Career choices

Whatever your ambition, make it real with us. We offer roles in supply chain, trading, manufacturing, and distribution, estates and farming, digital and sustainability to name but a few. Whichever area appeals to you, we're always happy to hear from driven, talented people who want to grow a global career.

Career Streams 

Supply chain

Supply chain management

Strong supply chain management is fundamental to what we do. We’ve built an unparalleled network of farmers and cooperatives, and our skills in logistics and risk management help us secure supplies and deliver them to our customers with incredible reliability. We add even more value with tech that improves product traceability and sustainability.

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Trading

Trading

The world of international trading is fast-paced and exciting. Our expertise is supported with rigorous research and analysis honed by quantitative tools and techniques to offer unique industry insight. Our traders analyze this proprietary information on supply and demand to give us the edge and make superior trading calls.

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Finance

Finance

Our Finance team has an ambitious vision and transformation agenda. Ensuring predictable outcomes and standardized, efficient and scalable processes if of course critical. But the team also plays a vital role working with our business leaders to strategize and maximize value through innovative financing structures and other special projects.

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Estates and farming

Estates and farming

We grow a range of crops and share learnings from one to another, driving efficiencies for us and our customers. We understand the pressures of farming and work on the ground with small scale producers to increase volumes. We stimulate opportunity with communities local to our operations through smallholder “outgrower” programs.

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Operations

Manufacturing, innovation and procurement

Our network of over 100 processing and manufacturing plants spreads across Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe, Middle East and the Americas. The team is responsible for health, safety, quality, and food safety, ensuring we comply with all local laws and meet our environmental, social and ethical standards, as well as identifying efficiencies and opportunities.

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IT and digital

IT and digital

We deliver transformation through cutting edge technologies. We develop systems and platforms which improve our business and make us desirable to work with as a customer, partner, or employer. These include drone image analytics, digital procurements, paperless trading, traceability mapping, as well as day to day connectivity.

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Find your place at ofi

We’re always looking for talented, driven people, no matter what your background or level. So, whether it’s a casual seasonal role or a major career move, we’d love to hear from you. Visit our vacancies section to see what’s possible right now.

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Blog Dec 6, 2022

Interview: Putting Sustainability at Heart of Food Industry

From the farm to the supermarket shelf, the global food industry has a critical role to play in ensuring a sustainable future for all. Dr Christopher Stewart, Global Head Sustainability, ofi (olam food ingredients) discusses what manufacturers can do to ethically source ingredients, reduce their emissions, and bring to market great tasting products that consumers want.

 

Could you focus on one of your ingredients and take me through the supply chain?

We can work with our customers on sustainable innovation. For example, if they’re looking to co-create a snack bar made with cocoa liquor and cocoa butter, slivered almonds, and hazelnut paste, or a frappé made with cocoa powder, almond milk, and coffee powder that come with documented traceability, then our chefs, innovation and sustainability teams join forces to match the right flavour, with the right origin and sustainability programme.

 

We could source the almonds from our orchards in California where our teams on the ground are investing in state-of-the-art irrigation systems and creating pollinator habitats. The almonds are then sent to our local processing facility that’s equipped to supply tailored solutions from whole nuts to ingredients. The beans for the coffee powder might come from the farmers we work with in Peru as part of a circular coffee partnership involving a major coffee roaster, Solidaridad, SERFOR and Cooperative Cuencas de Hullega.

 

The way our teams on the ground manage these supply chains is further exemplified in our dedicated product sustainability strategies which include: Almond Trail, Coffee LENS, and Cocoa Compass. And with the data and footprinting calculator on AtSource+, the customer can see the social impact and carbon emissions for each of their ingredients, and then calculate the overall footprint of their product.

 

Read more here on the Fi Global Insights hub

News Aug 17, 2022

How can companies implement effective workforce nutrition programs? 

By Clara Tessler, Nutrition & Health Manager, ofi

 

Malnutrition and poor health around the world continue to negatively impact businesses as result of working days lost to illness and reduced workforce productivity.

 

As well as benefiting employees, investments by companies in health and wellbeing can lead to better employee engagement, reduced absenteeism and higher performance and productivity.

 

We want to create an environment where employees want to come to work every day – it’s in everyone’s best interest.

 

To that end, at ofi we’ve set a goal that by 2030, everyone in our primary workforce will have access to nutrition support. This is the goal we are working towards to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our employees, driven by our purpose to be the change for good food and healthy future.

 

In 2021, with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), ofi began the roll-out of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance’s Workforce Nutrition Scorecard to assess our baseline and develop or strengthen workplace nutrition programs that tackle issues related to malnutrition across our worksites globally. This includes initiatives across four pillars: healthy food at work, nutrition education, nutrition-focused and breastfeeding support, and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

 

Discover more from my discussion with GAIN and the Consumer Goods Forum in the Healthier Lives podcast:

Press Release Nov 16, 2022

ofi expands its innovation capabilities with a new Customer Solutions Center in Singapore

olam food ingredients ("ofi"), a global leader in naturally good food and beverage ingredients, has opened its new Customer Solutions Center (CSC) in Singapore. The new facility will enable ofi to better collaborate with brands, grocery retailers and foodservice companies to create their next delicious and nutritious product for consumers. The CSC was inaugurated by guest of honor, Ms. Low Yen Ling - Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).