Branch Manager Job at Olam Agri

Olam Agri is a market-leading, differentiated food, feed, and fiber agri-business with a global origination footprint, processing capabilities, and deep understanding of market needs built over 33 years. With a strong presence in high-growth emerging markets and products across grains & oilseeds, animal feed & protein, rice, edible oils, specialty grains & seeds, cotton, wood products, rubber and commodity financial services.

Olam Agri is at the heart of global food and agri-trade flows with more than 40 million MT in volume traded annually. Focused on transforming food, feed and fiber for a more sustainable future, it aims at creating value for customers, enabling farming communities to prosper sustainably, and strive for a food-secure future.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Branch Manager

Job Location: Lafia, Nasarawa
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Description

  • Spearheading volume procurement operations: Managed significant volumes of purchases annually, ensuring timely and cost-effective acquisition.
  • Full-cycle expertise: Handling complete purchase process from sourcing to logistics, including managing suppliers across the Nigeria region.
  • Quality assurance: Implementing innovative practices to acquire the highest quality raw materials at competitive prices.
  • In-depth knowledge: Developing a deep understanding of product grades, blends, and regional dynamics.
  • Stakeholder engagement: Building strong relationships with key stakeholders including government officials, buyers, and cooperatives.
  • Market analysis and planning: Mapping regional potential and market trends to inform strategic buying decisions.
  • Performance-driven: Consistently delivering on key performance indicators (KPIs) for volume, gross cost per metric ton (GC/MT), and profit before tax (PBT).
  • Strategic sourcing: Developing and executing buying strategies aligned with factory and export needs, ensuring cost-effectiveness and market competitiveness.
  • Operational excellence: Optimizing supply chain efficiencies to become the industry's "sharpest buyer," while maintaining high-level operational efficiency and reliability


  • Management Graduate from one of the premier institutes with 2 - 3 years of handling procurement / supply chain & operations in Agri business industry / Commodity industry, developing and managing an efficient procurement network as per distribution strategy.
  • Strong communication and leadership qualities 
  • Proven track record of success in managing high-volume and complex procurement operations.
  • Strong understanding of international trade regulations and market dynamics.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication, and relationship management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.