Olam Nigeria Job Vacancy : Production Manager

Olam Nigeria is a leading company in the Agricultural and Packaged Foods sector in Nigeria and has been the leading exporter in Nigeria’s non-oil sector in the last several years.

At Olam manufacturing has become an essential part of our growth story & Manufacturing, Innovation & Procurement Services (MIPS) as a function plays a critical role globally. MIPS manages a network of 210 manufacturing plants and 2 Development centers across 10 Business units in 19 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Production Manager

Location: Lagos

Role Summary

  • Organize and oversee the production activities of ready to eat Noodles. Ensure the smooth running of all production lines and the quality of output.


  • Manage production activity of a large plant covering Noodles and Seasoning.
  • Liaise with other managers to formulate objectives and understand requirements
  • Estimate costs and prepare budgets
  • Organize workflow to meet specifications and deadlines
  • Monitor production to resolve issues
  • Supervise and evaluate performance of production personnel (Manufacturing team includes Production, Maintenance, Quality etc.)
  • Determine amount of necessary resources (workforce, raw materials etc.)
  • Ensure output meets quality standards
  • Enforce health and safety precautions
  • Report to upper management and seek guidance to resolve challenges

Key Accountabilities

  • Efficiencies, quality compliance, OSHE compliance and cost compliance.
  • Delivery of the production plan with the agreed output reliability


  • Proven experience as production manager
  • Deep knowledge of production management
  • Understanding of quality standards and health & safety regulations
  • Knowledge of performance evaluation and budgeting concepts
  • Experience in reporting on key production metrics
  • Proficient in MS Office and SAP software
  • Outstanding communication ability
  • Excellent organizational and leaderships skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach


  • B.Sc. in Engineering or Food Technology


  • Min 17 years of experience of production in leading food Manufacturing FMCG
  • Experience of TPM strongly preferred.
  • The candidate to have deep know-how foods production, preferably in Noodles or Seasoning production procedures.
  • Ability to direct personnel towards maximum performance and demonstrate manufacturing acumen with strong decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Result Orientation
  • Action oriented
  • Team alignment
  • Leadership.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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