Job Title: Operations Manager
Reports to: General Manager - Cocoa
Location: East Africa

Purpose: Plan and coordinate the procurement of Cocoa, funds management and timely reporting of unit activities

Position Responsibilities:

1) Design, implement and manage the procurement strategy for Cocoa with the respective teams below him to drive and deliver volumes as per the overall business plan.
3) Optimize utilization of processing and quality resources in the unit to derive maximum capacity utilization and efficiencies and to eliminate controllable losses and minimize the impact of non-controllable losses.
4) Support in implementation of the required infrastructure to deliver volumes as per the business plan.
5) Ensure strict adherence to all the laid down systems and procedures without exception.
6) Ensure that all the direct and indirect costs for the business are within budgets.
6) Counterparty & Credit Risk Management.
7) Ensure high motivational levels in the team and get the team aligned with the overall product strategy that is followed.
8) Support the PCH in pricing and positional decisions by providing adequate and timely market information.
9) Interface with appropriate regulatory bodies for obtaining permissions, approvals, etc
10) Capability building amongst local staff

Desired attributes:

• At least a graduate in a business related degree from a recognized high institute of learning.
• 10 to 12 years of experience in supply chain/operation.
• Willing to travel extensively on field visits.
• Experience in spread out operations including a good understanding of accounting.
• Experienced in managing at least 20 direct employees.
• Good pedigree.
• Very good commercial bent of mind and outcome oriented.
• Ability to handle large range of activities independently.
• Ability to speak French will be an added advantage


To Apply: Submit your-Updated resume, Mention the position your applying for in the subject line via emai otl.tz@olamnet.com. or martin.osembo@olamnet.com or you-can deliver hard copy to

Olam Tanzania
P.O. Box 71062
Opp, Tambaza School Ground
Plot 420 UN Road
Dar es Salaam

Closing date for receipt of applications is 25th April' 2016,
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
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