Business Manager at Olam Nigeria Limited

Job Title: Business Manager

Location: Nigeria
Function: Not Applicable
Sub-Function:  Not Applicable

Product Information
Grains:

  • Grains is one of the 6 prioritized platforms in Olam The Grains business consists of 4 verticals: Wheat Milling (in sub-Saharan Africa), Origination & Trading (Origination in the Black Sea and Latin America, Destination in the Middle East & North Africa, Prop trading in Wheat/Corn/Soy), Animal Feeds & Proteins (starting in Nigeria, but plan to expand to 4-5 countries in Africa, Asia & MENA by 2020) and Ocean Freight (vessel charter, Prop trading).
  • Our manufacturing facilities in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, and Senegal helping these countries to reduce import costs of refined wheat. With an unrelenting focus on food safety, innovation and cost efficiencies, we produce a range of quality flours for bread, baguettes, pasta noodles, biscuits, semolina, and confectionery.

Job Description

  • Supply Chain Management is at the heart of what we do at Olam. The role involves taking responsibility for a product in Olam’s AFP business in the region.
  • You will play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results, while controlling the execution of all processes, including managing the supply chain from producer to export.
  • As a Branch Manager, you’re responsible for inspiring your team, create ownership opportunities, and to deliver on the following key dimensions.

Strategic Effectiveness:

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the business road map, as well as managing the procurement and supply chain strategy for the product(s), within the country
  • You will demonstrate sound judgement within defined practices and policies and select techniques for obtaining solutions that will contribute to future results and successes
  • Strong financial acumen, ability to read and comprehend tasks such as counterparty and credit risk management
  • Develop strong S&D (Supply and Demand) capabilities to dynamically formulate a price view and a strategic buying plan throughout the crop year.

Operational Effectiveness:

  • As a branch  manager, you are responsible for the optimal utilization of country resources
  • Support implementation of required infrastructure as per the business plan and  derive maximum capacity efficiencies by eliminating controllable losses
  • Be responsible for all Raw Material buying, including Core RM (Corn & Soy), Alternative RM (BDG, GNC, Rice bran, PKC, Bone meal etc. for its respective territory i.e. managing requirement of one of the factory- Ilorin or Kaduna.
  • Work closely with AF & FF PCHs, Head- Nutrition and Plant Managers in developing and executing plans for efficient buying, storage and working capital utilization.
  • Manage the primary / secondary procurement of over all 350 TMT Corn and 170 TMT soybeans to meet internal feed mill requirements for 2 BC’s in total.

Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to build teams – hiring, training, and developing team members
  • Manage a team of 5-6 Unit Heads, with each Unit supported by a Warehouse In-charge and Accountant.
  • Collaborate with key stake holders involving formal business reviews and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives

Requirements

  • MBA with 3-8 years of post-qualification industry experience
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
  • A previous experience in Sales, Supply chain and Operations would always be a value add.
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
  • Previous experience in Sales, Supply chain and Operations would be a big positive.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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