Regional Head, Learning and Talent at Olam Nigeria Limited

September 14, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Olam Nigeria Limited is located in Lagos, Nigeria and is part of the Farm Support Services Industry. Olam Nigeria Limited has 3,000 employees at this location and generates $222.01 million in sales (USD).

With offices and operational units across all geopolitical zones of the Nigerian Federation, Olam has a wide and growing network of farmers, suppliers, wholesalers, local buying agents (LBAs), customers and service providers. Today, these networks encompass approximately 500,000 farmers and have created tens of thousands of jobs in indirect employment.

Role Overview

  • The Learning and talent General Manager to Plan and develop L&D strategies to build the leadership and business capabilities in the country. In this role, you should be passionate about helping people learn and grow. Excellent communication and facilitation skills are essential.
  • This is a COE role and has dual reporting to the Global Head of Learning and organization effectiveness and the Regional Head of HR. Working in a matrix to roll out global Learning, talent, culture initiatives and mobilizing the regional and country requirements is ideal.


  • Proven HR specialist in Learning and talent experience with a demonstrated track record and having worked in matrix set up of COE and region/country.
  • End-to-end diagnostics, design, program management, facilitation of behavioral/managerial/leadership capability tracks
  • Champion Olam signature programs and processes such as Aspire, on-line talent management and online learning & development platform iQuest
  • Facilitate and deliver the company’s management development & leadership development program to senior-level leaders.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current programs on its impact to capability development.
  • Proficient in Learning Management Systems (LMS) and its adoption
  • Experience in certifications for the company e.g., Top employers/ Great Places to work/any other in the area of Learning and Organization effectiveness.
  • Work on special projects (such as Reward and Recognition, Org reorganization projects, developing EVP etc.) on a need basis.
  • A consultancy background in independently managing solutions is a plus.
  • There is an additional responsibility for this role holder to manage the EXPAT admin and overseas HCM Master data in the country.
  • Proactive, self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects and initiatives for a timely and successful conclusion. Including some global initiatives together with local delivery.

Key Attributes and Characteristics

  • University Degree with 10-12 years of experience
  • Identify and partner with training providers/vendors best in the industry to implement training and organization effectiveness programs and initiatives!
  • Ability to solve problems through understanding of business priorities and being able to link them to the design of the learning and talent initiatives.
  • Influencing – Ability to work with a diverse team across zones and drive change through processes, capability building, and communication.
  • Able to work with multiple data inputs collectively and create points of view supported by facts in order to influence stakeholders in matrix set-up.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills; sharp business acumen
  • Current knowledge of effective learning and development methods
  • Provide functional area of expertise to HR Business Partners