General Manager: Learning & Talent at Olam

Olam Agri supplies food, feed and fiber to meet rising demand and a shift to protein-based diets, particularly in Asian and African countries. Headquartered in Singapore and present on all continents, our value chains include farming, processing and distribution operations, as well as a sourcing network of an estimated 2.5 million farmers.

Our teams have built leadership positions in many Olam Agri businesses, including rice, flour, animal feed, sesame, cotton, wood, and more.

As a purpose-driven company, we aim to contribute positively to the prosperity and well-being of people along our supply chains, the protection and regeneration of our natural resource base, and the fight against climate change.


Role Overview

The Learning & Talent 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 & 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 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 on-line 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.
  • Consultancy background in independently managing solutions is a plus.
  • There is an additional responsibility for this role holder to manage the EXPAT admin and oversea 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.



  • University degree with 8-10 years of experience
  • Identify and partner with training providers/vendors best in the industry to implement training & Organization effectiveness programs and initiatives!
  • Ability to solve problems through understanding of business priorities 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 point 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


Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should follow the link below to apply for the General Manager job

Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Application Deadline: Not Specified

Job Type: Full-time


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