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 – find out more about our teams and what some of our colleagues say about working here in the video 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.

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.

Information Technology

We build and manage best-in-class enteprise resourse 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 joining our Chennai team?

If you are interested in a career in our Chennai office, please submit your CV by email below.

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