Chennai is Olam’s technology hub - home to our Digital, IT, and Global Business Services teams.

    We offer an opportunity to work with emerging technology and inspiring people, with the freedom to create new solutions and better existing ones, where the boundaries are only those of your imagination.

    Hear from Our Team in the Video Series Below

    Global Business Services

    Olam’s Global Business Services acts as the strategic operations centre for Olam.

    We operate as an extension of the group’s businesses and functions in over 30 countries. We support areas such as Finance, Supply Chains, Manufacturing, Procurement, HR, Risk and Compliance, giving us a breadth of exposure to different product, people and processes. Our vision is to achieve business transformation through operational excellence, automation and analytics.

    We are new age professionals and good at what we do. Every member of the OGBS team plays an important role – as a specialist, analyst, catalyst and expert. We encourage everyone to be a domain-expert and future-ready. We focus on employee learning, operational excellence and new technologies like Robotic Process Automation, Chat bots and Workflow systems.

    We bring the best of our organisation to our people, and new joiners will have the greatest opportunity to learn, practice, contribute and grow, both as an Individual and as part of a team. 

    Digital Technology

    We bring exciting new technologies to fruition to revolutionise farm and factory operations, customer experience, sustainability and our supply chains. In short, using digital implementations all over the world to re-imagine global agriculture and food systems.

    We are a team of 100+ talented technology members playing various roles such as managers, web and app developers, testers, designers, business analysts, data scientists, data engineers and visualisation experts. Our focus is on how niche technologies and innovation can be rolled-out on the ground to make a difference to the people in Olam’s supply chain.

    To date we have implemented solutions across 30+ countries, deploying mobile apps, IoT, cloud solutions, block chain, portals and big data analytics solutions including deep learning analytical models.

    Information Technology

    We build and manage best-in-class enterprise resource planning solutions, and offer support to enable our IT infrastructure globally.

    The Olam IT department offers a challenging environment with access to the latest technologies and platforms. We invest in individuals, to support learning and career progression, and actively encourage knowledge sharing and job rotation.

    Security and Infrastructure Team

    Our ambitious Infrastructure team are responsible for managing the global base of user accounts, a large intranet and a series of websites. They have built and continue to maintain state-of-the-art infrastructure and use virtualisation technology to ensure consistent and effective support, testing and deployment globally.

    Always seeking ways to advance technology and support for business operations, they have recently expanded collaboration tools to improve cross-geography working, one of many initiatives.

    SAP Team

    With diverse expertise and a focused vision to drive operational excellence - the team of 200+ improves process efficiency, through scalable and repeatable solutions.        

    We regard our global implementation of SAP as the most successful in our industry. We operate a single instance so we can manage and support it more effectively for business continuity. 

    Commodity Trading and Risk Management Team

    Our team are smart and resourceful; they build systems in response to complex business requirements. They recently developed the world’s first digital commodity Trading and Risk Management system - a prime example of their capabilities. Through technological support and powerful analytics, the team help the business manage risk, and enable the company to scale and grow efficiently. 

    Interested in a Career at Olam Chennai?

    Whether you’re interested in our digital solutions, our IT services, or supporting our trading operations, we want to hear from you.

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