Location London
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive + Benefits
Reference BBBH12167_1607961596

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.

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 their leadership position across 47 different products means that they can set the pace for the 1.5C challenge for the entire sector. Olam have therefore set ambitious Science Based Targets to drive a reversal in GHG emissions growth through climate-smart, biodiversity-friendly agriculture and food systems.

Would you like to be part of a newly created Climate Action team, that will grow and set the standard for Natural Climate Solutions projects in agriculture, from smallholder farming to high-tech agri industry and across landscapes, with the world's most ambitious agribusiness?

The Climate Action Project Manager will work with Olam Business Units (BUs) to improve existing projects and assess new opportunities for Natural Climate Solutions across their supply chains and operating sites to deliver an optimal balance of measurable Climate benefits and support project implementation and monitoring across 60 countries.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Co-design, develop and drive Natural Climate Solutions projects and programmes in collaboration with internal teams to meet Olam's climate and commercial objectives

  • Evaluate and advise on the design and technical implementation of sustainability projects to maximise climate benefits and assign value to emissions reduction, avoidance, or removals

  • Act as a key subject matter expert on Natural Climate Solutions approaches, processes and technologies across agroforestry, ecosystem restoration, soil carbon, by-product use, renewable energy, and community projects

  • Develop and drive through practical innovations and approaches with partners and service providers

  • Work with the business' sustainability leadership body, Footprinting team and other internal units to build experience and expertise

  • Support Olam's multi-stakeholder engagement on climate

You will have:

  • A successful track record of developing and managing relevant projects e.g. in agroforestry, forest and soil conservation, sustainable crop production

  • Experience working with donors, implementing agencies and partners in REDD+ projects

  • A relevant education, professional skills and a technical qualification in a suitable field

If you want to be part of one of the largest and most ambitious organisations in sustainability across 60 countries and nearly five million farmers, please apply directly or get in touch with Dan Bond at dan.bond@acre.com with any questions.