Future Leadership Program AF - Sales & Origination


Position Overview:
The successful candidate will join ofi’s future leader program, which will provide structured learning in various modules within key parts of the business including supply chain from procurement, sales, funding, risk management, and / or people management. After successfully completing the program, the candidate may be offered any of the following roles:

  • Regional sales leadership team as a Sales Excellence / Digital Leader focusing on building digital capabilities across ofi to support a seamless customer experience both for existing customers and prospects. The role would support the roll-out of CRM tool Salesforce across ofi, working with sales, marketing and innovation but also quality and supply chain teams.
  • Origination Manager: The Origination Manager role involves managing one of the origins for any business in a particular region. This is a well-rounded role in a complex business with high potential. Overall responsibilities will include managing the supply chain from producer to export (procurement, processing, quality and shipments).

Future Leader Program offers an exciting opportunity to work in a truly global environment. The role provides long term potential for someone eager to further develop their career within the fast‐paced food ingredients sector.

The program offers a customized developmental journey structured to explore your potential within your business/functional stream. It immerses you into the operations from day one ensuring your learning experience is relevant, practical, and hands-on working with experts on the field. There are two distinct phases across first 12 months: 

  • Phase I Corporate Onboarding: formal exposure to all aspects of the business to accelerate your knowledge on the ofi way of doing business, who we are, what we do and how we operate. 
  • Phase II Field Rotations & Business Unit Rotations: hands-on exposures across business models/geographies, mentored by a senior leader, designed to fast track your knowledge of the business/function. You will be placed in your potential role, with clear responsibilities to deliver. You will be closely mentored by a senior leader and supported by an HR Partner during this phase 

We’re committed to getting this right! 

  • Credentials and experience are important at ofi. We seek post graduate qualifications from Leading business schools globally with 3-5 years of experience in sales or operations.
  • Mobility is important. A career in ofi is strengthened with multi-location experience including emerging economies. 
  • Working in ofi isn’t a 9-5 job! We are globally connected, operating across geographical boundaries and time zones. 

Can you visualize this for yourself? Act as an entrepreneur within the large ofi framework. Exercise initiative, conceptualize and implement business models. Be responsible for key parts of the function supporting the business operations. 

Key Requirements: 
MBA/Post graduate Degree 
Job Type: Full-time 
Location:  Africa

For recruitment agencies:

We have made a conscious decision to do the recruitment ourselves. Therefore, we kindly ask you to not forward any candidates, as we will not accept their applications.

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