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Vice President - Human Resources

Date:  03-Jan-2023
Country:  Switzerland
Function:  Human Resources
Sub-Function:  Human Resources


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

Head HR Manager is responsible for partnering with business. He/She would be responsible for building a strong HR relationship with stakeholders, building mechanisms to drive performance management, associate engagement and development, Career counselling/coaching, compliance of HR practices and guidelines. The HRBP will understand requirements of business and will work closely with customer leadership in forecasting supply and demand, and offering tailor made solutions across Olam businesses in Switzerland (Nyon) and Netherlands (Rotterdam), Spain & France.

What we seek!

• Act as a change consultant on human resources management and organizational changes.

• The role has strong emphasis on stakeholder management (nearly 60%) including Country heads and business leaders.

• To partner with the leadership to understand business environment and work priorities to develop and execute innovative solutions.

• To be able to define the critical activities from a HRBP standpoint to drive effective execution and the desired outcome.

• To be a catalyst to drive HR strategy to enable the organization to be one of the premier associate experience providers.

• Manage the execution and implementation of major Human Resources processes working with the team of HR representatives (e.g. annual and midyear promotions, annual performance management, compensation and salary administration) according to geographic/entity guidelines.

• Manage associate satisfaction programs to improve morale and retention. Promote an environment that encourages employee growth. Review results of People Surveys and work with leadership to affect change. Oversee customer Community meetings/activities.

• Champion Olam signature processes such as Aspire on-line talent management and on-line learning & development platform iQuest.

• Evaluate, Identify and partner with training providers/vendors best in the industry to implement training & OD programs and services.

• Business travel within Europe required from time to time.



  • University degree
  • Proven HR generalist experience with demonstrated track record and good working knowledge of employment laws and employment regulatory practices in Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain and France.

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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