Manager – Backward Integration Programme (Dairy) at Olam Food Ingredients

Olam Food Ingredients (Ofi) is a global leader in food & beverage ingredients.Pioneers at heart, we operate at the forefront of consumer trends to provide food & beverage manufacturers with products and ingredients that will delight their consumers. Making a positive impact on people and planet is all part of the delight. With a deep-rooted presence in the countries where our ingredients are grown, we are closer to farmers, enabling better quality, and more reliable, traceable and transparent supply.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Manager – Backward Integration Programme (Dairy)

Location: Kaduna
Job Type: Full Time

Overview of the Position

  • ofi Dairy has a large backward integration setup in Northern Nigeria, through partnerships with local co-operative bodies.
  • We setup and run milk collection centers and associated cold-chain infrastructure that enables us to offtake fresh milk from Dairy farmers in the region, thereby helping them to realize better value for their product.
  • We also run various capacity building initiatives for our farmer-partners that aim to reduce the demand-supply gap for raw milk in Nigeria. We are looking for a resource that can help us manage and expand this setup.


  • Day-to-day operational management of the Milk Collection Centers (MCCs) and ensuring collection targets are met for each MCC.
  • Manage the cold chain distribution network.
  • Manage sales and customer relationships for raw milk collected.
  • Manage relationship with the local co-operative bodies and the farmers.
  • Liaisoning with various statutory bodies, regulators and government organizations involved in the value chain.
  • Design and implement various capacity building activities and sustainability programmers for the farmers.
  • Liaisoning with our media partners and effectively managing public relations.

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Science, Animal Science, Agriculture or a related discipline.
  • Strong understanding of the dairy industry, including knowledge of dairy farming practices, milk production processes, milk collection and transportation systems.
  • Familiarity with relevant regulations and quality standards.
  • Proficiency in supply chain management principles.
  • Strong project management skills, including resource allocation, budgeting, risk management, and stakeholder communication.
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of Hausa/Fulani language is essential.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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