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Deputy Manager - Sustainability Finance & Strategy

Date:  26-Jul-2021
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Finance
Sub-Function:  Corporate Finance


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.

Key Deliverables

  • Develop Integrated Impact Statement (“IIS”, incl. Social Capital, Natural Capital, Human Capital) for various OGA businesses/ operations, socialize the same with requisite stakeholders and get it published in the Annual Report
  • Work closely with the CSR team, Regional Finance team, and Operations team to gather and validate relevant data for developing IIS
  • Orchestrate Sustainability strategy for OGA Businesses during the BU/ Corporate Strategy exercise; at Olam, we ensure Sustainability is at the heart of business. This process would require working with BU/ CSR teams to build a business case (key risks & opportunities in Sustainability space) and define medium-term (2-3 years) and long-term (5-6 years) goals and specific targets.
  • Conceptualize and lead launch of digital platform to collate, drive, track and comprehensively report various sustainability related targets at country/ business unit level. Onboard new businesses on to the platform, as new operations are set up or acquisitions are made.
  • Act as sounding board for ideation of new sustainability (esp. traceability) initiatives, in collaboration with other internal teams (CSR/ Digital/ BU).
  • Develop clear understanding of OGA manufacturing operations, and impact of same on environment (natural capital) and collaborate with CSR to design initiatives to minimize environmental cost of manufacturing operations.


  • CA / MS Finance / MBA Finance required
  • Minimum 3-4 years of relevant professional experience with focus on sustainability or similar field (familiar with impact valuation, green finance, integrated capitals assessment, etc.), preferably in a Big 4 firm
  • Well versed in relevant sustainability guidelines and frameworks (e.g. Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)) and application of system thinking approach
  • Advanced user of Microsoft office (mainly powerpoint and excel)
  • Advanced data analysis, modelling and inference skills
  • Proactive problem solving, influencing, communication skills and ability to manage projects end-to-end in collaboration with multiple teams.
  • Genuine passion for sustainability and keen to make an impact on the ground in the agriculture sector

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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