Branch Manager


Job Description

The branch manager is a key position which is directly responsible for the implementation of the regions business road map. The role involves the responsibility of managing Olam’s  rice distribution business in the region.  The incumbent will play a critical and extremely tangible role in delivering results. You will be controlling the execution of all processes, including managing the supply chain from producer to exports. As a Branch Manager, you’re responsible for inspiring your team, create ownership opportunities, and to deliver on the following key dimensions.

Strategic Effectiveness

  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the business road map, as well as managing the Sales distribution strategy for the rice business, within the country
  • Managing distributors, warehousing and depot managment 
  • You will demonstrate sound judgement within defined practices and policies and select techniques for obtaining solutions that will contribute to future results and successes
  • Strong financial acumen, ability to read and comprehend tasks such as counterparty and credit risk management
  • Developing and implementing business plans for the region, conducting reviews and briefing the team on organizational goals.
  • Building the brand and its awareness and resolving customer problems as needed

Operational Effectiveness

  • As a branch manager, you are responsible for the optimal utilization of country resources
  • You will be required to support the implementation of required infrastructure as per the business plan and derive maximum capacity efficiencies by eliminating controllable losses
  • Coordinate with appropriate regulatory bodies for obtaining permissions, and approvals
  • Complying with all applicable laws and regulations for the industry within your region
  • Assessing market conditions and identifying opportunities
  • Adhering to high ethical and professional standards

Organizational Effectiveness

  • Ability to build teams – hiring, training, and developing team members
  • Your market information and analysis would be critical in supporting the business head in trading and positional decisions
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders involving formal business reviews and ongoing continuous improvement initiatives
  • Managing team members and evaluating employee performance and providing feedback and guidance as needed
  • Recognising employee achievements and encouraging excellence in the work environment


  • An understanding of how, and the willingness to go the extra mile, to bring added business value. Self-driven with a strong result orientation.
  • MBA with 8-10 years of post-qualification industry experience
  • You should be able to communicate at all levels and have distinct leadership skills.
  • Outstanding Organisation Skills along with an approach that pays attention to detail.
  • Basic Computer Skills, Advanced Skills with Microsoft Office,
  • Effective coaching, facilitation, presentation, and team-building skills
  • Previous experience in Sales, distribution and Operations would be a big positive.