Graduate Trainee recruitment: Olam International
vacancySignage (3).png

Graduate Trainee recruitment: Olam International

Olam International is a global leader in supply chain management of agricultural products and food ingredients. The company has grown from a single product in a single country to a globally integrated supply chain manager across 16 platforms in 70 countries supporting 14,000 customers.
They have a dominant presence in Africa, with cotton ginning operations in 6 countries as well as long-standing relationships with cotton marketing boards and ginners across all cotton producing countries.

Job Summary 

  • Olam’s Trainee Program is a leadership development program.  Upon completion of the program, Trainees will have gained a strong knowledge of products and process and have fostered a network of relationships that will help them serve Olam’s clients and build their own future!
  • The Program is a reflection of Olam’s innovative corporate culture, where each employee is encouraged to grow via on-the-job experience, classroom education, and through relationships with employees company-wide.

Primary Purpose of the Role 

  • The Product Line Management (PLM) function is responsible primarily for overall business and marketing strategy of the product line and interfaces with the other functions such as Operations, Technical and Sales to maximize the profitability of the product line. The PLM Trainee role will involve a range of activities including business & competitive analysis, market research and segmentation and aiding in formulation and execution of the product line strategy.

Primary Responsibilities 

  • The primary responsibilities of the PLM Trainee role will involve competition & market analysis, supply & demand analysis, market research, and development of business and marketing strategy.
  • The role will require independent management of projects around customers or products and interfacing with the various functions as well as external agencies to drive projects to completion.
  • The role requires an ability to develop a strong techno-commercial understanding of Olam’s product & service capabilities, an understanding of customer business models and hence their product & service level needs.

Candidate Profile
Minimum Requirements: 

  • Analytical ability - Ability to analyze data / information and generate market and customer insight
  • Self-driven & seeking professional growth - Strong drive to learn, build techno commercial skill set and invest in a long term career in the product line & industry
  • Employment as a Trainee does not commence until the Trainee has completed his/her bachelor's (or greater) degree
  • Adaptability: for up to 6 months, Trainees may pursue hands-on, on-the-job training on our manufacturing floors.
  • Communication & Collaboration Skills - Ability to communicate & work effectively with technical and commercial teams both internally and at the customer end
  • Problem solving skills - Ability to identify issues, drill down to root cause, and suggest alternate and holistic solutions


  • A Master’s Degree in Business
  • Study abroad experience or the ability to speak multiple languages
  • A GPA at or above 3.0 (on a 4-point scale)
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Food Science, Natural Sciences, Business Administrations, Economics, Math, Agriculture, Agribusiness, or related field
  • Previous work experience in Industrial B2B sales / marketing
  • Previous work experience in processed fruits & vegetable industry
  • Involvement and leadership in extra-curricular campus activities or non-profit organizations
To apply click here


  • I am so glad I didn't miss out of this opportunity to learn at KEC - (Business Accounting) Eyide Onyeka

  • The training on ERM was very beneficial to me. Before now the concept of risk analysis was vague to me. To this I say thank you KEC!- Mrs Victoria Folorunsho

  • All I can say is that KEC is an outstanding institution- (Risk Management) Umeobi Chidalu

  • The training was very interesting and impactful and refreshed my memory to lot of things I have forgotten (Business Accounting) Ochala Margareth

  • "It was a knowledgeable experience and different perceptions of various individuals presented itself."


    Isegen Henrietta Thalatu

  • "An eye opener and sharpener of what I know and has made me happier now in class and I hope for greater joy in futuristic achievement. Everything was just on point for the training."


    Orowale Adeshina

  • "The training was a nice one, the beautiful part of the training was the practical session included which made the training easy and simple to understand."


    Orowale Adeshina

  • "The training was really wonderful and I am very happy I came because it would have been a great loss if I didn't."

    Ex-Student (Aptitude Test & Proficiency Examination)

    Olajide Kolawole

  • "The training was fantastic, infact I wish I knew about KEC and their training earlier before now"

    Ex-Student (Aptitude Test & Proficiency Examination)

    Eboigbe Andrew

  • "The facilitators were able to demonstrate good knowledge of the course, they created room for interactions. In my opinion the training was perfect"

    Ex-Student (Introduction to Job Search Skills)

    Afolabi Sunday