Olam International’s team of 70,000 full-time, seasonal, contract, and temporary employees work to bring essential agricultural products to homes around the globe every day. Olam is the leading agri-business operating in 70 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 23,000 customers worldwide.
At the heart of Olam’s business plan sits a commitment to responsible growth. The organisation ensures profitable growth is achieved in an ethical, socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable manner. Only by ensuring that this is an integral part of its business model can Olam deliver long-term value for all stakeholders.
the olam culture
Over the last 27 years Olam has competed and won on the strength of its people. As a leading organisation it has attracted leaders who have grown and developed an extraordinary combination of attributes including vision, passion, inventiveness, entrepreneurism, commitment and focused drive to make Olam a global leader in the supply chain management of agricultural commodities.
It is these people who have contributed to building the Olam culture into what it is today. The culture acts as a glue and serves as a unifying force for the many business units around the world. It’s Olam’s people who are going to be the architects of the future and the global corporate communications team, based in London, sits at the heart of this commitment to responsible growth.
Olam’s Annual Report 2016 outlines the organisation’s purpose, governing objective, and vision;
- Growing responsibly to ensure profitable growth is achieved in an ethical, socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable manner
- To maximise long-term intrinsic value for its continuing shareholders
- To be the most differentiated and valuable global agribusiness by 2040
Sunny Verghese co-founded Olam in 1989 and leads the company’s strategy, planning, business development, and management. His external directorships include Chairman of International Enterprise Singapore and the Human Capital Leadership Institute. Sunny is a recipient of the Outstanding CEO of the Year Award, as well as the Public Service Medal from the Government of Singapore. He embodies Olam’s commitment to sustainable growth.
During a keynote speech at the UN in April 2016, Sunny Verghese spoke of his and Olam’s motivations behind involvement with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Olam has appointed us to hire two key positions within its global corporate communications team, based in its central London Office:
Head of External Affairs
We are looking for a Head of External Affairs to join Olam’s fast, closely knit global corporate communications team in London.
In this newly created position, you will work closely with the Group Head of Corporate Communications to help shape and deliver Olam’s international communications.
You will have the opportunity to work in an exceptionally fast-paced environment with colleagues across different time zones; so you need to be smart and efficient in your approach, able to juggle priorities, and have a keen eye for detail and accuracy. This is a fascinating and rewarding position that will allow you to get to the heart of some of the world’s biggest development issues.