Technical Head, Pasta at Olam Nigeria Limited

September 19, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Olam International is a leading food and agri-business supplying food, ingredients, feed and fibre to over 19,800 customers worldwide. Our value chain spans over 60 countries and includes farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of 4.8 million farmers. Through our purpose to ‘Re-imagine Global Agriculture and Food Systems’, Olam aims to address the many challenges involved in meeting the needs of a growing global population, while achieving positive impact for farming communities, our planet and all our stakeholders. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, Olam currently ranks among the top 30 largest primary listed companies in terms of market capitalisation on SGX-ST.


  • Overseeing the technical operations, manufacturing, quality and R&D of pasta manufacturing units across Nigeria.
  • Develop new technology for, pasta, cereals based products, Handling, cleaning, extracting, treating, and packaging
  • Managing Turnkey projects from the raw-material handling, processing, treatments, and packaging
  • Provide direct leadership for day-to-day technical activities for the company’s commercial product manufacturing i.e., troubleshooting, process changes and improvements, new manufacturing technology implementation etc.
  • Technological support & Collaborate with the engineering department to develop new equipment and machines.
  • In-depth exposure in handling new project expansions (brown /green field)
  • Leads the of culture development and embedding of risk-based continuous improvement and operational excellence within manufacturing.
  • Product Development Module to facilitate modification of existing products
  • Ensure the health and safety of all subordinates within company guidelines and current legislation.
  • Ensure all functional management are aware of the correct codes of practice, both statutory and advisory, that govern accepted standards of safe operation at all premises. Ensure production plant causes the minimum of dust and noise both internally and externally.

Key Deliverables

  • Research & Development
  • Quality and consistency of finished products.
  • Innovation Deployment & Project Management:
  • Seeking continuous operational improvement.
  • Effective management of raw material, intermediate and finished product stock levels.
  • Site Hygiene.
  • Health and Safety.
  • Direct management and motivation of the production team.
  • New projects and greenfield  & brownfield projects
  • Technical due diligence and turning around the pasta plant


  • 15-20 years of Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science,
  • Pasta manufacturing experience preferred, with previous experience in managing large-scale operations and implementing behavior-based safety programs
  • Demonstrate strategic planning experience
  • Strong organizational skills, including experience managing multiple high-priorities simultaneously
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills