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Senior HR Business Partner - Global Sales, Innovation & Marketing (SIM)

Date:  21 Nov 2023
Country:  Netherlands
Function:  Human Resource
Sub-Function:  HRBP

About ofi

ofi was carved out from Olam International Limited in 2020 and is scheduled to be listed on the UK stock exchange soon.

As a global company, were renowned for leveraging our global sourcing network and on-the-ground intel so we can offer a safe, secure supply of traceable and sustainable ingredients. ofi is a global leader at the forefront of food & beverage consumer trends. Through its complementary portfolio of cocoa, coffee, dairy, nuts, and spices, ofi delivers sustainable, natural, and plant-based ingredients & solutions to its global and diversified customer base.  ofi's footprint includes 50 countries’ operations, 110 manufacturing plants, 15 innovation centres supplying food and raw materials procured from 2.6 million farmers to over 8,000+ global customers worldwide.

ofi is driven by a strong purpose – ‘Be the change for good food and a healthy future’. By working with ofi, you’ll be helping to create a real impact on the ground. Sustainability is built into our business model - from our offices to our farming operations and supply chains, we’re acting across issues as diverse as farmer poverty, deforestation, and greenhouse gas emissions. 


About the function: Sales, Innovation and Marketing (SIM)

As we pivot from commodity to ingredients company, we have a global commitment to innovate, ideate and co-create. Our global network of innovation & application centers is a hive of fresh thinking, great ideas, and ingredient expertise. Lead by our integrated Sales Innovation and Marketing (SIM) approach, high on consumer insights, ofi is leading traceable, nutritious & delicious category formulations through our 15 Innovation centers. Ongoing investments in application development and R&D expertise has unleashed the full natural potential of our highly complementary portfolio to deliver further value-added ingredients and solutions for our customers.


About the role

We are seeking a Global HR Business Partner to work with executive leadership across Sales, Innovation, Marketing and to develop human capital strategies and drive an integrated talent agenda for these critical functions across ofi globally. The role will be a key member of the HR team and will report to the Global Head of HR for Corporate Functions and work with the global HR Leadership Team to drive successful planning and delivery of HR programs and services to the business that helps us deliver value-added ingredients to our customers in the different channels and categories.


Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a strategic business partner focused on building a world class Sales, Innovation, and Marketing functions across the globe.
  • In partnership with executive SIM leadership team co-lead the ofi talent and capability development agenda for these functions and ensure the desired one ofi culture is present in SIM globally.
  • Collaborate with the COE teams (IDE, Total Reward, Talent Management and OE/OD) to contribute to the strategic development and success of the organization on a global scale by creating a positive and inclusive work environment, and driving sustainable growth.
  • Develop and execute a reward and recognition program that aligns to the ofi and SIM balanced scorecard framework and that promotes employee engagement enabling a high-performing (SIM) workforce to contribute to ofi's strategic growth.
  • Function as a change agent to business through process design and transformation – striving to lead mutual processes to best practice status.
  • Provide coaching and acting as a sounding board as required to executive SIM Leadership team on talent management & development, performance management, and organizational design consultation.
  • Collaborate with Country and Regional HR Managers on execution to achieve desired outcomes, e.g., employee related issue, policy interpretation and people processes.   


About the person

  • 15+ years of relevant experience, preferably from CPG, Food & Beverage, and FMCG industry, (Value added / functional Ingredients) at least 5-6 years as part of leadership team.
  • 10+ years in HR strategic business partnering in multi-national organisations with a global footprint and recognized for strong Human Resources practices.
  • Customer-first mindset with strong commercial and business acumen
  • Commercial/go-to-market experience having collaborated with Commercial teams servicing customers.  
  • Resilient attitude, hands-on, ability to work effectively in an environment with small and agile teams.
  • Experience building and implementing organization effectiveness, talent management, and IDE frameworks and models.
  • Experience managing complex change projects that deliver improved business results.
  • Ability to navigate and perform through diverse cultures across the globe.


Key Attributes

  • Outcome oriented, strong execution and operational effectiveness
  • Leading and Managing change 
  • Strategic Agility and Intellectual Curiosity
  • Ability to Influence superiors and peers 
  • Ability to get things done, Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Stakeholder management in complex matrix environment
  • Business Partnering
  • Collaborative leadership style
  • Team player

ofi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, nationality, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Applicants are requested to complete all required steps in the application process including providing a resume/CV in order to be considered for open roles.

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