Experienced Professional - Responsible Sourcing

Proforest

Oxford
£40,000 - £75,000 pa pro rata

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 29th May 2022  


Experienced Professional - Responsible Sourcing

This is an extraordinary time for climate, nature and people. Agricultural commodity production has the potential to be part of the solution to many global issues, but there are also many environmental and social challenges. Proforest is a mission-driven organisation that works throughout supply chains supporting the production and sourcing of multiple commodities like sugar, soy, palm oil, coconut, cocoa, beef and fibre in ways that deliver positive environmental and social outcomes for people and the environment. If you are motivated by being part of a solution to support this transition to responsible production and sourcing, and are passionate about taking on challenges at a global scale, we would like to hear from you.

Role overview

This is an exciting opportunity to join our consultancy practice and work with global brands like Nestle, PepsiCo, Unilever and platforms like the Consumer Goods Forum. We work with them as thought leaders and committed technical partners to analyse systemic issues, shape strategy, develop innovative solutions, drive the transition to responsible supply chains and deliver positive outcomes at scale.

We offer a variety of roles across our practice areas: From helping our clients implement their sustainability commitments on ecosystem protection and restoration, workers’ rights, advancing gender equality and engaging with local communities and indigenous people; to facilitating effective collaboration between private sector, governments, civil society and communities to develop an enabling environment for positive environmental and social change; and developing practical information, tools and guidance to help people at all levels understand the challenges of responsible sourcing and production, make meaningful commitments and turn their them into action.

Requirements

We are looking for people who are self-motivated, have passion for what we do and are excited about helping deliver our mission. To succeed within Proforest you need the confidence and drive to achieve real change in a challenging environment.

You are an excellent communicator, able to build and deepen collaborative relationships with stakeholders, have strong analytical skills and are able to drive innovation and change.

You will preferably have a relevant Masters’ level qualification, more than 5 years of relevant professional experience in a similar role within the industry (e.g. sustainability consultancy, private sector, sustainable finance, etc.), and a proven track record of implementing practical and realistic solutions.

Key terms

We are recruiting for different levels of seniority:

Principal level roles: £40,000 - £55,000

Manager/Expert level roles: £50,000 - £75,000

Please send your CV and cover letter by 29th May 2022 to [email protected]

We are recruiting for our Europe team but also like to hear from you if you are interested in joining one of our teams in Southeast Asia, Africa or Latin America and have the right to work there.


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