
  • Help business units in evaluating long term strategic options and value creation initiatives 

Operational Effectiveness

Market Intelligence


  • Maintain a continual awareness of the industry, emerging trends and opportunities including but not limited to competition, changes in customer preference and advancement in technology
  • Manage relationships with market data providers, internal and external
  • Gather and leverage market and competitive intelligence to produce meaningful analysis and communicate to management in a cohesive manner
  • Any ad hoc duties related to the function as assigned

Organizational Effectiveness


M&A and organic investments:

  • Support the execution of investment/divestment projects: business case development, valuation and financial modelling, due-diligence, structuring, documentation, and project management
  • Review organic investment proposals and prepare recommendations for approval
  • Monitor performance of on-going projects and report on cost and timeline performance
  • Review performance of organic & inorganic investments and prepare management reports to facilitate reviews at Investment Committee and Board level
  • Maintain and upgrade SIBD global templates for investment proposals (in MS word) and financial models (in MS excel)


Education & experience:

  • Relevant professional qualification in business management and/or finance (MBA/ CFA)
  • Minimum 7-10 years of relevant experience in investment projects analysis and management, in-house or with a top tier advisory firm.
  • Experience in agricultural commodities or B2B food industry is a plus



  • Strong quantitative and financial modelling skills
  • Solid knowledge of valuation & accounting concepts
  • Market analysis expertise
  • Critical analytical abilities to draw sound conclusions from various information and multiple data sources
  • International background and ability to work in cross cultural and cross-functional teams
  • Project management skills
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Excel, Power point and MS Word,
  • Advanced knowledge of data management and data manipulation
  • Familiarity with tools like Capital IQ, Thompson Reuters

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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