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Risk Analyst

Date:  06-Jan-2022
Country:  Singapore
Function:  Risk
Sub-Function:  Market 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

Job Description:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Key Deliverables

  • Analyze credit & counterparty risks for multiple products.
  • 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.


Reporting & Team Relationships:

  • Reporting to GM – Credit & Counterparty Risk
  • Part of team of 6 senior risk managers.
  • Regular interaction with senior levels of the organisation (CRO, Unit Heads, BU Heads)


  • Past experience in implementing IT initiatives and translating business requirements to technical teams.  
  • Understanding of commodity markets & standard global trade terms would be beneficial.
  • Strong excel skills & good tech skills (Python & other languages)
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong analytical and conceptual abilities and ability to turn data into information.

Educational level & experience required:

  • University degree or equivalent in Economics, Finance or Mathematics
  • 2+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in data analytics 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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