Olam Nigeria Job Vacancy : Maintenance 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: Maintenance Manager

Location: Lagos
Seniority level: Associate
Employment type: Full-time
Job function: Production, Manufacturing, Engineering
Industries: Food & Beverages, Food Production

Job Purpose

  • Ensuring compliance to engineering norms, policies and procedures of the company with the objective of achieving a zero breakdown culture in collaboration with all stakeholders by constantly developing, planning and implementing maintenance best practices and training of plant personnel.

Job Responsibilities
Improve business processes on maintenance & engineering:

  • Develop, plan and implement good maintenance practices to ensure effective asset utilization
  • Analyze breakdowns and put corrective measures to improve Availability and OEE
  • Lead the PM Pillar team in WCM and support other pillars on engineering related requirements
  • Ensure compliance to Safety and Food Safety requirements from engineering & maintenance function
  • Ensure adherence to all applicable regulatory and statutory requirements
  • Review and monitor operating budgets

Managing Talent:

  • Develop and train the team to improve the effectiveness of implementation of best/ next practices in the area of work.
  • Identify training needs of team members in order to enhance skills and develop/maintain a motivated team.
  • Plan and conduct training for all plant personnel on maintenance best practices

Spares & Cost Management:

  • Review requirements of spares and ensure availability
  • Review cost of spares and maintenance and ensure adherence to budgets
  • Develop alternate vendors to improve performance and cost
  • Management of engineering stores with effective 5S and inventory management
  • Monitor specific fuel & energy consumption at each stage, review and work towards reduction of consumption & costs.

Risk Management:

  • Review and report compliance status for identified risks
  • Report all business risk related non-conformances and escalation.
  • Report to all concerned stake holders on business risk in this area.
  • Liaise with statutory , regulatory and government agencies.


  • Selection of Capacity, Capability, Appropriate Technology, Energy requirements etc for Opex and Capex Projects as and when required
  • Execute implementation of projects within timelines and cost
  • Assist in commissioning and start-up of new projects
  • Validate engineering aspects during scale up trials and share trial reports to all stakeholders.

Review & Reporting:

  • Collection of information on functional activities & present the same
  • Make available information and necessary documents related to engineering & PM Pillar KPI for review at any point of time.
  • Develop appropriate tracking mechanism to report progress on a daily/weekly/fortnightly /Monthly/Quarterly and on annualized basis on outcomes of implementation of annual plan

Qualification & Experience

  • BE/B.Tech in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from a reputed institute
  • 10+ years of experience in FMCG companies of repute, preferably bottling/aseptic dairy products with a minimum of 3 years of experience as Head of Engineering department

Essentials Skills & Competencies:

  • A hands-on experience of implementing TPM or WCM/Manufacturing Excellence is a must. Exposure to Lean or Six Sigma would be an added advantage
  • Experience of managing engineering function of a bottling plant, preferably aseptic dairy technology with Tetrapak and Sidel bottling lines
  • Strong analytical & problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good negotiation skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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