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 Jun 23, 2022

ofi supports breastfeeding workplaces throughout Vietnam

According to the World Health Organization, “Breastfeeding is one of the most effective ways to ensure child health and survival…and women who breastfeed also have a reduced risk of breast and ovarian cancers.”1 At ofi, we want to ensure working mothers have the opportunity to continue breastfeeding when they return to work. Without having to choose between one or the other. As such, breastfeeding support is an essential part of the workforce nutrition programs we are developing.

 

In 2021, with support from the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, ofi began the roll-out of the Workforce Nutrition Alliance’s Workforce Nutrition Scorecard to assess our workplace nutrition programs and tackle issues related to malnutrition across workplaces globally. Last year, ofi’s cashew teams in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Vietnam reviewed their collective experience and set a target which is now stated in their global sustainability strategy Cashew Trail; by 2030, “100% of ofi employees in processing facilitates have access to support related to nutrition programs”. This includes initiatives across four pillars: healthy food at work, nutrition education, nutrition-focused and breastfeeding support, and resources for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers”.

 

In Vietnam, where less than one quarter of infants aged 0 to 5 months are exclusively breastfed2, our Nuts teams launched an initiative last year focused on improving conditions for breastfeeding. All 11 of our Nuts processing facilities have been equipped with private, dedicated lactation rooms with milk pumps and freezer storage.

 

Since then, the initiative has grown and the team is now partnering with NGO and subject-matter experts Alive & Thrive, on a comprehensive workplace lactation program. In the first year, activities will support over 2,500 female employees and their families especially the pregnant and breastfeeding mothers with counseling sessions, sensitization and education opportunities, expert assistance, and workshops.

 

The Alive & Thrive team is currently collecting baseline data and will conduct an assessment in 2023 to assess the program’s impact over the next 3 years. Among the many anticipated benefits, the program is expected to improve health outcomes for both mother and child, increase knowledge and uptake of breastfeeding best practices, improve employee retention, reduce absenteeism, and increase overall employee satisfaction.

 

 

1 https://www.who.int/health-topics/breastfeeding
https://globalnutritionreport.org/resources/nutrition-profiles/asia/south-eastern-asia/viet-nam/
News May 13, 2022

ofi outlines sustainability focus at new Tokoroa plant

  • Plant construction on track as new senior team member joins in key sustainability role.

 

ofi (olam food ingredients) today announced a range of actions to support its sustainability goals across its New Zealand operations, including building its sustainability team and enhancing a sustainably minded approach at its plant.

 

Plant construction is progressing well, and the plant remains on track for opening at the start of the 2023 season.  

Press Release May 20, 2022

ofi’s nuts team recognized for industry excellence and innovation at INC Congress

ofi’s nuts team was awarded the Corporate Golden Nut Award, by the International Nut and Dried Fruit

Council (INC) Congress. The Golden Nut Award is the top international recognition of excellence in the nuts industry. The team also received the Innovation Award for Cashew Nut Oil Dipping Sauces & Dressings, which use minimally processed cashew oil to address consumer interest in the plant-based market.