Sunday, August 18

Pekua Ndani: Job Opportunity at Olam Tanzania, Branch Manager


Other District Other Location
Industry: Agriculture
Minimum Qualification: Masters
Minimum Experience: 10 years

The Branch Manager role will involve managing day to day activity of the current Cotton Business in Tanzania, East Africa including Extension, procurement, processing, quality, logistics. It’s a well-rounded role that gives the experience of managing a large & complex business in one of the fastest growing regions.

Key Performance Matrices include:

  • Design, implement and manage the extension and procurement Strategy in the geography with the respective teams below him/her to drive and deliver volumes as per the overall business plan.
  • Oversee processing/ginning facility
  • Responsible for driving procurement volumes and market shares in the region covered by the Branch
  • Support the trading team in trading and positional decisions by providing adequate and timely market information
  • Ensure strict adherence to all the laid down systems and procedures without exception
  • Ensure that all the direct and indirect costs for the business are within budgets
  •  Be responsible for the ginning operations – efficiency, cost of production, volumes as per agreed budgets. This is in addition to general administration at the ginnery.
  • Interface with appropriate regulatory bodies for obtaining permissions, approvals, etc
  • Optimize utilization of processing and quality resources in the country to derive maximum capacity utilization and efficiencies, to eliminate controllable losses & minimize the impact of non-controllable losses
  • Capability building amongst local staff & build seamless alignment with strategy in the region.


  • MBA with 5 – 7 years of post-qualification industry experience. Non MBA with at-least 10 years of managerial experience in an independent role.
  • Prior experience in handling of agri commodities – both procurement and processing – is a must.


Bunda/Mwanza, Tanzania (flexible, anywhere in East Africa)

Olam is seeking to hire a Branch Manager to manage day to day activity of the current Cotton Business in Tanzania

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