Branch Manager at Olam Nigeria Limited

Branch Manager at Olam Nigeria Limited – TDPel Jobs

Olam International was established in 1989 with 1 product in 1 country, trading cashew from Nigeria into India. Today we are a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,800 customers worldwide. Our team of 23,000 employees has built a leadership position in many businesses including cocoa, coffee, cashew, rice and cotton. We have 44 different products across 16 platforms.

Olam is committed to responsible growth, and believes that it is only by doing business in a sustainable way that long-term value for all stakeholders can be delivered. Olam is revolutionising seed to shelf supply chains through the Olam Sustainability Standard. Each step of Olam’s value chain is being examined to identify and implement measures to sustainably deliver products across all of its geographies by 2020.

Olam’s initiatives in rural communities are one aspect of this, and in 2010 The Olam Livelihood Charter (OLC) was launched to set a benchmark for projects that incorporate all eight charter Principles of finance, improved yield, labour practices, market access, quality, traceability, social investment and environmental impact. Today we manage 30 OLC initiatives and another 160 beyond the programme, from rural electrification and water facilities to building health centres and schools.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.
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