Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH12237_1610716682

The global climate crisis requires us to reduce global GHG to net-zero emissions by 2050 in line with the Paris 1.5 agreement; to do so whilst feeding 10 Billion people sustainably, is the greatest challenge of our lifetime.

If you are currently working in environmental footprinting and providing the foundations for impact, yet not part of a journey where this impact is being delivered, Olam's newly created Environmental Footprinting team offers a unique opportunity to turn your expertise into action.

With reach in over 60 countries as well as employing 62,500 globally, Olam's scope for impact on our global challenge is huge, and Olam's digital information systems collect granular environmental data from hundreds of thousands of farmers, from smallholders in tropical cotton and cashew landscapes to extensive, high-tech estate crops from Australia (Almonds) to Zambia (Coffee).

In 2018 Olam launched its breakthrough agri sustainability insights platform, the multi-award winning AtSource. The Footprinting team will help power AtSource's evolution, and in partnership with Olam businesses, will develop the models, data and insights to drive impactful partnerships and form the basis for Olam's growing portfolio of sustainability services and value-added product offerings.

As the Footprinting Manager, you will lead Olam's newly established 'Footprinting' team, which sits within the business' Global CR&S team, reporting to Head of Environment & Natural Capital. You'll play a critical senior role as you lead the delivery of impactful environmental footprints. With that, you'll collaborate strategically with multiple stakeholders, including the Manufacturing and Technical Services (MATS) global processing function, business units such as AtSource, Spices, Coffee, Cocoa, Edible Nuts, and Dairy, as well as third-party service providers. Leveraging these partnerships will, in turn, enable you to deliver consistent, accurate and timely footprints.

You will also have the opportunity to:

  • Deliver a footprinting tool to customers with a high degree of effectiveness (AS, Adva, F4S, etc.)

  • Liaise with Business Analysts to ensure a digitisation of footprint calculator is completed to scope

  • Be the first point of contact in Olam for questions for environmental impact assessments of products

  • Provide quality assurance of environmental footprints

  • Identify opportunities to maximise value of footprint models and data

  • Liaise with stakeholders and business units to assess needs and capabilities

  • Lead technical research around footprinting

  • Develop and mentor your team to ensure that each individual is well equipped and prepared to address the needs of your customers

  • Interpret and generate insight from large amounts of data to make reliable recommendations for presentations, reports, and more

You will have:

  • Experience building effective teams to deliver complex data models, tools and associated methods

  • Knowledge of agricultural and/or agroforestry systems, ideally in crops that Olam works with (e.g. Cocoa; Coffee, Edible nuts, etc.)

  • A proven track record developing footprint products

  • Strong communication skills across all levels of business

  • Experience managing a team, including senior and junior members of staff

Olam's people are what make them an award-winning market leader. Olam's people make them the architects of their future, transforming Olam's culture into a unifying force on a global stage. If you're looking for a role that allows you to make a significant impact on the global agricultural stage, then please apply directly or contact to discuss further.